What is included in the workshop?
The cost of the workshop DOES INCLUDE: instruction from Dan Ballard, Music Meadow Ranch experience and photoshoots at several locations in Westcliffe, classroom courses, snacks & water.
This workshop DOES NOT INCLUDE: transportation to/from the workshop (flights or car rental), hotel accomodations, food or any gear
What about accommodation & transportation?
Please note that transportation and accommodations are NOT included and is up to each individual participant.
Hotel: I have reserved a block of rooms at the Lampost Lodge, located just outside the charming town of Westcliffe. After sign-up you will receive an email with information about confirming your stay.
Car: We will be carpooling during the workshop to each location. If you won't have your personal vehicle, I highly recommend renting a vehicle so you can also explore on your own before/after the workshop. Driving conditions will consist mainly of paved roads, so a standard car should be sufficient.
Flights: The Colorado Springs airport is the closest and is about a 2 hour drive from Westcliffe. You can also fly into the Denver airport which is a 2.5 hour drive.
What if I need to cancel?
All deposits are non-refundable but may be transferred to another available workshop up to 45 days prior.
If you cancel your workshop the following applies: If cancellation is received at least 45 days prior to the start of the workshop, the deposit can be applied to another workshop of your choice with available space. For cancellations received 0-44 days prior to the start of the workshop, deposits and workshop fee’s will be forfeited.
Please see Terms & Conditions page for more information:
Where will we be shooting?
On Saturday and Sunday mornings we will be shooting sunrise at Music Meadow Ranch. Please be prepared to be up and ready to go very early!
On Friday and Saturday evenings we will be shooting beautiful old barns, windmills and homesteads around the Westcliffe area.
What do I need to bring?
Main photo gear:
-Camera body & lenses
-Tripod and strap
-Large memory card
*For this workshop I recommend Two camera bodies (if you have them) for quick shooting with a wide angle & telephoto lens (My go to set-up, not mandatory but ideal).
Always be prepared for any kind of weather. It can get VERY cold at niight and in the mornings:
-Warm clothing: layers are best
-Light gloves and beanie
-Rain jacket and/or umbrella
-Sturdy shoes for walking
Optional but highly recommended:
-Laptop with Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop installed
-About 15 of your best images for feedback session (flashdrive, ipad, link or prints)
-Pen & notepad (or laptop)
-Day pack with water & snacks
For other ideas please see the workshop gear page: