Colorado Wildflower Photography Workshop

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6 hours
Availability : July 12, 2020
Golden, CO
Max People : 8

Workshop Overview

Duration: 6 hours
Dates: July 12th, 2022
Time: 7am-1pm
Meetup-Location: Montrose, CO
Workshop-Location: San Juans, CO
Max: 8 Students
Price: $225

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Colorado Wildflower Photography Workshop Details

Photographing wildflowers is an amazing way to combine fun, nature and your passion for photography.  However, if you have ever tried to photograph wildflowers you may already know this is easier said than done.  Lighting is often very difficult, motion blur becomes an issue as the Rocky Mountains breeze blows your flowers to and fro, tiny flowers become tiny subjects in your photograph, etc.  Eventually you find that capturing the stunning beauty you saw in person is not possible.   Can this be fixed?  Well, of course it can and you don’t need a whole lot of expensive equipment to do it either.

Wildflower Photography Workshop Outline:

In this workshop you will learn how to make your images more representative of that jewel in the grass you saw with your eyes.  You will learn how to overcome those pesky troubles in the field using inexpensive (or often free home-made tools).  You will be introduced to many skills and techniques associated with Macro Photography (due to the small nature of Colorado wildflowers). By the end of this workshop you will have a nice collection of wildflower photos vastly improved from what you were shooting just one day earlier.

My workshops are small, intimate and highly flexible based on the needs of the class and each student. If you still don’t understand something after the workshop is completed, then I’ll be happy to help you after class.

Topics include:


  • Working with shallow depth of field.
  • Dealing with motion and wind.
  • Modifying poor lighting in small spaces.
  • Composition in the macro world.
  • and much more…


  • Building your own:
  • reflectors
  • diffusers
  • wind blocks
  • camera and subject stabilizers
What to bring:
  • You will of course need a camera (Any kind will do. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type)
  • A macro lens. If you do not own one we do recommend using
  • A tripod that can go low to the ground is preferable as most Colorado wildflower tend to be low to the ground.
  • Knee pads if you have them (you won’t regret it).
  • Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty (you’ll need to lie on the ground).

Workshop Location

Jones Pass, CO
About 45 minutes from Denver.
Location may be moved if flower yield is not good.

Meetup Location & Transportation

Golden Ridge Condos Club-House / Office
1290 Golden Cir, Golden, CO 80401

We will meet in the parking area in front of the club-house.  From there up to FOUR people may ride with the instructor (you MUST request a space when you sign up otherwise it may be unavailable).

Anybody not riding with the instructor WILL NEED 4X4 VEHICLE to reach our location.

Activity Requirements

  • Uneven / Steep groundShort distances on uneven, rocky and/or steep inclines.
  • Bending, Crawling, LyingYou will need to be able to lie on the ground, bend low to the ground or possibly crawl.
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