Colorado Rocky Mountains
Nature Photography in the Colorado Rockies
Sunlight bathes a 12,000-foot mountain peak. An eagle soars over a valley meadow. In the Colorado Rockies, experts bring your digital camera skills to new heights in the great outdoors.
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Program No. 4381RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
Hiking up to three miles with camera gear over varied terrain. Elevations of 8,000-12,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General 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.
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Mary Lou Frost
A retired public school teacher, Mary Lou Frost has been an avid photographer her entire life. For the last 25 years she has focused on worldwide nature photography, with extensive experience in both film and digital photography. She has recently taught beginning instruction on Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. As immediate past president of the Buffalo Museum of Science Camera Club, Mary Lou has also coached photographers at all levels of expertise. Mary Lou has instructed Road Scholar Photo Programs with Mountains and Plains Institute for over five years.
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