& Photography Course


explore the tallest sand dunes in north america



 The places you'll explore and experience on your visit are weather dependent.  It will be early autumn in Colorado with generally mild temperatures. This means Indian summer days and chilly nights. Be prepared for the occasional rainfall or even storm.  It's impossible to give a one hundred percent accurate itinerary, but the tentative itinerary is as follows:

- Horseback riding among herds of two thousand bison

- Hiking and exploring the tallest sand dunes in North America

- Astrophotography of the milky-way and starry sky

- Activities will be curated based on the participants' preference 

The itinerary is flexible, and will be built around the weather.  We have an extensive list of activities we will be participating in and shooting everyday.  This workshop is a great opportunity to shoot alongside me while we both strive to create the best images we can.  We will conceptualize assignments and plan how to best execute them.  Each day will have options for different activities.  It is important that those who apply have a decent understanding of their camera and feel safe participating in any of these activities.


This workshop will include daily instruction and is structured around these course modules.  There will be group sessions as well as one-on-one review and instruction.  We will be covering some of these topics in detail.  The students will be required to work on mock assignments given by me.  Daily critiques will be given as well. Topics include:

- Shooting for a magazine, client or brand

- Social Media tips and best practices

- Photographic techniques and best practices

- Working with light / photo theory

- Editing in Lightroom

- Building your digital library

- Working with editors

- Building your personal brand

- How to optimize your camera


Recommend but not required gear to bring in order to get the most out of the workshop:

- DSLR/Mirrorless Camera body with at least one lens

- Laptop computer for note taking or pen and notebook

- Hard drive or USB Thumb drive with a selection of your favorite images

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Horseback riding among herds of two thousand wild bison

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two thousand wild bison roam over a hundred thousand acre ranch

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stay in the 17 bedroom historic lodge


enjoy gourmet food included for the entire workshop


modern amenities and hospitality services included