John Fielder has been nearly everywhere in the state, driving hundreds of thousands of miles to capture it. He’s a professional photographer and author who has a lot to offer the Colorado thrill seeker.
His flagship book, Colorado 1870-2000 (affiliate link), is Colorado’s top selling regional title of all time. It’s an incredible leather bound book that features 300 sets of side by side images, a modern one from John, printed next to a matching 19th century shot from William Henry Jackson.
In addition to his commercial endeavors, he works hard to promote and preserve Colorado’s natural spaces. Every year he rallies thousands of people to back smart land use. His photography has helped influence legislation that affects the Rocky Mountain countryside you know and enjoy.
The gallery is housed in The Photo Shop in Breckenridge, which is open daily. In addition to John’s images, you’ll find photography from Gary Soles, a Summit County local of twenty years.
Hands-On Photography Workshops
Each year John hosts a number of outstanding photography workshops around the Rockies, like the one shown above in Crested Butte. All levels are welcome to attend but space is limited.
My advice to photography students is to be perceptive. Always keep an eye open for new shapes, new colors, different kinds of light, and how light affects the way we see the landscape. – John Fielder
Best Of Colorado Guidebook
If you like fresh air, cool alpine streams, and wide-open spaces, there’s no better place on Earth to be than here in Colorado. – John Fielder, Best Of Colorado
John Fielder’s Best Of Colorado is the finest local guidebook around. Now in its 3rd edition, more than 75,000 copies have been sold making it the highest selling Colorado travel guide. Leave a copy in your car or on your coffee table and you’ll never be without a new adventure.
He features 165 of the top scenic places in the state, all roadside spots, each complete with his impeccable photography. It comprehensively covers each section of Colorado with nearby recommendations for camping, fishing, hiking, dining, lodging, attractions and events. If you make it to just a few of his top scenic places this year, you’ll have a fantastic 2021!
And to record all your upcoming exploits, pick up a copy of his 2021 Scenic Engagement Calendar (affiliate link). It’s crazy useful and features a full size, colorful nature photo for each week.