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Golden Hour in the Rockies

Golden Hour in the Rockies: Colorado Fall Colors Overlanding Photography Workshop


Attention all explorers and photography aficionados! Prepare to embark on an extraordinary overlanding landscape photography workshop, where you'll conquer the rugged terrain and immortalize the wild, unspoiled splendor of Colorado's Rocky Mountains.


Adventure Dates

September 26th–29th, 2024


October 1st-4th, 2024


Limited to a small group of 6 students to ensure that everyone receives 1:1 attention

Experience Level

All skill levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners, are invited to participate in this inclusive photography workshop.


This workshop will involve moderate hiking, covering a distance of up to 3 miles, across diverse terrain including rocky and sandy paths.



Beautiful Colorado Aspens during Peak Fall Colors. Blankets of Golden trees laid across the  Rocky Mountains.



Fall Colors can be difficult to catch sometimes. We have two classes available. Chasing the amazing Fall Colors for a over a week.


Having the freedom to base camp at our shoot locations, means less time driving and more time in the San Juans, photographing the unique and stunning scenery.


Overlanding doesn't get any better than having a chef on the road with you cooking breakfast and dinner.

Reserve your place now to guarantee your spot in this exclusive workshop that promises to unlock your creative potential.


Off-Road Adventure

Maximize your Rocky Mountain experience by fully immersing yourself in the excitement of overlanding. Join us as we navigate challenging terrains and remote trails, all while embracing the path less taken. This workshop is not just about photography; it's about making the journey an essential component of your adventure. Capture the spirit of the road less traveled as you camp under the starry sky, just a stone's throw away from our picturesque shooting spots.

Astrophotography Adventure

As day turns to night, discover the enchanting realm of astrophotography. Capture the Milky Way sprawling above Colorado's San Juan Mountain landscape, guided by our experts who will teach you the secrets of capturing the cosmos.

Master the Landscape

Led by a team of seasoned landscape photographers, this workshop is designed to hone your photography skills amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the San Juan Mountains. Learn to compose stunning shots, harness natural light, and expertly capture the unique textures and colors of this geological wonderland.

Golden Hour & Blue Hour Magic

 Witness the magic of the golden hours as you capture the interplay of light and shadow against the picturesque mountains in Colorado Stay up after sunset and learn how to infuse your photographs with depth and emotion during these enchanting moments.

Overnight Under the Stars

Experience camping beneath the expansive night sky of Colorado. Share stories around the campfire, gaze at constellations, and capture the tranquil beauty of the mountains at night

The Team

We are excited to share our love of photography, nature, and adventures with you. Please check out our links below to learn more about us.

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Included in the Workshop



– Scouting and evaluating conditions

– Composing an image to grab the viewer’s attention

– Composing an image with a person in the frame to show scale and tell a story

– How to work with light and how to find the best light for the scene

– Utilizing apps, such as PhotoPills, for more efficient planning

– Choosing the right lens, find your focal length

– How and when to use filters

– How to shoot with a plan or vision for editing


- Creative light painting techniques to bring your vision to life

– How to use and capture moonlight in your night scenes

– Histogram: How to read for perfectly exposed images

– Exposure control: How to use ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed in different scenarios

– Creative ways to use lens distortion

– Focus stacking & Focal Length Blends

– Bracketing and exposure blending

– Focusing at night to capture pin-sharp stars and foreground

– Blue Hour Blending: How to capture blue hour & Milky Way

– Stacking for Noise Reduction:  how to shoot the proper frames to stack


– Lightroom and Photoshop: Learn our post-processing workflow

– How to blend multiple images in Photoshop (Blue Hour Blends, Focal Length Blends, Exposure Blends, Composites)

– Luminosity Masks

– Dodging and Burning

– Blue-hour Blends

– Star-stacking: how to edit starry night skies with Starry Landscape Stacker (or Sequator)

– Understanding layers and masks

– Finishing touches using clone stamp and removing distractions

– Creating Orton glows and painting with light   

– Sharpening: Creating sharpness in your final image

Subsequent to our field sessions, a comprehensive post-workshop editing session awaits. During this session, each instructor will meticulously guide you through their complete editing workflow—an opportunity of exceptional value. The most advantageous aspect is that you can comfortably absorb these insights as everything is meticulously screen recorded, permitting you to revisit and review the material at your preferred pace.

Breakfast and Dinner will be CHEF cooked on-site. Yes, we have our very own Chef on the road with us. Lunch and snacks will not be provided.

Nervous about being out-of-contact with the family? StarLink will be available to connect to for no extra charge. Many of these places have no cell signal available. As this does take time to set-up and take down, most likely will be available during down-times for the workshop at camp site.

Honoring Those Who Serve

Discounted Rates for Active and Former Military as well as First Responders, contact me for more information. 


Availability is limited, and reservations are first-come, first-served. The workshop is supported by a duo of accomplished photography instructors who will be in attendance throughout its duration. This setup ensures personalized, one-on-one guidance, allowing you to enhance specific areas of your skill set that you wish to refine.

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