Moab by Night (mostly)

Sunset at Arches National Park in Moab UT

Learn How To Create Stunning Images At Night In Two Amazing National Parks!

Nov 7-10, 2024

The incredible Moab area including two very different National Parks awaits your exploration in this workshop revolving mostly around night photography. Arches National Park is home to more than 2000 stone arches along with countless sandstone pinnacles and large balancing rocks. The often-overlooked Canyonlands National Park is filled with canyons torn into the earth's crust by the Colorado and Green Rivers and their tributaries. Join me and up to 7 other photographers as you learn and develop your skills as a night photographer.

Workshop At A Glance

Three Nights of Shooting

Three nights in the Moab area go by so quickly! During this workshop, you will learn everything you need to know about night landscape photography in some of the country's most amazing settings! On the first night, we will head just south of Moab to get down some of the basics along with doing a little painting with light. For the next two nights, we will venture into Canyonlands and Arches National Parks to capture their surreal beauty both by sunset and by moonlight.

The majority of our shooting locations are within 500ft of the car with the exception of Mesa Arch. This is a half-mile round trip from the parking lot on a mostly paved trail.


Two Daytime Edit and Critique Sessions

My technique is centered around achieving the best in-camera results possible, but that doesn't mean editing doesn't take place. The real learning happens in the review process. The morning after our first night of shooting I will walk you through my process in Adobe Lightroom Classic from import to export-and we will have an initial critique of our first night's images. The day after our second night of shooting each participant will have a one-on-one session in Lightroom Classic to answer any individual questions and see how you're progressing so far. Before we part ways on the last day we will get together again to address editing questions you may have and we will have a slideshow and critique of images you created during our excursion.


What's Included:

  • Water and snacks while we are out.
  • Peace of mind that your teacher and guide (me) personally knows the areas we will be visiting. I am also first aid certified and carry a full first aid kit at all times. My workshops are all fully and properly permitted by the National Parks I operate them within.

What's not included:

  • Hotel or Camping
  • Meals
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Transportation

We will meet for an early dinner before our first night of shooting (not included). This gives us an opportunity to get acquainted and get ready for our first excursion. We will also decide on a carpooling plan for the following days' events.

A park pass is required to enter the park and can be purchased at Arches or Canyonlands entry gates. If you have a Golden Eagle Pass or an Annual National Parks Pass you can simply show them when you enter.

Deposits must be received by October 7, 2024

The remaining amount is due October 14, 2024

After a deposit is made, you will receive an email with specifics about the workshop, a gear list of the things you will need or possibly want for the trip, instructions on the best ways to approach the park, recommended hotels and camping in the area, and suggestions for other areas in Utah you may want to check out during your trip.

*itinerary may be changed at anytime to accommodate evolving circumstances

Trip Cost:  $ 1,895

deposit of $ 500 required

This trip is limited to 8 people (6 spots left remaining). Deposits must be received by October 7, 2024. This trip is limited to 8 people. To make a deposit, click the "Join Workshop" button below. I will send you an email that will instruct you further on how to make a payment. A minimum of 3 participants is required to run this trip. After all positions are filled please visit the contact page and tell me you would like to be on the wait list.