It's hard to imagine a more photographically rich region than the Colorado Plateau, especially the corridor of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. We put together a workshop that included one world class location after another. Just amazing. So happy to share this big adventure with clients and just all the fantastic photography that this incredible region would have to offer.
We had an ambitious itinerary that would allow us to photograph intensely and really work on the art and craft of photography while making some compelling imagery. The Southwest is full of lines, shapes, colors, and textures, all the ingredients for explorations in composition!
One of the early highlights of the workshop was an all day hike into the Narrows of the Virgin River in Zion National Park. Here we photographed the cottonwoods and the cascading light washing down the canyon walls high over head while we hiked almost 8 miles up and down the river.
From there, we would head down to the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument for an overnight in the backcountry of one of the most compelling sandstone formations on the planet. We made the most of sunset, sunrise and even a night session there in a wild and remote world.
On the way down to Page, Arizona, to photograph the slot canyons, we also made the most of some fantastic sunset light at a place that's somewhat remote and pretty tricky to get to. Glad we made just in time to catch the soft glowing light in the sky.
And finally no trip would be complete to the region without at least some time in slot canyons. We were fortunate to spend time in both the well known Antelope Canyon and some lesser knownand crowd free canyons nearby. Photographic dream with all the wild colors and glowing light.
And somehow before and after the workshop we managed to do some guiding and photography out to North Coyote Buttes (The Wave). Truly a special place and super lucky to be able to take clients there and win some permits which are not so easy to obtain.
Just one incredible photo adventure and we're already looking forward to retiring in 2017!
Check out the link to this photo workshop and many more for 2017!