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Monument Valley Photography Workshop


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

 

 

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Monument Valley Photography Workshop


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

 

 

Monument Valley Photography Workshop
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$399.99  Reserves Your Spot
July 20-22 , 2018 : 6 seats open
Utah/Arizona Border - Total Cost $999.99 (includes two tour fees)

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Monument Valley
photography workshop
July 20-22 - 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. 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. 

Here is a list of lodging in the area. 
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). 


TENTATIVE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
 

July 20, 2018     -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)
                            -12:54pm 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 21, 2018 -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 22, 2018 -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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What you will learn at the workshop


What you will learn at the workshop


Learn to light your foreground to produce dramatic night images. 

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. Jason will teach you 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. 

 

THE MONUMENT VALLEY WORKSHOP WILL HELP YOU

Even the faint parts of the Milky Way are clearly visible in the Texas Big Bend Country. 

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
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What to bring for the workshop


What to bring for the workshop


Fireball caught by 2016 Summer Astrophotography workshop participant, Greg Hardin. 

Fireball caught by 2016 Summer Astrophotography workshop participant, Greg Hardin. 

HERE IS A LIST OF RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • 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 (30 day free trial at Adobe.com
  • Card Reader and/or USB cable
  • An intervalometer 
  • Flashlight (recommend a Maglite or similar with high luminescence)
  • A Red Headlamp (available at Walmart)
  • 8 hand warmers (available at Walmart)
  • Hiking Boots
  • Jacket 
  • Gloves
  • Snacks
  • Thermos 

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