includes instruction, classroom lectures & post processing training

PHOTO WORKSHOP INCLUDES: Field sessions, class session including processing techniques, and critiques. We scout our locations each year prior to every workshop to ensure our photo locations are successful, without unexpected closures, debris, etc. We have photographed and conducted workshops at this location many times over the years, and we pride ourselves on getting you to the right spot at the right time.

October 25 - 31, 2018 | view other workshops

Arches, Canyonlands & Bryce Canyon w Joseph Rossbach

Explore your vision and refine your skills all the while photographing one of the southwest's  most sublime landscapes.

This six day tour of the Colorado Plateau in the autumn will put us in some of the most beautiful and sublime desert landscapes in southern Utah including vast canyon overlooks along the rim of the mighty Colorado River, magnificent arches and desert landscapes, moon like vistas and rolling badlands in the San Rafael Swell, and the Hoodoo Canyon's of Bryce as well as autumn color from cottonwoods to aspens. 

The striking contrast of autumn color and red rock landscape combined with the low angle of autumn light make for an amazing combination across the high desert plateaus of southern Utah in the winter and  Joe will be there every step of the way to guide the group the best locations in the best light and help you along your creative and technical journey to becoming a more proficient photographer and producing high quality imagery.

The details:

  • Cost: $1895.00
  • Deposit: $300.00 
  • Days: 6 days

Note: Joseph Rossbach Photography, Adventures in Light operates this workshop under a permit issued by the National Park Service for Southern Utah.


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

Day 2: Sunrise/morning shoot (approximately 4 hours field session), afternoon post processing training at hotel, sunset field session (approximately 3 hours in the field) followed by a night shoot.

Day 3: Sunrise/morning shoot (approximately 2 hours field session). Check out of hotel and travel to Torrey, Utah just outside of Capitol Reef National Park. Sunset Field Session in Capitol Reef National Park. 

Day 4: Sunrise/morning shoot in a remote region of badlands (approximately 2 hours) followed by shooting and hiking in Capitol Reef National Park. Afternoon break and then sunset shoot either on Boulder Mountain or in the park.

Day 5: Sunrise shoot (approximately 3 hours), checkout of hotel and begin driving to Escalante Utah. (2 hour drive) Check into hotel and then classroom session followed by sunset field session photographing whimsical hoodoos and red sandstone.

Day 6: We will depart the hotel at 8 am and hike to a remote slot canyon where we will shoot the entire afternoon. After out shoot, we will head up to Bryce Canyon in time for a sunset. Check in and dinner after our sunset shoot.

Day 7: Sunrise at Bryce Canyon followed by a morning break. Afternoon classroom critiques and post processing. Sunset in Bryce Canyon. Workshop ends after sunset.

Our Vision & Focus:

Joe will focus on advanced seeing and ways to unlock creativity in situations that require conceptual and compositional ingenuity. In addition to composition and creative vision, Joe will discuss the best use of light and subject matter to create a memorable and publishable image. 

On Workflow:

Joe will focus on teaching a logical, effective workflow that ensures the highest quality for your work, as well an image archive that is stable, consistent, and retrievable over the long term, and that ultimately liberates rather than burdens.  He will cover step by step the process from shooting RAW files in the field to optimizing the final image in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop.

Workflow topics to be covered include:

  • File formats for shooting and for archiving
  • Exposing for digital
  • Downloading for automatic image organization
  • Proper file naming
  • Cataloging of images: Lightroom
  • Keywording and captioning of images
  • The many uses of metadata
  • Processing the raw file
  • Using the tools in Adobe Lightroom’s Develop Module
  • Color spaces for the best results in different media
  • Creating panoramic images
  • Color adjustment strategies
  • Using Photoshop to finalize the image: dodging and burning, adjustment layers and layer masking, controlling luminosity and contrast, sharpening for output
  • Tony Kuyper Luminosity Masks



  • Small group of 10 participants, 5;1 student ratio
  • Advanced seeing: Learn to find new and unexpected compositions
  • Breaking through creative block and making great photographs in challenging situations
  • Mastering a logical, efficient, and consistent workflow, from capture to final master image, that frees you to focus on creativity
  • Ensuring the highest-possible final image quality
  • Constructive group critiques of participant work

Booking & Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of 658.50 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop.  Final payment is due 60 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.

Accommodations & Travel:

The nearest airport is Salt Lake City International Airport. The drive from SLC Airport too Moab is approximately 4 hours and from Bryce Canyon is approximately 4 hours. 

A high clearance SUV with all wheel drive or 4x4 is recommended for this workshop due to possible off road locations. (clients can opt to ride share and we highly recommended it!).

Clients will need to make reservations at these hotels on these nights.

January 12 - 15th - LaQuinta - 815 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532 - (435) 259-8700

January 15-16th - Rodeway Inn - 25 E Sr 24, Caineville, Torrey, UT 84775 - (435) 456-9900

January 16-18th - The Lodge at Bryce Canyon - Bryce Canyon National Park - (435) 834-8700