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Inspired By Nature Photography Workshop

Calling all photographers! Come join us September 10-12 for a workshop full of photography and fun at the YMCA of the Rockies!

During this Inspired by Nature Photography workshop, participants will have the opportunity to meet with other photographers as well as capture the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park during a sunrise hike and a scenic drive up Trail Ridge Road. There will be free time so attendees can enjoy YMCA activities.


Tuesday           6:00 PM           Hors d’oeuvres and social          Mountain Center Presentation Room

Tuesday           7:00 PM           Keynote Kickoff Speaker          Mountain Center Presentation Room

Wednesday      5:00 AM*         Sunrise hike                             Cub Lake Loop or Sprague Lake

*come to the MC 15 min early to grab coffee, fruit, and granola bars, or pack your own breakfast

Wednesday      11:00 AM        Lunch on your own, afternoon “free time” to enjoy YMCA activities

Wednesday      4:00 PM           Scenic Drive/Photo Shoot/Picnic Dinner          Trail Ridge Road

Thursday         8:00 AM          Wild Basin Photo Hike             Copeland/Ouzel Falls

Thursday         12:00 PM        Closing luncheon                     Mountain Center Presentation Room

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from YMCA of the Rockies’ very own, Scott Pope. Known for his stunning photography in and around Rocky Mountain National Park and commissioned by the United States National Park Service, Scott Pope’s photography tells the story of the wild beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Scott will be leading the sunrise hike, scenic drive, and wild basin hike photography sessions.

Attendees will also hear from professional photographer John Fielder, who will be the keynote speaker and share his stories of photography in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Two easy steps to register to attend:

1. Register for the YMCA of the Rockies Inspired by Nature Photography Workshop here, the weekend program fee of $95. Those interested in participating may register online or in person at Sweet Memorial. Registration closes two weeks prior to the event.

2. Book your lodging at YMCA of the Rockies. Private cabins and lodge available!  Cabins start at $164/night, lodge rooms start at $119/night.


About The Author

Kate Gillum is an Indiana native, spending her summer at YMCA of the Rockies as a marketing intern. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, eating ice cream, binge watching FRIENDS on Netflix and enjoying the outdoors.

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