2021 Great Sand Dunes Photo Workshop $1175

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

11999 State Highway 150

Mosca, CO 81146

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2021 Great Sand Dunes Photo Workshop

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Great Sand Dunes Photo Workshop - $1175

April 29 - May 2, 2021

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COVID-19 UPDATE 10/20/20:  Currently the Great Sand Dunes park and campground is open.  We are updated by the head GSD park ranger on current status.  If the workshop dates are affected by a park closure, your deposit is transferable to a rescheduled date or to a different workshop.  In the event of a group campsite closure, we will move our lodging to the Great Sand Dunes Lodge.  This will require an additional $500 fee per single occupancy, in addition to the $1175 workshop investment.

We take all necessary measures to ensure a safe workshop experience for everyone, including social distancing and sanitation.  More updates to come as the workshop date approaches.


Explore & photograph one of the most unique National Parks in the country, and one of our all-time favorite places to photograph!  We'll be exploring The Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve for 4 days and 3 nights, with unfettered access to one of the most spectacular landscapes in Colorado.  With the massive sand dunes, vast valley floor, and the surrounding Sangre De Cristo mountain range as our backdrop, we'll be photographing this amazing landscape during early morning and late afternoon sessions, then come nightfall, we photograph starry skies. Your workshop fee includes Great Sand Dunes park entrance and day use vehicle fees, all amazing catered meals & snacks, photography instruction, critique and excursions.

This workshop is the perfect combination of landscape and outdoor portrait photography in the most unique national park in Colorado.  

• Photograph at the best times of day for glorious light

• Capture grand landscapes and starry skies

• Model Shoot day - opportunities to shoot OUTDOOR PORTRAITS with our talented model

• Basecamp post-processing sessions with Lightroom & Photoshop

• Eat amazing food all weekend prepared by our on-site chef


Technical Camera Instruction • Photographing the Dunes Landscape • Outdoor Portrait Shoots w/Guest Model • Night photography • Light Painting • Post Processing with Lightroom & Photoshop • Photo Critique


Thursday, April 29

3:00pm  Check in at Great Sand Dunes

5:30pm  Dinner & Workshop Intro

7:30pm  Night Photo Session

Friday, April 30

6:00am    Sunrise Photo Session

                Light Trail Snack

10:00am  Brunch

12:00pm  Photo Instruction

2:00pm    Free time

4:00pm    Dinner

5:00pm    Afternoon Photo Session

9:00pm    Night Photo Session

Saturday, May 1

6:00am    Sunrise Photo Session

                Light Trail Snack

10:00am  Brunch

12:00pm  Photo Instruction

2:00pm    Free time

4:00pm    Dinner

5:00pm    Afternoon Photo Session

9:00pm    Night Photo Session

​Sunday, May 2

6:00am   Sunrise Photo Session

               Light Trail Snack

10:00am Breakfast

1:00pm   Check out

While we strive to keep to our itinerary so that you can plan for your trip, the itinerary and times are subject to change at the discretion of the workshop staff & instructors.  This allows us to be spontaneous during our workshops, with so many amazing photo & wellness opportunities that will arise!




We will be doing a considerable amount of walking & hiking, primarily on the dunes (in sand), and if Medano Creek is flowing, through 1-5 inches of water to access the dunefields.  The highest dunes are 800ft tall, and while we may not be hiking to the highest point, we will be doing a lot of uphill walking on the dunes to get to the ideal photo locations.  Please remember hiking in sand is more strenuous than hiking on dirt trails, so please consider your health and fitness level when booking this workshop. A medical waiver/release will need to be signed as a condition of the workshop attendance.


• All photography instruction & excursions, photo critique sessions.

• 4 days/3 nights Great Sand Dunes Park entrance fees

• Meals: 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 3 breakfasts, 3 to-go light breakfast snacks.  Dietary restrictions & food allergies CAN be accommodated!


• Your travel to and from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve near Mosca, Colorado.

• 3 nights lodging at Great Sand Dunes Lodge, Standard Room $475 single occupancy

• Snacks, alcohol & beverages other than water and those that are included in the meals.

• Camping tents and other equipment - We can provide upon request for additional fees.

• Photo and/or video equipment


We will be camping in Pinon Flats Campground, Group Site C. This will give us all day & night access to the dunes for the many photo opportunities that will arise. This is a developed campground with flush toilets facilities right next to the campsite. **This site is for tent camping only. Pull-behind pop-up trailers and RVs are not allowed at the group site.**


$100 EARLY BIRD discount available through December 31, 2021

$50 discount for attendees of any previous David Lynn Photography class.

$50 Refer A Friend - $50 off your tuition when a friend you refer books a spot.



$300 non-refundable* deposit is required to reserve a spot in the Great Sand Dunes Workshop.

Final payment of $875 is due in full by March 1, 2021

Final Payments are invoiced and paid online.

All discounts are taken off the final payment.


If client cancels their reservation in the Workshop:

within 30 days, David Lynn Photography retains 100% of payments made.

within 60 days, David Lynn Photography retains 50% of payments made.

within 90 days, David Lynn Photography retains 25% of payments made.

before 90 days prior to workshop, all payments are returned.


David Lynn Photography reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or rearrange the itinerary of a workshop for any reason, including, but not limited to: insufficient attendee booking, instructor illness, hotel closures or cancellations, inclement weather, and random acts of nature. In the event of Workshop full cancellation, David Lynn Photography will refund all payments made, and thereby be released of any other cancellation liability.  Payments made can also be saved as a credit to use towards any other new or rescheduled workshop.


A minimum of 4 attendees is required for the trip to remain scheduled.  If less than 4 people register for the workshop by 3 months prior to the workshop, the workshop date will be canceled/rescheduled and all deposits and payments can be refunded.   

David Lynn Photography reserves the right to cancel a workshop for any reason, including but not limited to: insufficient attendee booking, instructor illness, hotel closures or cancellations, inclement weather, and random acts of nature.  A minimum of 3 attendees are required for the workshop to remain scheduled.  If the minimum is not met, the workshop may be cancelled and/or rescheduled, and all payments will be returned.  Alternatively, payments can be retained by David Lynn Photography and the client may use them as a credit to use toward a new or rescheduled workshop.



Workshop guests are required to sign a waiver of liability releasing David Lynn Photography from any damage & personal injury liability while participating in the workshop and related activities.

Purchasing Travel Insurance is highly recommended for each participant. Ideally your travel insurance will cover personal medical expenses, personal liability, lost or stolen luggage, and damaged camera equipment.



David Lynn Photography reserves the right to photograph and/or film the workshop events, its participants, and locations, and use the material for marketing and promotional purposes including, but not limited to, social media, websites, and blogs.

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