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Samy’s Photo school is proud to partner with National Park Photographic Expeditions to provide our students with exceptional Landscape Master Classes in our nation’s most scenic national parks. Bob Killen and his staff of national park Artist in Residence instructors will help you access intuitive, reflective ways of working that will lead you to create great landscape images. These classes provide hands-on, mentored learning in the field and ample classroom time with your instructor to teach you a capture to post production workflow (end to creative end workflow) using Lightroom and Photoshop.

Our National Park programs include your accommodations and local travel. All you need to do is arrive with your camera and laptop, and away you go to some of the most incredible photographic sites and professional hands-on training anywhere.


Canyonlands National Park

Moab, Utah

For colossal photographic drama of Jurassic proportions and ‘Ol West Get There adventure, you will want to enroll in the Canyonlands National Park Photography Expedition Master Class workshop.

Canyonlands National Park supports 337,598 acres of crimson canyons, stout mesas, flat top buttes, and cathedral spires in the heart of southeastern Utah’s high desert. Water and gravity have been the prime architects of this land, sculpting layers of rock into the rugged landscape you will photograph. The Green and Colorado Rivers divides this national park into four districts, and while they share an aboriginal desert atmosphere, each area retains its own character and offers unique art photography opportunities and travel adventure.

Our workshop will focus on the Island in the Sky District where we will learn grand scenic compositions across vistas that are hard to comprehend. We will explore trails that will take us to rocky rims and overlooks that allow us to shoot the famous White Rim and cliff shadows that caress the Colorado and Green Rivers. Using our 4×4 vehicles, we will then head deep into the spires and rivers along the White Rim Road and Shafer Trail that will allow us to interpret spires and white-cap mesas up close. 

This is a land of cosmic hiking, and 4×4 travel to landscapes that few will ever reach, but you will, and you will create some exceptional landscape art photography— guaranteed.



Explore and Photograph: Mesa Arch, Dead Horse Point and Trail, Horse Thief Trail, Mineral Bottom, Shafer Trail, Fisher Rock Trail, Colorado and Green River Shooting Exercises and more.

Learn Tools and Techniques: Pre/post-Focus Point Tutorials, Stack Focus Techniques, Dynamic Capture, Lens choice and its compositional effects, Landscape Gear

Learn the Art of Landscape Photography: Sky and Ground dominant compositions, Grand Scenics, intimate landscapes, canyon detail structures, composition workflow, Expressive-personal project methods, Voice with tone, coloration, framing, and much more.

Learn end-to-end Post-Production Workflow for Landscapes: Develop Baseline images with Lightroom, dynamic blending with Luminosity masks, contrast and color methods, all with personal instruction.

DATES: May 9-14, 2017

Arrive May 9th for evening orientation — Depart for home on May 14th.
4 full days of onsite photographic and post-production classes.

TUITION: $2299 (Includes lodging, field meals, backcountry transportation, tuition, and course materials.)

DEPOSIT: $500 (See terms and conditions)

BASECAMP: La Quinta Inn, Moab, Utah

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