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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.

Telluride area

COVID-19 Restrictions 

are in place for 2021, which will 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. When outside, we will follow safe practices of staying at least 6 feet apart. As a change since past years, in 2021 as long as pandemic restrictions persist, you will need to drive in your own automobile to the photo locations for each photo shoot, by following the lead car in a caravan.  

Upcoming Workshops:

Wildflower and Landscape

Photo Workshop

in Crested Butte, Colorado 

Friday July 16-Monday July 19 2021:

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 16 to Monday morning July 19, 2021.   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 area

Colorado Fall Color

Landscape PHOTOGraphy WORKSHOP

In Telluride and Ridgway, Colorado and the Surrounding San Juan Mountains

Friday October 1-Monday October 4, 2021

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

The dates of this awe-inspiring excursion are Friday afternoon October 1 to Monday morning October 4, 2021.   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.

Telluride area

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© Melissa Lipton Photography

Fine Art Photographer based in Vail, Colorado

Contact us for any special requests, such as oversized prints, different materials, or a commissioned work.

* Images may not be copied or reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the copyright holder. *