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The field course resources and some of the topics discussed on the trail are listed at the bottom of the page. Outdoor photography sessions will be included randomly during the whole day.
Participants for the field course must be 10+ years old, can hike for 3 - 4½ miles (not very strenuous). The RMNP field course will be held on the Cub Lake Trail. The distance to Cub Lake is 2.3 miles with an elevation gain of only 540 feet. Participants must bring snacks, water, lunch and a backpack or other means of carrying your food & water. A digital or film camera and a pair of binoculars will help you to maximize your learning experience (both optional). Participants are not required to have any previous knowledge of outdoor adventure or outdoor photography.
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (7 hours)
Individual Course Dates, Cost & Registration:
There are a maximum of 6 participants for each date. The cost for the field course is $75.00 per participant. Click the link below for available dates and additional information.
Custom Course For A Family Or A Group:
A custom designed "Seeing Through Outdoor Eyes" field course is available for a family or group. Select the exact date for your course and select only the topics that you want to learn about. The minimum cost for 4 participants or less is $260.00. If there are more than 4 participants, the cost is $65.00 per participant. All payments for a custom field course are due 1 month in advance of your reservation date, so you can reserve a date and not have to pay until you are completely sure that every participant is available for that date. Click the link below for additional information.
SEEING THROUGH OUTDOOR EYES FIELD COURSE TOPICS & ARTICLES
Note: As birds, wildlife, trees or wildflowers appear on the trail, you will learn how to identify
& photograph those plants and animals.
During the hike on the trail, you will also learn about the some of the history of the park.
We will learn about the 5 senses and how they can enhance your experience in the great outdoors and also help you become a better photographer. Topics such as: seeing with outdoor eyes, the art of seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting will be discussed. What are nature stoppers and how to be curious and learn.
RESOURCE ARTICLES: Seeing With Outdoor Eyes The Art Of Seeing The Art Of Hearing The Art Of Touching The Art Of Smelling The Art Of Tasting
Important basic OTG photography topics will be discussed such as: how to have a good time and still return with quality photographs, what is OTG Photography, monopod, traveling light & traveling simply, photographing from your car in the national parks, etc.
RESOURCE ARTICLES: What Is On-The-Go Photography? Travel Light & Travel Simply Your Gear (under 4 pounds) Is OTG Photography For You? How To Photograph From A Car
Choosing, using and taking care of outdoor gear will be discussed such as: hiking poles, daypacks, binoculars, camera, Gore-Tex®, boots, GPS, etc.
RESOURCE ARTICLES: How To Choose Hiking Poles How To Take Care Of Hiking Poles Lightweight Backpacking How To Choose Binoculars How To Take Care Of Binoculars How To Choose A GPS How To Choose Hiking Boots How To Take Care Of Hiking Boots How To Choose A Water Bottle How To Take Care Of Gore-Tex®
Wildlife & Wildlife Photography
If we are fortunate along the way, wildlife tracks will be seen and wildlife tracking will be discussed. Other topics such as: where to look for wildlife, how to approach wildlife, the effect of weather on wildlife & wildlife photography will be discussed. Learn how to use the “Law Of Attraction” to take award winning photographs of wildlife. Learn how to identify wildlife. Our cameras will always be ready for any potential wildlife photographs.
RESOURCE ARTICLES: Where To Look For Wildlife The Effect Of Weather & Seasons Wildlife Photography Tips Be Curious And It Will Come Setup For Wildlife Photography: How to Approach Big Game The Art Of Wildlife Tracking Learn From The Squirrels
Birds & Bird Photography
Birds are a very important element of the outdoors and you will learn a lot about birds. Bird topics such as: understanding the language of the birds, the 5 voices of the birds, bird photography, tips for having a successful bird watching experience, etc. will be discussed. Learn how to identify birds. Our cameras will always be ready for any potential bird photographs.
RESOURCE ARTICLES: Understanding Bird Language The 5 Voices Of The Birds Bird Watching Tips Bird Photography Tips Bird Photography How To Photograph Birds
Lunch - Free Photography Time, Sightseeing & Talking With Friends
We will stop for lunch and you can also practice with your camera on what you have learned so far about photography.
RESOURCE ARTICLES: Practice what you have learned today, talk with your new friends and enjoy your lunch.
The Outdoors - Friend Or Foe
Important basic topics will be discussed such as: what to wear and bring, hypothermia, dehydration, planning a hike, weather, thunderstorms, first aid, how not to get lost, leave no trace, etc.
RESOURCE ARTICLES: Aidless Hiking Navigation How To Plan A Hike Finding Your Hiking Direction How To Leave No Trace How To Stay Hydrated How To Choose A Hydration System Hypothermia How To Enjoy And Prepare For Hiking How to Choose A First Aid Kit How To Choose Backpacking Clothes High Altitude How To Condition Yourself For Hiking
Basic Digital Photography Techniques
We will learn basic photography techniques in landscape photography, macro photography, different conditions (rain, snow, etc.), how photographers photograph water, filters, digital editing, camera equipment, etc. There will be plenty of opportunity to practice with your camera on what you will learn along the trail. The topics discussed will be general and not very technical. There will also be a recap of any outdoor topics discussed if we find tracks, birds, wildlife, etc. along the way.
RESOURCE ARTICLES: How To Use A Monopod Pre-Visualization Exposure Exposure Compensation How To Choose A Tripod Landscape Photography Tips Shooting Macro Is Challenging How To Choose A Digital Camera Winter Photography Flower Macro Photography How To Use Light & Shade Nighttime Photography Tips Photographing Butterflies Practice Close By
All the topics discussed are not intended on making you an expert on one particular topic. It is intended on introducing you to many different aspects of the outdoors and outdoor photography. With knowledge comes exploration (additional learning) and the "Seeing Through Outdoor Eyes" Field Course will increase your curiosity about many new topics that you never experienced. We guarantee that you will learn a lot and will enjoy your "Seeing Through Outdoor Eyes " Field Course experience. It is an experience that you will remain with you forever.
Philip & Mel Tulin
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