Autumn Color in Rocky Mountain National Park Photo Workshop

Front Range and Moab Photo Workshops & Tours
Front Range and Moab Photo Workshops & Tours
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Estes Park Visitors Center

500 Big Thompson Ave · Estes Park, CO

How to find us

We will be based at a vacation rental property in Estes Park, Colorado. More details to follow.

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Sept 20-24, 2021
Estes Park, Colorado

Spend 5 days in a variety of locations around the beautiful Rocky Mountains during a photographer’s favorite time of the year - Autumn! The last two weeks of September is generally the time for peak color in Northern Colorado and the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park.

We will visit a variety of great locations in Rocky Mountain National Park for fall foliage, combined with classroom work to better your photographic craft, including time to process and critique your images. We will shoot sunrises and sunsets as weather allows, with a few hours each day dedicated to classroom instruction and image processing. Locations will include, but not limited to: aspen groves, waterfalls, forest streams, lakes and mountain overlooks. We will end the workshop on Friday with a group slide show and critique.

About the Photographer: Colin is a professional photographer and licensed photography tour guide in Arches, Canyonlands & Rocky Mountain National Parks, and currently resides in Broomfield, Colorado. He has led several fall foliage workshops in Upstate New York over the years.

Field lessons will include tips and techniques for:

How to make your foliage images pop
How to capture good images in challenging lighting conditions
How to analyze a scene for compositional options
Working with a range of lenses for a range of compositions
Using filters to improve artistic results

Indoor sessions will be spent viewing and critiquing participants’ images. In addition, Colin will give indoor instructional presentations on:

Fall foliage photography techniques
Adobe Lightroom workflow for getting the most from your images
How to shoot and stitch together panoramic images

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

NOTE: This workshop will involve 2-5 miles of rugged hiking per day at 8,000-11,000′ elevations. Participants MUST be in GOOD PHYSICAL SHAPE. If you are coming from sea level, plan to arrive a couple of days early to acclimatize yourself to the high elevations.

Group Size: The workshop will be limited to 8 photographers

Registration Fee: Full workshop (Sept 20-24): $795 but only $715 for members of this Meetup Group!

Click the link below to learn more, and to reserve and pay your $250 deposit:

Limited housing options will be available at the vacation rental property in Estes Park that will be our base of operations.

NOTE: RSVPing to this Meetup alone does not guarantee you one of the 8 slots on the workshop. You must pay a $250 deposit to reserve your slot.

Dates and Times

Workshop begins Monday, Sept 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm and ends Friday, Sept 24 at 1pm.

Where to Meet:

I will rent a vacation rental property in Estes Park for Sept 19-24 which will be our base of operations for the week. Contact me if you are interested in dates before or after the workshop.

Limited housing options will be announced soon.

For more details, and to reserve your slot, visit
my workshop webpage:

Feel free to contact me with questions.

Colin D. Young Photography

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