Upcoming Events in the Land Trust Community



Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2014
Thurs., April 10, 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Land Trust is partnering with the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association to bring this world renowned tour of the latest, cutting-edge environmental films to Salida. Grab a beer and watch movies with us at this fun, new fundraiser.

Salida Community Center, 305 F St., Salida. $12 advance ticket, $15 at door. Join the Land Trust and GARNA as an individual member for a year for $25 until 3 p.m. on Thurs., April 10, and get a discounted film fest ticket for $10. Click Here to purchase tickets or become a member.

Connecting Conservation and Economic Development
Fri., May 2, noon to 1 p.m.

Meet us for lunch as Colorado State University Professor Andy Seidl, Trust for Public Land state Director Tim Wohlgenant and Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas Executive Director Andrew Mackie talk about the connection between the value of land and water conservation, and economic development.

Salida Community Center, 305 F St., Salida. Free with optional $7 spaghetti lunch.

Land Trust Members’ Picnic
Wed., June 18
, Time to be determined

Celebrate Colorado Land Conservation Appreciation Week with us! Meet like-minded supporters of the Land Trust at a summer evening picnic at beautiful Hutchinson Ranch. The Land Trust will provide grilled burgers, hot dogs and dessert, and members are asked to bring a side dish or salad. Throw some horseshoes, take a birding walk or relax with a cold beverage as you visit with old friends and meet new ones.

John Fielder

John Fielder

Landscape Photography Workshop with John Fielder in the Upper Arkansas Valley

May 31st and June 1st, 2014
(A portion of the fee benefits the land conservation in the Valley)

John Fielder Photography Workshops
Andrew Mackie, Workshop Coordinator
PO Box 942, Salida, CO 81201
Phone: 719-539-7700
Email: andrewjmackie@ltua.org

Join Colorado’s premier landscape photographer John Fielder in one of the most dramatic landscapes in Colorado. Mountains and the Arkansas River make a perfect backdrop for photography. Explore the Valley with John and let him help you capture this colorful and vivid world.

The workshop offers a well-rounded and significant educational experience, appropriate for any level of outdoor photographer, but especially for beginners and intermediates. The two-day workshop consists of slide-based lecture, field shoots, and interactive critique sessions. The schedule optimizes field time and individual attention. Limited enrollment gives participants quality time with John Fielder and ensures that each person gets the specific instruction needed.

©John Fielder

©John Fielder

8:30 am – 12:30 pm ​Welcome and introductions; Slide lecture “The Art of Seeing”
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm ​Lunch on your own
2:00 pm – 8:30 pm​Shooting in the field at locations in the Upper Arkansas Valley

5:30 am – 9:30 am​Meet in the field – morning photography
9:30 am – 1:00 pm​Hot breakfast and critique of photos
1:00 pm​​ Book sale and signing

Group Size: Limited to 10 participants

Price: $750/person includes classroom sessions, snacks in the field, water, dinner Saturday night, and breakfast Sunday morning, and transportation to field sites.

Tuition is non-refundable. If we cancel the workshop, your payment is fully refundable.

Registration: Space is limited; you are encouraged to register right away. Full payment secures your enrollment and must be received to secure your spot. Make check payable to LTUA. Send payment to LTUA, PO Box 942, Salida, CO 81201.

Wait List: The wait list is on a first-come basis. If space opens, we will call the first person on the list and move down the list until slot is filled.

©John Fielder

©John Fielder

Equipment: A 35mm digital SLR camera is recommended. Lenses of various focal lengths will be helpful, especially between 28mm and 200mm for landscape photography. A tripod with cable or remote release is suggested (if you don’t have a cable or remote release, use the self-timer on the camera). A point and shoot camera is also a good idea for close-ups and more flexible hard-to-position compositions. A laptop computer will be needed for the critique session. You will have a limited amount of time to edit your photos in preparation of the critique; therefore, you should be proficient in downloading images from your camera to the computer. Being able to process images in Lightroom or Photoshop is helpful but not mandatory.

Accommodations: Overnight accommodations are not included in the Workshop. Contact the Land Trust for suggestions in the area.

Clothing and Personal Items: The most enjoyable part of the Workshop is time in the field. We will be in the field at different times of day and could have variable weather. It is important to bring appropriate clothing to remain comfortable. Creativity, mental focus and productivity are greatly affected by physical comfort.