Zion Landscape Photography Workshop
Tentative Dates: August 18-20, 2017
Price: $750 per person - Limited to six people.
Join me at one of the most beautiful places on Earth! Zion National Park is noted for its majestic beauty, where water has sculpted rock in so many ways. Expand your photographic vision, technical skills, and image galleries as we focus our efforts on the gems of the East Rim and nearby areas. You will enjoy shooting East Rim waterholes, Pine Creek, the Virgin River, and potentially Keyhole Canyon (no canyoneering needed). There will be a midday Lightroom/Photoshop editing and image review session to help bring your art to life! It'll be a fun and informal time in the digital darkroom where we can finalize your photographic vision.
- You will need to arrange your own travel, food, and lodging but I highly recommend Zion Mountain Ranch. It is just outside the east entrance of the park where we will be spending most of our time. The cabins are top notch, there's a nice restaurant, and it is also more serene than busy Springdale, that time of year.
- You are more than welcome to drive around on your own but I am happy to cart us around to the several destinations I have in mind throughout the workshop, granting that it's comfortable enough for everybody
- We will not be venturing into the area known as Zion Canyon as a group. It's great to shoot and so beautiful too, but that'll be another time when there's less tourist traffic, fall color, and no need for trams.
- As noted, water is a big part of Zion's beauty. I am always ready to get wet whether it be from rain or from walking and wading through water...you should be too ;-) By the way, even in summer, the water can be cold!
- While we are not focusing on wildlife, the East Rim is loaded with beautiful big horn sheep, and other critters, so bring a telephoto lens if you feel like stopping off to shoot when we see them.
- The hiking we will do is not strenuous, but it's not all level terrain either.
- Of course, bring your laptop for the editing session, should you want to get your hands dirty in the digital lab.
- Meet up around noon on for introductions and to further discuss the game plan.
- Afternoon shooting on the east side of the park. Getting to know our gear and personal scouting for later.
- Break out for an early dinner.
- Golden hour and sunset shooting at East Rim waterholes and tufa.
- An early morning shoot at the clear waters of Pine Creek.
- Breakfast break at a great little cafe!
- More exploring and shooting Pine Creek.
- Midday review and editing session.
- Afternoon break.
- Late afternoon and evening shooting wherever we want!
- Morning shoot outside the park, near the lodging. Think long golden grasses and meandering hills as far as the eye can see. (Alternatively, we can venture over to Bryce Canyon if so desired)
- More midday editing and image critique. This is where we can help forge each other as better, more thoughtful photographers! Another option is shooting the exit of the beautiful slot canyon called Keyhole Canyon. You'll have to be prepared to get wet, though!
- Finally, one last evening shoot together. Let's keep out options open for our magnum opus!
*If you have any questions you'd like answered before signing up for this great workshop don't hesitate to contact me.