2015 Photography Workshops in the Southwest USA

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2015 Calendar of Photography Workshops

Let us be your photo guides to the Southwest USA. Our specialty is teaching you how to create beautiful photos in the special places we love in the Southwest USA.  Balloon Festivals in Bluff and Monument Valley, Utah Canyonlands in the Spring, Monument Valley Photography Adventure, Colorado Waterfalls in early summer, prime Colorado Wildflower season in mid-summer, Glorious Aspens and Golden Cottonwoods of Utah and Colorado in the fall, and the amazing Canyons of Capitol Reef and Zion National Park in late October.

January 2015 • Bluff Balloon Festival • January 16-18, 2015

Bluff, Utah, balloons, red rock, canyons and bluebird skies.  Don’t miss this awesome weekend of photographing balloons in and around Bluff.  Join us for three days of photography, composition, capturing “right place, right time” images.  Register by Dec 15, as accommodations fill fast.  Camping? let us know and we’ll turn you on to our favorite RV Park in Bluff, Cadillac Ranch RV Park.  Our favorite part of the Festival is the Sunday morning launch in Valley of the Gods.  Don’t miss it.

Tuition: $350. plus accommodations (register soon and we’ll send you our suggested list of Bluff accommodations.  Lunch included.

A hot air balloon looks like it's going to land on the Twin Rocks in Bluff. Learn to anticipate and be open for surprises too.

A hot air balloon looks like it’s going to land on the Twin Rocks in Bluff. Learn to anticipate and be open for surprises too.

A hot air balloon casts its shadow on Red Rock Buttes in Utah, creating a broken heart or love on the rocks.

Heartbreak or Love on the Rocks? What do you think? Only two balloons cast their fast-moving shadows. ©Kit Frost

Spring Photography Workshops
Monument Valley and Valley of the Gods, April 2015
Grand Canyon, the Grand Workshop, May 2015

 

Being in the right place at the right time requires planning, patience and luck. ©Kit Frost

Being in the right place at the right time requires planning, patience and luck. Sunrise over Cedar Mesa Spires and Buttes. ©Kit Frost

A recent storm left behind clouds and some pools of water in the slick rock.  ©Kit Frost

A recent storm left behind clouds and some pools of water in the slick rock. ©Kit Frost

Waterfalls of the San Juan Mountains, May 2015

Let Kit Frost teach you how to use your camera to capture waterfalls

Let Kit Frost teach you how to use your camera to capture waterfalls. Shutter speed selection is one of the top techniques for creating “smoking” falls. ©Kit Frost

A plunge fall shoots through a canyon wall in Colorado. ©Kit Frost

A plunge fall shoots through a canyon wall in Colorado. ©Kit Frost

Colorado has many examples of waterfalls. Here we photograph from a location above a creek fall. ©Kit Frost

Colorado has many examples of waterfalls. Here we photograph from a location above a creek fall. ©Kit Frost

Wildflower Photography in the Mountains of Colorado, July and August 2015

An awesome display of White and Blue Colorado Columbine.  The white columbine is a rare sight in the mountains of Colorado.  ©Kit Frost

An awesome display of White and Blue Colorado Columbine. The white columbine is a rare sight in the mountains of Colorado. ©Kit Frost

Columbine grows in large bunches in high altitude basins. We share this and many more locations during our Wildflowers Photography Workshop. © Kit Frost

Columbine grows in large bunches in high altitude basins. We share this and many more locations during our Wildflowers Photography Workshop. © Kit Frost

 

Wildflowers exploding in the high country of Colorado

Wildflowers along a creek fall at 10,700 feet in Southern Colorado

Wildflowers along a creek at 10,700 feet in Southern Colorado. We work with both Aperture and Shutter Priority modes for Wildflowers. ©Kit Frost

Fall Color Photography Workshop • October 2-5, 2015

Photographers come from all over the world travel to Colorado to be here at just the right time as our fall color peak is like no other. We’ll take you to some of the state’s most well known, and some of our “secret” lesser known locations to photograph the splendor of  Autumn in Colorado.

The large fir on the right in this frame fell to the ground recently. ©Kit Frost

We love this location on the Alpine Loop from Durango to Silverton.  Fall Color, Cloud Shadows and perfect exposure (IMHO. The large fir on the right in this frame fell to the ground recently. ©Kit Frost

Colorado fall color on cliff wall at sunrise, reflected in alpine pond

Hotter Pond, Colorado fall color on cliff wall at sunrise, reflected in alpine pond ©Kit Frost

Ghost Ranch Photography Workshop

Join us as we explore Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico.  Photography at Ghost Ranch includes the magical light of Northern New Mexico, Georgia O’Keeffe’s stomping (and painting) grounds.  We will be right in the middle of the Buttes, Mesas and Spires of Box Canyon, Chimney Rock, Kitchen Mesa and Orphan Mesa.  Our workshop includes photography at Abiquiu Lake and the Chama River.

Pedernal dominates the background while cottonwoods reflect in a pond. ©Kit Frost

Pedernal dominates the background while cottonwoods reflect in a pond. ©Kit Frost

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Juicy Cottonwood in Bloom along the Box Canyon Trail. ©Kit Frost

Juicy Cottonwood in Bloom along the Box Canyon Trail. ©Kit Frost

 

 

Zion’s Majesty: Color, Composition and Light
October 26-29, 2015

1. Giant Sandstone Cliff Walls and Fall Color in the Canyon, Zion

Learn how to compose and capture amazing fall scenics in Zion National Park. ©Kit Frost

Zion National Park is stunning in the fall, plan to arrive on Sunday October 25th and join us for our meet and greet first thing Monday morning.  We go on location each day and review your progress throughout the day.  Our students leave our workshops with a thorough understanding of their camera operations, better compositional skills, and new portfolio of imagery of one of our favorite National Parks.  Zion is known for it’s mix of grand and intimate landscapes, the Virgin River, the 3,000 foot towering sandstone forms of the Court of the Patriarchs, Temple of Sinawava and more.

Join us on this adventure just 3 hours from Las Vegas.  Click here for more information and to reserve your space.

Lessons include:

  • Expert instruction on YOUR camera
  • Best lens selection for Zion subjects
  • Composition for grand and intimate fall landscape
  • Shutter speed choices for photographing the Virgin River
  • Aperture selections for depth of field
  • How to use the “big three” – f-stop, shutter speed and ISO
  • Videography instruction (optional)

Tuition: $1899 per person, includes expert instruction, lunch, light beverages.  Additional expenses include meals, accommodations or campsite reservations.

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