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Your workshop falls on the iconic 4th of July holiday, so your lesson will include tips and techniques accordingly. Since tonight you might be attending a July 4th fireworks display shortly after your workshop, your instructor will be giving tips on capturing fireworks displays in a compelling manner, whether long exposure, shutter speed priority and other techniques!
If you want to render captivating waterscape shots with waterfalls big and small, as well as whimsical images of dogs at play on both land and water and cyclist enjoying the scenery, then you will drive about 25 miles from Denver, to Littleton, Mary Carter Greenway, near the Chatfield reservoir. We will meet at the end of S Platte Reservoir Road in the Black Lake Parking lot. Map and directions attached. The cyclists and dogs are great vehicles for your DPA Instructor to help you access the shutter speed priority on your camera and make stop action, blurred images as well panning of your subjects. We may even catch a few rafters in the Platte. The Platte River and Chatfield State Park offers many portfolio-worthy images.
We will start photographing at the Platte River where the big and small waterfalls offer unlimited variety of water picture opportunities; grand landscape, macro, and abstract. The unleashed dog park is a total kick to get whimsical stop-action or blurred shots of the canines at play. Some owners may even let us use their dogs for portraits.
Your instructor will meet you at the black rock lake parking lot off S Platt Reservoir Road. To get there from the east take CO 470 and exit on the Platte Canyon Road exit. Turn right or north on South Platte Road. South Platte Reservoir Road is the first road on the right It is called Depew on the left hand side. (just past the Cool toys Marine)VERY EASY to miss. Black Rock Lake parking lot is at the very end of the road. Sometimes it is full and you might have to park at the lot before it and walk down. If you are coming from the west you will have to take the Wadsworth exit. Head North to Chatfield Rd go right or east to South Platte Canyon Road and from there follow the above directions. Bring shoes that are good on rocks and don’t mind getting wet. The parking lot ends at what seems nowhere, but it leads us to a treasure cove of waterfalls, bicycle paths, fisherman, and a back route to a free entrance to Chatfield State Park.
9700 South Wadsworth Blvd, Littleton, 80127
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