Scenic Aperture17 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
- Address: 708 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301, USA, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9704035853
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Gallery, Family And Kids, Photo Gallery
A showcase of the works of celebrated nature photographer Frank Comisar, the Scenic Aperture Gallery should be a destination in your itinerary if nature photography is one of your passions. The photographs displayed here are taken exclusively in the Four-Corners area of the American Southwest. You can get to learn a lot about this region not just from the photos but also from the various guides in the museum. Many of the clicks are available for sale too. Comisar is a mentor for many photographers in the country and frequently takes workshops in this gallery for budding photographers. Frank’s workshops have limited seats and very high demand so it is advised to book your seats as soon as possible. If you are lucky, you might get to meet him hanging around the gallery once in a blue moon, deep in conversation with the visitors in his gallery.
How to Reach Scenic Aperture
- You can hire a car/bike or walk to get here.
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6.72% of people who visit Durango include Scenic Aperture in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
69.23% of people start their Scenic Aperture visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Scenic Aperture
50% of people prefer walking in order to reach Scenic Aperture
Scenic Aperture Reviews & Ratings
Frank took me out on a half day photo tour and I learned a lot! He was very patient with me and my pictures turned out great! After the tour he showed me how he edits the photos in the lab. I highly recommend taking one of his classes or tours if you want to improve on your photo techniques. Also, I purchased some photo cards and an awesome coffee book of his photos for a reasonable price.
My seventh workshop with Scenic Aperture and can't wait for the eighth! Frank is a very effective coach and mentor. He can quickly adapt his teaching style to accommodate both beginners and experts. His passion for photography is infectious and it is clear he wants all participants to have the best experience possible.
I happened to be in Durango in August and was blown away by the prints in Frank's Gallery. I signed up for a private workshop on the spot and spent Sunday morning touring around the area with Frank. He was great. I was skeptical going in, but I've been doing amateur photography for 40 years and he taught me half a dozen ways of doing things that were new to me. These have already paid off in a couple of recent photography weekends I've taken. He also does more elaborate group workshops, and I'll almost certainly sign up for one of those next year. Very highly recommended, especially if you're already somewhat experienced and want a bit of instruction from a pro to move up a notch.
Scenic Apertures Workshops teach "the art of the possible" for all skill levels! I have taken two workshops with Scenic Aperture and done one customized photo trip. I cannot say enough good things about my experience. Frank knows all of the secret spectacular spots and can get you there easily, saving tons of time (and gas) spent looking. In addition, most of the spots are off the beaten track. They would be hard to find and difficult to get to without the proper knowledge and vehicle. Frank is also a wonderful instructor who works well with all skill levels and personality types and has an amazing ability to make everyone feel like they’re getting exactly what they need (customized learning). He can help people who are brand new to photography and are learning the fundamentals of photography itself, their camera and accessories, and/or their computers and photo editing software. He also is good at working with more advanced people who would like to take their photography to a next level by learning more about composition, lighting, colors or who want to learn how to enhance their photography by better matching their accessories with desired outcomes - filters, lens selection, reading histograms, etc. Finally, for the very advanced (or for self learners), he is available as needed to answer questions or offer a gentle nudge. When desired, he also knows how to leave people alone to do their own thing or learn in their own style. I highly recommend Scenic Aperture workshops.
Six stars on a scale of 1 to 5! Just completed a private workshop with Frank Comisar of Scenic Aperture, photographing the sandhill crane migration in Nebraska. Frank is a skilled and patient teacher, and of course a fabulous photographer. He helped me improve my photography skills, and helped me see the migration from the best vantage points. Frank tailored the workshop to my wants, and then changed plans as we went along, to make it the best experience for me. All the logistics were well planned, and Frank knew his subject well. When the weather did not cooperate, we spent one afternoon working on post processing, which was awesome. He did an excellent job making a complicated process seem manageable. All aspects of the workshop were a fabulous experience. Highly recommended!