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Garden of the Gods Sunrise and Post Processing Class

April 27 2019 @ 5:30 am - 12:00 pm

Spend the morning with American Photo treks capturing the beauty of Garden of the Gods at sunrise and on through the warm light of the morning hours. Then spend the afternoon learning how we post-process the images to give them amazing impact!

First – Join Lars Leber, Dave Soldano, and Ken Childress for a morning of photographing the beautiful Garden of the Gods, just as the morning light ignites the deepest colors (lets pray for snow!).

We’ll take you to our favorite spots and show our our methods for creating a beautiful image. Plus, Lars will show you a couple of his “secret” spots where he gets the very best angles on the sun. This will be a great way to spend a winter morning.

Then – Travel with us to a nearby classroom, where we will teach you how to make the images you just captured explode with impact! Learn the post-processing techniques Lars and the team use to give sunrise shots that “pop.” Then, process your own images with the APT team right there to assist you.

We’ll also include a tip sheet with settings and composition suggestions as well as a video showing our techniques for post-processing sunrise images.

Our goal is for you to create a Colorado photograph you’ll be proud to share and even hang in your home.

Cancellation Policy: • A full refund will be given if cancellation is made 72 hours prior to the meetup time. After that, no refunds will be given unless your spot is filled. If your spot can be filled, a full refund will be given. Note: If you choose to pay via Stripe, your refund will be less the 3% processing fee imposed by Stripe.

Weather can be an issue, as conditions can be unpredictable in Colorado. We will be watching the weather and forecast as the date approaches. If we have to cancel due to weather, we will issue full refunds.

You will be required to read, sign, and return the American Photo Treks LLC liability waiver. The waiver can be downloaded Here:

APT Liability Waiver & Model Release – Garden of the Gods

You must be a member of American Photo Treks LLC and logged in to be able to download it. Please email completed waiver forms to workshops@americanphototreks.com

What you need:
• DSLR Camera • Lenses: wide angle, zoom,
• Tripod (Extremely recommended when shooting sunrise and long exposures)
• Graduated ND filters (optional)
• Shutter release (optional)
• Laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom (or Camera RAW) and Photoshop

Watch the weather and dress accordingly. It will probably be cold. Dress warmly in layers as we will be shooting in the early morning through early afternoon. Please bring a Jacket, hat, and gloves. I like using hand warmers available at Wal-Mart.


  1. sandra ensman

    so, are we meeting in first big parking lot? 5:30 am ? Where is the classroom ? got tickets but no real meet up instructions . if cancelled can u please send text or message? 7192912236

    • KenC

      Details have been sent out. Please let me know if you did not receive the information. Please note the meeting time change. We’re meeting at 5:00 am in the main parking lot. This will be as soon as the park opens.

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April 27 2019
5:30 am - 12:00 pm


David Soldano
Ken Childress
Lars Leber

Who's Attending

4 people are attending Garden of the Gods Sunrise and Post Processing Class

  • Mark Williams
  • sandra ensman
  • Jared Knott
  • Nicole Martinez


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