June 26 - 29, 2020

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. This valley offers so many views and all of these views look so different at any given time of the day. I love sunset, and sunrise, and middle of the day . . . you get the idea. You can't get a bad shot out here!

I'll also offer you image critique opportunities 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.



God's Sandbox


Plan to attend All three desert Road Trips in 2020 and save over 20% off the total.
Come to
Death Valley, White Sands & Great Sand Dunes for ONLY $2500 and save $655!
(The total for all three separately is $3155)

Wake Up World


We’ll capture sunsets and sunrises of these amazing dunes and mountainous landscape. One evening we will stay out late to photograph the Milky Way, if weather permits. I will be offering image critiques and Photoshop tips and tricks to show you how to enhance your newly acquired images into works of art!

Bring your favorite camera gear, tripod, shutter release, filters and laptop with Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC (already installed and working)

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  photographically rich landscape. Seriously!

Here are some of the things I hope to encourage your photographic growth in:


  • Image pre-visualization

  • Composition

  • Exposure

  • 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

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 26 -
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 27 -
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 June 28 -
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 June 29 -
4:30a - One more chance for an awesome sunrise and to create great sand dune images before we head to breakfast one last time.

11a to 4p is an optional hands-on post-processing class. $35 additional fee for this class. Learn to edit and enhance your new found imagery in Lightroom and Photoshop. This is a great way to end a Road Trip.
Afterall . . . post-processing is at least half of the process!!

Head on home with your newfound images and knowledge.Travel safely!

Schedule subject to change . . . if I can make it better!

A Journey of One




Lodging -

Best Western Alamosa Inn

2005 Main Street

Alamosa, CO 81101

United States

No need to call the hotel as I have already reserved a room for you. You will pay for your room when you check in. Your reservation will be for June 26-29 ( 3nights ) Let me know if you require different arrival or departure dates.

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 -
On Monday the 29th, I will be offering a 5 hour post-processing class at the hotel. It's an additional $45 but I will share so many techniques for these type of images.


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!

Your Investment -
For your investment you will have the opportunity to photograph some of the most incredible landscapes in the national park system. The dunes have a very different look in low morning sunrise light compared to what they look like during a warm sunset lighting. The Mosca creek runs through the dunes and offers amazing patterns in the sand to photograph. One night will be for photographing the Milky Way, if you like.

Late afternoon glow

Workshop Cancellation, Deposit, Payment and 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 or 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.