Rocky Mountain National Park: Night Skies and Elk

Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado

Details: Join us for a short Colorado Getaway to photograph the night sky and the end of the elk rut in Rocky Mountain National Park. At this time of year, the air is crisp and the aspen leaves are golden. We have timed this trip around a new moon to take advantage of dark skies to photograph the milky way. In mid October, elk can be heard bugling throughout the park. We will photograph stars in the late evenings and during the day we will create landscape and wildlife photos. $999 Cost

Dates: October 14-17, Wed at 7 pm – Sat morning at 10 am 2 Spaces Available

On this course you will learn about:

  • Photographing the night sky
  • Photographing elk, moose and marmots
  • Fall landscapes
  • Composition with wildlife photography

We will be photographing mornings and evenings with a break midday.


Hotel: Alpenzell Inn in Estes Park – rooms $147-205 ask for the Tom Bol Photo Workshop group https://appenzellinn.com/

Closest Airport: Denver International Airport is 90 minutes from Estes Park


Recommended camera gear:

  • Camera body
  • Lenses ranging from wide angle to telephoto (20 mm and wider)
  • Telephoto lens to 600mm for wildlife
  • Tripod
  • Polarizing filter
  • 10 stop ND filter (optional)
  • Graduated ND filter
  • Laptop for editing and critique

Included in the fee:

  • All instruction
  • Copy of Tom’s ebook Create Better Photographs

Students will provide their own:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Transportation, airfare, rental car
  • All meals
  • National Park entrance fee

Tom Bol Photo Workshops is a permittee of the National Park Service for this workshop with a pending Commercial Use Authorization

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