Wildflower Nature Walk
Wildflowers Nature Walk Photography Workshop
Landscape and Macro Photography Lecture,
Walking Tour & Critique
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Join us for a lecture on July 17 followed by a hands-on shooting workshop on July 19 in one of Colorado's most picturesque settings where you'll gain the fundamentals tools to improve your landscape and or macro/close-up photography!
Thursday July 17 - Lecture
Saturday July 19 - Walking Tour
Jeff Allen from Tamron USA, Inc and Brian Rabin from Mike’s Camera will present a two-hour lecture and discussion on Landscape and Macro photography.
Jeff Allen is a nationwide technical support sales person for Tamron USA. Jeff is known for his strong technical background, excellent presentations and stellar training ability. Tamron is a leading manufacturer of lenses and optical components for photographic, industrial, laboratory, video, digital and scientific applications. Tamron manufactures lenses that can be used for Canon, Nikon and Sony Cameras.
Jeff will demonstrate the Tamron Wide Angle, Macro and Telephoto lenses and how to use them more effectively for outdoor photography. Jeff will supply loaner lenses for the group to use during the Wildflower Walking Tour workshop.
Brian Rabin is a seasoned photographer, sales consultant and a lead instructor at Mike's Camera. Brain is well known for his enthusiasm and passionate instruction style and brings over 20 years of experience in various photographic disciplines including event photography, portraiture, macro and street photography.
Brian will discuss additional techniques as well as equipment that will be helpful for Sunday’s walking tour. His presentation will include the proper camera bags, tripods, close up filters, graduated filters, polarizing filters, and situations in which to make the best use of these accessories for capturing better photographs.
Photographic Walking Tour
Tuesday night’s lecture will be followed by an early morning excursion to photograph the wildflowers and landscapes of the Colorado Rockies. Some past locations have been Brainard Lake and Caribou Ranch. Due to the late snow, the best location will be determined by the Mike’s Camera staff in the weeks leading up to the event. The location will be a picturesque setting with many opportunities for shooting wildflowers and gorgeous landscapes.
We will leave Mike’s Camera (Boulder Location: 2500 Pearl St. Boulder Colorado) by motor coach at 4:00 a.m. and travel to the mountains to catch the early morning golden light and optimum shooting time and be all set-up for Sunrise at 5:49 AM.
Once at our shooting location this small group will be given hands on assistance with their picture taking. Around 10:00 a.m. we will head back to Mike’s Camera for lunch and our critique. A box lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The Rocky Mountains lend a great backdrop to capture Colorado’s beautiful landscapes and wildflowers and is close to home. We will travel to a location approximately 30 miles from Boulder.
Our photographic walking tour will take us on an easy hike around the shooting area which could be up to 2 miles. The trail will be an easy and pleasant stroll through the mountains. You will be able to shoot wildflowers, and a whole community of fauna that can be found in the forest. In addition we can plan on seeing a whole host of birds, mammals and insects.
Critique & Review
We will plan to be back at Mike’s Camera in Boulder by noon for the group critique.
After a morning of picture taking and instruction we will regroup at Mike’s Camera for a critique of your work and review of topics covered. During lunch, each student will select and submit three of his/her favorite images to a disc and submit for the group critique.
We plan on wrapping up the day by 2:00PM
Discount Certificate for a 16x20 Canvas print with ½” stretcher bars for only $30, a $83 Value.
One FREE 12x18 coupon to print one of your favorite images
CDs to burn images
Box lunch at Mike’s Camera during the follow up critique
Transportation from Mike’s Camera to the walking tour area and back in motor coach
What to bring
This is an easy two hour walk. However, being prepared for a variety of whether conditions are key. We suggest you bring a hat, sunscreen, comfortable shoes and layers of clothing that you could shed to stay comfortable depending on the day’s temperatures.
Please bring your personal laptop computers to burn discs and review your images.
All photos © Brian Rabin and Rob Moody
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