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    Boulder Photo Festival

    August 29-September 2, 2016

    NOTICE: Festival Cancelled — The Boulder Photo Festival organizers have, unfortunately, decided to cancel the festival. For those who purchased passes or workshops, the organizers will be issuing refunds. 

    A popular photo festival, now in its fifth year, will make Boulder its home (and part of its name) in 2016. And there's tons of exciting opportunity in store for photographers who attend the Boulder Photo Festival this year — from workshops and seminars to guest speakers and portfolio reviews. 

    What to Expect

    The Boulder Photo Festival is being hosted at the Millennium Harvest House. This year’s roster of keynote speakers is impressive. They include Canon Explorer of Light, Vincent Laforet; National Geographic and International League of Conservation Photography Founding Fellow, Frans Lanting; Nikon Ambassador, Joe McNally; Nikon Ambassador, Lucas Gilman; Sony Artisan, Chris Burkard; and Canon Australia Master, Krystle Wright.

    Boulder Photo Festival

    Workshops

    Many of the workshops slated for 2016 will focus on landscape, adventure, conservation, outdoor and action photography. Options include a one-day workshop on nature photography by Frans Lanting; Flash Lighting — Small to Big with Joe McNally; a Rocky Mountain National Park landscape workshop by Glenn Randall; adventure sports lighting workshop by Lucas Gilman; and a conservation photography workshop with Jason Houston and The Nature Conservancy photo editor Melissa Ryan. 

    Trade Expo

    New this year is a photographic and outdoor products trade expo. The festival has partnered with Mike’s Camera, which will offer great deals on merchandise, services, lens loaner programs and camera sensor cleaning. The Trade Expo is open to the public and free every day of the festival.

    Millennium Harvest House 
    Sept. 2, 2016, 2-5pm
    Sept. 3, 2016, noon-5:30pm
    Sept. 4, 2016, noon-5:30pm).

    WILD Foundation’s Galley Exhibit Reception

    The festival is teaming up with the WILD Foundation to curate a WILD-Cities-themed photo gallery to demonstrate how people experience nature within their own cities. Twenty images of urban wildlife and wild nature from Boulder and beyond will be unveiled. Guests will have the opportunity to learn each image’s story, meet participating artists and connect with people from the conservation and photography industries. The event is free and open to the public.

    Rayback Collective (Marion Room)
    Friday, Sept. 2, 7:30-10pm

    Tickets and Schedule

    The main festival will be held over Labor Day weekend September 2-5, 2016. Workshops are held August 29-September 2, 2016. Please check the Boulder Photo Festival website for tickets and a detailed schedule of events.