Autumn in Colorado Photography Workshop 2018

Dates: September 27-30, 2018

Tuition:  $1,695.00

Location: Ridgeway, CO

Instructor(s): Kurt Budliger & Joe Rossbach


Southwest Colorado quite possibly could be the crown jewel of the Rocky Mountains. The area features miles of undeveloped, towering alpine mountains, winding country roads with awe inspiring views, myriad lakes and tarns and countless opportunities for intimate  & grand aspen forest scenes. It’s also arguably Colorado’s best fall foliage hot spot. Our group size will be capped at 8 on this workshop to ensure an intimate shooting experience as well as maximize the instructor to student ration of 4:1.  Join us for this 4-day inspiration packed exploration of this magnificent and wild region of the Rocky Mountains.

Key Features:

  • Gain a strong technical foundation in outdoor photography
  • Learn the importance of “seeing the light”
  • Learn how to use filters
  • Composition and Design
  • Advanced field techniques
  • Photograph intimate ponds, streams, aspen stands and woodlands in glorious autumn color
  • Photograph sunrise and sunsets with majestic mountain backdrops
  • Bring your images to life using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Get individualized instruction and critique in the field as well as classroom


The workshop will kick off on September 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Ridgeway Lodge and Suites with a short reception and then it’s into the field we go to make images. There is no “set” daily schedule, rather we keep things flexible in order to best respond to the weather and light available for making images.  Typically, we’ll be out for sunrise, shoot until mid morning and then take a break for a meal and brief rest.  We’ll then head back out into the field in the mid afternoon and evening, ending our session after sunset.  We’ll end our time together after our last sunset shoot of the workshop on September 30th.

Physical Difficulty:

There will be no strenuous hiking involved during the workshop and most locations will be close to the road.  Some locations, however may involve a short hike of less than a mile with elevation gains under 150 feet.  We will be spending a lot of time shooting in alpine territory and thick aspen forests.  Hiking boots and a modest level of health and fitness will greatly enhance your experience.


Students are responsible for their own lodging, transportation and meals.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ridgeway Lodge & Suites, 373 Palomino Trail, Ridgeway, CO 81432, (970) 626-5444 or  Please reference Joseph Rossbach Photographic Workshops or Joseph Rossbach Photography when making your reservation.


A deposit of 500.00 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop.  Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of this workshop.  There is no refund after the final payment has been made (unless we can fill your spot).  Please see our cancellation policy for more detailed information.