Moab NP Workshop, September 26-30, 2023 (Waitlisted)

Moab NP Workshop, September 26-30, 2023 (Waitlisted)

Regular price $900.00 Sale

This workshop is currently waitlisted.  If a spot becomes available, we'll offer the waitlist spots.  Join the Waitlist via email.  

Total fee: $2,795. A remaining balance invoice will be sent on request or ~90 days from start of workshop. 

There’s no place like Moab. This Utah location has become one of our most popular workshops, and there’s a good reason for it: Epic desert vistas with deep canyons and otherworldly rock formations; incredible trails for hiking and mountain-biking; bright starry nights with low light pollution; and it’s all within easy striking distance of this great little town with good food and friendly locals. 

In this 10-person workshop we’ll split time between exploring this amazing location and honing your photographic skills and creative vision through classroom training, shooting, editing and photo critiques. 

On this workshop, I’ll be joined by my good friend Rick LePage, who will be helping me teach and lead participants during the workshop. Rick is an awesome photographer and instructor, and his presence gives us a 5:1 student to instructor ratio. 

Download the workshop PDF here for full itinerary, travel & lodging details, gear suggestions, payment terms and more.

Planned Course Schedule

Each day we will have student image reviews/critiques of images taken the day before. In addition to field-based instruction, we’ll have scheduled classroom time in the middle of most days for post-processing demos, additional instruction and Q&A. 


Day 1: Tuesday, September 26 (NINE AM START TIME) 

Meet and greet in the classroom. 

Overview: “Moab as a location, plus a light and weather forecast” and “Photographing deserts: scouting and composition” 

Initial student image presentation 

Scouting & sunset shoot at Double Arch 


Day 2: Wednesday, September 27 

Sunrise at lower Park Avenue, Arches 

Discussion: “Working with your gear, capturing contrast, and understanding the histogram” 

Open editing session and Q&A 

Sunset shoot with full moon rising over towering rock formations


Day 3: Thursday, September 28 

Sunrise in Arches optional 

Hike and sunset/blue hour shoot at Delicate Arch 


Day 4: Friday, September 29 

Sunrise at Windows and Turret arches 

Sunset and blue hour at Canyonlands’ Island in the Sky. 


Day 5: Saturday, September 30 

Sunrise shoot (class choice) 

Final post-production Q&A 

Sunset at Balanced Rock


What to Bring

Download the workshop PDF here for full itinerary, travel & lodging details, gear suggestions, payment terms and more.


While it is possible to fly direct to Moab’s Airport (Canyonlands Field: CNY), you can usually find more affordable flights to Grand Junction, Colorado (a 1:45 drive from Moab) or Salt Lake City, Utah (3:45 drive). Many workshop participants rent a car, and we’re happy to get the word out with other students to see about carpooling arrangements. 

From our classroom, we will utilize El Jefe to access photo locations. Anyone wishing to drive separately is free to do so. 


Our Classroom and Lodging

Our base for the workshop will be in a rental home in central Moab that can accommodate two additional workshop participants. Please contact me if you are interested in staying with us. We do expect that the unit will be filled completely. 

There are plenty of hotels in the town with a wide range of prices (PDF) 


Payment Terms 

The price of the Moab workshop is $2795, which includes 5 days of field and classroom instruction. Participants who reserve their position with a deposit instead of the full fee will receive an invoice for the balance remaining no later than 90 days prior to the workshop. The balance must be paid in full 60 days prior to the workshop to hold your place. 

All workshop payments are fully refundable less a 10% fee up to 60 days prior to the first day of the workshop. If you cancel anywhere from 59 to 30 days prior to the workshop, we will make every effort to find a replacement. If we can fill your spot, 90% of your workshop fee will be refunded; if we cannot find a replacement, we will refund 50% of your workshop fee. Any cancellation within 30 days is non-refundable.

Download the workshop PDF here for full itinerary, travel & lodging details, gear suggestions, payment terms and more.