Capitol Reef National Park
Explore giant geological formations and the rugged terrain of the Waterpocket Fold with our full immersion landscape photography workshops Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.
Travel to landscapes that few will ever reach and create exceptional landscape art
Benefit from our guidance, time in the field with a mentor, and classroom instruction
Create images that capture the way you felt when you were there taking the photo
“I’ve been shooting for many years, and my experience with John has changed how I plan, shoot, and edit my photos.”
Our full immersion landscape photography workshop will take you to red rock cliffs, giant geological formations, the Waterpocket Fold, and the historic Morman town of Fruita. Explore the Cathedral Valley in the northern region of the park including sunset at the Temples of the Moon and Sun. We’ll also trek to the Hickman Bridge, Chimney Rock Trail, Gooseneck Trail, and historic Fruita town in the central region. We’ll then drive the amazing Burr Trail Switchbacks in the southern region of the park. We will shoot sunrise, sunset, and well into the night.
What to Expect
- Shooting Locations – Chimney Rock, Gooseneck, Panorama Ledge, Sunset Point, Temples of the Moon and Sun, Sulphur Creek, Capitol Dome, Hickman Bridge, The Castle, The Switch Backs, Gilford Homestead & Fruita Orchards, Waterpocket Fold.
This full immersion landscape photography workshop is going to be all about photography. Your photography. Our workshops include a unique blend of (1) capture time in the field, (2) guided hikes, (3) 4×4 travel to remote locations, and (4) class time for post-production instruction.
The majority of our days will start early, before sunrise. After a quick cup of coffee or tea, we’ll be off to get into position at a location in the best light of the day with breakfast in the field in order to maximize our shooting time. We’ll often continue until mid-to-late morning before heading back to Basecamp.
Back at Basecamp, we’ll have time for off-loading memory cards, classroom lectures & instruction, working on our images, one-on-one guidance, or time to relax. Then, in the mid-to-late afternoon, we’ll head out again to capture the evening skies, getting the most out of the sunset and/or shooting the stars in the night sky.
More important than just getting you to some of the best and most remote areas of the park at the best times of the day, this five-day photo expedition will challenge you to take your photography to the next level and to develop your own photographic voice.
In the Field:
Out in the field, we’ll explore different approaches to scene visualization, ground/sky/sea compositions, and how to manage complex highlight and shadow scenes using techniques such as dynamic bracketing, focus stacking, framing, and neutral density filters.
In the Classroom:
In the classroom, we’ll spend time developing your post-production workflow – learning when Lightroom is enough and when you need to move your work into Photoshop – using techniques such as luminosity masks to create and solve contrast, color, and blending issues.
Tuition & Payment Terms
What’s Included in Your Tuition:
- Group rate on your lodging
- Field meals and snacks
- All ground transportation during the workshop
- Workshop course materials
- In-the-field photographic training
- Post-production classes
What’s Not Included in Your Tuition:
- Transportation to/from the Basecamp