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6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Immerse yourself in an intensive digital exploration of the natural world of the Colorado Rocky Mountains — choosing a base at one of two breathtaking locations! This course is designed for nature photographers who want to move beyond point-and-shoot and all-automatic settings of their SLR cameras. Explore the potential of modern digital cameras in recording and interpreting the natural landscape with hands-on tips and critiques from experienced instructors.


• Explore the art of nature photography with daily field walks and photo assignments, with instruction primarily in the field.
• Choose your base — Allenspark or Pingree Park — and discover amazing photo opportunities and scenery.
• Wildlife abounds in the area, including deer, elk and other birds and smaller animals.

Program Notes

Bring digital SLR camera, lenses, tripod, accessories. Laptop with current photo processing software.

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Hiking with camera gear up to three miles at elevations of 8,000-12,000 feet. Hiking will be the mode of travel to access many of the photo locations.

Date Notes
This Program date will take place at a retreat center in Allenspark. Daily excursions by van will take photographers into Rocky Mountain National Park with photo opportunities for lakes, water falls, mountain vistas and wildlife. 8/21/2016
This Program date will take place at the Colorado State University Mountain Campus at Pingree Park. From this base extended walks will bring photographers to beautiful mountain scenery, creeks, and wildlife opportunities.

Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences


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