Colorado in Bloom Photo Safari

Sunday, 18 July 2021 3:00 PM - Wednesday, 21 July 2021 10:00 AM MDT

708 Sixth Street, Crested Butte, CO, 81224, United States

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Instructional Photo Safari with Jason Odell & Rick Walker

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Sunday, 18 July 2021 3:00 PM - Wednesday, 21 July 2021 10:00 AM MDT

Old Towne Inn (Group Hotel), 708 Sixth Street, Crested Butte, CO, 81224, United States.

Colorado Wildflowers

Explore the magnificent summer wildflowers high in the Colorado Rockies with your instructors, Jason Odell & Rick Walker. From our base in Crested Butte, Colorado, we'll have easy access to some amazing views and fields of paintbrush, lupine, and columbines. This photo safari will focus on close-up photography (macro) techniques and fine-art digital image processing.

See images captured on past workshops here

This photo safari is geared towards photo enthusiasts who understand the fundamentals of exposure and how to use your own camera(s). You will receive hadns-on field and classroom instruction each day.

Because this is a small group, we will tailor the instruction to meet your personal needs.

Classroom topics are "ask us anything" to include workflow and post-processing using Lightroom/Photoshop/Plug-ins. 

When: July 18-21, 2021
Where: Crested Butte, CO

lupineGeneral Itinerary
(Specific shooting locations will be determined by the locations of the best blooms)

Day 1: Orientation session at the group hotel, followed by an evening field shooting session 
Days 2-3: Morning & evening shooting sessions with mid-day post-processing and image review sessions
Day 4: Morning shooting session; workshop concludes at 10am in time for check-out

Instructional Fee: $1199 per participant

A non-refundable deposit of $300 will reserve your seat until April 30, 2021. Remaining balance is due on June 1, 2021.

What's included

  • Hands-on field and classroom instruction
  • Professional image review sessions

Not included

  • Hotel in Crested Butte (we have rooms reserved; details will be sent to you upon registration)
  • Transportation to Crested Butte
  • Transportation to the field sites (see below)

Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum Group Size: 6

You will learn

  • Fundamentals of macro photography
  • How to use a diffuser and reflector for macro subjects
  • Composition and exposure for close-up photography
  • Focus-stacking
  • Fine-art digital processing techniques
  • We will also have image review sessions for feedback and critique

Getting There

Nearest airports: Denver (DEN), Colorado Springs (COS), Grand Junction, CO (GJT).

Field Transportation
You are responsible for transportation to the field locations. A 4WD vehicle is not required. Most of the sites require travel over uneven dirt roads. Low ground clearance vehicles are not recommended.

About Your Instructors

Jason Odell & Rick Walker are photographers in Colorado, USA. They are the hosts of The Image Doctors Photography Podcast, and have been leading photography workshops and tours since 2007. Rick and Jason both specialize in outdoor and landscape photography. Rick and Jason have over 80 years of combined photography experience with both film and digital cameras.

You can see Rick's photos at his website, GeoVista Photography












Jason P. Odell Photography

Jason P. Odell is a professional photographer and educator from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jason specializes in wildlife, landscape, and creative urban themes. He has authored 15 comprehensive photography guides, including guides to Nikon's Capture NX, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Nik Plug-ins. Jason's photography has been featured by Nik Software, Tiffen, Studio Photography Magazine, Wildlife Photographic Magazine, Singh- Ray Filters, and Digital Silver Imaging.

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