San Juan Mountains Fall Color Photo Tour • USA October 2024 By Light And Photo Workshops


$995 USD

Group Size

8 Persons

Spend five days in a variety of locations around the beautiful and rugged San Juan Mountains of Colorado during autumn, a photographer’s favorite time of the year!

Based in picturesque Ouray, Colorado, we will visit a variety of great locations in the San Juan mountains 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 the weather allows, with a few hours each day dedicated to classroom instruction and image processing. Weather permitting, we will take advantage of the dark skies (new moon Oct 2) to shoot at least one night of Milky Way photography.

Locations will include, but are not limited to, scenic highways, forest streams, aspen groves, waterfalls, mountain lakes, and epic mountain overlooks. Areas near Silverton, Ouray, Ridgway, and Telluride, Colorado, will also be included. We will end the workshop on Monday with a group slide show and critique.

About the Trip Leader/Photographer
Colin D. Young is an award-winning photographer who has spent the past several years exploring the red rock Canyonlands of Southern Utah and the mountains of Colorado. He is a certified and insured photography travel guide in Rocky Mountain, Arches, Bryce Canyon, and Canyonlands national parks. As the founder of Rock Light Photo Tours, he has been leading workshops and tours in Colorado and Utah for several years. He has led several fall foliage workshops in Colorado and Upstate New York over the past 10 years.

Field Lessons
– 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
– How to capture the Milky Way with your digital camera

Classroom Sessions
– Fall foliage photography techniques
– My Adobe Lightroom workflow for getting the most from your images
– How to shoot and stitch together panoramic images
– A positive group critique of images to end the workshop – this is a wonderful lesson in composition and seeing the world through other photographers’ eyes.

Skill Levels
All skill levels are welcome. This workshop will benefit participants with a good working knowledge of their cameras, a basic understanding of digital workflow, and some knowledge or exposure to Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop.

Workshop Details
Registration Fee: $995 per person
Deposit to reserve a date: $300 (plus housing deposit as appropriate)
Housing options are available in the 5-bedroom vacation rental property that will be our home base for the workshop. (housing not included in registration fee)

Dates and Times
The workshop begins Thursday, Oct 3 at 3 pm and ends Monday, Oct 7th at 11 am.


03 Oct 2024


5 Days

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