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An Alpine Wildflower Timelapse and landscape Photography BackCountry 4x4 Workshop  Itinerary

~Petals & Peaks~

A 4 Day 4x4 Adventure in the Alpine Valleys of the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado

Mission & Agenda

Growing up in the NorthEast I never really understood what mountains really were. It wasn't until my first trip to this region of Colorado for Autumn color in 2016 that I was truly introduced to mountains. And let me tell you, the Wildflowers are every bit as good as the fall color! From lakes as blue as Kool-Aid, to jagged peaks all harmonized with meadows of stunning wildflowers! And if we are so fortunate, the summer monsoons will be right on time. bringing with them the ominous and dramatic clouds, Light beams, rainbows and sheets of rain. At 11,000 feet of elevation and higher, the views are endless, and we will be able to get the highest alpine valleys on this 4x4 experience! We are helping attendees source capable and equipped vehicles if they do not own their own. We will be camping the entire workshop. You can camp however you'd like, in a tent, in your truck or suv, your rooftop tent, or just bivvy up under the stars, your choice! If you would like help finding a suitable vehicle, please let us know. 

Lodging: Camping

 

Where: This workshop will be based out of Silverton, Colorado

When: July 13th-16th, 2023

Limited to only 6 Students 

Total Cost: $2199.99 

Deposit: $900.00 @ Time of Booking

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Vision & Focus

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Group, Terrain & Weather

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This Workshop is aimed at the collision of delicate flowers and rugged mountains. The Alpine meadows, streams and picturesque cabins tucked away. 

This workshops focus is based on living the life of a landscape photographer. Far away from city lights and hotels, immersed in the landscape. 

Our focus will be:

  • Discovering Composition, Learning how to master visual flow when there is so much visual chaos
     

  • Creating and crafting a visual narrative, Telling a story with your image
     

  • Choosing the most engaging and thought provoking compositions to enhance that story
     

  • Learning what technique or process best captures those elements
     

  • Capturing Blue Hour images for Blending, for the BEST Astro Results
     

  • Stacking images for focus, How, When, and Why!
     

  • Focal Length Blending, Creative, Innovative, and Restorative techniques using wide angle lenses
     

  • When and How to Properly Bracket and Exposure Blend
     

  • How to put it all together in Adobe Lightroom, Helicon Focus, Starry landscape Stacker and Adobe Photoshop
     

  • Various Techniques for Dodging & Burning, and Shaping the Light 
     

  • Color theory and its Immense power in Post Processing
     

  • Timelapse Photography

~In-depth post processing*
Entirely Screen recorded
~One-on-One image critiques*
* Due to the Camping Nature of this workshop we will be doing all post processing over Zoom after the workshop
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Itinerary

•1 Week ahead of the event we will have a "Pre-Workshop" Zoom class to discuss finalities, concepts, techniques and to get you familiar with the type of images we will be working on!

 

Evening Day 1: We will begin by meeting at a TBD location in Silverton, Colorado at 1pm, Monday, July 13th, 2023. From there we will gather for a briefing, a 4x4 discussion, chat a bit and strategize for the first evenings location, arriving very early to ensure time to travel for varying driving experience levels and to assess the overnight camping situation. Once we have setup camp and situated ourselves for the night we will then set out to capture the sunset and stars. 

Morning Day 2: The Following morning we will rise bright and early for that mornings sunrise. After capturing Sunrise, yours truly will prepare camp breakfast, then we will breakdown camp to convoy to our next location.

Evening Day 2: Will follow the previous evenings itinerary.

Day 3: Will follow the above Itinerary

Morning Day 4: The Final Sunrise, following the above Itinerary

Again, All post processing will be done remotely over Zoom after the workshop

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Howe to Get There

Best Airport: Durango or Montrose, Colorado

Where to Find a 4x4 Overlanding Vehicle? Try: Outdoorsy.com 
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