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Colorado Colours | October 1- 5, 2011

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Investment: $695
Where: Ouray, Colorado and the Million Dollar Highway
Description: We'll start at Tracy's Antiques just south of Montrose on Saturday the 24th to create art from the eclectic. You'll find quite the collection of antique and collectable items there. So much art to be created! We'll also photograph sunrises and sunsets in some of the most breathtaking scenery you have ever experienced. During the day we will investigate many old barn buildings and several old mines including Yankee Girl Mine.

We'll spend the last day and a half in the classroom where I will share with you my techniques in Photoshop that I use to create my style of fine art imagery and help you create your own style. I'll also cover NIK software, Topaz plug-ins, HDR and others.

If you want to see what you too can create, visit my fine art web site at

Nichols Photo Lab in Salt Lake City, UT is one of my fine sponsors and is offering a FREE 16x20 print to each attendee! Lots more giveaways from my other sponsors including Dury's, Graphic Authority, Riveting Frame & Design.

This workshop is limited to 20 folks. It is open to all levels of skill & desire so don’t be shy . . . reserve your spot right now at the bottom of this page. RIGHT NOW!

Schedule: Saturday October 1 
2p - Meet at Tracy's Antiques just south of Montrose, CO. 

Sunday October 2
5a - Sunrise at Dallas Divide. We will visit Last Dollar Road and wander into Ralph Lauren's property to see some amazing vistas in the Mt. Sneffels Wilderness Area. Sunset at Owl Creek Pass.

Monday October 3
5a - Sunrise north of Ouray overlooking Ridgway and the valley Then we'll head towards Telluride and see what we can find. Sunset of the Wilson Peaks & Sunlight Peak. It's a WOW!

Tuesday October 4
9a - Not so early today but a lot of ground to cover. We'll head south on the Million Dollar Highway to Silverton and photograph along the way. After dinner we will set-up computers and download images and begin to play.

Wednesday October 5
9a - Process and enhance images. Play with Photoshop and other software. Workshop ends at 5p. Social dinner if you all want to!

Schedule subject to change if I can make it better! Printer Friendly Version

Lodging: The Box Canyon Lodge in Ouray is offering us a special room rate of $75 for this workshop. There are other hotels in town but rates are usually $99 and up for this time of year. It includes a continental breakfast and sine this is our early morning meeting spot . . . stay here!

Go to for info and reservations.

What To Bring:

IN THE FIELD - Camera, tripod, filters, lenses, release cord and whatever other gear makes you happy. Warm clothes (layering is best for Colorado weather), sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are advised. Having rain gear available is not a bad idea either. More detailed info about gear after you register. So get to it.

FOR CLASS - Computer, power cord, external drive, USB drive, Photoshop (CS5 or Elements 7), NIK EFEX 3 Pro, Silver Effects 2, Viveza 2, Topaz (Simplify, Adjust, Details, ReMask, more), and Photomatix 4 (HDR) or NIK HDR software. ALL of these software and plug-ins offer FREE TRIALS so if you don't own these don't go buy them, download the trials right before the Road Trip and check them out then decide if you want to buy or not.

Your Investment: For your investment you will receive opportunities to photograph in areas and scenery that will take your breath away. There will be photographic instruction in the field, as much as your brain can handle! A day and a half of classroom instruction. Dinner Sunday night and lunch Wednesday during class. A FREE 16x20 print from Nichols Photo Lab. Plus a lot of fun and camaraderie! Travel to and from the road trip location, lodging and other meals are on your dime.
Deposit: $100 holds your spot. Your deposit will be gladly refunded within 30 days from initial deposit date. After that date there will be no refunds. Balance due 30 days before the workshop (September 1). Workshop will be held regardless of the weather. Fee includes dinner Sunday evening and lunch on Wednesday. Other meals & lodging are extra.
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