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Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 9:00am

Again this summer, Focus Adventures is offering the Photography and Personal Vision Workshop at Focus Ranch, a real working cattle ranch, 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. Early summer is a beautiful time at the ranch. Landscapes are lush green, punctuated with seasonal flowers -- Lupine, Indian Paintbrush, Wild Geraniums and Phlox, to name a few. The Little Snake River rapidly flows, breaking the stillness of the ranch.

This spectacular ranch location lends itself perfectly to the “focus” of our workshop, where we will become more aware of our unique way of seeing our world and ourselves. It will give us the opportunity to learn to express our unique vision more deeply. Following specific sensory exercises you will be challenged to try new and fun techniques with your camera that will enrich your creative spirit.

In addition to the photography sessions, you'll enjoy delicious meals, comfortable lodging and opportunities to participate in various optional activities, including horseback riding or hiking. The natural beauty of the area, old ranch buildings, cows and their calves, other ranch animals and wildlife all offer unlimited photographic possibilities and 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 the basic operation of their digital cameras and, at the minimum, 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!

About Karen Schulman

A sensitive, professional photographer and educator, Karen believes that participating in a photo workshop or tour is about more than making great photographs. It’s a journey of self-discovery. Karen’s photography appears in numerous publications as well as private and corporate art collections. Karen is a Lifetime Member of the American Society of Media Photographers, member of The Texas Photographic Society, the North American Nature Photography Association and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council.

Click here to view additional details and pricing for this great event. To register, please contact Focus Ranch by calling 970-583-2410 or by emailing roundup@focusranch.com.