Workshops : Garden of the Gods
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Dates: Jan 14-15, Feb 11-12, Mar 3-4, Apr 7-8
Times: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset each day
Cost: $250 per person
Maximum: 12 participants

Introduction

The Garden of the Gods, in Colorado Springs, is world famous for its stunning red rock landscape and views of 14,000+ foot Pikes Peak. The Garden of the Gods is also an amazing location for wildlife, from a variety of bird species to bighorn sheep and mule deer. This 2-day workshop will offer the opportunity to photograph grand vistas, intimate detail and wildlife galore!

As with all workshops I lead, activities will be tailored to the experience level and interests of all participants: from beginners to lifelong photographers, using digital or film cameras.

Itinerary

Each morning, we will gather at the visitor center 1/2 hour before sunrise. We will shoot the morning light until approximately 9am. At that time we will go in search of bighorn sheep, which often gather on the North edge of the park. Then, we will break for lunch and review the morning's experiences and the photographs we have all taken. After lunch, we will spend the early afternoon photographing the multitude of bird species that call the Garden their home. Approximately 2 hours before sunset we will turn our attention back to catching the light of the setting sun. When it gets dark the fun really starts: we will explore the wonders of "light painting".

Details

Transportation to and from the Garden of the Gods and lodging are the responsibility of each participant; I will be happy to suggest locations for lodging at reasonable rates. We will eat lunch and possibly dinner on Saturday night as a group; the cost of meals is the responsibility of each participant.

There will be a certain amount of walking and moderate hiking, so participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing, including appropriate footwear. Since this is Colorado, where the weather can be unpredictable and change on a moment's notice, be prepared for temperature extremes.

Registration

Payment in full is due upon registration and is fully refundable up to 15 days prior to the workshop. Within 15 days of the workshop, the fee is refundable ONLY if I am able to fill your space with another participant.