Arches, Canyonlands & Badlands Photo Workshop

Moab & Hanksville, Utah

January 25-30, 2019 | $1,895.00 $500 deposit due at registration

This six day tour of the Colorado Plateau in the winter will put us in some of the most beautiful and sublime desert landscapes in southern Utah. This otherworldly landscape features vast canyon overlooks along the rim of the mighty Colorado River, magnificent arches and sculpted sandstone, rolling badlands in the San Rafael Swell, and the hoodoo canyons of Bryce dressed in their finest winter white.

The striking contrast of snow across the red rock landscape and the low angle of winter light make for an amazing combination of light, weather and color across the high desert plateaus of southern Utah. Kurt and Joe will be there every step of the way with expert guidance in the best locations during the best light, helping you along your creative and technical journey toward making the images you’ve always dreamed of.

IN THE CLASSROOM

We will be out shooting and exploring during sunrise and sunset to ensure we find the best conditions. During daytime hours we will have classroom time where we will focus on photography concepts and techniques.

  • Image Design

  • Digital Darkroom

  • Image Critiques

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Meet and greet and opening slideshow presentation beginning at 1pm in Moab. Afternoon/sunset shoot in Arches or Canyonalnds National Parks.

  • Day 2: Sunrise/morning shoot (approximately 4 hours field session), afternoon post processing training, sunset field session (approximately 3 hours in the field).

  • Day 3: Sunrise/morning shoot (approximately 4 hours field session), afternoon post processing training, sunset field session (approximately 3 hours in the field)

  • Day 4: Sunrise/morning shoot (approximately 2 hours), breakfast as a group. Check out of hotel and commute to Hanksville, Utah (2 hour drive). Check into hotel. Afternoon/sunset shoot in the San Rafael Swell.

  • Day 5: Sunrise/morning shoot (approximately 4 hours), afternoon classroom critique and post processing session, late afternoon/sunset shoot (approximately 3 hours). (Optional Mid Day Slot Canyon Hike, Weather permitting)

  • Day 6: Sunrise/morning shoot (approximately 4 hours), afternoon classroom critique and post processing session, late afternoon/sunset shoot (approximately 3 hours). Workshop ends after sunset.

Physical Difficulty

There will be no strenuous hiking involved during the workshop and most locations will be close to the road. Some locations, however may involve a short hike of less than a mile with no serious elevation gains. We will be spending a lot of time outdoors shooting in winter conditions. Daytime temperatures in the desert during winter can vary quite widely. It’s imperative that participants be prepared for outdoor winter recreation, lots of warm layers, hats, mittens, good outerwear and warm boots are a must. A modest level of health and fitness will greatly enhance your experience.

Accommodations & Travel

The nearest airport is Salt Lake City International Airport. The drive from SLC Airport to Moab is approximately 4 hours and from Bryce Canyon back to SLC is approximately 4 hours. We recommend clients fly in on January 11th and fly out on January 18th allowing ample time to commute to and from the workshop starting and ending locations.

A high clearance SUV with all wheel drive is 4x4 is recommended for this workshop due to possible winter road conditions and some off road driving to remote locations.

Clients will need to make reservations at these hotels on these nights. (Hotel Information TBD)

Booking

A non-refundable deposit of $is 500.00 is required to secure a space on this workshop. Final payment is due 30 days prior to the start of this workshop. There is no refund after the final payment has been made (unless we can fill your spot). Please see our cancellation policy for more detailed information.