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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
Maximum 8 photographers.
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
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.