Crested Butte Wildflowers Workshop
Join us for an unforgettable experience in Crested Butte, Colorado during peak wildflower season. Our professional instructors will guide you to our favorite photography locations and teach you how to capture stunning landscapes and intimate scenes. This is a unique opportunity to learn from experts and capture the beauty of the wildflowers in Crested Butte. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Colorado is known for its beautiful and diverse landscape, with the Rocky Mountains serving as the state’s crown jewel. During the summer months, the state comes alive with a plethora of wildflowers, particularly in the mountain town of Crested Butte. Nicknamed the “Wildflower Capital of Colorado,” Crested Butte’s valleys and hills are filled with a stunning array of colorful flowers during the month of July. The surrounding mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop for photography, making the town a popular destination for nature and wildflower photography enthusiasts.
Our photography adventure will focus on capturing the beauty of the high alpine country, with an emphasis on waterfalls, alpine lake reflections, and meadows of wildflowers. We will also be driving up to the higher elevations to explore the stunning mountain scenery and capture the colorful flowers that carpet the hills. We have been exploring and photographing Crested Butte for the last 10 years, and are excited to share our knowledge and expertise with you on this unique summer photography experience in Colorado.
Lodging: We have rooms held for $219/night.
Day 1 – We will meet at 2:00 pm for introductions and presentations to get you ready for the workshop. We have a group dinner, then go out for sunset.
Day 2 – Rise early for sunrise, come back for breakfast and time for a short nap. Classroom session to go over our unique Lightroom techniques in the afternoon. Go out for sunset, and return to the hotel.
Day 3 – Rise early for sunrise, come back for breakfast and time for a short nap. Go over advanced Lightroom techniques in the afternoon and touch on Photoshop. Go out for sunset, and return to the hotel.
Day 4 – Rise early for sunrise and return to the hotel for breakfast and an image critique session. We will finish up by 1:00 pm, at which time you are free to go.
What is Included
What is Not Included
Safe, Legal, Responsible.
We are proud members of Nature First Photography. This movement is dedicated to responsible nature photography. At its core are seven principles that we abide by and promote to our clients. We hope you will join the movement!
The Nature First Principles
- Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography.
- Educate yourself about the places you photograph.
- Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.
- Use discretion if sharing locations.
- Know and follow rules and regulations.
- Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.
- Actively promote and educate others about these principles
Concerned about your safety.
We understand how important your safety is when we’re in remote locations. This is why David and Jennifer are both certified Wilderness First Responders, we are prepared for any situation large or small. We also carry satellite communication devices should we need rescue assistance in remote areas.
We always run our workshops on the up and up. For this workshop Exploring Exposure operates under a Special Use Permit on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests. We are also an equal opportunity service provider.
We encourage you to find your unique style of creativity with focused training based on your style and skill level. You will experience a rigorous learning experience in the field and the classroom to take your photography to the next level.
Our passion is seeing you grow in your photographic journey. We put your interests ahead of our own. Early on in the workshop, we will not photograph at all. Our focus is your learning experience, and we will not run off to chase the light and leave you behind. As the workshop progresses, we will take a few photos in a limited manner. This is so you can see how we approach a scene, demonstrate techniques, and create comradery with the group. Our focus will always remain with YOU.
We understand everyone comes to workshops at different points in their photography journeys. We will be there to guide and help you, whether you are a beginner or advanced shooter. There is always something to learn about photography, and we will do our best to help you find your creative vision.
Above all, we want this to be a fun experience for you. With our small group size, we get to know our clients very well, and we feel like they are part of our extended family. We do this for the love of photography, and there is nothing that gives us greater joy than seeing our clients grow and find their artistic vision.
This workshop is mildly strenuous, we will only hike short distances. We will be at extremely high elevations above 12,000 feet. Not recommended if you get altitude sickness easily or if you are scared of heights as many of the roads we are driving have steep drop offs and not for the faint of heart.
Private Colorado Workshops
If you are looking for a private guide to show you around Colorado, look no further. As Colorado natives we have spent our lives exploring all Colorado has to offer. We can be your private tour guide or we can turn your experience into a full workshop training you on composition, vision, post-processing with Lightroom and Photoshop, all without the group.
Below are the locations we know intimately and would be more than happy to show you our favorite spots.
- Crested Butte
- San Juans Mountains (Telluride, Ouray, and Ridgway)
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Pawnee Grasslands
- Great Sand Dunes National Park