Photography & Personal Vision Workshop at Focus Ranch
Slater, Colorado

Workshop Leader:
Karen G. Schulman

August 12-18, 2018

A digital camera and a laptop computer or iPad with editing software (that you are familiar with) are required for this workshop.
iPhones are welcome!

LImited to 10 participants

Focus Ranch, a real working cattle ranch, is located on the western Colorado and Wyoming border in a section of the Northern Rocky Mountains about 50 miles northwest of Steamboat Springs. The ranch headquarters are nestled in the Upper Little Snake River Valley, surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Madre Mountain range. Late summer is a magical time at the ranch, with early signs of the transformation from summer to fall. Landscapes are embellished with the flowers of late summer -- Indian Paintbrush, asters, wild geraniums and lupine, to name a few. In the distance, the high peaks of the Sierra Madres glow in the golden hour of sunset.

This spectacular ranch location lends itself perfectly to the “focus” of our workshop, where you will learn to express your unique way of seeing the world and yourself. Following specific visual exercises you will be challenged to try new and fun techniques with your camera that will enrich your creative spirit! Field trips both on and off the ranch will give you endless photographic possibilities.

In addition to the photography sessions, you'll enjoy delicious meals, comfortable lodging and opportunities to participate in various optional activities, including horseback riding and hiking. The natural beauty of the area, old ranch buildings, cows and their calves, other ranch animals and wildlife all offer unlimited photographic inspiration. It is these sights and many more that we invite you to experience through the lens of your camera as well as during the available ranch activities or just while relaxing.

The workshop is open to all skill levels, from more casual to advanced photographers hoping to expand their vision. Participants need to be comfortable with, at minimum, the basic operation of their cameras and have an understanding of the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed settings, as you will be working mostly on the development of personal vision. Additionally, Karen will be offering OPTIONAL Creative iPhoneography sessions for participants with an iPhone or iPad. What fun!

Ranch stay including workshop fee 2018: $2595

Price includes:

*Six nights lodging
*All meals
*Photo instruction
*Ranch Activities
*Taxes and gratuity
*Extensive pre-workshop information

Deposit: $500 pp to confirm reservation.

For reservations or additional information, contact Focus Ranch:
Phone: (970) 583-2410 or email

In the least it is ironic that this workshop is being offered by Focus Adventures at Focus Ranch. As the owner of Focus Adventures, I often wondered about Focus Ranch, as I occasionally redirected phone calls to those who could not locate the ranch's phone number and called us instead. In 2006 I was introduced to Maureen and Terry Reidy, and their fabulous ranch. It didn’t take long to realize that Focus Ranch would provide the perfect setting for another of our photo programs -- and we were not disappointed. I hope you will join us in 2015 for an inspirational, educational and fun week at Focus Ranch!

Karen Gordon Schulman

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