Moab (Arches and Canyonlands National Park)

Nov 3-5, 2017
Cost: $925.00 ($300 deposit due at registration, balance due on Sept. 20, 2016)

Max Class size 10!

For more information, please contact  Dan Ballard @ 719 469-0608 or 

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!

"Dear Dan, I can't even begin to tell you how much I learned from you. I am a firm "Live View" user now. Just edited in LR for the first time (I am a diehard PS person). My head is still spinning from all the great lessons. Thanks so much!"

Susan Bandy


What is included:

One-on-one critique of 20 of your images

Entrance fee’s to all area’s

Bottled water

Light snacks for the early mornings.

**Lodging, transportation & meals are NOT included


What to expect:

This workshop will involve some moderate hiking (around 1 mile max). We will car pool from Moab.

For information on Arches & Canyonlands National Parks go to: &  *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 Aarchway Inn and encourages participants to stay there so that it is easier for us to all convene and conclude the days activities with a minimum of travel.  The Aarchway has given our group a great rate of $139.00 (+ taxes) per night.   When making your reservation at The  Aarchway you will need to call 435-259-2599 & tell them you are part of the Dan Ballard Photography Workshop.   Please book your room as early as possible, but no later than September 2, 2017.


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.  Find more info about getting to Moab here:


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