Colorado Fall Color Photography – September 2019

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

$799.00

September 22nd-27th, 2019
Crested Butte/Aspen, CO

Any time of year in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains is spectacular, but fall has a way of delivering truly jaw-dropping views around every corner. Join photographer Mandy Lea in her home state as she shows you some of Central Colorado’s best locations for fall foliage. Our first few days will be spent around the picturesque ski town of Crested Butte; home to the largest Aspen grove in Colorado. Next, we’ll move on to the quiet town of Carbondale, perfectly located with easy access to some of the most iconic shooting locations and beautiful mountains in the country. 

Description

September 22nd-27th, 2019
Crested Butte/Aspen, CO

Any time of year in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains is spectacular, but fall has a way of delivering truly jaw-dropping views around every corner. Join photographer Mandy Lea in her home state as she shows you some of Central Colorado’s best locations for fall foliage. Our first few days will be spent around the picturesque ski town of Crested Butte; home to the largest Aspen grove in Colorado. Next, we’ll move on to the quiet town of Carbondale, perfectly located with easy access to some of the most iconic shooting locations and beautiful mountains in the country. 

Throughout the workshop there will be plenty of opportunities in the field to photograph the beautiful mountain landscapes. In addition, the limited class size allows students to receive a mid-workshop one-on-one photo critiquing with Mandy and a final day peer review session with other students.

The towering peaks, pristine waters, and gloriously yellow Aspens all work together to make central Colorado a dream come true for landscape photographers of any ability.

Workshop Size Limit – 8  Note: The group size is being limited to eight participants to ensure each student gets an appropriate amount of instruction both in the field and with reviewing/editing images.

Camera gear to bring:

  • Camera (DSLR)
  • Lenses (primarily wide angle, wide-mid zoom)
  • Memory Cards & Readers
  • Batteries & Chargers
  • Tripod
  • Laptop (for image review)
  • Backpack to carry camera gear to shooting locations
  • Cable release or intervalometer (recommended)

Other Things to Consider:

TransportationSome shooting locations may be on somewhat rugged mountain roads. Renting or driving high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles is strongly suggested. Travel insurance or refundable tickets are also highly encouraged as weather or other factors may cause last minute changes to the workshop.

AltitudeWe will be visiting elevations of 10,000 feet (or higher) during this workshop. Everyone’s body reacts to the effects of elevation differently. Some people have no problems at all, while others struggle. The most common symptoms of altitude sickness are headaches, tiredness, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. There are over-the-counter medicines to help alleviate these symptoms. The most important thing is to stay hydrated and avoid overuse of alcohol if you’re not used to the effects of altitude.

Physical FitnessMost shooting locations will be at or near parking areas. However, some locations may require up to a couple miles of easy-to-moderate hiking on potentially rocky, uneven terrain. So, comfortable hiking shoes/boots are recommended.

WeatherThe Rocky Mountains can have fairly unpredictable weather. It’s not uncommon to experience everything from warm, sunny skies to frigid winds and rain/snow within a few short hours. The fall months bring a little stability to the weather patterns in the higher elevations. However, the morning and evening temperatures can be downright cold during this time of year. It is strongly recommended to bring winter gear (gloves, hats, warm coats, water/windproof jackets, warm pants, base layer pants, etc.) and dress in layers if you are not used to mountain weather. The sun is also much stronger at higher elevations than most people are used to experiencing—WEAR SUNSCREEN! Travel insurance or refundable tickets are highly encouraged as weather or other factors may cause last minute changes to the workshop.

Recommended Accommodations:
(Lodging reservations are the responsibility of each attendee. To ensure you have a place to stay, please make reservations when completing workshop registration.)

Crested Butte, CO (arrive: 9/22/19, checkout: 9/24/19)

  • Old Town Inn
    708 6th St, Crested Butte, CO 81224
    Phone: 888-349-6184
    Website: www.oldtowninn.com
  • Boondock with Mandy & Kendrick
    If you are a camper and wish to “dry camp” (no power or water hookups) at the same spot as us, let us know! This is a free way to enjoy the beauty of the area.

Carbondale, CO (arrive: 9/24/19, checkout: 9/27/19)

  • Carbondale/Crystal River KOA
    (Both Cabins and RV sites available – This is where Mandy & Kendrick will be camping)
    7202 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623
    Phone: 970-963-2341
    Website: https://koa.com/campgrounds/carbondale/

Click here to view the cancellation policy and other FAQ

Additional information

Non-shooting Spouse

We are happy to have your non-shooting spouse join us for the fun! Due to permitting limitations, fees, and our guide services, we charge a small fee for additional people.

3 reviews for Colorado Fall Color Photography – September 2019

  1. Rodney McKnight (verified owner)

    Hey Mandy. Have you sent the itinerary for the 2018 CO fall workshop yet? You sent me the 2017 one. Will the lodging be the same? Just thinking about reservations. Thanks. Rodney

    • Mandy Lea Photo

      Just sent you an email!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Meng

    Hi, What is your policy regarding a non-photographer spouse that wants to tag along to locations (not class room sessions)?

    • mandylea (verified owner)

      Hi Meng! Spouses are always welcome to tag along. Just be aware that we have early and long days of shooting and will often try to carpool as much as possible.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Claude J. Cook

    This is the second Mandy Lea workshop I have attend and through each I have gained valuable guidance in photographic techniques from Mandy. Mandy provided me new insights on advanced techniques utilizing my Nikon D850, which demonstrates her knowledge level with one of the most recent Nikon offerings. She has also given me the ability to see things I would not have normally seen. This is not only just going to a physical location, but seeing things at that location that I would not have otherwise seen. She has truly inspired me and influenced what I “see” when I approach a given shooting location.

    Mandy’s hands on, on location teaching techniques exemplify her abilities as a professional photographer. The workshops I have attended contain the full spectrum of students; from beginner to advanced level photographers. I have witnessed first hand her unique teaching/guidance ability to connect with the beginner and to inspire the advanced photographer. She empowers the beginner student while in the field to use their camera in a way they have not before to create stunning, keepsake images. And, she inspires the seasoned student in new techniques and abilities. Her drive, determination, knowledge level, and caring of the needs of her students demonstrates her commitment to the industry.

    I strongly urge anyone to review any one of Mandy’s social media sites to review her professional photographs and you will certainly see that she is a master visual artist. In addition, I highly recommend her workshops as any level of photographic experience (regardless of the brand of camera used) will significantly benefit from the experience, which makes the workshop fee an outstanding value.

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