John Fielder's Colorado
Photography Workshops


2015 & 2016 Colorado Photography Workshops


This is your opportunity to learn landscape photography directly from John Fielder in Colorado’s most scenic locales, and from time to time in other states and countries.

Find out how John creates his award-winning images and gain a deeper understanding of the visual aspects of nature. In comprehensive classroom sessions and at field shoots in John’s favorite locations, learn how to spot photo opportunities, experiment with different perspectives, improve compositions and get an insider’s look at professional techniques.  We use digital cameras only and bring our laptop computers for constructive critiques.

Appropriate for practiced beginner and intermediate photographers, John's Colorado Photography Workshop programs are designed to help students reach at least their next level of ability and enrollment is limited to ensure the highest quality experience. Most workshops are conducted with the assistance of a second professional landscape photographer so that everyone enjoys personal attention and no question is left unanswered.


"Thank you for a spectacular workshop in Telluride!  This workshop has forever changed the way I see the shades, lighting, patterns and colors throughout our magnificent Colorado landscapes.  The photo shoots with immediate feedback in the field followed by the individual photo critiques exceeded my very high expectations.  After this workshop, I understand the composition of a lovely photo and am able to use the rich features of my camera to capture that memory/image.  Also love the opportunity to be more productive and efficient with each future photo shoot." – K. Patmore, Telluride Workshop

"Thank you for making the Breckenridge workshop a perfect day! The knowledge that John passed along was well worth it and the flow of the class was perfect." – T.A., Breckenridge Workshop

"I cannot begin to tell you how much this weekend meant to me. It was so satisfying for my mind and soul, and I really appreciated getting to tag along to see all these special places and receive the personal coaching that I did. My spirit is renewed, and I am so grateful. Thank you for your passion for Colorado, for your expertise, for your patience, and for your generosity!" - Sally, Telluride Workshop

"The whole experience was the best trip/experience that I can remember in my lifetime…the Green river was majestic and beautiful…the photography experience with John was excellent." – B. L., Green River Workshop

"My head is still spinning I had such a good weekend!!" – S.B., Telluride Workshop

"I wanted to thank you for an outstanding Telluride workshop! The Colorado Photography Workshop exceeded my expectations addressing both composition and visualizing the photograph. Your approach to photographing landscapes was enlightening and has me rethinking everything down to my lens choices. This was certainly one of the most productive workshops I have ever attended." - B. Boland, Telluride Workshop

"I feel energized and so happy to have spent the weekend in beautiful places. I learned an enormous amount from John and have a lot of concrete things to work on, which is incredibly helpful. My mind has been processing and thinking non-stop since I left." G.L., Boulder

Click for details on the Winter Photography Workshop workshop

Winter Photography Workshop

Steamboat Springs, CO
March 12-13, 2016
$850 per person

Join Colorado nature photographer John Fielder on this exciting 2-day winter workshop and let him lead you into the world of white where form and texture are the “focus” instead of color. Learn how to overcome the challenges of winter photography to create stunning images with efficiency, and develop a new appreciation of the winter landscape through vision, technique and detailed preparation.

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Click for details on the Gunnison River Workshop workshop

Gunnison River Workshop

Gunnison River Gorge, CO
May 13-16, 2016
$1395 per person

Join Colorado’s premier landscape photographer, John Fielder, on this exciting Gunnison Gorge 14-mile wilderness rafting journey, below Black Canyon National Park in western Colorado. It promises spectacular canyon scenery with unlimited photographic opportunities both rafting on the river and climbing to the top of mesas.

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Click for details on the Summit County Spring workshop

Summit County Spring

Breckenridge, CO
June 11 or 12, 2016
$395 per person

Capture the beauty of spring with leafing aspens, the best of the Mosquito and Tenmile Ranges at sunset, and historic buildings in Breckenridge. Choose one one-day workshop.  

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Click for details on the Crested Butte Wildflowers workshop

Crested Butte Wildflowers

Crested Butte, CO
July 14-15, or 16-17, 2016
$850 per person.

Your chances to photograph old ranch buildings and dozens of varieties of wildflowers round out two glorious days, at off-the-beaten-path places you might not discover on your own, in the Colorado high country with John. Lodging fills fast in Crested Butte, so book hotel early!

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Click for details on the Brilliant Fall Foliage workshop

Brilliant Fall Foliage

Telluride, CO
October 7-9, 2016
$1,295 per person

Photograph one of the finest fall landscapes Colorado has to offer, with brilliant foliage of oaks, aspens and cottonwoods in the San Juan Mountains.

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