Colorado’s Mountains & Wildflowers
Our popular Colorado Mountains and Wildflowers workshop is a great way to enjoy some of the best scenery our country has to offer. The town of Ouray, our workshop base, is often called the "Little Switzerland of America" and rightly so. It features some of the highest peaks in the Rockies, rugged canyons, ghost towns, alpine waterfalls and abundant wildflowers. Join Doug Johnson for a week of photographic exploration in his home state of Colorado!
This course leads you through these many shooting locations – always at the best times of day – and Doug is right there with you, available to work side-by-side with you, answer your questions and talk you through any challenging situations. On top of that, he will offer constructive group critiques of your images so that you can improve tenfold.
ATTENDEES ON THIS WORKSHOP WILL LEARN
How to properly expose their images with the Zone System of exposure.
How hyper-focal focusing can help you achieve sharpness throughout your image.
How to use Adobe Lightroom to process your images for greatest impact.
How to improve your landscape compositions.
When to photograph for the best possible lighting in your images.
Workshop begins on Sunday at 7pm and ends Saturday at 12pm.
Sunday | July 19, 2020
Welcome Orientation at 7pm.
Monday-Friday | July 20-24, 2020
Daily lectures, critiques and instructor-led field sessions in Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains.
Spend a week with Doug photographing the “Switzerland of America” in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Big Peaks, waterfalls and wildflowers greet our 4x4 guided jeep excursions daily in places like; Yankee Boy, Governor and Silver Basin, We’ll catch first light illuminating the Sneffels range at Dallas Divide and sunset over the Needles Mountains and Grenadier Range from Molas Pass. Its a high country adventure in the wild gardens of this incredible mountain landscape
Finish the workshop with a group farewell gathering.
Saturday | July 25, 2020
Critique, Final Slideshow. Workshop ends at 12pm.
Workshop begins on Sunday at 7pm and ends on Saturday at 12pm. Lectures will be held at the Community Center on 6th Avenue in Ouray.
We suggest booking a room at the Ouray Inn.
Ouray Inn West 120 6th Ave, Ouray, CO 81427 Website
Rates from from $169 per night + tax. A 6-night room block is on hold from July 19-25, 2020. To reserve your room, call Kim at 1(970) 325-4445, reference the Doug Johnson Photography Workshops room block. The room block will be released on June 1, 2020. After this date, reservations will be based on availability. Any cancelations after June 14, 2020, full reservation will be charged.
Doug Johnson Photography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical or other emergencies or reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets, hotel rooms in the event of a course cancellation. Please consider the purchase of travel insurance.
The nearest airports for this workshop: Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) - 36 miles or Grand Junction Airport (GJT) - 96 Miles.
You are responsible for your own transportation during the workshop. You will find that most major car rental companies have office locations on-site at the airport. For transportation to and from field shoots, we suggest that you carpool to get to know fellow students.
Workshop tuition includes scheduled back-country excursions by Jeep. Any additional fees or supplies will be the responsibility of the participant.
EQUIPMENT & ATTIRE
We want your experience on a Doug Johnson Photography workshop to be extraordinary and recognize that preparation is one important key to success. Should you have any questions about what you should bring with you on a workshop, please feel free to contact us.
For a list of recommended gear and attire, download our Gear & Packing List.
WHAT IS THE CUTOFF DATE FOR REGISTRATION?
We accept registrations on a first-come first-served basis until a workshop is full. Register early! If your favorite workshop is full, please sign up for our wait list, we’ll notify you if a spot opens up!
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Register online here.
Alternatively, you can contact us directly, we will be more than happy to assist you with registration.
HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS ARE IN A WORKSHOP?
Depending on the workshop, there can be up to14 attendees. Generally we add an assistant when registration exceeds 8 participants.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TUITION?
The tuition for most workshops includes instruction only. Airfare, accommodation, ground transportation and meals are not included. Additional charges such as entrance fees to national parks and select shooting venues are extra.
DO I PAY A DEPOSIT TO RESERVE MY SPOT ON A WORKSHOP?
Yes. Most workshops require a $395.00 deposit with the final balance due 60+ days prior to the start of the workshop. Payments can be made by check or major credit card.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Please read our Payment & Cancellation Policy.
Note: Workshop content may change from that advertised based on weather, access to shooting locations, and other unforeseen situations. A change of instructor is also possible, though it rarely happens. Whenever possible, registered students will be notified ahead of time of any changes.
Doug Johnson Photography reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet minimum participant requirements, in which case participants will be informed as soon as possible and all money will be refunded. Doug Johnson Photography is not responsible for any losses incurred as a result of a course cancellation. We encourage participants to purchase refundable airline tickets and consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance.
We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect yourself from circumstances that may prevent you from attending a workshop. Doug Johnson Photography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies or reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets in the event of a workshop cancellation.
Blocks of rooms are reserved on most workshops. Unless otherwise specified, workshop participants make their own reservations for accommodations.
On most workshops, travel is the responsibility of the workshop participant. Participants usually get together on the first day and make arrangements to share car rides for field shoots. We encourage carpooling for the sake of camaraderie and also to reduce the impact on our environment.
You will be given breaks during the workshop to purchase and enjoy meals, however in some locations meals take a second place to shooting at the right light. It s always a good idea to include snacks for those moments when a regular meal is not available.
Doug Johnson Photography wants to make sure you get what you want, need and expect from a workshop. Expect to be busy from morning until evening every day. If you re coming to an outdoor workshop, remember that sunrises and sunsets will be part of the shooting schedule!
Moderate, up to 3 miles, unpaved trails and uneven ground. Elevation: ~7800ft -13,000ft.
On most of our workshops, non-photographing spouses or partners are welcome to come to shooting locations and some critiques. Lectures and other learning sessions are not open to guests. Please contact us regarding guidelines for your specific workshop.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
You'll find a list of recommended equipment in the travel information section above.
All participants should bring a laptop computer for downloading, sorting, viewing and selecting images for daily critiques.
Please feel free to contact us either by phone or email with any further questions you may have.
We look forward to welcoming you to a Doug Johnson Photography Workshop!