Moab Off-road adventure  (including Canyonlands and Arches National Parks)
Dan Ballard Photography
April 21 -23, 2017

Cost: $1125.00 ($300 deposit due at registration, balance due on March 21, 2017)

Class size limited to 6!   FULL (send me an email to be added to the waitlist)

The Moab area is one of the most amazing places on earth, yet most people only see a small part of it from the highways and main areas.  In this workshop we will explore the dirt roads and less well-known locations in search of great photographs.  One of the most rewarding aspects of photography is finding and creating original, unique images, that few others have seen.  While most people come to Moab to shoot the same images that millions of others have already taken, this workshop will focus on the images most have never seen!  

The purpose and goal of this workshop is to show you new and interesting shooting locations that you may not find on your own; to help you learn how to find great locations in general, without the normal limits of a group workshop.

This is not a jeep tour or intended to be a "hardcore" off road experience.  The idea is to go to awesome locations and make great images, no matter where they happen to be.   Many locations we will visit are on well maintained dirt roads; other locations will be on challenging 4wd only trails; and at least one location will be accessed from the hwy, but will require a .5 mile hike.

This is an intensive, instructional workshop, with the number one goal of helping you become a better photographer.  Dan works with each student, one-on-one, throughout the class.  He will help you learn new ideas and technique no matter your skill level.   Dan will always be with the group: giving thoughts, advice and real time critique, as the light changes.  The workshop will include a classroom session on creating more effective images; a Lightroom session on photo editing; and a critique session that will break down your images and give you new ideas on how to improve.  The workshop will also include many in field assignments designed to help you see the world in a different way.  This short workshop will be jam packed with instruction and new ideas.  You will go away a better photographer!    


"...I have to say (and I'm not just saying this) your workshops are far, far better... there is a world of difference!  This seems to be a location workshop where he just takes us out and says, "ok, we'll shoot here for a while and meet back here in a bit."  Then, he whips out his gear and heads off to get shots.  While with yours (and I feel you intend it to be this way), not only are we at some sweet locations, there is so much more education on why this particular location is good and meaty experience with you helping in the actual shooting.  I appreciate your style and your effort to be a good teacher and mentor.  So good job Dan, you the man! ;)"     -Travis Klingler


This workshop begins Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. and ends Sunday, April 23, 2017 at noon.   We will base out of Moab and explore the surrounding area. 

You MUST be able to hike on uneven ground for at least a mile without issue or concern to take this workshop!  We will not be doing anything crazy or demanding, all ages are fine, but you must not have balance or mobility issues.

Tentative Itinerary: (always subject to change due to weather, good light, etc!)

Friday 10:00 a.m. - lecture & shooting assignments - Exploring - 5:00pm. - early group dinner - sunset shoot

Saturday - Sunrise shoot - group breakfast  - afternoon LR session - exploring - sunset shoot

Sunday - Sunrise shoot - exploring- group breakfast & lecture - end at noon

Included in this workshop:

Intensive one-on-one instruction

Field assignments

Lightroom class

One-on-one photo critique your images

4WD transportation from the hotel to shooting locations 

Entrance fee's to all parks

Water & snacks

**Not included: lodging & meals      


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: