Photo Workshop 1994-2018

A good run…

RMOWP sponsored two-to-five-day Scenic and Wildlife Photography Workshops beginning in Carlsbad, New Mexico in October 1994. Two in Albuquerque, New Mexico were followed by one each in Denver, Colorado and Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

The workshop finally found its long-time home in Rocky Mountain National Park in 1998, headquartering at the YMCA of the Rockies just outside the east entrance to the park. Timing was settled on mid-June to maximize wildflowers and minimize closure of the park due to weather (aka snow).

Workshop attendance varied over the years, sometimes garnering as many as 15 participants. The professionalism of the instructors was balanced by the camaraderie that was established, and several participants returned more than once.

RMOWP was sorry to have to cancel the 2019 photo workshop, but as competition has increased over the years and costs have risen, participation in the workshop has dwindled. If the situation changes, the board will revisit the possibility of a several-day photography workshop.

Comments from workshop participants:

“I have a much better understanding of what to look for in landscape photography. The importance of light. ISO, DOF, and shutter speed are not that complicated!”

“Jared and Nic were able to pinpoint my faults and bad habits early on and help me to correct them. Their technical and artistic knowledge and its application in the field was extremely valuable.”

“This workshop helped me grow … by helping me develop a better eye for composition, better understanding of the histogram and … of the importance of light.”

“The most disappointing part of the workshop was that ‘it ended’.”

View from Rock Cut
View from Rock Cut in Rocky Mountain NP
© 2014 Cynthia May
early morning light
Early Morning Light
© 2014 Nic Showalter
© 2015 Larry Parker