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June 2020

NEW! Photographing Spring Wildlife in Rocky Mountain National Park

Jun 11 - Jun 12, 2020

Spring is a wonderful time of year in Rocky Mountain National Park! The wildflowers fill the meadows, the peaks are still capped with snow, the temperatures are getting warmer, and the animals have given birth to their babies. Elk and moose calves are running around the meadows, pikas and marmots can be seen along Trail Ridge Road again, and birds are beginning to raise their chicks. We will head out each morning to a beautiful location to find wildlife in…

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NEW! Smartphone Photography: Learning the Basics

Jun 20, 2020

Do you love to travel, but aren’t sure how to capture the beauty with your phone or camera? In this highly interactive and fun course, you will learn how to work your phone and digital camera. Elevate your photography game by mastering your equipment, exposure, and composition during this hands-on workshop. Get creative, share ideas, and work together to explore the wonderful realm of photography.   Meets at the Field Institute Instructor: Field Peterson

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August 2020

NEW! Wildflower Photography: Panorama to Close-up

Aug 7 - Aug 9, 2020

This course will help you learn to create images of wildflowers you’ll be proud to share! Participants will learn to use the creative controls on a camera to capture beautiful images of flowers from panoramic views to close-up details. Delve into the software tools for focus stacking (allowing nearly unlimited depth of field) and discover the amazing world of wildflower photography. Part of getting great images is using the best natural light. Participants will do field work at the beginning…

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Night Sky Landscape Photography

Aug 21 - Aug 24, 2020

Don’t put your camera away after the sun sets! There’s a whole different park to photograph when the stars come out, and you don’t need a telescope. Learn various techniques and camera settings useful to photograph the Milky Way, the moon, the stars and other objects in the night sky using digital cameras and standard lenses. We’ll discuss how to plan shots using star charts, software, and apps to determine what will be seen in the night sky. (This course…

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NEW! Landscape Photography Workshop: Shooting & Creating Beautiful Landscape Images

Aug 28 - Aug 30, 2020

This workshop is an introduction and study (for photographers of all experience levels) in capturing and creating landscape images. The workshop will include a discussion of how to find and coalesce all the elements needed to create a dynamic landscape photograph. We will discuss composition/camera position as well as post-processing workflows to optimize the color, details, and mood to take your photographs to the next level. We will also go over gear, camera settings, color, and many of the technical…

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September 2020

NEW! The Art & Science of Photographing Wildlife

Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2020

Making excellent and artful wildlife photographs in nature is a challenge that requires a combination of technical knowledge, good environmental conditions, knowledge of animal behavior, and the patience and skills to see and capture a “decisive moment” of animals living and interacting in the environment. This course will provide the knowledge foundation of these requirements for photographers of all experience levels and will include the important topics of equipment use and the technical knowledge needed as well as the important…

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