Zapata Ranch & Great Sand Dunes National Park
Bison + Wildlife Photography Workshop
July 22 – 27, 2018
Join me on a photographic journey exploring the landscape of the San Luis Valley, its wild inhabitants, and iconic ranch life. Learn the art of composition, lessons in natural light, and techniques in wildlife photography. Zapata is home to elk, bison, coyotes, deer, cattle and many resident migrating birds and the Great Sand Dunes National Park is the backdrop. You’ll stay in the historic lodge and meals are cooked from scratch. Spend time discovering the art of nature photography in group sessions that allow one-on-one lessons devoted to each individual’s needs. Days will include early morning sessions in the field, afternoon classroom time, and evenings photographing golden light in the valley. Classroom sessions will cover digital workflow, post processing, and lessons in professional editing.
The Zapata Ranch is owned by The Nature Conservancy and managed through a one-of-a-kind partnership with Ranchlands. The property is a 103,000-acre bison and guest ranch located on the eastern wall of the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. It borders the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, the newest National Park in the United States. The high desert grasslands, alpine forests, wetlands, sand dunes, creeks, and lush meadows offer one of the most scenic and ecologically diverse landscapes in the United States. The ranch features working ranch vacations, educational programs centered around their bison herd, and active, ambitious conservation programs aimed at preserving the surrounding land and promoting its biodiversity.
Cost: $2,950pp includes all meals, activities, instruction and lodging.
To reserve your spot, contact Zapata Ranch www.zranch.org
images courtesy of Zapata Ranch