Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks Photo Workshop September 2-6, 2012, Sunday noon through Friday afternoon at 2:00
$1,180 Discounts for early birds, BCPA alumni, ASMP, & NANPA
- association proof required.
Transportation, lodging, meals, and personal expenses are your responsibility.
Limit 12 with 2 instructors (maximum 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio) Click here for more information about
accommodations, nearest airport, etc.
Join our photography workshop in both Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.
Zion was the
first national park in Utah, designated in 1919. It is also one of the most oft-visited
parks in Utah.
There are diferent sections of the park, each with its own personality, and weather permitting, we will try to visit at least two of them, Zion Canyon, carved out by the Virgin River, and the lesser-known Kolob Canyons. This is an area that has been inhabited by man for over 12,000 years, and there are petroglyphs and pictographs that tell some of the ancient stories.
There are cliffs that tower above the Virgin river, Cottonwoods and Scrub Oak that line its banks, water that seeps out of rocks and creates a bank of dripping water, and of course, spectacular scenery. Some notable sites include The Court of the Patriarchs, West Temple, and The Watchman, among many others.
We will also spend two days in Bryce Canyon National Park with its pink, drip-castle-like formations. It is not far from Zion, and it is a must-see, as it looks like no other park on earth. The rock formations are fantastical, and the patterns you see are challenging to isolate but rewarding when you do.
You'll be able
to celebrate your passion for photography, hone your seeing and imaging skills,
and learn about the magic of light to make wonderful photographs.
This year, we'll have some opportunities for moonlit skies.
For those who want more time with Margo and Arnie, we offer the opportunity to scout and shoot with them before most of our domestic workshops. We limit this to two people per day who ride in the car with the instructors. During these days while Arnie and Margo do their own photography and final scouting for the workshop, there is also lots of individual instruction and discussions about photography.
We start out with some technical information before heading out for our first afternoon of photography. Our workshops include the following:
Maximum 6-to-1 ratio students to instructors;
Primer booklet to help you get started;
Early-morning and late-afternoon shoots for domestic workshops;
Daily downloading of your images and processing (we use the latest version
Lots of individual instruction in both the field and classroom;
Daily critiques, both individual and group for domestic workshops and most overseas ones;
Discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital workflow; and
Lots of fun and frivolity throughout!
One critical note: if you are contemplating buying a new camera, please make sure you have a basic working knowledge of it BEFORE you come to one of our workshops. There are so many variations amongst camera brands, and even within each brand, far too many for us to know and thus be able to help you. FAQs:
If you have not already done so, be sure to check our FAQs for
questions you may have as well as for equipment and installed downloads you need
to bring to the workshop including, if necessary, the free, 30-day, trial versions
of Adobe and other imaging products.