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Take your photography to a new level with a special weekend workshop in Colorado’s most spectacular mountain valley. Led by award winning photographers Bill Gillette and Jim Havey the weekend includes lectures, individual instruction & critiques, and rare shooting opportunities with western models and livestock against the inspiring backgrounds of historic Westcliffe, CO and the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Refresh your creative eye and technical skill while capturing the life and landscapes of the old west in stunning images.

"A variety of subjects you won’t find in other workshops."

SHOOTOUT 2012 PARTICIPANT

  • WRANGLERS & HORSES
  • HISTORIC RANCH SETTING
  • GUIDED BY AWARD-WINNING PROS
  • INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION
  • LECTURES & SHOOTS
  • LIGHTROOM & PHOTOSHOP TIPS

HELPFUL LINKS

Lamp Post Lodge
59450 Highway 69 North • Westcliffe, CO 81252
LampostLodge.com • (719)-783-2876
Main workshop lecture & lodging location

Bear Basin Ranch
473 County Road 271 • Westcliffe, CO 81252
BearBasinRanch.com • (719) 783-2519

Westcliffe, CO
South Central Colorado • Wet Mountain Valley
CliffHangersGuide.com
Host town and unspoiled gem of the Colorado mountains

Driving Directions from Denver to Lamp Post Lodge
59450 Highway 69, Westcliffe • 2.75 hours
Google Map

Adobe Lightroom 4
Suggested photo management software
Adobe.com/Products/PhotoshopLightroom
For free 30 day trial download…
Select "Download" from top menu & choose "Product trials"
Mouse over Adobe Photoshop Lightroom & choose "Try" for free 30 day download • official workshop software
Lightroom is compatible with Photoshop


EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES

Required Photo Equipment

  • DSLR body or bodies with interchangeable lenses
  • Zoom range capability with one or more lenses covering 24-200mm
  • Batteries, charger & at least 2 batteries
  • At least 2 digital memory cards 8 GB or higher each

Recommended Photo Equipment

  • UV or similar protective filter for your lenses
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Digital card reader
  • Laptop computer
  • Lens cleaning cloth

Optional Photo Equipment

  • Flash/Speed Light

Clothing

  • Hat… very important as sun is rather intense at this altitude.
  • Pants… jeans or similar tough pants to avoid cactus & yuccas.
  • Jacket/Poncho… for wind & rain… mornings & evenings can be in the 50s
  • Boots… high top over-the-ankle hiking boots are best, or cowboy boots if accustomed to them. Moderate walking and lots of standing so comfort is key.

OTHER

  • Daypack or similar to hold extra clothing, camera stuff and water
  • Workshop will furnish bottled water • Very important to hydrate
  • Power bars or snacks
  • Sunscreen (30+ rating)
  • Insect repellent (optional)
  • Towels or other soft cloths for wiping cameras and gear

Dietary Restrictions

Included workshop meals may not offer options for some dietary restrictions/preferences. Special requests will be honored if possible.