SUNRISE MISSION: Let's meet at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage 30 minutes before sunrise. We'll drive separately (unless you are alone- my car only seats 2), up to the top of Flagstaff Mountain. Our first stop will be a rocky outcropping overlooking the Rocky Mountains where we will watch the sun rise and create a beautiful glow over the hills. I'll help you compose beautiful sunrise shots, share my camera settings, and answer any questions you may have about how to use your camera. Next we will hop back in the car for a 5 min drive back down to a trailhead. From there we will go on a 1-2 mile loop hike through a magical ponderosa forest where we will pass a couple other great viewpoints for photos of the mountains. Finally we will drive back down to Chautauqua and I'll show you my favorite (and less popular) spots to shoot the infamous Flatirons! PLEASE NOTE: This is not a photoshoot- I will not be taking photos of you. This is a workshop- I help you take your own photos. :) I'm clarifying this due to confusion. Thanks!
I'm an outdoor lifestyle photographer specializing in whimsical landscapes and thought-provoking self portraits. Having lived in Boulder for about 6 years, I've scouted my favorite go-to spots for sunrise and sunset and spots for every weather condition we get in order to shoot beautiful photos. I'm a creative person and I love sharing composition ideas, thoughts around light and color, my camera settings, and other tips and tricks (bonus points if you want to learn about self portraiture!). I love meeting people one on one or in small groups, where I can get to know you and help you progress in your photography journey.
At elevation, extra water is essential! I'll bring an extra couple water bottles in case you get thirsty. Do you prefer tea…
Outdoor gear: I'll bring hand warmers and extra sunscreen! Photography equipment: Tripod, 2 ND filters for 77mm and 82mm,…
Having driven up and down Flagstaff mountain countless times, I've got several favorite viewpoints that I'll share with you. There are amazing views of the east, overlooking Boulder, and of the Rocky Mountains to the West. We will also go on a 1-2 hike through a ponderosa forest. It's not very hard but can be rocky and is at 7k feet. Finally, we will shoot the Flatirons from my favorite, and less frequented, spots down in Chautauqua Meadows.
最多可有4位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 Not for the faint of heart! You must be comfortable driving up a winding mountain road, walking on rocks/cliff area overlooking mountain views, and hiking through easy trails that may have ice or snow in winter.
Camera or smartphone
This experience is for folks who are photography hobbyists or amateurs wanting to up their game, either by learning new skills from me, or by simply getting to the right places at the right times in order to take excellent shots.
Sunrise mountain photography mission