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Garden of the Gods Sunrise and Post Processing Class

12/07/2019 @ 5:30 am - 2:00 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!

Please sign up for this workshop on our American Photo Treks web page:

First – Join Lars Leber, Dave Soldano, Ken Childress and Dave Maynor for a morning of photographing the beautiful Garden of the Gods, just as the morning light ignites the deepest colors (let’s pray for snow!). We’ll take you to our favorite spots and show you our methods for creating a beautiful image. 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 hang in your home.

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.

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

Cancellation Policy:  This workshop is a Class A workshop. Refunds are given if the participant cancels two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop. If cancellation occurs within the two-week period prior to the workshop, a refund will be given only if the spot is able to be filled by another participant. All refunds are subject to a 10% cancellation fee.

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.

Also, please sign up to be an American Photo Treks member and receive advance notifications to up-coming workshops, instructional video and more.



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5:30 am - 2:00 pm
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David Maynor
David Soldano
Ken Childress
Lars Leber

Who's Attending

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

  • Claire Stepleton
  • Josh Holland
  • Joshua Genz
  • Debi Stevens
  • Kevin Struck
  • Richard Madsen
  • Judy Steenland
  • Jack Kirkpatrick
  • Bill Crane
  • Alma Barba


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