Rise Above

Join us for an unforgettable experience...



with Melissa Lipton Photography

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Beginner to advanced photographers will get one-on-one teaching and guided tours through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, with emphasis on the art of photography, as well as techniques, equipment, and editing.

Tours will include sunrise and sunset outings daily, rain or shine, and classroom and editing time midday, and possibly night photo sessions.  You can expect the days will be long but very rewarding, resulting in some of the best images you've ever taken. Some light to moderate hiking may be required while carrying your equipment. 

Lodging and meals are not included. If you have specific lodging or transportation needs, let me know so we can work out any necessary details to make your trip magical.

Autumn Road

Telluride area

COVID-19 Restrictions 

may be in place for 2022, which may require you to wear a mask whenever we are in an enclosed building, or if riding in automobiles with other workshop attendees outside of your own household, depending on local COVID-19 mandates. When outside, we will follow safe practices of staying at least 6 feet apart while the pandemic persists. If you have been vaccinated and have no symptoms of illness, you can ride in the SUV with Melissa and the group, or if not, you may follow the lead vehicle in your vehicle.

Upcoming Workshops:

Wildflower and Landscape

Photo Workshop

in Crested Butte, Colorado 

Friday July 15-Monday July 18 2022:

Small group of no more than 8 people will spend 3 days/3 nights in the amazing Crested Butte, Colorado region to photograph the breathtaking spring wildflower displays and landscapes in the "Wildflower Capital of Colorado." 

The dates of this not-to-miss excursion are Friday afternoon July 15 to Monday morning July 18, 2022.   We will focus our photography on incorporating the spectacular flower-filled vistas into our landscape photos, as well as doing some close up and macro images of flowers and plants. If you love color, and texture, and adventure, this trip is for you.

Crested Butte Flower Workshop - Melissa

Crested Butte area

Colorado Fall Color

Landscape PHOTOGraphy WORKSHOP

In Telluride, Colorado and the Surrounding San Juan Mountains

Friday September 30-Monday October 3, 2022

Small group of no more than 8 people will spend 3 days/3 nights in the Telluride, Colorado region to photograph the stunning fall colors throughout the San Juan Mountains. 

The dates of this awe-inspiring excursion are Friday afternoon September 30 to Monday morning October 3, 2022.   We will focus our photography on incorporating the amazing fall colors into our landscape photos, as well as using lake reflections and waterfalls as compositional elements in our images.

Fall Workshop - Melissa Lipton Photograp

Telluride area