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Fall Foliage Photography Hikes

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    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 conditions like changing fall colors and the best magic the valley has to offer.

    AGES 16+

    What time and how long is the tour Please arrive at 10:45 am we will either meet on location or at our office to carpool at 11 AM and return to the parking lot at the trailhead by 2 PM.

    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 Hailey Shoptaugh at or call our office (970) 871-9151

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