Bryce Canyon Magical Light

Tropic, UT 84776, USA

RL
Rock Light Photo
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May 9 - 13, 2024
Group size: 1 - 8
Bryce Canyon Magical Light
Tropic, UT 84776, USA

Rock Light Photo
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  • Facebook verified

May 9 - 13, 2024
Group size: 1 - 8

About this trip

Explore the wondrous hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park day and night on this 5 day photo workshop in Southern Utah, home to some of the best light for landscape photography in the world. 

Pending weather, we will spend at least 3 full days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with the balance of time in other nearby unique red rocks and slot canyon locations.


Subjects will include, but not be limited to: unique rock formations, natural arches, slot canyons, canyon rim vistas, and night photography in an internationally recognized dark skies park.  We will end the workshop with a group slide show and critique.

About the Workshop Leader

Colin D. Young is an award-winning photographer who has spent the past several years exploring the red rock Canyonlands of Southern Utah and the mountains of Colorado.  As a part time resident of Moab, Utah since 2011, he has spent several weeks a year exploring the photographic riches in Southern Utah in every season, and has been leading workshops and tours in the area for several years as the founder of Rock Light Photo Tours.   He is a certified and insured photography travel guide in nearby Arches,  Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands & Rocky Mountain national parks.  This will be Colin's 4th year leading this workshop.

Field Lessons

- Recognizing and capturing the magical natural lighting in Bryce Canyon

- Making your red rock images pop

- Determining proper exposure

- Analyzing a scene for compositional options

- Using filters to improve artistic results

- How to photograph slot canyons

- Capturing the Milky Way with your digital camera


Classroom Instruction

- Photographic techniques for shooting the red rock sandstone of the Colorado Plateau

- HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography

- Shooting and Stitching panoramic images

- My Adobe Lightroom workflow for getting the most from your images

- Creating great black & white images from digital color captures

- A positive group critique of images to end the workshop - this is a wonderful lesson in composition and seeing the world through other peoples' eyes.

Other Considerations

Skill Levels 


All skill levels are welcome.  Participants who have a good working knowledge of their cameras, a basic understanding of digital workflow, and knowledge or exposure to Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop will get the most from this workshop.  


Physical Demands


Though locations visited during this workshop are readily accessible, the hilly terrain requires some moderate hiking (typically 1-3 miles round trip). Participants MUST BE IN GOOD PHYSICAL SHAPE  and able to climb and descend moderate to steep inclines. They should wear sturdy  boots and use caution on slippery and rocky slopes.  Keep in mind that the elevation in Bryce Canyon is 7500'-9,000'  above sea level, so a day in the area before the workshop is  recommended if coming from sea level. 


Group Size


Maximum 8 photographers. 

Lodging Options

For all of my workshops, I rent a 4-5BR house that will be our home base, giving us a place to gather for classroom sessions, a  kitchen to use for meals, and a chance to mingle with and learn from  your fellow photographers.  There will be a limited number of rooms available at the 5BR vacation rental property in Tropic, Utah that will  be the home base for the workshop.

King Bedroom with private bathroom - $165/nt +tax (reserved for a couple)

King Bedroom (x3), shared bath - $130/night or $150 dbl occ. 

Queen Bedroom with shared bath - $115/night 

Workshop Details

Registration fee: $1065 per person (includes 6.85% Utah services tax)

Deposit to reserve a date: $300 (plus housing deposit as appropriate)


Dates and Times

Workshop begins Thursday, May 9th at 4pm, and ends Monday, May 13th at 11am.


Non-photographer/tag-along rate: $500 - for a  spouse/partner/friend who wants to come along, eat meals with the group,  and travel to some of our shooting locations.  Note there is a double occupancy rate for the lodging options at the vacation rental properties.


Where to Meet

Participants will gather and be based at our home base vacation rental property in Tropic, Utah.   Directions and details will be sent well in advance of the workshop.

What’s included

  • Sales Tax
    6.85% Utah services tax
  • Photography instruction
    Classroom and on-site instruction on capturing and processing red rocks images and the Milky Way.

What’s not included

  • Airfare
    round trip airfare not included (closest major airports: Salt Lake City (SLC), Las Vegas (LAS))
  • Local trasportation
    We will carpool as possible, but access to a vehicle to get to Tropic, and while you are in town is suggested.
  • Meals
    We will eat some meals as a group at restaurants in Tropic, but all meals are the responsibility of the student
  • Housing
    Housing options beginning the night before the workshop are available as an add-on.

