Moab (Arches and Canyonlands National Park)

Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016
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

Included in this workshop:
One-on-one photo critique of 10 of your images

Entrance fee's to all parks

Water & light snacks

**Not included: Transportation, lodging & meals         



Click here to see images students have taken during past Dan Ballard photography workshops.