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Great Sand Dunes Photo Workshop Spring 2019

Explore and photograph one of the most unique national parks in the country. We will be camping* in The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve for 4 days and 3 nights, with unfettered access to one of the most spectacular landscapes in Colorado. With the massive sand dunes, vast valley floor and the surrounding Sangre De Cristo mountain range as our backdrop, we will be photographing this amazing landscape during early morning and late afternoon sessions, exploring light and shadows across the dunes. Then, come nightfall, we will venture out onto the dunes to photograph starry skies. Your workshop fee includes Great Sand Dunes park entrance and camping fees and reservations, all amazing catered meals, photography instruction and excursions.

*NOT A CAMPER? We have a block of hotel rooms located just outside the park - additional room fees apply.

Itinerary

Thursday 4/25
3:00pm - Arrive/Check in
Workshop Intro and Welcome Dinner
Night Photo Session

Friday 4/26
Morning Photo Session
Breakfast
Lunch and Photo Critique
Afternoon Photo Session
Dinner
Night Photo Workshop

Saturday 4/27
Morning Photo Session
Breakfast
Lunch and Photo Critique
Afternoon Photo Session
Dinner
Night Photo Workshop

Sunday 4/28
Morning Photo Session
Breakfast and Workshop Ends
Check out by 1:00pm

While we aim to keep to the itinerary so you can plan for your trip, itinerary items and times are subject to change at the discretion of the workshop staff and instructors. This allows us to be spontaneous during the workshops, should new, unexpected photographic opportunities arise.

A word about fitness
This workshop involves a considerable amount of walking and hiking, primarily on the sand dunes...and if Medano Creek is flowing, through 1-5 inches of water to access the dunefields. The elevation at the base of the dunefields is approximately 8000 ft above sea level, and the highest dune is about 800ft. We will be doing uphill hiking to get higher on the dunes for great photo locations. Please remember hiking in sand at altitude is more strenuous than hiking on typical dirt trails, so please consider your health and fitness level when booking this workshop. You should be able to do at least one 2-mile uphill/downhill roundtrip hike per day at these altitudes. A medical waiver/release will need to be signed as a condition of the workshop attendance. Each of the photo excursions are optional, so if breaks are needed for any reason, there is no pressure to participate in all of the photography sessions.

Tuition includes:
• All photography instruction, excursions, and photo critique sessions
• 3 nights camping at Great Sand Dunes Pinon Flats Campground
• 4 days/3 nights Great Sand Dunes Park entrance fees
• Catered Meals: 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 3 breakfasts, 3 light snacks – Dietary restrictions and food allergies CAN be accommodated!
• Drinking Water

Tuition does not include:
• Transportation to and from Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve near Mosca, CO.
• Alcohol, personal snacks, or other meals and purchases made during the workshop
• Camping tents and other equipment
• Lodge rooms - additional room rates apply

Lodging
We will be camping in Pinon Flats Campground, Group Site C. This will give us all day and night access to the dunes for the many photo opportunities that will arise. This is a developed campground with flush toilets facilities next to the campsite. **This site is for tent camping only. Pull-behind pop-up trailers and RVs are not allowed at the group site.**

DON'T HAVE A TENT? Please let us know and we can make arrangements for all the camping equipment you'll need. Additional rental fees apply, please inquire.

NOT A CAMPER? We have a limited block of standard rooms at the Great Sand Dunes Lodge just outside the park entrance. Additional lodging fee of $475 per person, single standard room rate; please inquire for more information.

Discounts
$75 discount - Early Bird registration through December 31, 2018
$50 discount for attendees of any previous David Lynn Workshop or class
$50 discount for friend referral - Refer a friend that books a spot, receive $50 off your booking

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