Arches and Canyonlands – Photography Workshop

Semi-Private Workshop
Semi-Private Workshop
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Arches & Canyonlands Photo Tour

3 Days
Availability : Oct 2020
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 3

Tour Overview

Duration: 3 Days
– April 20th-23rd, 2020
– Oct 19th-22nd, 2020
Price: $999
Night photography add-on (extra day): $299

Early Bird: Save $100

$899 pp

* Sign up 2+ months prior to tour date.

Arches & Canyonlands, Utah: Photo Tour & Workshop
Unique "Semi Private" tour (3 students only)

A Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are two of the most unique photographic locations you will ever visit.  Towering spires, deep canyons and of course, red sandstone arches provide a wealth of stunning landscape.  Add in some back country four wheeling and starry night skies; oh yes, this area is a one of a kind perfect destination for photographers.

Our itinerary will differ a bit depending on the time of year.  Factors such as the time and location of sunrise/sunset play a key role in the day’s schedule.  With that said you can review the general itinerary in the next section below.

Semi Private Group! With only three spots available for this tour you are certain to get all the personal attention you need.  In addition it enables us all to travel in a single Jeep Rubicon (no tour vans here).  This allows us to enjoy offroad travel to locations that other tours simply never reach.  It also allows us to avoid the crowds when necessary.

Night Photography:  For those interested, an additional 4th date is available to work exclusively on night landscape photography.  We will cover the skills and techniques needed to capture a beautiful night sky along with your landscape foregrounds.  Time will also be spent on some of the necessary post-production techniques used to capture a detailed astrophotography image.

Lodging Option:  Rooms have been reserved in advance and pre-paid for those who wish to book their room through Big Sun Photography.  This can be beneficial if the town is already full or if you just don’t want to bother looking for a place to stay.  The motels will be basic 2 star type motel with queen bed (nothing to fancy) within the downtown area of Moab (walk-able to restaurants and entertainment).  If you choose to book your own accommodations (or if you’re camping/RV’ing) then it will be your responsibility to meet at the group hotel for each outing.

Tour Itinerary
Moab Landscapes

Day 1:Arches National Park

After checking into your hotel room we will gather for a short overview and planning session. Afterward we will pile into the Jeep and head to Arches National Park for afternoon and evening photography.

Transportation: Jeep Rubicon
Overnight: Moab, UT

Day 2:Canyonlands & Arches National Park

Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park: Morning outing for sunrise and early light photos. Mid-day return for rest and then out again for evening.

Transportation: Jeep Rubicon
Overnight: Moab, UT

Day 3:BLM Locations

This day will be a full day out with no mid-day return to downtown. We’ll be traveling most of the day on 4×4 Jeep roads and trails allowing us to capture areas less traveled by most visitors. We will leave late morning and return after nightfall.

Transportation: Jeep Rubicon
Overnight: Moab, UT

Day 4: (Optional)Night Photography

Afternoon we will gather to go over night photography skills and post production techniques. Prior to sunset we will depart in time to capture a bit of sunset after which we will travel to our night photo locations.

Transportation: Jeep Rubicon
Overnight: Moab, UT

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Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Pickup from: Hotel in Moab, UT
Drop-off: Hotel in Moab, UT

Price Includes

  • Professional Photography Instruction
  • Transportation Jeep Rubicon
  • Entrance FeesAll entrance fees are included.
  • Accommodations (Optional)All lodging for the trip (additional fees apply).

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses.
  • Meals

Activity Requirements

  • Little to no walking
  • Moderate walkingUp to 1 mile on relatively flat ground.
  • Easy hikingShort distances ( < 1/4 mile) with moderate to steep grade.
  • Difficult hikingIf you wish to capture sunset on top of the Sand Dunes (optional), this will require a difficult (but safe) hike of extreme inclines for 1.5 to 2.0 hours.
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