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Colorado Fall Color, Dallas Divide
Dan Ballard Photography
Sept. 26 - Sept. 28, 2014

Class limited to 10
Cost: $675.00 ($200 deposit due at registration, balance due on Aug 26, 2014)
For more information, please contact  Dan Ballard @ 719 469-0608 or

Winding mountain roads, aspen filled valleys, the towering San Juan Mountains, crystal clear lakes and stunning artists light overwhelm the senses in the Ridgway/Telluride/Ouray area in the fall.  This beautiful mountain setting is one of the most awe inspiring places in the country to shoot fall colors and we will take full advantage of it.  Last Dollar Road and Dallas Divide are just a few of the amazing locations we will be visiting during this three day instructional workshop. 

Dan has been fine tuning his workshops and methods of teaching photography for years.  He is a very passionate and creative teacher, who believes in spending a large amount of the workshop instructing & giving assignments.  He will give several group lectures as well as one-on-one instruction and critique to each student,  catering to each individuals personal photographic level.  Landscape photography business idea's will also be touched upon.  Dan's goal for each workshop is to help you see the final printed image in your "mind's eye" before you push the button.  You will learn Dan's entire process for creating powerful & dramatic images starting with where to shoot & why;  how to master composition;  understand light;  set up your camera; & what you need to carry in your camera bag.  Dan will also teach an afternoon session on LR post processing techniques.  He uses a unique approach that leads to natural, but vibrant images.  Dan is committed to helping you get images you will be proud of!

This workshop begins Friday, Sept 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. and ends Sunday, Sept 28, 2014 at noon.   We will base out of Ridgway and explore the surrounding area. 

Tentative Itinerary: (always subject to change due to weather, good light, etc!)

Friday 1:00 p.m. - lecture & shooting assignments - early group dinner - sunset shoot

Saturday - Sunrise shoot - group breakfast  - afternoon LR session - sunset shoot

Sunday - Sunrise shoot - group breakfast & lecture - end at noon

Included in this workshop:
One-on-one photo critique of 10 of your images

Entrance fee's to all parks

Water & light snacks

**Not included: Transportation, lodging & meals                                                                                              



"I recently spent the day with Dan Ballard. He is the real deal. He not only takes breathtaking shots, but he knows how to teach others how to do the same thing.  I chose Dan to present a workshop on landscape photography because I love his work on Flickr and on his website. I was not disappointed. I learned a lot from Dan, He has an easy to understand style and takes the time to explain many other aspects about making your photos marketable.  I truly enjoyed the lessons and the company of Dan Ballard. I would encourage anyone to take part in one of his workshops, it is well worth the investment.  Thanks Dan!!"

- Susan Humphrey, Colorado