ZION FALL COLOR WORKSHOP
The worlds tallest sheer sandstone cliffs and a canyon of wonders.
Zion is a place where your neck can really be a pain. Massive shee cliffs surround an ecosystem that is a true jewel in the harsh desert environment.
Located on the western portion of the Colorad Plateau, Zion is endowed with very unique geology. The Virgin river has carved it's way through layers of sediment giving Zion numerous features that are favorites of photographers.
The fall can be spectacular with stands of cottonwoods lining the river and countless side canyons, slot canyons, water seeps, waterfalls, and best of all the Virgin River Narrows. When you take a trip to the East Side you emerge from the Tunnel's darkness into an whole other realm where petrified sandunes populate the landscape with the Checkerboard Mesa being the crown jewell here. It takes years to discover all of the hidden wonders at Zion and Robert is a consumate expert.
This is a group workshop environment and Robert will be there to instruct and aid you in the best techniques to hone your skills. There may be a diverse variety of skill levels present and sharing ideas is always welcome and encouraged for the group.
Zion National Park / Springdale, UT
Temperatures vary but expect cold nights with days in the 50's.
Expect to see subjects to shoot from wide angle to mid telephoto.
We will be up early in the cold for sunrise and done early as sunset is near dinner. We will be doing some short (under 3 mile) hikes in the canyon and surrounding area.
The 2013 workshop informally starts on Saturday, November 2nd, at 8:00 pm with an introduction and discussion in the lobby of the hotel. Shooting starts on the morning of Sunday, Novenber 3rd. The formal workshop ends after shooting on Tuesday evening, November 5th.
Generally, participants can expect to be at a shooting location for the start of civil twilight (no later than 6:00 A.M.) and we'll stay there through sunrise. Often we will relocate to another location, then go to a late breakfast. We will provide snack bars, and coffee for the early mornings. If there are special dietary needs or request please tell us. We've scheduled a midday break every day allowing time for rest and downloading. Participants are encouraged to review and process some of their images with Robert.
Sunset is early and dinner will be after the shooting stops. The group will usually make a consensus decision on a dinner location.
Note: We are on the west side of the park, dramatic sunsets (approximately 6:00 P.M.) will require clouds to lend drama to the mountains. We plan to venture back to Springdale most evenings to process images, share notes and critique images.