At long last, I have finalized the dates and details of my photography workshops and tours for the first half of 2012. I’m a little late this year and for that I apologize. Time got away from me and before I knew it the end of the year was almost here. So, what do I have planned? Read on to learn more.
Undiscovered Moab: A Photo Tour
April 21 & 22, 2012
Most photographers associate Moab with the famous scenes found within Arches and Canyonlands National Parks – Delicate Arch, Mesa Arch and Balanced Rock. While these oft-photographed icons are certainly worthy of the attention, the Moab area is home to dozens of virtually unknown locations just waiting to be discovered by intrepid photographers. Join me on an Undiscovered Moab Photo Tour and we’ll spend two full days exploring some of the most stunning scenery you’ve never seen.
Each day will start before sunrise and won’t end until after sunset. We’ll access several spectacular locations via rough but scenic four wheel drive roads and we’ll likely put a few more miles on your hiking boots. Weather and conditions will dictate which locations we’re able to visit but could include remote sandstone towers, vast canyon views, beautifully sculpted wind caves, graceful sand dunes and beautiful but rarely visited arches. We may even hike 9 miles (round trip, in and out of a creek) to a twin waterfall hidden in a slot canyon!
Undiscovered Moab: A Photo Tour is limited to 3 participants. Interest is high and this tour will sell out quickly. Please visit the Moab Photo Workshops website to learn more or to register for this exciting event.
Nature Photography Boot Camp
May 5, 2012 & June 2, 2012 (Additional dates to be added throughout the year)
Moab, Utah (I may add a date in Grand Teton NP in August, too)
In this intensive, one-day workshop we’ll visit at least three stunning locations around Moab to photograph Canyon Country in the warm light of sunrise and sunset. In the field we’ll focus on creating dynamic compositions, using camera settings to maximize creativity and using available light to craft your images. We’ll also spend some time talking about gear for outdoor photography and experimenting with polarizing and graduated neutral density filters. These workshops are very casual and participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their experiences with one another.
After the morning shoot we’ll break for a late breakfast/early lunch at a local diner. There we’ll review a few of my prints and I’ll discuss what went into making each image from a creative and technical standpoint. Each participant will then share a few of their own images for an interactive critique session. These images can be part of a digital portfolio on an iPad/laptop or hard copy prints. I am often told that this is a favorite part of the workshop. It’s also one of the most beneficial as I feel strongly that having your work critiqued and critiquing the work of others is a hugely important part of the creative process.
My Nature Photography Boot Camp workshops were featured as one of the “16 Best Summer Attractions for Families” in the June 2011 issue of Budget Travel magazine. The response was phenomenal and last year every workshop filled quickly, with several people on cancellation waiting lists. Please visit the Moab Photo Workshops website to learn more or to register for one of the fun and informative Boot Camp workshops.
There you have it, folks. I hope you find something that interests you. As always, please don’t hesitate to call (602.571.4170) or email me with questions about any of these workshops. See you in 2012!