Colorado Fall Colors 2018 Nature Photography Workshop Hosted by Aaron Reed

  Colors of Colorado - September 28th - October 2nd, 2018 - Registration Fee $1795 - Limited to 6 participants - 4 spaces remain



   This workshop will begin Friday September 28th in Aspen, CO and end in Telluride, CO on Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 and will include five days of in the field instruction as well as two mid - day Post Processing & Image Critique sessions. The time and date of these post processing sessions will be weather dependent. For those with interest in the business side of nature photography, I am happy to discuss my business, my success in the world of fine art print sales, commercial & retail photography and conducting nature photography workshops. For those who ask I happily share my personal experience and offer advice and personal guidance for those who hope to follow the same path, both during and after the workshop ends.

   The cost of this workshop is $1795 per person, with a required 50% deposit at the time of booking to secure your spot. There will be a total of 6 participants in our group. The locations we will be visiting offer easy access, plenty of room for all of us to work and some of the best fall color in Southwest Colorado, if not the entire US!

   We will be meeting and kicking off the workshop bright and early on Friday morning in Aspen, CO and will photograph Aspen for the remainder of the first and the second day of the workshop. Participants will want to book lodging in Aspen for both Friday and Saturday night. On Sunday morning we will begin the approx. 4 hour drive over to Telluride, CO stopping to photograph this beautiful stretch of Colorado as we go. The workshop will end Tuesday evening after sunset in Telluride. Participants will want to book lodging in Telluride for Sunday - Tuesday.

The closest major airport to Aspen, CO is the Denver International Airport(DEN). This airport is in Denver, Colorado and is approx 3.5 hours by car from the city of Aspen. Transportation to and from, hotel accommodations and travel during the workshop are not included in the registration fee for this workshop. Those interested can email me directly for my food/lodging and travel recommendations. Once registered, you will receive a greater detail of information about the workshop, the places we will be visiting, the expected conditions and all of my gear recommendations specifically tailored to this workshop. Light to Moderate hiking on uneven surfaces will be required and some hiking may be considered moderate for short periods of time and by those less experienced. We will not be going on any extreme or back country hikes on this workshop.

  This workshop will be geared specifically towards those who want to maximize the sheer volume of incredible imagery available in this area and don't mind a little extra driving to reach this goal! Along with the rugged mountains and incredible forests of Aspen trees this area has to offer we will also be photographing various waterways flanked by incredible color and beauty! For those with more questions or to discuss my cancellation/refund policy with me at any time please send me a message directly through my website by using the form at the bottom of this page. To skip all of that and book your spot now, please use the link below to checkout using PayPal. I hope to see YOU in Colorado next September! 


The Experience - What To Expect In The Field

  • How To Pre-Visualize And Capture Compelling Compositions That Grab AND Maintain The Attention Of Your Audience

  • 100% Manual Operation Of Your Camera And Creative Exposure Control For Best Results

  • Reading, Understanding and Using Your Histogram To Capture The Best Possible Exposure In The Field

  • How To "Fill The Frame" using Dynamic Compositions While Eliminating Negative Or Empty Space

  • How To Identify Your Main Subject And Supporting Subjects With One Easy Trick

  • How To Choose The Best Aperture, Shutter Speed, White Balance And ISO For The Image You Are Creating

  • Tips N Tricks For Low Light, Backlit Scenes And Other Difficult Lighting Situations In The Field

  • How To Tell A Story With Your Imagery

  • How To Use Filters As A Creative Tool And As A Way To Balance Light Or Capture Deep, Rich Imagery In Any Situation

  • Ways To Reduce Your Setup Time And How To Stay Fast On Your Feet While Shooting

  • Tips For Planning And Scheduling Your Photo Expeditions Including Planning, Preparation And Finding Inspiration

  •  How To Use Balance, Depth, A Sense Of Motion And Light To Create Visually Stunning Images

  • Learning When To Go Big And When To Find The Little Things In Your Images For Deeper Meaning And Connection With Your Audience

  • Maximizing Depth Of Field And How To Maintain Maximum Sharpness In Your Images

The Experience - Post Processing & Workflow

  • Simple, Clean Post Processing Tips Using Luminosity Masks And Selections That Free You Up To Spend More Time In The Field And Less At Your Computer

  • Tips And Tricks For Enhancing Color & Contrast In Your Images Without Overdoing It Or Degrading Image Quality

  • Simple but Powerful Ways To Balance Exposure And Enhance Your Images Without Blending Multiple Exposures

  • Creating Panoramic Images and General Exposure Blending

  • Increasing Resolution And Sharpening To Create Large Prints And Post Processing Adjustments To Make Depending On Print Size And Medium

  • Creating And Maintaining Your Visual Style During The Editing Process

  • Isolating And Fine Tuning Images By Color, Luminosity, Style Or Creative Vision

The Experience - The Business Of Photography

  • How To Identify Your Audience And Present Yourself And Your Work In The Best Possible Way Based On That Audience

  • Identifying Imagery And Subjects That Sell And Are Popular To Non Photographers And Photographers Alike

  • Tips For Building A Visually Stunning Website And Strong Portfolio

  • Copyright And Protecting Your Digital Assets

  • How To Market Your Work To Magazines & Retail Markets

  • How To Market Yourself And Your Work Locally In Your Home Town

  • Advertising And Creating Profitability With Your Work

  • How To Start A Business, Operate Legally And Build A Brand

  • Creating Little Known Marketing Tips And Tricks

  • How To Close Deals And Increase Sales While Maintaining Your Integrity As An Artist And A Business

  • How To Start, Build And Maintain A Succesful Photography Workshop Business


 

Aaron Reed Photography, LLC is a licensed, fully insured business and a responsible member of the photographic community. I operate all of my workshops under the guidelines, rules and regulations of the National Park Service, State Parks & Forest Services. I am certified in Adult & Child CPR/AED & First Aid, Wilderness First Responder Trained and Follow Leave No Trace Principals. I have operated on location photography workshops since 2009.

   The investment fee for this workshop is $1795, with 50% due to reserve your spot and the remaining 50% due on or before July 1st, 2018