Dates: April 18 - 25, 2018
States: Colorado & New Mexico
Maximum Trip Capacity: 6 people
The Southern Rockies Photography Workshop
Photography Tour through Colorado & New Mexico
Day 1: Sandia Mountains & Pueblo Revival Architecture
Starting early in the morning, we take a scenic drive to the ridge of the Sandia Mountains. Stop in a historic New Mexican town with traditional architecture. Vineyards along the way.
Day 2: Great Sand Dunes & Taos Ski Valley
Drive into a scenic box canyon, home to a European-style ski resort town. Take sunset photographs of the tallest sand dunes in North America, all framed by the Sangre de Cristo Range in the background. Astrophotography of the Milky Way after dusk.
Day 3: Black Canyon of the Gunnison & Telluride
Witness a dramatic canyon that is known to receive only 30 minutes of light per day. Take a scenic gondola ride to an overlook with spectacular views of an old mining town turned ski resort.
Day 4: Ice Climbers & Silver Mining Town
Heading into the heart of the San Juan Mountains, we visit the most renowned ice climbing venue in the USA. We continue down a mountain road to a historic silver mining town.
Day 5: San Juan Mountains
On this day, the San Juan Mountains become our own personal playground as we shoot from various mountain passes, lakes and half-frozen waterfalls.
Day 6: Hot Springs & Mesa Verde
We start the day off heading to a photogenic geothermal hot spring (soaking is optional). Photograph the infamous cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park.
Day 7: Bisti Badlands & Shiprock
The workshop is capped off by a drive through the desolate landscape of Northwestern New Mexico as we stop at an infamous "monadnock", the most famous landmark of the region. At sunset, we reach the jumbled sandstone and mudstone formations of the badlands.
Tour Price Includes:
2 Experienced Guides:
• Published Landscape Photography Instructor, Jakub Redziniak
• AHGA Certified Hiking Guide, Olivier Smolinski
•Round-Trip Flight to/from Albuquerque, New Mexico
(departure from cities of US origin)
•7 Nights Luxury Lodging in 4-star accommodations
•Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
•Transportation in Comfortable SUVs
•Very Small Group (max. 6 participants)
•Personal, one-on-one photographic instruction and guidance from Jakub
•Daily evening image review sessions and tips on processing your image files
•All National Park & Other Entrance Fees
•Headlamps (For Tour Use, Before Sunrise or After Sunset)
Tour Price: $3900
Deposit: $1000 required to reserve your spot
Tour Price Does Not Include:
•Snacks & Drinks outside of water and 3 daily meals
•Alcoholic Beverages (1 drink at dinner included)
•International Flights ($200 rebate applied)
•Souvenirs and other Personal Expenses
The trails we will hike vary in difficulty from easy to moderate; the hardest hike will be 2 miles long round-trip (half of it is uphill, think 1 mile on a treadmill incline), to the top of a sand dune in Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Accepted payment methods are Credit Card, Venmo, QuickPay, PayPal or Cash.
A $1000 deposit is required to lock in your spot, the deposit is non-refundable. The remaining balance is due 1 month before the start of the tour. The remaining balance can be applied to any future photography workshop up until 3 weeks before the start of the tour. If cancelling within 3 weeks of scheduled tour departure, no trip costs can be refunded.
Note on Itinerary:
Although I do my very best to adhere to the tour schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond my control (weather conditions, road/trail closures, etc.).
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