Zion and Escalante

CAnyon Country Photo adventure
Dates: nov 8-12(2020)
Location: Zion national Park, Escalante
Cost: $1495.00
Group Size: 8
Instructor: Dusty Doddridge, Josh Merrill


Zion National Park is beautiful all year round but especially when fall colors start to add to the beauty of canyon country. We’ll include a hike to the Narrows of the Virgin River, a world class hike and photographic wonderland. The Grand Staircase Escalante provides slot canyons, rock formations and natural arches for endless compositions. So much to explore in this rugged, off the beaten path canyon country.

Dusty’s Image Gallery
Josh’s Image Gallery

Professional Craft for Landscape Photography:

• Getting fluent with your gear and developing a consistent workflow in the field
• Achieving an optimal exposure
• Managing depth of field
• Capture for multiple exposure blending
• Capture for panoramic stitching
• Using filters effectively

Creativity in the Landscape: 

• Core compositional elements in the landscape
• Creative use of depth of field
• Long exposure techniques
• Learning and practicing new compositions

And we'll also do at least one image review session and share some advanced digital darkroom workflow techniques. 

Tour Includes:
• Instruction in the field: craft and creative strategies for landscape photography
• Image reviews
• Instruction on digital darkroom workflow

Not Included:
• Food and Lodging
• Transportation to and from the workshop
• Participants can carpool to lower cost and increase fun

Our base of operations will be in Springdale and Escalante Utah. We’ll have a block of rooms reserved for your convenience but you’re welcome to arrange lodging or camping anywhere you like.

Fitness Level:
You'll need a moderate level of fitness to tackle some of the hiking and challenging weather conditions of the region. We’ll plan to hike the Narrows of the Virgin River and explore some of the higher elevations of Zion. Hiking in the Grand Staircase involves moderate distances and navigating through some narrow slot canyons.

Cancellation Schedule:
90 days or prior to day 1 of tour = Refund of all Dusty Doddridge Photography fees and deposits
60-89 days prior to day 1 of tour = Dusty Doddridge Photography will retain tour deposit
59 days or less prior to day 1 of tour = Dusty Doddridge Photography will retain full tour tuition

It is strongly recommended that you purchase trip insurance if you need to cancel your tour and are unable to complete the tour for any reason. Dusty Doddridge Photography also reserves the right to cancel the photo tour or change the tour itinerary for any reason including low enrollment in the tour. 

All you need to do is click the Register Here button below and tell us which tour you'd like to attend. We'll e-mail you an invoice that allows you to pay online by credit card. If it's 60 days or less prior to the start of the tour, the full tuition amount will be due in order to complete your registration. Prior to 60 days out, we'll invoice you for a deposit of 30% of the total tuition to hold your spot. We'll then invoice you again for the balance prior to the 60 day point when the full amount is due. 

We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have in advance of registration.