Telluride's 2nd Annual Photography Festival: September 26 – October 2, 2011

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This autumn when the aspens are ablaze in fall colors, Telluride will be host to its second annual Photo Festival Sept. 26th to Oct. 2nd. The core of the festival is geared toward pass holding advanced amateur to professional photographers, but there are many events and activities open to the public.

Telluride Photo Festival - September 26 to October 2

Telluride Photo Festival - September 26 to October 2

As outdoor photographers I believe that we have a responsibility to help preserve the environment and cultures that we take photos of. I am excited to bring a workshop to the festival that could ultimately have a long ranging impact on conservation.

This autumn when the aspens are ablaze in fall colors, Telluride will be host to its second annual Photo Festival Sept. 26th to Oct. 2nd. The core of the festival is geared toward pass holding advanced amateur to professional photographers, but there are many events and activities open to the public. Including a DSLR film festival that is new to the festival, and showcases films shot primarily using digital single-lens reflex cameras.

The core of the festival consists of the DSLR film festival, workshops, seminars, symposiums, portfolio reviews, and presentations. “Telluride in autumn is the perfect venue to host a festival geared toward outdoor photography,” said Executive Director, Eric Moore. “This year’s festival features a great lineup of established and up-and-coming photographers”. Moore said.

There is an impressive list of instructors, seminar leaders, and presenters including Ian Shive, Garth Lenz, Lucas Gilman, Michele Westmoreland, Tim Kemple & Camp4 Collective, Adam Barker, Cheyenne L Rouse, and David Clifford. Seminar leaders and portfolio reviewers will come from national media, outdoor product, and camera companies.

The festival features events and activities open to the public. Gallery exhibits will be in Telluride and Mountain Village. A galley walk open to the public will kick off the event on Thurs. Sept. 29th. On Sept. 30th the DSLR film festival will be held all day with films in categories of adventure, nature, and documentary for $35 all day ticket. Some filmmakers will be on hand to discuss the films after screenings.

The International League of Conservation Photographers is well represented at the festival with several fellow members at this year’s festival. This year’s festival features a unique workshop by iLCP Fellow Garth Lenz that will document a current issue important to the local Telluride conservation group, The Sheep Mountain Alliance. Garth is an award-winning photographer who has been published in many notable magazines and newspapers in the world. The mission of the iLCP is to further environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography.

“We are hoping to get the message of conservation out to photographers as well as the general public,” Moore said. “As outdoor photographers I believe that we have a responsibility to help preserve the environment and cultures that we take photos of. I am excited to bring a workshop to the festival that could ultimately have a long ranging impact on conservation".

Early bird pricing on workshops and festival passes of 20% ends July 1st. Interested participants have to purchase workshops and passes before 12 midnight July 1st. For complete information on the Festival, to purchase Festival passes and to register for workshops visit http://www.telluridephotofestival.com or call Eric Moore at 970-728-6875.

The Telluride Photo Festival wants to thank it's generous sponsors Telluride and Mountain Village Owners Association, HDRSoft, Tandem Stills + Motion, Photo District News Magazine, and the iLCP.

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