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Fall Color Photography: Harvesting Colorado Gold

  • 1895 FALL RIVER RD, ESTES PARK, CO 80517-9106
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
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Colorado’s fall color is a sight to behold. The gold and occasional red aspen trees surrounded by the green pine and spruce and framed by majestic peaks is a photographer’s dream come true. Join local freelance nature and travel photographer Bob Dean for a combined class and field work learning how to capture those magnificent scenes with your camera. Fall color images are not just limited to the majestic panoramas but extend to more intimate landscapes and close-up shots. We’ll explore the art and craft of photography and then go into the field to get those strong images of the beautiful color.
The class will consist of a Friday evening session at the Field Institute where we’ll develop a baseline with your camera’s creative controls and explore the art of composition and use of light. On Saturday, we’ll meet early and start making images of the color in the Park. From just after sunrise until midmorning we’ll make images of landscapes and panoramas. As the sun gets higher and the light harsher, we’ll shift to intimate landscapes and close ups. After lunch we’ll do a critique of the morning’s shoot and then head back to the field to polish skills with additional image making. We’ll conclude when the sun goes behind the peaks and we lose our light.