Durango Colorado Fall Foliage Photography Tours & Landscape Workshops

Join American artist and professional photographer Doug Mayhew for one of Madography’s Durango Colorado Fall Foliage Photography Tours & Landscape Workshops. Below are our 2016 dates out of Durango, Colorado:

  • Oct.  9:   Durango, CO Epic Day Fall Foliage Photography Tour & Landscape Workshop —

 

For a complete list of all Madography’s Colorado Fall Foliage Photography Tours & Landscape Workshops, click here.

Madography trips are intimate, being limited to just 6 participants. Unlike our competitors who woefully overbook – treating their photographers more like cattle than guests – Madography focuses on the individual, providing one-on-one instruction while fostering a collaborative group atmosphere with structured direction.

Elements: The primary elements for this photography tour are:

  • Stunning Rocky Mountain Sunrises
  • Brilliant Fall colors juxtaposed against Colorado’s Mountains
  • 19th century structures and historical artifacts
  • Spectacular Rocky Mountain Sunsets
  • Blue Hour Subdued Drama

 

In-The-Field Photography Instruction: Throughout the day, Doug will undoubtedly be sharing his many insights, opinions & experiences regarding all things photography, while at the same time providing guidance in:

  • benefits of shooting in RAW
  • exposure triangle & white balance
  • interpreting histograms for both ETTR and ETTL
  • visualization and creation of original imagery
  • fundamental aspects of landscape composition
  • achieving critical focus
  • hyperfocal distance & lens design limitations
  • utilizing image focus stacking & in-the-field applications
  • bracketing in conjunction with neutral HDR techniques
  • best photography shooting practices
  • multi-row panoramic image stitching
  • seeing monochrome in a color world

 

Online Workflow & Image Editing Add-On: Due to the trip’s time restrictions, feel free to inquire about Madography’s online workflow & image editing session add-ons covering:

  • imagery critique & culling
  • best workflow practices
  • image editing and advanced post-processing techniques
  • export to various platforms
  • fine art printing overview

 

Location & Proximity: 

  • Greater Durango, Colorado Rocky Mountains
  • Historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • Million Dollar Highway
  • Engineer Mountain (12,968ft)

 

When:

  • Half Days run Daily 5:00am to 11:00am
  • Full Days run Daily 5:00am to 5:00pm or 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Epic Days run Weekly 5:00am to 9:00pm
  • Early to Mid October

 

What’s Included & How to Register: 

  • Professional Photography Instruction: Intensive 6 hour, 12 hour, or 16 hour photography tours based out of Durango, Colorado.

 

  • Meals:
    • During Half Day Tours – Snacks & water will be provided throughout the day. Please bring your own primary meal that can be eaten on the go.
    • During Full Day Tours – While shooting in-the-field, guests pause to enjoy gourmet deli style hoagie sandwiches for lunch. Later in the evening, guests enjoy our chuckwagon style range-cooked dinner, adult beverages and yummy s’mores while sitting around an open campfire. Note, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages are also provided throughout the day.
    • During Epic Day Tours – Whale shooting in-the-field, guests pause to enjoy warm breakfast burritos along with pastries, muffins and fresh coffee in the morning. Mid-day gourmet deli style hoagie sandwiches are served for lunch. Later in the evening, guests enjoy our chuckwagon style range-cooked dinner, adult beverages and yummy s’mores while sitting around an open campfire. Note, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages are also provided throughout the day.

 

  • Transportation: Upon participants arrival at trip’s specified meetup location, large 4×4 SUV’s are used to ferry photographers to and from all shooting locations, and then back to same start/drop-off location. With only 5 participants per vehicle, everyone has their own window seat.

 

  • Registration: If you are a member of Meetup or would like to become a member of one of Madography’s Meetup groups click here, where you’ll find the Madography group nearest you. Once there, use the ‘Are You Going’ link located at the top right corner of the trip’s page to RSVP and make payment. If you’re neither a member nor want to become a member of Meetup, that’s fine, simply contact us here directly to book your reservation.

 

  • Minimum Number of Participants: 2
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 6

 

Trip Cost:

Half Day – $175.00 US /per person; RSVP required 3 days in advance of trip date.

Full Day – $350.00 US /per person; RSVP required 3 days in advance of trip date.

Epic Day – $500.00 US /per person; RSVP required 3 days in advance of trip date.

Why Choose Madography:

  • Great VALUE, along w/Madography’s famous TLC
  • Extraordinary venues & access to private lands
  • Professional instruction, advanced skills & techniques
  • Creation of original fine art landscape imagery
  • Good old fashion FUN in the company of friends

 

Helpful Hints on What to Bring:

  • Appropriate clothing & protection for ALL weather conditions
  • Primary meal that can be eaten on the go (Half Day Only)
  • Replacement/Rechargeable Batteries and Battery Charger
  • Sturdy Tripod with leveling base, and/or Ball Head
  • Remote Camera type Release (tethered or wireless)
  • Wide-Angle prime, and/or zoom lens (12-24mm or equivalent)
  • Standard prime, and/or zoom lens (24-70mm or equivalent)
  • Telephoto zoom lens (70-200mm or equivalent)
  • (Optional) Super-Telephoto lens (300mm or longer)
  • (Optional) 1.x teleconverters
  • (Optional) Tilt/Shift prime lens
  • (Optional) Filters, i.e. circular polarizer, neutral density, etc.
  • (Optional) Panoramic/Stitching hardware, mount & setup

 

Participant Experience Level: Madography’s Fall Foliage Photography Tours are open to participants of all levels. Consideration of your fellow participants time & investment, however, dictates guests have a working knowledge of their own camera and related photography gear. Important note to participants, bring along your equipment manuals.

LEGAL NOTICE: Madography Tours, Workshops, Classes and Photo Walks (“Events” or “Trips”) are open to everyone. Fees, however, may be required and/or space may be limited. All Participants must sign Madography’s Waiver and Release of Liability. Pets of any kind are NOT permitted at Madography Events. Unless otherwise noted, participants are solely responsible for all their own expenses and providing their own: camera(s); photography equipment & supplies; food; drink; clothing; travel; lodging; medicines & special care; and/or, other necessities they may need or want when attending Madography Events.

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