Sept 26-30th, 2020 Ouray,CO
The San Juan Mountains are a high and rugged mountain Range in the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado. The San Juan and Uncompahgre National Forest cover a large portion of the San Juan Mountains. This area has some of the largest and most breathtaking aspen groves in the state and endless back roads for countless opportunity's for large landscape and intimate scenes.
Workshop Schedule- The tour will begin on Sat Sept 26th and we will be meeting at "The Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs" in Ouray by 2:30pm. From there we will be checking in to our rooms and then getting your camera gear ready so we can head out and shoot our first sunset. Before we take off we will have a meeting downstairs in the lobby to introduce ourselves to everyone and answer any questions and then let the fun begin. We will be shooting sunrise and sunset everyday and if the weather is in our favor we can shoot later into each morning. After each morning depending on how everyone is feeling we can head back to the hotel to rest and grab some breakfast. We will be shooting different locations each day depending on weather conditions and what areas look the best for peak fall colors.
Most importantly create a relaxed, fun and enjoyable atmosphere for a incredible experience. You will feel more confident taking your photography skills to the next level. Photography Tour will end Wed Sept 30th after we shoot sunrise.
Group Size- Limited to 10 people
Booking- The workshop will need to be paid in full 60 days prior to Oct 2st. Refunds are not available after the 60 day mark unless we can find another person to fill your spot.
Cost- Total cost for this tour is $1395.00 and $250 Deposit due at the time of registration.
-We have reserved a group of rooms at the "Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs" 45 Third Avenue, Ouray CO, 81427. A bonus with this hotels is that it has Hot Springs on site for daytime and evening relaxation.
-Hotel #-970-325-4981 - When calling to make your reservations please inform them you are with Nick Selway or Joe Garza photo tour. This will insure a guarantee room for your trip.
Travel- The nearest airport is in Montrose 45min drive to Ouray or Grand Junction 1hr 45min drive to Ouray.
Included - Permits, Guiding , as much laughter as possible and our wealth of photo knowledge making sure we put everyone in the best possible locations for light and compositions to capture their own stunning images.
Not included- lodging, transportation and meals.
Celebration Dinner- We will be taking the whole group to a dinner on us the last night of our workshop.
Difficulty of workshop-
Some areas will require short hikes thru mountain terrains with some mild elevation gains less than 400 ft. Our shooting areas will give you the most remote breathtaking views to enhance your experience. Hiking boots and small backpacks are encouraged. Also make sure you always bring water and some snacks for the day.
Photo Equipment needed-
Recommend gear to include but not limited to.
DSLR, Mirrorless cameras or whatever you comfortable with. Solid tripod with either a ballhead or equivalent. Shutter release setup for long exposures. Recommended lens 16-35mm, 24-70mm,70-200mm,100-400mm. If you have a macro lens there will be the opportunity for this. These are the lens we have found to be the best for all around coverage in the areas we will be.
Make sure to have extra batteries, SD Cards and laptop computer with either Lightroom or Photoshop.
What you will learn-
-Creating Stunning Compositions-Rule of 3rds and simplicity
-Understanding Exposure- Shutter Speed, Aperture ,ISO, Depth of Field
-What lens to use for different compositions and lighting
-Introduction to Lightroom and Photo Shop
-Create breathtaking pano images
-Weather permitting, Night sky photography
Born and raised in Westland, Michigan his photography has always been a passion for him that took off while serving in the United States Navy in the early 90's. He learned that landscape and astrophotography was his passion. His work has been showcased throughout the midwest and continues to grow throughout the National and state parks. His home gallery located in Stoughton, Wi at Woodland Studios displays his work from across the country.
Joe resides in Madison, Wi with his wife and 3 children who support him with his travels and his passion to capture the beauty in front of his lens.
Born and raised in Lake Stevens, Washington along the Northern Cascade Mountains, he grew a profound appreciation for the natural world at a young age. He spent his childhood traveling and exploring the Pacific Northwest with his family as his love for mother nature grew. He has been photographing for the last 18 years. He'd lived in Kailua Kona, Big Island of Hawaii for the last 14 years were he ran 2 photography galleries "Lava Light Galleries" and did photo tours to the volcano and around the island. In 2018 Nick moved with his beautiful girlfriend Sarah Buzzetti and embarked on a new journey his life long dream by opening his very own photography gallery on June 1st 2018 located on main street in Breckenridge,Colorado. He currently travels up to 150 days a year photographing mother natures beauty all around the world.