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. Your images will depict balanced rocks, spires, rocky fins, pinnacles, canyon walls 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 these amazing parks. We will even have a shoot in one of the most beautiful state parks you have ever seen.
**IMPORTANT NOTE - you need to be able to walk for up to 2 miles round trip on uneven terrain to take full advantage of this trip.
**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 December 1, 2023. 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.
**Important NOTE: ARCHES TIMED ENTRY requirement -- NCPW workshops are 'participant only'. If you are bringing a spouse/friend/or significant other, they cannot accompany the workshop into the parks unless they take a spot as a fully paid participant. This is important to know on this workshop because Arches NP has implmented a 'timed entry' policy for all visitors. If your companion wants to go into the park on their own, they will need to obtain their OWN timed entry pass at their expense for each separate day they wish to visit the park. These reservations may only be made ONLINE and up to 3 months in advance.
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Big Horn Lodge
550 South Main Street
Moab, Utah 84532
Phone: (435) 259-6171
The workshop dates are from April 15th for 4 nights, checking out the 19th.
However....please consider coming in on the 14th so that you are not late for the first meeting that starts at 3pm on the 15th and the first shoot that starts immediately after that. The workshop finishes by 10am on the 19th.
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, please consider coming in the night before, on the 14th. We have suggestions for what you can do that day before the workshop starts the next day.
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.
If you would like to possibly share the cost of a rental car with another participant, please let us know and we can try to help arrange it.
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 could 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. Temps can range from 25-75 degrees at this time of year. You MUST bring a cold weather coat and gloves and head/neck coverings for the cold morning/evening shoots.
**IMPORTANT NOTE - you need to be able to walk for up to 3 miles round trip on uneven terrain to take full advantage of this trip.