Arches & Canyonlands National Parks
Arches and Canyonlands embody some of the most beautiful and unique desert landscapes anywhere in the world. Extraordinary shaped sandstone formations dot the skyline throughout Arches National Park with names like Delicate Arch, Balanced Rock and the Windows Arches. Nearby Canyonlands National Park provides unparalleled panoramic vistas of canyons, buttes and mesas over the landscape cut by the Green and Colorado rivers. Join Doug Johnson for a week of photographic exploration amongst these red-rocked national treasures!
This course leads you through these many shooting locations – always at the best times of day – and Doug is right there with you, available to work side-by-side with you, answer your questions and talk you through any challenging situations. On top of that, he will offer constructive group critiques of your images so that you can improve tenfold.
Attendees on this workshop will learn
How to properly expose their images with the Zone System of exposure.
How hyper-focal focusing can help you achieve sharpness throughout your image.
How to use Adobe Lightroom to process your images for greatest impact.
How to improve your landscape compositions.
The workshop begins on Sunday at 7pm and ends on Friday at 6pm.
Sunday | March 29, 2020
Welcome Orientation at 7pm.
Monday-Friday | March 30-April 3, 2020
Daily lectures, critiques and instructor-led field sessions in one of the most stunning red rock landscapes on earth.
Spend a week photographing spectacular locations in two national parks that surround Moab, Utah. There are over 2000 arches in Arches National Park and we will explore all the famous ones in the sweetest light, including Landscape, Broken, The Windows and Delicate Arch. In nearby Canyonlands we will capture the sweet light of dusk and dawn at Green River Overlook and Dead Horse State Park.
Finish the workshop with critique, final slideshow and group farewell gathering.
Workshops ends at 6pm.
Saturday | April 4, 2020
Breakfast, check-out and departure.
Workshop begins on Sunday at 7pm and ends on Friday at 6pm. Lectures will be held in a meeting room at the Moab Fairfield Inn & Suites.
During the workshop, we suggest staying at the Moab Fairfield Inn & Suites.
Moab Fairfield Inn & Suites
1863 N. Highway 191, Moab, Utah 84532. Website
Rates from $229 per night + tax. A 6-night room block is on hold from March 29- April 4, 2020. For reservations, call 1(435) 259-5350 and reference the DJP Workshops group rate or book online here.
Room choices are based on a first-come, first-served basis. The room block will be released on February 16, 2020, after this date, reservations are based on availability. Last day to cancel or make modifications to length of stay is March 15, 2020. Check with each hotel regarding their hotel cancelation policies.
Doug Johnson Photography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical or other emergencies or reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets, hotel rooms in the event of a course cancellation. Please consider the purchase of travel insurance.
The nearest airports for this workshop are Salt Lake Airport (SLC) - 234 miles, or Grand Junction Airport (GJT) - 113 miles.
You are responsible for your own transportation during the workshop. You will find that most major car rental companies have office locations on-site at the airport. For transportation to and from field shoots, we suggest that you carpool to get to know fellow students.
Any additional fees, including entrance into the park, will be your responsibility. Click the link to Arches & Canyonlands for information regarding fees and passes.
EQUIPMENT & ATTIRE
We want your experience on a Doug Johnson Photography workshop to be extraordinary and recognize that preparation is one important key to success. Should you have any questions about what you should bring with you on a workshop, please feel free to contact us.
For a list of recommended gear and attire, download our Gear & Packing List.
WHAT IS THE CUTOFF DATE FOR REGISTRATION?
We accept registrations on a first-come first-served basis until a workshop is full. Register early! If your favorite workshop is full, please sign up for our wait list, we’ll notify you if a spot opens up!
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Register online here.
Alternatively, you can contact us directly, we will be more than happy to assist you with registration.
HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS ARE IN A WORKSHOP?
Depending on the workshop, there can be up to14 attendees. Generally we add an assistant when registration exceeds 8 participants.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TUITION?
The tuition for most workshops includes instruction only. Airfare, accommodation, ground transportation and meals are not included. Additional charges such as entrance fees to national parks and select shooting venues are extra.
DO I PAY A DEPOSIT TO RESERVE MY SPOT ON A WORKSHOP?
Yes. Most workshops require a $395.00 deposit with the final balance due 60+ days prior to the start of the workshop. Payments can be made by check or major credit card.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Please read our Payment & Cancellation Policy.
Note: Workshop content may change from that advertised based on weather, access to shooting locations, and other unforeseen situations. A change of instructor is also possible, though it rarely happens. Whenever possible, registered students will be notified ahead of time of any changes.
Doug Johnson Photography reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet minimum participant requirements, in which case participants will be informed as soon as possible and all money will be refunded. Doug Johnson Photography is not responsible for any losses incurred as a result of a course cancellation. We encourage participants to purchase refundable airline tickets and consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance.
We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect yourself from circumstances that may prevent you from attending a workshop. Doug Johnson Photography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies or reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets in the event of a workshop cancellation.
Blocks of rooms are reserved on most workshops. Unless otherwise specified, workshop participants make their own reservations for accommodations.
On most workshops, travel is the responsibility of the workshop participant. Participants usually get together on the first day and make arrangements to share car rides for field shoots. We encourage carpooling for the sake of camaraderie and also to reduce the impact on our environment.
You will be given breaks during the workshop to purchase and enjoy meals, however in some locations meals take a second place to shooting at the right light. It s always a good idea to include snacks for those moments when a regular meal is not available.
Doug Johnson Photography wants to make sure you get what you want, need and expect from a workshop. Expect to be busy from morning until evening every day. If you re coming to an outdoor workshop, remember that sunrises and sunsets will be part of the shooting schedule!
Moderate, up to 3 miles, paved and unpaved trails. Elevation: ~4000ft - 5500ft.
On most of our workshops, non-photographing spouses or partners are welcome to come to shooting locations and some critiques. Lectures and other learning sessions are not open to guests. Please contact us regarding guidelines for your specific workshop..
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
You'll find a list of recommended equipment in the travel information section above.
All participants should bring a laptop computer for downloading, sorting, viewing and selecting images for daily critiques.
Please feel free to contact us either by phone or email with any further questions you may have.
We look forward to welcoming you to a Doug Johnson Photography Workshop!