GREAT SAND DUNES
Alamosa, Colorado | June 10 - 14
Two incredible national parks & one stunning state park . . .
COLORADO'S FAMOUS SANDBOX
This is one of my favorite places to hang out.
If you don't come along . . . I am still going!!!
We'll photograph a couple of sunrises and a couple of sunsets, depending on the weather, and a lot
of big piles of sand in between!!
The Sand Dunes are nestled at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range where five of Colorado's Fourteeners reside. This valley offers many beautiful landscape photography opportunities and all of these views look so different at any given time of the day. Whether it is sunset or sunrise, or even the middle of the day . . . you get the idea.
You can't get a bad shot out here!
We will also do some image critiques along the way so you can gauge how well you are learning
and improving your style.
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We will be staying at the Best Western Alamosa Inn, registration info below, for this epic Road Trip. The drive from the hotel to the sand dunes is about 45 minutes. Early mornings for sunrises but
well worth it.
There are some added bonus stops we make for some very interesting and unique images. There is a great little house all alone on the plains, old train cars and engines in town, the oldest church in Colorado
is not too far away either. We will check out Zapata Falls
near the dunes as well.
And of course the food will be epic as you've come to expect on a Soul Road Trip. The cinnamon rolls at the Campus Cafe alone are worth your time to come along on this trip!
The light on the dunes is ever-changing. Sunrise and sunset we look for the grand scenic photograph. As the sun gets higher in the sky we look closer at the intimate landscapes such as ripples in the sand, interesting rocks and plant life tell amazing intimate stories. Textures and wind patterns are also a favorite subject matter to photograph.
Hills, lines ,slopes, and patterns as well as color or black & white give us a large opportunity to create unique fie art imagery from thee breathtaking hills of sand.
We will gather in the hotel's breakfast room for a session on how to edit and enhance this kind of subject. I will help you realize how to create fine art from your vision. Wanna hang something on the wall when you get home right? Let me help!
REGISTER NOW | LIMIT 10 ATTENDEES
$250 HOLDS YOUR SPOT
SO MUCH TO SEE
SO MUCH TO SEE
All skill levels are encouraged to come and play in this atmosphere beyond words. After the workshop you will understand why words can't explain this unusual and unique collection of photographically
rich landscape. Seriously!
Here are some of the things I hope to encourage
your photographic growth in:
~ Image pre-visualization
~ Depth of field
~ Lens selection
~ 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 at JeffJohnsonFineArt.com
Best Western Alamosa Inn
2005 Main Street
Alamosa, CO 81101
Tell them you are with the Soul Road Trips for a special price of $126.40 night This includes all taxes. The Road Trip is a 4 night stay. If you are planning
on joining us for the Supermoon session on the
14th make sure you plan for 5th night!
Camera, tripod, filters, lenses, shutter release, Hoodman loupe and whatever other gear makes you happy. Also bring your laptop with Photoshop and Lightroom already installed and working. 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.
Rain gear for your equipment, too!
WHAT TO BRING
This is a hands-on opportunity so bring your computer! I have discovered that offering critique sessions during a Road Trip greatly increases your growth. Being able to shoot, critique, adjust and understand during a workshop is a very efficient and
rewarding way to learn.
IN THE CLASSROOM
I will offer a Zoom session a couple of weeks following the Road Trip. This is an ideal situation because we are all comfortable at home with our familiar computer setups. We will take a look at your imagery and I can offer critiques and other helpful and positive feedback. Then I will offer my
step-by-step process of howI interpret
and enhance my imagery.
For your investment you will have the opportunity to photograph some of the most incredible landscapes in the national and state parks system. There are a
lot of unique views and landscapes to
photograph in the parks we
will be visiting in Utah.
REGISTER NOW | LIMIT 10 ATTENDEES
$250 HOLDS YOUR SPOT
Here's a fun bonus for this trip to the Great Sand Dunes.
On Tuesday night, June 14th, there will be a Supermoon. Join me back in the sand box of the Great Sand Dunes
to record this epic event. Imagine the soft shapes
of the dunes with the ghostly-bright
Well, I'm going and I hope you will join me. We will need to extend our hotel stay an additional night so make
sure and tell me if you are staying when you
register for this Road Trip!
No extra charge for this fun evening.
Just let me know if ya wanna go!
WORKSHOP CANCELLATION, DEPOSIT, PAYMENT & REFUND POLICIES
We must rely on your confirmed attendance to make important arrangements, reservations and payments in advance for your workshop to be a positive and pleasant experience. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible.
DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS . . .
Your initial deposit is fully refundable within 72 hours of making the deposit. After 72 hours, your deposit becomes non-refundable. The balance of the workshop is due 30 days before the first day of the workshop. If your initial deposit is made inside of 30 days from the first day of the workshop, full payment may be required in lieu of the usual deposit. A payment schedule may be arranged if this makes attending a Soul Road Trip more possible for you. Contact me directly for an installment payment opportunity. EMAIL
CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS & TRANSFERS . . .
Sometimes you need to cancel a trip. Plans and desires change and we understand that. We also hope that you understand certain arrangements, reservations and plans must be made weeks if not months out from a workshop. Deposits are used to make these arrangements to make your experience a pleasant one. Of course, we wish you to come again and again and to tell your friends about your wonderful experience.
However, if you must cancel, please be aware of these policies. After the initial 72 hours after making a deposit, that deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel after 72 hours and 30 days before the first day of the workshop, any additional monies are refundable less a 15% administration fee. If you must cancel within 30 days before the first day of the workshop, all funds are non-refundable so we recommend travel insurance. Check out allianz.com or squaremouth.com for trip insurance opportunities.
Workshop registrations are usually NOT transferable. We will take each situation on a case-by-case basis. If Soul Road Trips needs to cancel a workshop, we will let you know as soon as possible and at least 14 days prior to the first day of the scheduled workshop, and immediately refund your full tuition. However, we will not be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or lodging reservations. Please do not purchase airline tickets or make non-refundable deposits on lodging that cannot be canceled before the trip.