Arches National Park resides in an area of the United States that is home to the largest concentration of natural stone arch formations. The park actually preserves over 2000 natural sandstone arches ranging in size from 3 to 306 feet wide. No where else can you see such an array of landforms, striking colors and visible textures. Millions of years of geologic activity, mineral deposits and erosion have shaped and sculpted this remarkably stunning land.
This workshop takes you through some of nature’s most ruggedly beautiful landscapes. Photos you will return home with will depict balanced rocks, spires, rocky fins, pinnacles and other sandstone formations. And if luck is with us, we will also have the occasion to shoot flowering desert plant life as well. Indeed, there is no shortage of subject matter to photograph in this amazing park. We will even take a shoot or two in the adjoining and equally stunning Canyonlands National Park.
**Cancellation Policy - Understand that on our longer trips where most people have to make extensive travel plans in order to join us, our cancellation policy is slightly more strict. On this workshop, the last day for you to cancel for a refund is February 1, 2022. If you cancel before this date you will receive your payment back. After this date, there will be no refunds unless we can fill your position with someone from the wait list.
Holiday Inn Express
1515 Hwy 191 North
Moab, Utah , 84532
Phone: (435) 259-1150
The workshop dates are from April 10th for 5 nights, checking out the 15th. The 9th is also part of our block if you want to come in early. Rooms have been blocked at a nightly rate of $_____ per night. These rates are good if you book by February 1, 2022. After this date the rooms will be released to make room for other guests and future reservations will be subject to availability at the prevailing rates. Be sure to contact the hotel at the number listed above and ask for the Natural Connections Photo Workshops group
Please consider coming in Saturday night so that you are not late for the first meeting that starts at 3pm and shoot immediately after that. The workshop starts at 3pm on Sunday and finishes by noon on Thursday.
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
776 North Terminal Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 8116
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)
2828 Walker Field Drive #301
Grand Junction, CO 81506
NOTE: The drive from Salt Lake City takes a FULL FOUR HOURS without traffic AFTER you pick up your rental car. Please, please, please do not book a flight that lands 10am or later -- you will be late and will possibly miss the first shoot. Please plan to land by 9:30am or EARLIER so you can be on the road in your rental by 10:00am. Better yet, we have the day before in our lodging block as well, so please consider coming in the night before the workshop starts.
Major car rental companies are available at or near both airports. Participants will need to arrange their own transportation to, from, and during the workshop. Participants may wish to share the cost of a rental car. Some locations on the workshop have very limited space for vehicles and we ask participants to carpool to a few of the shooting locations anyway.
Accessories - We do not require that you purchase any specific equipment for this workshop. With that said, however, there are a couple of filters that we feel are very important to possess and whose effects cannot be replicated in Photoshop. A circular polarizer is very commonly used in landscape photography.
Weather – This workshop will take you through many shooting environments, so be prepared for whatever the weather may bring. Be sure to have rain gear for you and your camera. Bring layers to dress in as weather conditions can change rapidly in this environment. Click here for more information on what to expect and what items you may need to bring.