Workshops : Rocky Mountain National Park
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Dates: Sept 8-9
Times: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset each day
Cost: $350 per person (including 2 nights lodging)
Maximum: 8 participants


Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the crown jewels of the park system. Boasting an abundance of wildlife and breathtaking scenary, the park is a photographer's dream. There is no better time to be in the park than in fall: the leaves explode in yellows, oranges and reds and the elk experience the annual rut (matting season)! The focus of this 2-day workshop will be on elk and mule deer during the rut, but we may also have the opportunity to photograph moose, coyote and raptors as well as scenic landscapes.

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


On Friday evening, we will gather at the motel in Estes Park to discuss the days ahead. Each morning, we will gather 1 hour before sunrise and travel to the location for our mourning shoot, which will last until approximately 10am. We will then break for lunch and review the morning's experiences and the photographs we have all taken. After lunch we will travel to the location for our afternoon shoot, which will last until sunset.


Transportation to and from Estes Park and all meals are the responsibility of participants; double-occupancy lodging for 2 nights is included (single supplement $100).

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.


50% deposit due at time of registration, the remainder is due 45 days prior to the workshop. Your deposit is fully refundable if cancelation is requested in writing (email is sufficient) more than 45 days prior to the workshop. Within 45 days of the workshop, the fee is refundable ONLY if I am able to fill your space with another participant.