Wildflower Nature Walk
Wildflowers Nature Walk Photography Workshop
Landscape and Macro Photography Lecture, Walking Tour & Critique
Join us for a lecture on July 10 followed by a hands-on shooting workshop on July 15 in one of Colorado’s most picturesque settings where you’ll gain the fundamentals tools improve your landscape and of macro/ close-up photography.
Coming Summer 2013
On Tuesday July 10th Rob Moody from Tamron USA, Inc., http://www.tamron.com/en/about and Brian Rabin from Mike’s Camera will present a two-hour lecture and discussion on Landscape and Macro photography.
Rob Moody is a nationwide technical support sales person for Tamron USA. Rob 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.
Rob will demonstrate the Tamron Wide Angle, Macro and Telephoto lenses and how to use them more effectively for outdoor photography. Rob will supply loaner lenses for the group to use during the workshop on Sunday July 17th at Brainard Lake Recreation Area.
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, and graduated filters and polarizing filters and situations in which to make the best use of these accessories for capturing better photographs.
Walking Tour & Photography Workshop Mike’s Camera,
Boulder & Brainard Lake. Ward, CO.
Tuesday night’s lecture will be followed by an early morning excursion to photograph the Wildflowers and Landscapes of Brainard Lake Recreation Area on to Sunday July 15th.
We will leave Mike’s Camera (Boulder Location: 2500 Pearl St. Boulder Colorado) by motor coach at 4:00 a.m. and travel to Brainard Lake Recreation Area to catch the early morning golden un, and optimum shooting time and be all set-up for Sunrise at 5:46 AM.
Once at the Brainard Lake area 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 Brainard Lake Recreational Area lends a great backdrop to capture Colorado’s beautiful landscapes and wildflowers and is close to home. Brainard Lake Recreation Area is approximately 25 miles North and West of Boulder, near Ward Colorado.
Our photographic walking tour will begin at Brainard Lake and we will hike to Long Lake towards Lake Isabelle. This hike is about a two–mile loop. This is this one of the easiest and most pleasant trails in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. This photographic nature walk will include 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 insect.
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 at Brainard Lake Recreation Area 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 for only $30, a $83 Value.
One FREE 12x18 coupon to print one of your favorite images
CDs to burn images
Snacks and beverages.
Box lunch for Sunday’s workshop
Transportation from Mike’s Camera to the Brainard Lake Recreation area and back in motor coach.
Walking Tour & hands-on Shooting Workshop, follow-up Critique & Review on Sunday July 15, 2011
Lecture on Tuesday July 10, 2011
What to bring
This is an easy two hour walk. However, being prepared for a variety of whether conditions is 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