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Monument Valley Overview

Learn landscape photography at one of the most photogenic locations in America. 




Monument Valley Overview

Learn landscape photography at one of the most photogenic locations in America. 



2019 Monument Valley Photography Workshop
from 399.99

$399.99  Reserves Your Spot
July 26-28, 2019
Utah/Arizona Border - Total Cost $999.99 (includes two tour fees)

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Monument Valley
photography workshop
July 26-28, 2019 - Utah/Arizona Border

This region of the Colorado Plateau is characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the tallest reaching 1,000 ft above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona–Utah border, near the Four Corners area on the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.

Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Famous movies such as Stagecoach,  Thelma & Louise, Forrest Gump and Back to the Future Part III had scenes filmed in Monument Valley. Critic Keith Phipps put it best when he said, "its five square miles have defined what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West."

The first night will be an all night camping shoot (weather permitting). The subsequent days are based at The View Hotel in Monument Valley. It is suggested but not required that you book here. The cost of lodging and transportation are not included in the cost of the workshop. 


  • Registration covers your Mystery Valley and Teardrop Arch Tours.

  • Personal portfolio review from Jason Weingart.

  • Anything else you need, just ask.
    If it's within reason, we will do everything we can to make it happen.

  • Bonus! Jason Weingart's Landscape Photography Editing Tutorial.


The View Hotel - Class Location
Monument Valley Tipi Village - 5 miles from class location
Goulding's Lodge - 7 miles from class location
Fire Tree Bed and Breakfast - 14 miles from class location
The Hat Rock Inn - 20 miles from class location
The Mexican Hat Lodge - 20 miles from class location
The San Juan Inn - 20 miles from class location
The Hampton Inn - 22 miles from class location
The Kayenta Monument Valley Inn - 22 miles from class location
The Wetherill Inn - 22 miles from class location

We will be utilizing the services of Monument Valley Safari to access the best views of Monument Valley. Guests may choose which tours they would like to participate in (these fees are not included in the cost). 

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July 26, 2019     

-12:00pm Meet and Greet at The View Hotel
-12:30pm Class "Getting the Most Out of Your Camera"
-8:30pm Hunts Mesa Sunset Shoot (Optional)
-12:54am Moonset/Milky Way Shoot (Optional)
*We will camp at Hunts Mesa this night. Cost of the tour and camping equipment is $450 per person

July 27, 2019

-12:00pm Return to The View Hotel
-2:00pm Editing Class - "Getting the Most from Your Raw Files"
-5:00pm Dinner
-7:30pm Sunset Shoot Monument Valley
-11:30pm Starlight at Teardrop Arch
*Cost of Teardrop Arch Tour is $85 per person (included in workshop cost)

July 28, 2019

-9:00am Editing Class - "Fine Tuning Images in Photoshop"
-12:00pm Lunch
-1:00pm Editing Class - "Specialized Editing in Photoshop"
-6:00pm Dinner
-8:30pm Sunset Shoot Mystery Valley
-11:30pm Milky Way Shoot
*Cost of Mystery Valley Tour is $95 per person (included in workshop cost)

*times subject to change due to weather conditions


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Monument Valley Topics Covered

Monument Valley Topics Covered

Learn to light your foreground to produce dramatic night images.

You will leave this workshop with a thorough understanding of what it takes to create breathtaking landscape images during the day and night. You will learn everything you need to know, from planning your shoots, to successfully capturing your images, and how to bring the images to life with post processing software. 

The Monument Valley Workshop will give you the foundation you need to go out, setup a camera, and take dramatic pictures of the heavens above. We will then build on that knowledge and teach you some of the finer nuances of landscape photography. You will learn years of knowledge in a matter of days. 



Even the faint parts of the Milky Way are clearly visible in the Texas Big Bend Country.
  • Create dramatic landscape images

  • Understand the night sky

  • Learn how to properly setup for shooting the night sky

  • Learn how to focus your lens in total darkness.

  • Learn Focus Stacking

  • Learn how to shoot the Milky Way, the Moon, and constellations

  • Learn how to light your foreground with a Speedlight

  • Learn how to reduce noise in your images

  • Create star trail images

  • Create zoom images

  • Create stunning timelapses

  • Create panoramas

  • Edit your images and timelapses


Monument Valley Equipment Required

Monument Valley Equipment Required

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  • A sturdy tripod

  • A DSLR camera with capability to shoot at least ISO 1000 with moderate to little noise.

  • At least 2 batteries for your camera and a charger

  • A wide angle lens of at least 24mm with an aperture of f/4.0 or less.

  • Memory cards totaling at least 64 gigabytes

  • Camera bag that can be easily carried

  • Laptop with access to Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Card Reader and/or USB cable

  • An intervalometer

  • Flashlight (recommend a Maglite or similar with high luminescence)

  • Hiking Boots

  • Jacket

  • Gloves

  • Snacks


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