Colorado's Autumn Splendor
Ridgway, Colorado •
September 27 - 30, 2012 • Tuition: $895
Workshop Leaders: Todd Caudle and Jerry Greer
quite like a stand of gold aspens set against Colorado’s impossibly blue
autumn sky. Throw in a backdrop of some of the most dramatic mountains
in the world and what you have is a photographer’s paradise! Join Jerry
and Todd, two photographers who know the territory intimately, on this
exciting and rewarding tour through Colorado’s legendary autumn
landscapes. Capture the Sneffels Range rising beyond Dallas Divide, walk
through the unending aspen forests below Owl Creek Pass, and photograph
pyramid-shaped Wilson Peak framed in golden leaves and stark white aspen
boles. Along the way you’ll learn how to build a better photograph, from
the grand landscape to the intimate world at your feet.
will start before sunrise and last beyond sunset, with plenty of
opportunity during less favorable midday conditions to talk shop and
recharge our batteries — both for our cameras and ourselves! During the
day on Saturday, we’ll host a portfolio review in Telluride, so feel
free to bring examples of your best work.
is perfect for those who already have a basic understanding of digital
cameras and want to take their photography to the next level. During the
field and evening sessions Jerry and Todd will be instructing on the
basis of “controlling the technical aspect of nature photography,
concentrating energies, and driving personal vision.”
Our group size
will be limited to only 10 participants. Participants are responsible
for transportation during the workshop, local accommodations, and meals.
(Most meals will be group events, where we can continue discussions on
photography and generally network and get to know our fellow attendees.)
Carpooling for field sessions is encouraged. Once registered for the
workshop, lodging information will be emailed so that accommodations can
While most of
the locations we’ll be shooting are near the roads we’ll be traveling
on, it’s a good idea to bring a pair of sturdy hiking shoes or boots.
Weather in late-September can range from sunny and 75 degrees in the day
to crisp and cold at night, so be prepared for a variety of conditions.
Rain and/or snow is not unusual, and can add to the drama of the
landscapes we’ll be photographing. Be prepared!
will begin at 3:00pm on Thursday, and end Sunday at 3:00pm. For
participants requiring air transportation, Grand Junction Regional
Airport (GJJ) in Grand Junction, CO has the best service to the region
and is approximately 90 minutes from Ridgway.
note about the Workshop Leaders:
Todd Caudle is an award-winning
photographer who has been photographing Colorado's landscape for more
than 30 years. He has been the principle photographer of six Colorado
books and his photographs have graced the pages of a variety of Colorado
calendars. His work has also been published in a variety of national and
regional publications, including Sierra Club calendars, Backpacker, View
Camera, Shutterbug, Travel & Leisure and Rolling Stone magazines. Todd
resides in Colorado Springs and is the owner of Skyline Press. Although
Jerry spends most of his time photographing in the Appalachian
Mountains, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado are what originally fueled
his passion for nature photography. Jerry lived in Colorado Springs for
seven years, during the infancy of his photographic career. Todd and
Jerry have traveled and photographed extensively throughout the Colorado
Rockies, their combined knowledge of the region makes this the premiere
autumn color workshop in Colorado.