Colorado Fall Foliage & Ghost Towns 2023
Colorado Fall Colors and Ghost Towns Photo Workshop
Lerro Photography Presents:
Colorado Fall Colors and Ghost Towns
October 3-6, 2023
Join Lerro Photography to experience and photograph the spectacular fall foliage and beautiful mountains of Colorado. The bright golden aspen trees and the snow-capped San Juan Mountains make for a brilliant backdrop that can be captured and enjoyed for years to come.
During our photography workshop, we’ll spend four days visiting some of the most beautiful areas of western Colorado, such as the Dallas Divide, Silverton, Kebler Pass, Telluride, and Mt. Sneffels. We will also visit historic ghost towns and check out the local ranch culture, all while surrounded by the spectacular fall colors in places like Wilson Peak, Owl Creek Pass, and Ironton.
The goal of our trip is for participants to learn how to photograph these magnificent scenes under several different lighting situations including sunrise and sunset, backlighting, and nighttime photography. Photo critiques and post-processing techniques will be conducted via Zoom several weeks after the photo workshop.
Day 1 – Red Mountain Pass, Silverton, Yankee Girl Mine
Day 2 – Kebler Pass
Day 3 – Dallas Divide
Day 4 – Dallas Divide
Difficulty Level: Moderate
All of our photo locations will be at high altitudes, ranging from 7,000-11,000 feet in elevation. Please be prepared if you have any altitude illnesses or changes. Our shooting times will range from before sunrise through mid-morning, and mid-afternoon through sunset as well as the first couple hours at night. Getting rest during the day or whenever possible will be important as we are up early and late to bed.
- Park Entrance Fees
- In-Field Photography Instruction
- Post-processing and Image Critique
- A great time, and good memories
In Field Instruction
- Creating compelling compositions and storytelling through images
- Controlling your camera in manual settings
- Understanding and using the histogram
- Finding foregrounds
- Proper filters usage
- How lens selection affects the scene
- Technical tricks: Bracketing, Focus Stacking, Perspective Blending
- Understanding and using light
- Capturing difficult scenes
- Lightroom and Photoshop Techniques
- Importing and organizing
- Using the clone tool, warping, stretching and eliminating distractions
- Blending images in Photoshop
- Dodging and burning
- Using layers and masks
- Image critique
Recommended Camera Gear
- DSLR or mirrorless camera (full-frame or cropped sensor)
- Lenses ranging from wide angle (16-35), mid-range (24-105), and a long telephoto (100-400)
- Memory cards
- Sturdy tripod
- Remote or cable shutter release
- Circular polarizer and ND filters
- Lens cloths
- Extra batteries
- Cleaning supplies
- Dust blower
- Protection for your camera gear & backpack
- Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera body
- Laptop if you wish to back up your photos
Recommended Personal Gear/Clothing
- Quick-dry, lightweight long pants and shirts
- Warm/water-resistant hiking boots/shoes
- Warm jacket for cool mornings
- Fleece underlayers
- Refillable water bottle
- Hat, gloves, hand warmers
- Raincoat and/or wind shell
- Insect repellent
- Sturdy hiking footwear and hiking socks
The Trip Does NOT Include:
- Vehicle Transportation
- Meals, beverages, and snacks
What You’ll See
Sign Up Information
|Colorado Fall Color 2023||$995.00||2 Tickets Left|
Hotels, meals, and transportation are not included in the ticket price. Our trip will be based out of Ridgway, CO. I recommend finding a hotel in town. Below is a link to the Ridgway Lodge & Suites. I have stayed there before and they have good service. http://www.
You must have transportation or carpool with others in the group. If you choose to drive you must have a 4×4 or AWD SUV and be willing to drive on unpaved back roads. The majority of our shooting locations are within 50 miles of Ridgway but you must be willing to drive within 100 miles of Ridgway at least once or twice. Because of the nature of this trip, you will need to be awake at different times of the day and night if you want to participate in both the day and night shoots.
Bank checks or money orders made payable to:
PO Box 497
Glenolden, PA 19036
Checks are not subject to credit card convenience charge.
In the envelope with your check, please include a letter with your name, email address, phone number and what you are planning on attending.
Credit Card sales are subject to a 4% convenience charge which is not refundable. The 4% has been added to the price with the button below.
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Our latest go/no go date is August 15th. If by August 15th, there are not enough tickets sold, the charter will be canceled. All tickets are non refundable after our go/no go date is set. If a patron can’t make the event after our go/ no go date is set, the patron must find someone else to purchase their ticket or the ticket charge gets credited to a future event. Lerro Photography does reserve the right to cancel a photo charter at their discretion. If the charter is canceled, Lerro Photography will refund the photo charter ticket price. All refunds will be issued by check only. The Credit Card Convenience fee in non-refundable regardless of patron or charter cancellation. Lerro Photography is not responsible for loss of additional expenses. Lerro Photography reserves the right to make changes to the schedule, dates and or lighthouses if need be. We are not responsible for bad weather, delays or cancelations. We are also not responsible for lost or stolen items, injuries, sickness or damages to personal equipment and lost of personal travel expense. Failure to comply to park rules, regulations and to the direction of Lerro Photography can and will result in your expulsion from the charter without refund. Lerro Photography reserves the right to expel a patron if needed.