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Last year I ran my first official Undiscovered Moab Photo Tour and it was a huge success. So, this year I decided to offer it again. Join me in Moab May 13-15, 2016 for two solid days of adventure and photography as we explore some of the most spectacular off-the-beaten path locations in Canyon Country.
During our time together we'll photograph varied scenery that may include arches framing snowcapped mountains, jaw-dropping canyon views, a wilderness of sandstone fins, colorful wildflowers in a sand dune below an imposing tower and a waterfall in a remote desert slot canyon. The exact itinerary will be determined by the weather and conditions at the time of the tour but rest assured, your camera will get a workout and your memory cards will be full.
The Undiscovered Moab Photo Tour is only open to three physically fit photographers. We'll access each location via rough four wheel drive roads and/or strenuous hikes. Participants must be able to carry all their equipment in a backpack over difficult terrain and should have some experience in the backcountry. Most meals will be consumed in the field and are not provided. Self-sufficiency is a requirement for participation in this photography tour.
"Toured the backcountry of Moab with Bret and two other photographers this past weekend. As promised we hiked through desert creeks to slot canyon waterfalls, traversed gnarly four-wheel drive roads to dramatic canyon views and discovered hidden arches while scrambling over sandstone boulders. Bret was great about helping us set up our shots and give us his professional advise to get the best shot. The weather was a challenge on Saturday, but Bret always had backup plans so we were never without options should Plan A not be viable. This was a great trip and I highly recommend a tour with Bret. He's easy going and genuinely interested in helping you improve your photography."
To learn more about or register for the Undiscovered Moab Photo Tour please click here. You'll also find a slideshow of gorgeous images from some of the locations we may visit.
I remember the first time I laid eyes on the Tetons. Sitting in construction traffic on Highway 191, creeping ever so slowly north, the distinctive, craggy skyline of the Teton Range suddenly appeared through my dust coated windshield. I was awestruck. Gobsmacked, even. I'd seen countless photographs of the Tetons but none of them prepared me for the brutal impact of seeing mountains rising 7,000 feet in sheer vertical relief from the surrounding landscape. My love affair with photography was only months old, but even through my novice eyes I knew this was a landscape photographers dream. Since that first visit fifteen years ago I've gone back more times than I can count, some times several times in the same year, and my heart still races every time I catch that first glimpse of those magnificent peaks.
The Tetons truly are a premiere destination for outdoor photography. Crystal clear alpine lakes catch reflections of rugged peaks bathed in rosy alpenglow, colorful wildflowers dot the summer landscape and moose, bears, bison and elk make regular roadside appearances. It's the kind of place where it's never a good idea to get too far from your camera.
Join Jason Hatfield and me June 18-21, 2015 during our "Summer in the Tetons" photography workshop for an extraordinary opportunity to improve your photography with hands-on instruction in the field and interactive classroom sessions. During our three days together we'll visit at least six stunning locations where Jason and I will work one-on-one with each workshop participant, teaching various creative and technical concepts in the field, where you'll be able to immediately put them into practice. We'll teach you how to maximize depth of field to make images that are tack sharp from foreground to background, how to use various types of light to create the most dynamic photographs and we'll introduce you to exposure theories that allow you to extract the most information from your high-tech digital camera sensor. You'll begin to develop your own vision, a way of seeing, that allows you to produce photographs that are uniquely yours.
During the middle of the day on Friday and Saturday, we'll retire to a comfortable meeting room where Jason and I will help you develop an efficient workflow using the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and Nik Software plug-ins. You'll learn our techniques for creating impactful black and white digital photographs and how we blend multiple exposures together to extend dynamic range for high contrast scenes. We'll lead an interactive group image critique, during which you'll have the opportunity to have a few of your photographs critiqued in an honest, open and supportive environment. Our participants consistently rate the image critiques as one of the most fun and helpful aspects of the workshop.
The "Summer in the Tetons" workshop is open to photographers working at any level and is limited to only 10 participants. As of this post, there are 7 spots still available. You will need an interchangeable lens camera, a sturdy tripod and a laptop with the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop installed for the classroom sessions.
Jason and I hope you'll consider joining us in the Tetons for this fun workshop opportunity!
What do our workshop participants have to say about their experience? Read some recent testimonials on my Trip Advisor page.