Arches + Canyonlands National Park Night and Day Workshop May 15 - 20, 2018

Delicate Arch Milky Way Arches National Park
Delicate Arch Milky Way Arches National Park

Arches + Canyonlands National Park Night and Day Workshop May 15 - 20, 2018

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Arches + Canyonlands National Park Night and Day Workshop

 

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Washerwoman Arch in Canyonlands NP

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are some of the most beautiful areas in the USA. The landscapes that surround these parks are absolute wonders and are incredible places to experience with or without a camera. For those who enjoy hiking to cliffs that overlook immense and amazing rock formations, these two national parks are for you. Our workshop will take us to both parks which offer incredible vistas and "windows" to frame the landscapes through and provide nearly unparalleled night skies! This is a landscape and astrophotography workshop and our group will be operating at sunrise, sunset, and most overnights in each park. 

 

Each attendee receives a FREE 3 Legged Thing Tripod!

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 Made from 9 light frames (captured with a Canon camera) by Starry Landscape Stacker 1.4.2.

Delicate Arch under the Milky Way

Day 1: Our workshop will begin at 3PM in Moab where you will be picked up in our 15 person passenger van, that will give our group enough room to spread out during our drives to and through each of the national parks. We will have a sit down lunch where we can introduce ourselves and discuss what each persons goals are, the itinerary, and any other questions you may have for the workshop. We will then travel to Arches National Park and shoot the Windows formation at sunset. This location is also perfect to start creating Milky Way images on our first night out.  I advise arriving in Moab the previous day and staying over night in case of any airline travel issues that may arise. 

 

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Canyonlands NP at dawn

Day 2 - 5: Over these 4 days, our group will begin our mornings early to follow the light for the best images and opportunities to capture the geologic features and landscapes available in the national parks. Some features and landscapes are best seen immediately at sunrise and we will be arriving well before that time as some areas become crowded quickly. We will use these opportunities to photograph and create incredible images. I advise taking naps most afternoons as this workshop does have many mornings, evenings, and late nights where we will be in the field capturing images. Day 3 will be our first Post Processing Day, where we will learn techniques to develop a refined and beautiful image. 

Day 6: We will take our last morning together to develop techniques using Adobe Lightroom (free trial is available). I ask each person to pick 3 of their favorite photos to post process and then share with the group. We will work together to maximize the potential of the software and create works of art that you can cherish for years to come and share with your friends when you get home. This micro workshop will give you the means to develop your images quickly and efficiently using the adjustments tool bar and plugins available for Lightroom.

 

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Milky Way behind Balanced Rock

Arches + Canyonlands National Park Night and Day Workshop

 

6 Days/5 Nights

 

May 15 - 20, 2018

 

Included:

  • 5 days of shooting, training, and 2 days of Post Processing training.
  • Travel to and from airport and hotel in Moab
  • Travel to and within Canyonlands and Arches National Park
  • Lodging (Double occupancy but single occupancy is available at an additional rate)
  • 3 Legged Thing Tripod (up to a $200 value)
  • Small workshop size capped at 8 participants.
  • Nightscape, Astrophotography, and Landscape instruction
  • Using filters to create movement/ reduce light pollution/ increase interest
  • Learn to create a time-lapse
  • Plenty of water!
  • Personal portfolio review.
  • A 20 x 30 finished piece of art for your home beautifully presented on metallic substrate and framed ready to hang

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Meals
  • Incidentals
  • National Park Admission

What you will learn:

  • Creating an engaging composition.
  • How to shoot the stars and incredible landscapes.
  • Learn the most effecient ways to use your camera and how to see light. 
  • Understanding correct exposure and reading your histogram.
  • How to use neutral density filters, graduated filters, and polarizers for landscapes.
  • Processing images quickly to make a beautiful photograph.

What you will need:

  • DSLR capable of 3200 ISO
  • Fast lens of f/2.8 or faster and 24mm or wider focal length for night imagery
  • Lens lengths between 24 - 200mm
  • Tripod
  • Headlamp with a red "night vision" light
  • Warm clothing and bug repellent
  •  I ask each participant to be very familiar with your camera and its settings prior to taking this workshop, as we will be working with little to no light most of the evening
  • Intervalometer

 

Arches + Canyonlands National Park Night and Day Workshop

May 15 - 20, 2018

 

Signing up for the Arches + Canyonlands National Park Night and Day Workshop

In order to reserve your spot to our Arches + Canyonlands National Park Night and Day Workshop, please complete the reservation form and include your retainer of $1445. The remainder of the balance will be due no later than 60 days prior to the first day of the trip. Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be issued to cancellations made 120 days prior to tour date. For cancellations made 60 – 120 days before the start of the workshop, a full refund will be given if the slot can be re-booked. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to the tour are not refundable. JT Blenker Photography reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum of participants is not reached.  A minimum of 4 participants is required for the tour to take place. I highly recommend trip insurance due to unforeseen circumstances. The full itinerary, packing list, and waiver will be sent to you once you have paid in full. If requesting to share accommodations with a friend/partner, please leave this request in the notes when you book your tour. 

** Be advised: this workshop does have some hiking which can be strenuous. We will take all hikes with ease but you must be able to hike 1.5 miles on a moderate incline to view and photograph Delicate Arch.

 

 

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