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Autumn Photo Walk with Sarah Marino

September 27, 2023 @ 3:30 pm 7:15 pm


Ouray, CO



Autumn in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains is pure magic, with mountainsides full of luminous golden aspens offering a lifetime’s worth of exceptional photography opportunities. For this class, you will join local nature photographer Sarah Marino for an afternoon photo walk in an accessible, diverse, and incredibly beautiful photography location in the mountains south of Ouray. Our time together will start with a discussion about how to improve your compositions, work with different kinds of light, and build your observation skills so you see more opportunities for photography while out in nature. After the hands-on lesson, we will explore the area looking for photography opportunities which could include grand landscapes, smaller scenes, experimenting with abstractions, and working with autumnal plants. You are welcome to bring any type of camera, including your phone.

We will meet in Ouray at 3:30 pm and will carpool/caravan to our photography location. Please be prepared for all kinds of weather. Unless we get heavy rain or snow, the class will proceed. You will receive an email about a week before the class to help you prepare for the outing. Depending on conditions and the group’s interests, we will probably walk about one to two miles on a level but uneven trail. Ages 18+


Meet in Ouray at 3:30pm. You will receive an email a few days prior to the class with more location details.

About Sarah Marino:

Sarah Marino is a nature photographer, photography educator, and writer based in southwestern Colorado. In addition to photographing grand landscapes, Sarah is best known for her photographs of a diverse range of smaller subjects including intimate landscapes, abstract renditions of natural subjects, and creative portraits of plants and trees. Sarah is the author or co-author of a diverse range of educational resources for nature photographers on subjects like composition, photographing nature’s small scenes, and black and white photography. Sarah is also a highly regarded photography teacher, focusing on personal expression, seeing opportunities in any landscape, photographing nature’s small scenes, and a slow style of photography focused on exploration and connecting with nature. Sarah, a co- founder of the Nature First Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography, also seeks to promote the responsible stewardship of natural and wild places through her photography and teaching. You can see more of Sarah’s photography at https://smallscenes.com.