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Crested Butte features one of the largest wildflower explosions in the country that you have to see to believe. The region features 100's of varieties of flowers that span 5000 ft in elevation from river valleys to alpine lakes. At times, it's hard to fathom the seas of purple, carpets of red and spires of white.

This is also the beginning of the lightning season.  There is nothing like rolling hills of color frozen in the flash of spring lightning.


If time permits, the trip will also include visits to the Black Canyon of the Gunison - one of the most dramatic canyons in the US composed of black schist walls rippling with white veins of quartz - and the enormous Great Sand Dunes - wind torn and screaming with reflected light  at the base of the Sangre De Christo mountains.


Workshop Philosophy

I view photography as an exploration. Each new storm, each new moonrise, each new early snow is an opportunity to tell the story of our adventure with a unique vision.  I want you to experience the heat, the cold, the explosions of light, the screaming joy of capturing the perfect scene when the final gasp of the sun's red breath heats a peak just right - or when the lightning we've been chasing for days lashes across a dark escarpment, lighting hoodoos and monuments as few have ever seen. When you're done, I want you to know that you have created something that is entirely yours.

General Details

  • Group Size: 4 participants

  • Dates: June 24th-29th, 2023

  • Cost: $1750 Total/Person ($600 non-refundable deposit collected upon booking)

  • Physical Difficulty: Light to Moderate (Max of 1-2 hour hikes with 500/1000 ft of elevation change in Crested Butte and Black Canyon. 3-4 hour hike with 1000/2000 ft of elevation change in Great Sand Dunes)


What's Included

  • Expert guidance to the best photographic locations in the region

  • Photographic Instruction:

    • Step-by-step instruction to understand how my creative process works including scouting, composing, pre-visuilizaiton, and execution

    • How to see beyond the ordinary to capture/convey new and unique perspectives

    • Focus stacking for extreme depth of field

    • Photography in extreme weather conditions

    • Wide angle and telephoto composition

  • Post processing Instruction to bring your images to life


What's Not Included

  • Lodging (Suggestions will be given upon booking)

  • Transportation/flights

  • Food

  • Photographic or camping gear

  • Travel insurance (highly recommended to protect against unforeseen circumstances)


Payment, Cancellation and Refunds

Payment consists of a non-refundable deposit with the balance collected via a Paypal request 90 days prior to the workshop.

Cancellation is handled as follows:

  • If you decide to cancel and your spot is filled, you will be refunded the full amount you have paid, minus a $300 administrative fee.

  • If you cancel and your spot is not filled, you will be refunded based upon the following schedule:

    • Greater than 90 days prior to beginning the tour: the deposit is forfeited

    • Less than 90 days prior to beginning the tour: 75% of the tour program cost is forfeited

    • Less than 30 days: 100% of the total tour cost is forfeited


By booking this tour you agree to the Terms&Conditions.

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