MILKY WAY MADNESS AND GHOST TOWNS | COLORADO
LOCATION Ridgway, CO
DATE 9/30/18 - 10/3/18
ACTIVITY LEVEL Easy
DURATION 3 Nights / 4 Days
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Witness Colorado as it begins to change seasons. We will experience the beauty of the night sky while being surrounded by the sights and sounds of southwestern Colorado. The aspen trees will begin to turn yellow giving us great contrast against the snow capped mountains and rich blue skies over the San Juan Mountains. We will learn to master the art of night sky photography and photography in general. These workshops are geared to get you comfortable with your camera, shooting at night in the dark, and also landscapes and a variety of other lighting conditions. We will also have field critiques, demonstrations and one on one shooting time during the workshop.
You can expect to see a variety of excellent photo opportunities on this tour such as multiple ghost towns, fall colors, wildlife, the Milky Way and much more. We will not be up all night, every night shooting. Rest is an important factor with keeping your thought process sharp and beating able to pay attention to detail and imagine.
WHAT YOU WILL SEE
FLYING IN EARLY??
If you are flying in a few days before the workshop some great fall locations are Rocky Mountain National Park, Maroon Bells, North Clear Creek Falls and Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Be prepared for anything! It can be sunny during the day and 80 degrees, then snow overnight. A general forecast will be sent out to all participants in advance of the workshop, with suggestions on attire.
You can fly into a number of places including, Durango, Grand Junction or Denver, Colorado. The entire workshop will be conducted within a 28 mile radius from Ridgway. However, many of the locations are just a 15 minute drive or less. You will need to rent a 4x4 or AWD SUV vehicle for some periods of unpaved mountain roads and there is always a slight chance of the seasons first snowfall. (You don't need to be an excellent driver to drive on these roads.) Just gives you a little more clearance.
This workshop does not include travel to, from or during the workshop, meals or overnight accommodations. Participants can always carpool during the workshop too!
Lodging should be made in Ridgway, Colorado. I have stayed at the Ridgway Lodge and Suites and it works perfectly. If you need suggestions for hotels outside of Ridgway, I know a few spots in Ouray to stay , either town is fine.,
A full list of camera gear will be supplied to upon registering, the basics are a DSLR camera , wide/fast angle lens, a tripod and a cable release. Check my workshop overview page for more information on gear.
A non-refundable deposit of $899.99 / is due to reserve your spot on the trip. If you are a JBP Alumni you receive 20% OFF the ticket price!
Jeff Berkes Photography reserves the right to make changes to the schedule, dates if need be. We are not responsible for bad weather, delays or cancellations. We are also not responsible for lost or stolen items, injuries, sickness, death or damages to personal equipment and lost of personal travel expense. Failure to comply to park rules, regulations and will result in you being ejected from the workshop.
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