Moab (Arches and Cayonlands NP) Photography Workshop
Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2:30 PM - Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 12:00 PM (MDT)
MOAB (ARCHES AND CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK)
Dan Ballard Photography
OCT 16 -19, 2013
Cost: $675.00 ($200 deposit due at registration, balance due on Sept 16, 2014)
For more information, please contact Dan Ballard @ 719 469-0608 or email@example.com
Class limited to 10
Moab’s unique combination of small resort town hospitality, beautiful red rock scenery, two national parks, and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the southwest. This area is a paradise for photographers. Under conditions of constantly changing light, the varicolored landscape provides limitless photographic opportunities. We will be photographing a mix of iconic locations & also areas that are not as well known. Dan has spent lots of time shooting around Moab & knows the area well.
Located just 5 miles (8 km) north of Moab is Arches National Park, which contains the world's largest concentration of natural sandstone arches. Although over 2,000 arches are located within the park's 76,518 acres, the park also contains an astounding variety of other geological formations. Colossal sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, soaring pinnacles and spires dwarf visitors as they explore the park's viewpoints and hiking trails. Less than an hour’s drive will put you atop the mythical sounding Island in the Sky, a remarkable district of Canyonlands National Park that makes you feel as if you are on top of the world. The views from the Island encompass thousands of square miles of colorful canyons, mesas and buttes. Canyonlands is the largest national park in Utah, and its diversity staggers the imagination.
Dan has been fine tuning his workshops and methods of teaching photography for years. He is a very passionate and creative teacher, who believes in spending a large amount of the workshop instructing & giving assignments. He will give several group lectures as well as one-on-one instruction and critique to each student, catering to each individuals personal photographic level. Landscape photography business idea's will also be touched upon. Dan's goal for each workshop is to help you see the final printed image in your "mind's eye" before you push the button. You will learn Dan's entire process for creating powerful & dramatic images starting with where to shoot & why; how to master composition; understand light; set up your camera; & what you need to carry in your camera bag. Dan will also teach an afternoon session on LR post processing techniques. He uses a unique approach that leads to natural, but vibrant images. Dan is committed to helping you get images you will be proud of!
What is included:
One-on-one critique of 10 of your images
Entrance fee’s to all area’s
Light snacks for the early mornings.
**Lodging, transportation & meals are NOT included
What to expect:
This workshop will involve some moderate hiking of 1 - 2 miles. We will car pool from Moab.
For information on Arches & Canyonlands National Parks go to: www.moab-utah.com/arches/html & www.moab-utah.com/canyonlands/html *Please read under plan your vist - “things you should know”; (1)safety, (2)weather (3)cell phone service (4)regulations (5)traffic & travel. These articles have some very important information pertaining to the park.
Lodging is up to each individual participant. Dan will be staying at The La Quinta Inn and encourages participants to stay here so that it is easier for us to all convene and conclude the days activities with a minimum of travel. However, you are welcome to stay anywhere you would like. When making your reservation at The La Quinta you will need to call 800-753-3757 & tell them you are part of the Dan Ballard Photography Workshop. Due to limited availability of motel rooms in Moab we reserved a block of 10 rooms. Due to workshop particiapnts sharing rooms, staying at different motels, etc there is a good chance we will not need all 10 rooms. If that happens the reduced rate the La Quinta guotes you when you call to reserve will NO longer be in effect & regular room rates will apply. Please be aware that this will probably be the case. If you would like to share a room Dan can help with that. Rooms must be reserved by Sept. 25.
Transportation to & from Moab is up to each individual participant. There is an airport in Moab. Driving conditions into the National Parks will consist of mainly paved roads, so a standard car will be sufficient. When possible we prefer that participants car pool with each other. If you are willing to drive please let us know.
Terms & Conditions:
Deposits - The deposit amount specified with each workshop is due at the time you book a workshop. Your space is not reserved until we receive your deposit. The full balance is due 30 days prior (or on the date specified on the workshop page) to the start of the workshop. If we do not receive your balance by this time, we reserve the right to cancel your workshop and/or fill your spot off of a wait list. In the event of such a cancellation, no refunds will be provided.
Cancellation, Refund & Delay Policy - All workshop schedules and plans are subject to change at our discretion depending upon weather, health and safety considerations, or any other factor related or unrelated to photographic opportunities as we see fit. Full refunds of all monies paid will be made if a workshop is canceled by us or if the workshop is rescheduled and you are unable to attend on the new date. Dan Ballard Photography is not responsible for any other costs which participants may have incurred, including but not limited to travel, car rental, lodging, insurance, photographic purchases and/or rentals.
If you cancel your workshop the following applies. If cancellation is received at least 90 days prior to the start of the workshop, the deposit can be applied to another workshop of your choice. For cancellations received 31 - 89 days prior to the start of the workshop the deposit will be forfeited. For cancellations received 0 - 30 days prior to the start of the workshop, all deposits and workshop fee’s will be forfeited.
No refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, flights, or other events beyond our control, either before, during, or after your workshop. We are not responsible for any additional costs you may incur due to delays or cancellations.
When & Where
Dan Ballard Photography
Dan Ballard is an internationally known travel and landscape photographer from Colorado. His images take you on a visual journey to some of the world's most beautiful and far-reaching corners. Dan has visited over 50 countries on five continents around the globe, and his work has attracted the attention and praise of some of the biggest names and companies in the photo industry.
Dan's images have been on display around the U.S. in museums and galleries, and he has sold images to clients around the globe, including The National Geographic Society and The Travel Channel. He is proud to be on the Mpix, Zenfolio and BlackRapid Pro Teams, and to have strong working relationships with the most trusted names in photography, including SanDisk, ThinkTank Photo, Nik Sofware, and Really Right Stuff. His images have been published in magazines and calendars worldwide, and he has won or been a finalist in numerous prestigious competitions. Large, framed prints of his work can be found at gift and furniture stores around the country. Dan’s image ”Let ‘er Fly” was recently featured in a Smithsonian Channel episode on what makes an award-winning image.
Dan is an accomplished and entertaining keynote speaker and gives presentations on photography around the world at symposiums, festivals, trade shows and workshops.