John Fielder Photography Workshop:
Autumn Color in the Ouray/Ridgway Area
October 1-2 Weekend, 2016
Cost: $850 plus lodging

 Sign up for the workshop by calling 970-325-4576

Join Colorado’s premier landscape photographer, John Fielder, in the San Juan Mountains for two days of nature photography and instruction. At this time of the year, the aspens, oaks, and cottonwoods will be peaking with extraordinary yellows, oranges, and reds. From Camp Bird Mine Road to Ouray County Roads 5, 7, 9, Dallas Divide and Last Dollar Road, nobody knows this neck of the woods like John Fielder.

This Workshop offers a well-rounded and highly resourceful educational experience, appropriate for any level of outdoor photographer, but especially for beginners and intermediates. The program consists of a slide-based lecture, field shoots in beautiful locations and interactive critique session on participants’ laptop computers. A full, yet comfortable, schedule optimizes field time and helps facilitate the absorption of invaluable, professional information. Long days afford ample opportunity to travel the backroads and explore remote locations with John. John will also discuss post-processing of your images with computer programs such as Adobe Lightroom, and do live demonstrations.

No participant should feel that he or she is not qualified to attend. Limited enrollment gives participants quality time with John Fielder and ensures that each person gets the specific instruction needed based on their individual level of experience. Fellow pro nature photographers Gary Soles and Alena Josefiova assist John at most workshops, further ensuring individual attention. A group-based critique session allows students the chance to learn from others’ work, while personalized field instruction addresses the photographer’s needs related to both understanding camera functions and techniques of composition. Transportation to field locations and some meals are included.

John Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s ranches, open space, and wildlands during his 35-year career as a nature photographer and publisher. His photography has influenced people and legislation, earning him recognition including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award in 1993 and, in 2011, the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s first Achievement Award given to an individual. Over 40 books have been published depicting his Colorado photography. He lives in Summit County, Colorado, and operates a fine art gallery, John Fielder’s Colorado, in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. He teaches photography workshops to adults and children. His latest books are Colorado’s Yampa River: Free Flowing & Wild from the Flat Tops to the Green and Wildflowers of Colorado. Information about John and his work can be found at

8:30 – 12:30:
Slide lecture “The Art of Seeing.” Continental breakfast provided.
12:30 – 2:00:
Break for lunch, on your own.
2:00 – 2:30:
Maximizing depth of focus in the field.
2:30 – 7:30:
Travel to location for evening field photography.

Meet for morning field photography. Box Continental breakfast provided.
6:15 – 9:30:
Travel to and from locations for morning photography.
9:30 – 10:30:
Hot Brunch provided.
10:30 – 12:30:
Editing of photos, critique session and student digital slide show.
12:30 – 1:00: