GREAT SAND DUNES
June 29 - July 2, 2018
Colorado's Most Famous Sand Box . . .
This is one of my favorite places to hang out. If you don't come along . . .I am still going!!! We'll shoot a couple of sunrises and a couple of sunsets, depending on the weather, and a lot of big piles of sand in between!! We'll also spend a late night shooting the stars if you wish to do that.
The Sand Dunes are nestled at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range where 5 of Colorado's Fourteeners reside. The views are amazing and priceless to photograph. Did you know that Star Dune is the highest sand dune in North America. It's over 600 feet high! You can climb to the top if you are so inclined! It's quite the view . . . and a heck of a workout climbing up.
June 29 - July 2, 2018
All skill levels are encouraged to come and play in this atmosphere beyond words. After the workshop you will see why words can't explain this unusual and unique collection of rust and decomposition. Really!
Here are some of the things I hope to encourage your photographic growth in:
Depth of field
Image prep in Lightroom
Image enhancement in Photoshop
and so much more . . .
If you'd like to see what you too can create, visit my fine art web site
This workshop is limited to 10 attendees so that I can run around and get with each of you to help and instruct as much as you desire. It is open to all levels of skill & desire so don’t be shy . . .
reserve your spot right now!
Friday June 29
6p - We'll start in my suite at the hotel (TBD) with a presentation and dinner. I'll chat about what our itinerary is and what we will be seeing and photographing.
Saturday June 30
4:30a - Yep, that early! We'll meet in the lobby for a trip to the Great Sand Dunes and an amazing sunrise. We'll shoot for the morning then return to the hotel for late breakfast/lunch and then an afternoon image critique in the hotel suite.
6p - Return trip to the Sand Dunes and a beautiful sunset and some "sweet light" photography. If we get some clear skies we can do some night sky & star photographs!
Sunday July 1
4:30a - Sunrise session at the sand dunes for another chance at an amazing photographic opportunity. We return to the hotel before noon and then grab a late breakfast/lunch.
2p - Post-processing class
6p - Dinner and chill
Monday July 2
4:30a - One more time for an awesome sunrise and creating great sand dune images before we head to breakfast one last time. Head on home with your newfound images and knowledge.
Schedule subject to change if I can make it better!
In the Field
Camera, tripod, filters, lenses, release cord and whatever other gear makes you happy. Sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray and a hat are advised. Having layers of clothing is great as you can take off and put them back on as the temperature changes. Having rain gear available is not a bad idea either. And rain gear for your equipment, too! More detailed info about gear after you register.
In the Classroom
This is a hands-on opportunity so bring your computer! I'll share with you how I edit and prepare my images in Lightroom and Photoshop. I also use the NIK Software suite. Have these all loaded and running on your computer before the class, please!
For your investment you will have the opportunity to photograph some of the most incredible piles of sand you've ever seen. The skies and the mountains and the creek and . . . WOW!