Available Packages

No lodging needed
Available until May 2, 20244 left

Choose this option if you plan to book your own accommodations in/near Tropic, Utah.


Full price includes only workshop registration and applicable taxes.   

$1,065
Deposit: $350
King bedroom w/ shared bath
only 3 left

A room with a king bed and a shared bathroom in the 5BR/3BA vacation rental in Tropic, Utah which will be the home base for the workshop.  NOTE: if you are signing up for 2 people, make sure you select the 'no lodging' option for the 2nd person if you plan to share a room.

4 nights (May 9-13) at $130/night + local room tax (1 or 2 people)
The night of May 8 is available as an add-on if you wish to arrive early to explore or acclimate to the elevation in the area (the Bryce Canyon rim is 8-9,000' above sea level)

Full price includes workshop registration and all applicable taxes.  

$1,665
Deposit: $550
King bedroom w/ pvt bath (couple only)
Available until May 2, 2024only 1 left

A room with a king bed and a private bathroom in the 5BR vacation rental in Tropic, Utah which will be the home base for the workshop.  This option is reserved for couples only, please.  NOTE: if you are  signing up for 2 people, make sure you select the 'no lodging' option for the 2nd person if you plan to share a room.


4 nights (May 9-13) at $165/night dbl occ. + local room tax

The night of May 8 is available as an add-on if you wish to arrive early to explore or acclimate to the elevation in the area (the Bryce Canyon rim is 8-9,000' above sea level)


Full price includes workshop registration and all applicable taxes.  

$1,825
Deposit: $600
Queen bedroom w/ shared bath
only 1 left

A room with a queen bed and a shared bathroom in the 5BR/3BA vacation rental in Tropic, Utah which will be the home base for the workshop.  


4 nights (May 9-13) at $115/night + local room tax (1 or 2 people) The night of May 8 is available as an add-on if you wish to arrive early to explore or acclimate to the elevation in the area (the Bryce Canyon rim is 8-9,000' above sea level)  Full price includes workshop registration and all applicable taxes.   

$1,595
Deposit: $550
Non-participant/tag-along rate
only 2 left

For a spouse/partner/friend who wants to come along, eat meals with the group, and travel to some of our shooting locations as an observer.  Note there is a double occupancy rate for the lodging options at the vacation rental properties. 

$400


Your Organizer


RL
Rock Light Photo
Professional photographer Colin D. Young offers 4-6 multi-day immersive photography workshops in various locations generally centered around U.S. National parks, with an emphasis on the national parks of Colorado and Utah. He is a certified and insured photo tour guide in Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Rocky Mountain National Parks.

References

QD
I have been out with Collin for quiet a few times to capture the moments of nature with cameras. I enjoyed all of the trips. The beauty and grandeur of those places often captured my mind, as I was capturing their images. Photography is about capture the right light at right moments and right places. Colin is a career professional light expert, and has a keen sense and splendid knowledge about light. He helped almost every participant in his workshops to get high quality images. I have about 50 years of experience in photography, and I still learn something new in each Colin’s workshop. I plan to attend more Collin’s workshops.
By Quan D on 18 Dec, 2023
JB
I attended Colin's Arches and Canyonlands workshop in March of 2023 and it was a fantastic experience. Colin knew the area well and took us to all the best spots at the right times. He was friendly and personable and I would recommend him to anyone interested in landscape photography. Our group had photographers with greatly varying levels of skill and experience and Colin was excellent at meeting their often different needs. This was my first time doing a photography workshop but it definitely won't be my last.
By Jerry B on 04 Dec, 2023
My first workshop with Rock Light Photo hooked me! The trip was well-organized, well-planned, had good fellow guests, and solid leadership from Colin Young. There was a strong sense of camaraderie and fun, heightened by most of us staying in the same rental house. We visited a lot of sites in Bryce Canyon, and since I'd never been, it was really eye-opening and fun. Colin organized things well, but not too much, and was responsive to the group's varying skill levels and energy. I've done several more photo workshops with Rock Light Photo in different places and consistently enjoyed myself, learned a lot about many aspects of photography, and gotten great images. I'd strongly recommend Rock Light Photo for photographers with a range of experience - you'll also have fun, grow as an artist, and create great photos.
By D H on 02 Nov, 2023