The entrance to Zion National Park offers stunning views and red rock formations. 

Zion Fall
Photography Workshop
November 4-8, 2015 - $!750

$1600: EARLY SIGNUP ($150 OFF)
$200: DEPOSIT/RESERVATION

 

A red Yosemite, complete with plunging cliffs, towering slot canyons, and roaring rivers. 

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Workshop Details

What's Happening:

Amazing reflections of blue and orange are found deep inside a section of the Narrows known as Wall Street. 

We will kick off the workshop Wednesday afternoon with an informal meet and greet session.  Students will have a chance to meet, mingle, and discuss what images they want to achieve.  We will cover and discuss a loose location schedule for the weekend.  Landscape shooting is very weather dependent so we are keep our locations and timing fluid.  Zion National Park offers some of the most dramatic and colorful scenery in the American Southwest.  During the mornings we will explore fall foliage, seek out inner canyon hideaways in the afternoon, and scout into the evening while waiting for the light of sunset to arrive.  Zion National Park is a fantastic place for black and white images so we will spend time exploring such techniques.  Voluntary night photography sessions (weather dependent) will be available for those with some energy left over.  Before heading home Sunday afternoon we will wrap up the workshop with a final image review session.  Fall weather in Zion National Park can be cold by night so bring appropriate (non cotton) layers. 

 

What You'll Learn:

With such varied and amazing terrain, this workshop will provide a wide range of lessons.  As always we be covering technical points such as camera setup, camera settings, and digital workflow.  Creatively we will focus on things like composition, light recognition, shutter effects, and subject selection.  We will have the chance to explore plenty of dynamic subjects such as moving water, autumn leaves, starry skies, and hopefully vivid sunrises and sunsets.  The entire workshop will serve as a lesson in scouting and planning.  If night skies are clear, addition night photography lessons will be available for those with enough energy.  Each student will receive ample 1 on 1 guidance and images critiques throughout the weekend.  Daily post processing demonstrations and tutorials help guarantee that your images continually improve throughout the workshop.  Most importantly you'll learn how to have fun and relish the adventure!  View our full creative philosophy here.   

 

What's Needed:

  • DSLR Camera, tripod, remote/wired shutter release.  Standard zoom lens.
  • Plenty of memory card space (will be shooting full RAW)
  • 2-3 fully charged batteries   
  • Headlamp (red light capable)
  • LED flashlight (backup)
  • Comfortable(preferably waterproof) hiking boots/shoes
  • Waterproof/resistant shell layers
  • Spare layers (preferably no cotton)
  • Attitude ready for adventure and exploration.   
  • NOTE:  If conditions permit, we will likely explore and shoot The Narrows. 
    For this we will rent specialty boots, river gear, and dry bags.  The cost is
    aprox $50/person, but will allow us to explore The Narrows with much greater saftey and effecieny. 

 

What's Good To Have:

  • WIde angle lens, preferably faster than f4.0   Rental lenses can be sourced at www.borrowlenses.com
  • Polarizer
  • ND filters
  • Knee or chest high fishing waders
  • Laptop (with Adobe Lightroom installed)
  • Hard drive for backing up images

 

What's Included:

  • In field instruction
  • Lodging, 4 nights
  • Image reviews and critiques
  • Post processing tutorials
  • Post shoot (email) image reviews.
  • Snacks 

 

What's Not Included:

  • Transportation
  • Meals

 

Payment Policy

Payment for single day workshops is due at registration.  Multi-day workshops offer the option to pay a $200 deposit.  This deposit reserves your place in the workshop.  Some workshops offer a discounted "early bird" price if paid in full.  Reservations secured with a $200 deposit are not eligible for the early bird pricing and are subject to the full workshop price.  60 days before the workshop's start date the balance is due.  An invoice is sent 14 days prior to the due date reminding you of the balance due date.  Sign ups made less than 60 days prior to a workshop's start date are required to be paid in full upon registration.   

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