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This is a group for anyone interested in photographically exploring the Front Range of Colorado, and/or Moab, Arches & Canyonlands National Parks in Moab, Utah. From day hikes and targeted discussions to immersive photography workshops, all skill levels are welcome! Colin is a licensed tour guide in Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, and he is excited to explore his new environs in the front range of Colorado, especially RMNP, while meeting new people and sharing photographic tips and tricks.

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Waterfalls & Lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park

330 Parkview Ln

Have you ever wondered how professional photographers capture silky smooth waterfalls? Spend 4 days exploring glacier-fed waterfalls and alpine lakes in rugged Rocky Mountain National Park. June is one of the best times to shoot waterfalls in Colorado, when Spring rains combine with snow melt to maximize water flow. We will explore the Wild Basin, Glacier Gorge, Dream and Emerald Lakes, and other lovely locations inside and outside the park, high in the Rocky Mountains. Colin will share his various techniques and strategies for taking beautiful photographs of waterfalls and flowing water. Check out his blog post: How to Photograph Waterfalls Like a Pro. http://lightandphotoblog.com/waterfalls-photography/ NOTE: This workshop will involve 3-6 miles of rugged hiking per day at 9,000-11,000′ elevations. Participants MUST be in EXCELLENT PHYSICAL SHAPE. If you are coming from sea level, plan to come a couple of days early to acclimatize yourself to the high elevations. Field lessons will include tips and techniques for: determining proper exposure varying shutter speed for creative effect capturing moving water in photographs how to create the silky, long exposure waterfall effect reading and shooting the light photographing from different vantage points working with a range of lenses for a range of compositions using filters to improve artistic results using your tripod to capture longer exposures and greater depth of field Indoor instructional presentations will include: Tips & techniques for photography waterfalls and moving water Adobe Lightroom workflow for getting the most from your images We will end the workshop with a group slide show and critique. What to bring: · A digital or film camera capable of manual exposure settings. Due to the short time frame of the workshop, people with digital cameras, especially digital SLR cameras, will get the most from the workshop. · A sturdy tripod is essential for capturing the long exposures necessary to capture waterfalls and streams. · A circular polarizing lens. Your favorite filters, but if you do not already own one, please pick up a circular polarizing filter for at least your favorite lens. There will be a formal on-site demo on how to control reflections and glare on water using a circular polarizer. · Hiking boots: we will be hiking 3-5 miles a day, and a good set of waterproof hiking boots is good for protecting the ankles on rocky trails and slippery rocks, and allow you to get to better shooting positions in or near streams and below the falls. Hiking sticks can also be useful. · Your own method of transportation. We will carpool to the falls as possible. Group Size: The workshop will be limited to 8 photographers * * * 20% off flash sale now thru Noon MDT on Sat, May 18 * * * Registration Fee: Full workshop(June 12-16): Was: $575 Now: $460 4 days only: Was: $525 Now: $420 3 days: Was: $425 Now: $340 2 days: Was: $325 Now: $260 To Reserve your slot (8 max) Click Here Reserve your slot (8 max) Click Here (then click add to cart & choose your workshop length to pay the registration fee.) http://www.lightandphoto.com/waterfalls-lakes-of-rmnp Dates and Times Workshop begins Wednesday, June 12 at 5:00 pm and ends Sunday, June 16 at 1pm. Where to Meet: I have rented a 4BR vacation rental property in Estes Park for June 12-17, which will be our base of operations for the week. (330 Parkview Lane, Estes Park) There are 3 housing options remaining for rooms on a first come, first served basis. (1) Private bedroom - King bed, private bathroom - $150/night + tax single occupancy ($180 double occupancy) (2) shared bedroom - twin bed, shared bathroom - $80/night + tax Room fees due June 1 Feel free to contact me with questions: Colin D. Young Photography [masked] www.LightandPhoto.com (917)[masked]

Moab, Arches & Canyonlands 2019 Fall Photography Workshop

Rim Village Y4


Spend a fantastic week exploring Arches, canyons, ancient rock art, the Colorado River, iconic movie and TV locations, and some of the best light for landscape photography in the world. Early November is peak fall color for the cottonwood trees in Canyons near Moab, and the area is famous for its dark skies for night photography! We will visit a wide variety of great locations in Arches & Canyonlands National Parks and Dead Horse Point State Park. We will also explore other great locations in an around Moab and Castle Valley. The workshop will include classroom work to better your photographic craft, including time to process and critique your images. We will shoot sunrises and sunsets each day as weather allows, with a few hours each day dedicated to classroom instruction and image processing. Subjects will include, but not be limited to: Natural arches, canyons, ancient ruins and rock art, the Colorado River, iconic movie and TV locations, and optional night photography in internationally recognized dark skies parks. We will end the workshop with a group slide show and critique. About the Photographer: Colin is an award-wining photographer based primarily in New York state, but he has spent the past several years exploring the red rock Canyonlands of Southern Utah. As a part time resident of Moab since 2011, he has spent several weeks a year exploring the photographic riches in and around Moab in every season. He is a certified photography travel guide in nearby Arches and Canyonlands national parks. Field lessons will include tips and techniques for: How to make your red rock images pop determining proper exposure how to capture good images in challenging lighting conditions varying shutter speed and aperture for creative effect reading and shooting the light photographing from different vantage points how to analyze a scene for compositional options using filters to improve artistic results using your tripod to capture longer exposures and greater depth of field Indoor sessions will be spent viewing and critiquing participants’ images. In addition, presentations will include: Photographic techniques for shooting the red rock sandstone of the Colorado Plateau HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography Shooting panoramic images Adobe Lightroom workflow Creating great black and white images from digital color captures Skills Needed All skill levels are welcome. Participants who have a basic understanding of digital workflow and knowledge or exposure to Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom will get the most from this workshop. Other Considerations Though locations visited during this workshop are readily accessible, the hilly terrain requires some moderate hiking (typically less than 3 miles round trip). Participants MUST BE IN GOOD PHYSICAL SHAPE and able to climb and descend moderate to steep inclines. They should wear sturdy boots and use caution on slippery and rocky slopes. Group Size: The workshop will be limited to 8 photographers Where to Meet Participants will gather and be based at the Moab Rental House (Rim Village, Y4) in Moab, Utah. Registration Fees: Full workshop: $795 10% discount for workshop alumni $250 deposit due to reserve your spot (balance due Sept 1) Including private bedroom (King bed, 5 nights): $1295 Including shared bedroom (Full bed, 5 nights): $1145 Early Bird Special: $650 for the full weekend if you book before Dec 31. Housing options available at one of two luxury 3BR vacation renal properties. For more details, and to pay the deposit to reserve your space http://www.lightandphoto.com/moab-arches-canyonlands-2019-fall-photo-workshop Contact me with questions: [masked] (917)[masked]

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