Telluride’s Autumn Aspen Landscape


Last Dollar Road, Telluride, Colorado                                          Photos © Bill Ellzey

A Composition and Light Workshop in  Colorado’s Prime Color Season

Sponsored by Telluride Photo Festival

Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2014

During a concert at Telluride’s Jazz Festival, Dizzy Gillespie called Telluride “God’s little pocket.”  And a gold-lined little pocket it is during Colorado’s stunning aspen color change.

Come join this workshop for 4 days packed with landscape photography, the aroma of high altitude pine forests and the babble of mountain streams.  Photo shoots are during the so called “magic hours,” the first several hours of daylight and the last few.  As midday light passes we’ll be importing our images into laptops. Lightroom is my demonstration, and preferred, software. You’ll learn how to organize, rename and keyword your images, and make the necessary adjustments to your RAW captures.

Telluride Golden-Edit-300

Town of Telluride, evening

While viewing each others’ selects we will discuss the art world’s thoughts about composition (as well as the world of no rules!), and how to find that exact right place for you and your camera to be before tripping the shutter. Often the slightest change in direction of where you point the camera—up, down, right or left—or stepping a few paces higher, lower or a few paces to one side or the other, can raise the image from ordinary to extraordinary.


Autumn aspen grove, Telluride

This workshop is a practice in creating great compositions in the best light. Such visual practice, and your resulting heightened awareness, can then be applied to any form of photography you want to do anywhere.

A detailed, day by day itinerary will be emailed to you upon registration.

QUESTIONS? Just email or phone Bill, or call the Telluride Photo Festival 970-729-8002.


Bill Ellzey Photographs
PO Box 362
891 Camino Real [shipping]
Crestone, CO 81131,USA
Phone: 719-937-7787
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