rockies workshop

JUNE 22 - 24


Estes park, colorado

June 22-24  

3 Days / 2 nights

Only 5 total slots available

LOdging included


    Join, Ty ‘eye.of.ty’ Newcomb and Karl ‘Shakur’ Ndieli for an exclusive 3-day, 2-night Photography workshop in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Estes Park, Colorado, with lodging included!

    For 3 days and 2 nights, we will venture through several different trails to iconic locations inside the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park, while spending our nights in private residences at the infamous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. When the Sun sets and the stars emerge, we will teach you how to capture enchanting night images and how to overcome some of the most common challenges people encounter when shooting stars and night photography.

    The purpose of this workshop will be to facilitate a unique and valuable learning experience in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. We wish to teach you the skills and knowledge you want and need to capture beautiful and stunning images, build your own individual editing style, and grow your audience as a photographer so you too can begin to get recognized and paid for your work and travels. Whether you are already a comfortable shooter, or you know very little about photography and are just now picking up a camera, people of all skill levels are welcomed and will likely gain valuable new knowledge regardless of skill set.

    In total, we will offer a breakdown of our entire photo process, starting from the preparation for shoots, to shooting in almost every condition of the day (including golden-hour, night & low-light, and mid-day) as well as demonstrating our own post-processing process, and how we achieve the final result and edit of our images and style. We will also cover our social media strategy and how we successfully market ourselves to brands and organizations, and give you personal advice on how you can build your own craft and potentially begin to market your work to brands and professionals as well!



  • You’ll be staying in a private residence at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park with your own bedroom and bed. This residence will also serve as the location for our editing workshops and demos throughout the workshop duration.

    • Amenities include

      • Fireplace & A/C

      • Full kitchen

      • Full bathroom with shower and jacuzzi tub

      • Free WiFi



  • 2-nights lodging at The Residences at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park.

  • Transportation to/from RMNP from Residences at Stanley Hotel. (Including Denver International Airport)

  • Shoot time with Karl and Ty in virtually all times/conditions of the day and night.

  • Studio, editing and Q&A time with Karl and Ty.

  • Social media and marketing strategy pointers and tips.

  • Karl’s famous tacos. (This alone is worth it 🤤)



  • A DSLR with long exposure capabilities

  • Sturdy tripod

  • Various lenses (i.e. 16-35mm, 24-70mm, and/or primes) Fast aperture (f/2.8 or better is ideal)

  • An intervalometer (if not already onboard your camera)

  • A headlamp (Preferably with red light capabilities)

  • A Laptop with Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop installed

  • Memory cards and batteries with chargers

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat (for sun)

  • Sunglasses

  • Lip balm

  • Hiking shoes/boots

  • Hiking pants/shorts and shirts (layers)

  • Layers – long underwear and/or warm sleep pants for cold nights

  • Warm hat, gloves, scarf and thick warm (wool) socks

  • Daypack w/ rain cover

  • Rain gear

  • Insect repellent

  • Personal medication and toiletries you might want

  • Water bottle or water bladder to refill

  • Travel & Gear Insurance*

             *we do not require travel or gear insurance to join, however it is strongly recommended that you obtain it if you do not already have. We assume no responsibility for any losses or damage incurred to yourself or your gear before, during or after the workshop for any reason whatsoever.  


   This is Colorado, so you must be prepared for nearly any and every type of weather imaginable, especially at higher altitudes. Please pack accordingly. If you need more help with what to pack, feel free to contact us.



   Due to the potential for students to have food allergies, particular food preferences, and other dietary restrictions, we will not be providing meals or food of any kind during the duration of the workshop (aside from the entirely optional taco dinner from Karl during the first night). There is a Safeway grocery store conveniently located less than 5 minutes away from the hotel you'll be staying at. It will be your responsibility to bring food, or get food for yourself from the grocery store in Estes Park during our workshop for meals, snacks, etc. We'll also have access to a kitchen for meal preparation.



DAY 1 :

  • Arrival at the Stanley
  • Get to know each other over Karl's famous tacos!
  • Night Shooting Session 1

DAY 2 :

  • Sunrise Golden-Hour Session 1 at Emerald Lake in RMNP.
  • Editing & Post-Processing Workshop 1 at The Stanley.
  • Q&A Time, 1-on-1 help/interaction.
  • Sunset Golden-Hour Session 2 at Nymph Lake & Dream Lake in RMNP.
  • Dinner on the trail, as we wait for stars to emerge.
  • Night Shooting Session 2 at Dream Lake. 

DAY 3 :

  • Sunrise for Golden-Hour Session 3
  • Editing & Post-Processing Workshop 2 


We would love to have you along, so don't be shy. Join us in Colorado in June!