Upgrade your outdoor photos- any camera is welcome! Your phone, simple digital cameras and DSLRs can benefit from understanding how to compose and light in outdoor settings in partnership with Morning Light Photography- a Yampatika Naturalist sheds light on the ecology behind your subjects while you gain first-hand help capturing the magic of summer in the Yampa Valley with our photographer and naturalist Chris Becea of Morning Light Photography.
About Chris Becea, Photography Naturalist: Chris's professional career continues with his local photography business, Morning Light Photography. Starting from a young age his love of the outdoors soon found him capturing nature and wildlife images as his passion continued to grow, he chose to pursue a career in photography majoring in photography with a B.A. in Fine Arts. Having over 35 years of professional work as a portrait, fine art, food, nature, and family photographer- Chris brings an exceptional passion for the outdoors and teaching experience to this unique clinic where you can learn about the ecology that inspires your photographs!
Destination: To Be Announced closer to the date for the best wildflowers, conditions like changing fall colors and the best magic the valley has to offer.
What time and how long is the tour: Please arrive at 8:45 am we will either meet on location or at our office to carpool at 9 AM and return to the parking lot at the trailhead by 11:00 am.
Difficultly/distance: easy terrain/ short distance. We will be moving to locations relativity close to the trailhead.
What to wear: Dress for the weather (current and future) and dress in layers! Many people like to wear long pants/sleeves to protect themselves from the sun, dirt, and things that might make you itchy (mosquitos, etc.). Avoid cotton when you’re able to and go with a synthetic material or wool. Also remember to wear sturdy hiking shoes, good socks, a cool sun hat, and sunscreen!
What to bring in your day pack: 2 Water bottles, snacks, sunscreen, extra layers (long sleeve shirt, fleece) and also bring your waterproof jacket- weather changes quickly, make sure to come for cooler/wet weather
Have any questions or concerns? Email Lexi Stine at Lexi@yampatika.org or call our office (970) 871-9151