Our Zion Photography Workshop Images

This YouTube Video is a stellar view of the kind of imagery, landscapes and lessons we worked on while in Zion.  Tom Fulton, one of our Chase the Light Workshop participants and the creator of Memory Minder Productions posted this video.  WOW Tom, well done.

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A lone cloud captured at just the right moment. ©Tom Fulton

A lone cloud captured at just the right moment. ©Tom Fulton

Our Chase the Light Photography Workshop in Zion produced some really powerful images.  Participants practiced their skills in composition, exposure, and camera skills while photographing the Virgin River, the Towers of the Virgin, along the River Trail and reflections too.

I love the quiet moment of this image.  We working working with shutter speed priority and magical light on the Virgin River. ©Tom Fulton

I love the quiet moment of this image. We working working with shutter speed priority and magical light on the Virgin River. ©Tom Fulton

Using a panoramic setting, automatically pieces together this image taken along the Virgin River. ©Bob Rhea

Using a panoramic setting, automatically pieces together this image taken along the Virgin River. ©Bob Rhea

One of the lessons along the river was to choose the proper shutter speed and exposure to hold in the highlights in the scene.  In some cases it’s best to limit the amount of sky so the light meter in the camera doesn’t make the scene too dark.  I like to teach participants to under expose (-+) for the highlights and open up the shadows in post-production software like Adobe Lightroom.

Isolating the subject.  By selecting a few important elements of the scene for inclusion, clutter is limited, and the photo feels "painterly". ©Bob Rhea

Isolating the subject. By selecting a few important elements of the scene for inclusion, clutter is limited, and the photo feels “painterly”. ©Bob Rhea

As we walked along the Riverwalk, we were able to enjoy some quiet moments.  Here, the composition and color is stunning.  I like to teach to eliminate parts of the composition as a painter would do while composing on the canvas.

The day we drove up to the Kolob Terrace, the sky was hazy, so we stopped and made some images along the road.

Using a vertical panoramic setting allows us to follow the sharp turn in the road. ©Bob Rhea

Using a vertical panoramic setting allows us to follow the sharp turn in the road. ©Bob Rhea

Join us next year, late October 2015, for another round of Grand, Intimate and Colorful Zion Landscape Photography lessons.  Stay tuned.

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