Events


September 15-17, 2017 - Rocky Mountain National Park

FUN ADVENTURE TRIP - for PSA Individual Members only

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED 

TRIP UPDATE: As of August 1, all spots have been filled.

Contact: ✉ rocky-mountain-event@psa-photo.org with questions


Led by JR Schnelzer, APSA and » John M. Davis, Jr., HonPSA, MPSA

LIMITED TO THE FIRST 12 PARTICIPANTS. A waiting list will be kept if the trip is sold out.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WORKSHOP: 

PSA has authorized a photographic “Fun Adventure” trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, in September, 2017 for PSA individual members. 

Thursday, September 14, would be a travel day for participants, to arrive at the hotel “YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park” by 8pm that evening for a participant’s meeting, followed by three days of photography, Friday through Sunday, September 15, 16 and 17. 


This will include opportunities for photographing elk in the middle of their rutting season, perhaps other wildlife, scenics and landscapes in the Park, including one or more lakes and waterfalls, and some star photography. 

Weather will dictate exactly what opportunities we will have.  Image-making information, tips and guidance will be offered by the Co-Leaders for those who wish it, so the trip will have some “workshop” characteristics.  

Important Safety Information.    Safety is our top priority.  Most of the photography will be done close to parking lots.  High altitudes and weather conditions will offer challenges for some.  Walking is generally on level ground, no more than a mile from some trailheads.  Individual fitness and medical condition should be considered by each person wishing to register for this trip. 

More Information.  More detailed information will be provided to those who register, including specifics of photo opportunities, safety information, suggestions for photo equipment, and other information which will help each participant prepare for this photographic experience.  


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  • Fees
    COST: The participation fee paid to PSA will be $225.  Registration and payment for the 12 participants will be on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 8:00am USA Central Time, through the Register link, below.
  • Event Leaders
    J.R. Schnelzer, APSA » John M. Davis, Jr., HonPSA, MPSA

    The Trip /Co-Leaders are JR Schnelzer, APSA, incoming PSA Image Collections Vice President, and » John M. Davis, Jr., HonPSA, MPSA, PSA President Emeritus and Goodwill Ambassador. 


    JR Schnelzer is retired from his work as a Park Ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, and both he and John Davis are experienced outdoor and nature photographers who are planning to provide a safe, guided and worthwhile photographic experience to PSA members.  
  • Register

     - SORRY, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED SINCE THE TRIP IS NOW FILLED. 

    Please note - a link to pay for the registration via PayPal will be included on your confirmation email after you register. Payment must be made within 48 hours of registration or your registration will be canceled. A copy of an interactive release and indemnity agreement will be attached to the confirmation email. This must be signed, dated, and returned to the address, below, to complete your registration.

    HOTEL INFORMATION

    Once notification of your event payment has been received, you will be provided with the necessary information for reserving your hotel accommondations.  

    In the unfortunate event it becomes necessary for you to cancel your event reservation, you will be given a full refund after Headquarters PSA receives your cancellation information from the hotel.  


    RELEASE FORMS

    All attendees must fill out the release form and the agreement for Tour and Workshops Services before they can participate in this workshop. Form can be filled in online and saved. When saving, please rename the file to include your name in it. The completed and signed pdf should be emailed to the tour leaders:
     ✉ rocky-mountain-event@psa-photo.org
     or mailed to the address found in the below section with Important Information to complete your registration.

    Download the Release and Indemnity Agreement (pdf) or use the attachment that comes with your confirmation email.

    Mail in the Indemnity Agreement
    Download it, print it, sign and date it with a pen, and send the original right away, at the time of registration, to John Davis, P.O. Box 4511, South Colby, WA 98384.  John will confirm receipt by email to the participant.  Participants should also provide John or JR their cell and home phone numbers.  We will need to make contact with each person who registers, to provide further information.

  • Workshop Hotel


    HOTEL INFORMATION

    Once notification of your event payment has been received, you will be provided with the necessary information for reserving your hotel accommondations.  

    In the unfortunate event it becomes necessary for you to cancel your event reservation, you will be given a full refund after Headquarters PSA receives your cancellation information from the hotel. 


    PSA has reserved a block of 12 rooms at the YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, for participants.  This is high season in the Park and rates are higher this time of year in the Park. 

    The Group Contract indicates rates per person based upon the number of adults sharing a room.  The contract’s single guest rate is $668 plus tax for four nights ($167 plus tax per night), which includes Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and Thursday, Friday and Saturday dinner. 

    Sunday dinner will be a banquet paid by PSA from the participation fee.  This is intended as social time and trip feedback time. 

    Lunches are an individual's responsibility.  Participants should make their hotel reservations as soon as they complete the PSA registration process including the payment of the PSA Fee.