Online Photography Classes with Ricky Tims

Photo Summit 2022


Join Ricky Tims and your photo enthusiast friends for three inspiring days in mountain paradise. Limited to 70 participants.

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$349 Registration
Limited to 70 registrants
Tuition covers the soiree, lectures, and syllabus
Lodging and meals are not included
Monday Night 
7:00pm The Sensational Soirée 
Schedule to be determined
Evening Photographer's Showcase
Schedule to be determined
Evening Photographer’s Showcase
Schedule to be determined
Evening Final Photographer’s Showcase
Additional Info
The format will flow from morning to night. Lunch breaks will be scheduled to be one hour and  half - or more, depending on your personal photo outing schedule. Dinner breaks are scheduled for two and half hours provided you choose not to shoot during the golden hour. 
Sunrise shooting will be suggested for the early birds who find morning magic to be favorable. These are optional.
Shooting during Golden Hour is not as a requirement. It’s a reminder that the light can be amazing during that time of the afternoon.
For the daily “photo adventures” you will be provided a list of suggested photo locations. You will choose where you wish to go - and for however long you wish to shoot. You may team up with friends, or navigate about on your own. You are also more than welcome to scout out your own locations.
Fun challenges and a photo scavenger hunt will be issued during the course of the summit.
Editing time is at your discretion as it fits into the framework of the schedule. You will be given a daily upload link(s) to upload your photos for the daily Photographer’s Showcase and the Final Photographer’s Showcase. You may upload at any time once you have the link. The deadline for uploading will be 30 minutes prior to the showcases. 
Workshops Sessions
Some workshops will be presented by myself. There will also be guest presenters. The presenters and topics are not established at this time. I plan to select speakers from those who will be attending. 

The event is limited to 70 due to space restrictions in our little theater (the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts) where lectures will be held. I’ve also provided a little map (at the very bottom) for you to see how compact things will be. Seventy people lodging in La Veta will be pushing the limit of beds available. Should you book late and have problems finding lodging in La Veta, Walsenburg has a nice Best Western hotel on the interstate. You might check for places in Cuchara, which is 12 miles (15 minutes) up the mountain at 8600 ft. La Veta is at 7000 feet.
I’ve provided a good list of places in La Veta where my students have stayed and received good and positive reviews. Please keep in mind…La Veta is a very small town (only 800 residents). Our proprietors attempt to do their best with what we have available. 
I will note that The Warehouse Suite listed below is a bit different. It is a luxury apartment up a flight of stairs with 4 bedrooms, a living area, a kitchen, 2 baths, and laundry. If you create a group of 4 - (or more should anyone want to share a bed), this is a lovely place for a group. You can manage your own meals here.
The Two Fox Cabins are charming, rustic, well maintained, cabins. Some of them also have little kitchenettes which might suit those wishing to cook for themselves at times.
For meals - you will be on your own. Depending on the day, certain places will be available. You won’t go hungry. Our grocery market, Charlie’s, has a great deli in the back for lunch items. During the afternoons they usually prepare some dinner items to take away like a roasted chicken or brisket. 
The Dog Bar is a legendary bar and grill in the village of Cuchara (a 15 minute drive up the mountain from La Veta). It’s a must - you will likely find it a great stop if you are shooting up that way for lunch or dinner. Bar and grill fare - nothing fancy - just charming.
Aly’s Restaurant (propounded Alice’s) is one of the best restaurants in Southern Colorado with amazing cuisine and a delightful menu that changes daily.
The Legends on Main is a southwest style restaurant right on Main street that has quickly become a local favorite. They offer several daily specials and are open for lunch and dinner.
The Mission Deli is also a southwest style eatery with burritos, enchiladas, and other non-southwestern items.
The biggest message here is that you will find La Veta charming, but the amenities will require thinking a bit differently. Slow down. There is no stop light - and no fast food joints. The only ’chain store’ in La Veta is our Big R hardware store. The people are friendly and they will welcome you with open arms. The art galleries are a must visit, and there are places where you can find souvenirs and items made in Colorado.
Should you extend your time in La Veta (we end on Thursday night), our Oktoberfest, street fair with vendors, polka band, beer garden, and antique car show, happens on Saturday, October 1st.
There are now Air BnBs in and around the area. Check online. In addition, you will find:
  • Circle The Wagons RV Park  
    126 W. 2nd
    La Veta, CO
    RV Park with full hookups and even quaint little campers for rent. Conveniently located only four blocks from the Quilt Luminarium venue you will enjoy the sounds of the Cucharas River. 
  • Hardings Corner B&B
    Time comes to a stop; or at least you'll wish it did when visiting La Veta Colorado.
    Harding's Corner is a family Bed & Breakfast in every sense of the word; Sara help you feel at home.
    No Smoking or Pets. Cash or Checks only!
  • 140 West Grand Street, La Veta CO 81055
    For Current Rates and Availability; To Make Your Reservations: 719-742-5423
  • Inn at the Spanish Peaks B&B  
    310 E. Francisco
    La Veta, CO 81055
    This southwestern style, deluxe Bed & Breakfast has 3 Suites. Private Baths and Decks. Full gourmet breakfast. Non-smoking & adult only. It is a short four-block walk from this B&B to the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts.  
  • La Veta Inn  
    103 W Ryus
    La Veta, CO 81055
    Beautiful historic boutique Inn located in the heart of La Veta, featuring 17 updated, rooms and suites that will make you feel right at home. With views of the Spanish Peaks, and overlooking the patio of the new onsite restaurant and bar, Agatha's, you're sure to have an exceptional stay. One block walking distance to the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts. 
  • Two Fox Cabins & RVs  
    404 Oak Street
    La Veta, CO
    Two Fox Cabins & RVs has newly renovated cabins as well as full-hookup RV sites. These quaint, rustic cabins are extremely popular with visitors to La Veta and the Cucharas River runs through the property. Only a two-block walk to the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts. 
  • The Warehouse Suite  
    102 Ryus Ave
    La Veta, CO
    Built in 1903, the Kincaid Building has long been a part of La Veta's history and downtown. The upstairs was once a dance hall, movie theatre, meeting place, even a church! In 2007 it was restored to a 4 bedroom, 2 bath luxury apartment - available for short-term rental. One block walking distance to the event venue.  
  • Best Western Rambler (In Walsenburg 15 minutes east of La Veta)
    457 US Highway 85 87
    Walsenburg, CO
    Located 20 minute drive by car from La Veta in Walsenburg. 
  • I Love Lucy's RV Park  
    226 W. Grand St.
    La Veta, CO 81055
    Offering 27 fully shaded full hook-up sites (20/30amp), Lucy's RV Park has it all: green grass on every site, nice clean showers, and friendly service in this new family-owned business. Located only four blocks from the event venue.

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