Colorado: Mountains and Wildflowers


People often ask me which workshop is my favorite. The answer?  Colorado Mountains and Wildflowers.  I’ve been running this workshop for 24 years and I’m thrilled to be returning in 2020.  After all of this time, its still my favorite place to be!  

Workshop Details

July 11-17, 20

This is a 6 night, 6 day workshop. Your experience begins at 7pm on Saturday July 11th and ends at noon after a final slide show on July 17th.


$2295 Includes two meals and 4wd excursions into the mountains. A deposit of $500 is required to reserve your spot in the workshop.  Register Now


Class Size

Maximum of 8 Participants.  Small group sizes foster a more intimate, flexible and rewarding experience.


Open to all levels of photographers.  The focus of this workshop will be on honing your Macro and Landscape photography skills, adventuring in the high country and enjoying some of the cleanest air on earth.  


The Location

Our home base of Ouray, Colorado, is a charming town affectionately known as “the Switzerland of America.”  The workshop begins at 7pm, on Sunday July 11th  with introductions and an overview of the week.  It ends around noon Friday, July 17th. Expect long inspiring days filled with location field shoots, classroom lectures and image critiques.   

This delightful locale looks as if it never grew out of the 1880s. Nestled in a tight valley that sits at an elevation of nearly 7,800 feet, Ouray is the perfect base for our excursions into the San Juans-the largest range within the Centennial State which contains some of the highest and most jagged peaks in the lower 48. It also has a ton of jeep roads which allow exciting access into these alpine landscapes.

In addition to it’s stunning peaks, the San Juans also boast some of the best Alpine wildflower photography in the states.  While Yankee Boy Basin is rightfully famous for its incredible variety of flowers and it multiple waterfalls, its only one of the stunning areas that we’lll visit!

The mining history in the San Juans is also rich and tangible. The beautiful wooden mills, ghost towns and old equipment left behind by the 19th century gold rush will provide a temporary respite from the contortionist positions used to capture macro.  



Transportation Details

Participants are responsible for their own transportation during the workshop.  Some field shoots will be accessed by hired open air 4wd vehicles driven by professional drivers.  4wd trips are covered in the price of tution.

Participants can fly into Grand Junction (GJT), Montrose (MTJ) or Durango (DRO).  Montrose is the closest airport with an approximate 50 minute drive to Ouray.   Grand Junction is about 2 hours from Ouray while Durango is a little over two hours away.  While each airport has rental cars, please be sure to check before you book to ensure your favorite car company is available.


The fee for the workshop is $2295.00.  All meals, lodging and transportation are the responsibility of the participant.  Jeep tours are included in tuition. 


Cancellation Policy:

  • A deposit of $500.00 is required at the time of registration. The remaining balance will be due 120 days before the scheduled workshop start date.

  • Workshops deposits are non-refundable.

  • If you need to cancel after you’ve paid in full, I can not guarantee a tuition balance refund. In the event that I’m able to fill your seat, I’ll refund your tuition minus the deposit.

  • I highly recommend you purchase refundable airline tickets and consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance and ensure you can make the workshop before you register.

  • Unused tuitions and deposits can not be applied to future workshops.

  • The Workshop schedule and shooting locations may change from that advertised based on weather, access to shooting locations, and other unforeseen situations. Whenever possible, registered students will be notified ahead of time of any changes.

  • Tim Cooper Photography reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet minimum participant requirements, in which case participants will be informed as soon as possible and all money will be refunded.

  • Tim Cooper Photography is not responsible for any losses incurred as a result of a course cancellation.

  • Any payment to Tim Cooper Photography constitutes your acceptance to the above terms and conditions. The person who submits the payment does so on behalf of all the individuals included on it, so that all are bound by the booking conditions.


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Payment Schedule:

Full tuition is due 120 days before the start of the class. If full tuition is not received within 110 days of workshop start date your seat may be forfeited.

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