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 Arches & Canyonlands PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP



Come explore and photograph the best that Moab, Utah has to offer on our annual Arches & Canyonlands Photography Workshop. We will be visiting both parks and photographing some of Southern Utah’s most iconic landscapes in eluding Balanced Rock, Mesa Arch, Delicate Arch and many more lesser known and arguably as beautiful and otherworldly red rock landscapes.

In addition to expert photo instruction in the parks, Joe and Kurt will also be conducting classroom sessions on composition, light, special techniques such as focus stacking and creating mind-blowing panoramic as well as digital darkroom training in Adobe Lightroom and image critiques.


  • Day one: Meet at the hotels conference room at 12noon for a meet and greet followed by lectures on composition and use of natural light. Golden hour/sunset field session followed by night photography weather permitting.

  • Day two: Sunrise/ golden hour morning session photographing amazing red rock scenery in the National Parks. Afternoon classroom sessions focusing on advanced techniques such as focus stacking and panoramic photography. Afternoon/sunset session in the National Park of Arches and Canyonlands. Evening star photography session.

  • Day three: Sunrise/ golden hour morning session photographing arches and desert scenery. Afternoon classroom sessions focusing on Adobe Lightroom and image critiques. Afternoon/sunset session in the parks followed by a farewell dinner as a group in Moab, Utah.




The nearest airport is Salt Lake City International Airport or Grand Junction, Colorado.
Any rental vehicle will suffice as we will be traveling paved park roads to all locations.


A non-refundable deposit of 250.00 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of this workshop. There is no refund after the final payment has been made (unless we can fill your spot). Please see our cancellation policy for more detailed information.


There will be no strenuous hiking involved during the workshop except for the hike to Delicate Arch which is 3 miles RT with about 400 feet of total elevation gain and loss. Some locations, however may involve a short hike of less than a mile with no serious elevation gains. We will be spending a lot of time outdoors shooting in winter conditions. Daytime temperatures in the desert during winter can vary quite widely. It’s imperative that participants be prepared for outdoor winter recreation, lots of warm layers, hats, mittens, good outerwear and warm boots are a must. A modest level of health and fitness will greatly enhance your experience.


LaQuinta - Moab, Utah - Address: 815 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532 -Phone: (435) 259-8700


The workshop cost cover all guiding, instruction, park permits and classroom sessions

Lodging, meals and transportation are not included in the cost of the workshop.

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The Instructors


Joseph Rossbach

Joe is a full time photographer based out of Southern California although my Assignments and workshop Take me all over the country and internationally. I have been leading photo tours/workshops and publishing my photography for over 15 years. My particular interest at the time is the deserts of the southwestern United states and the eastern sierra mountains of California. When not Leading tours or working on assignments, you can find me exploring some well known and many Lesser known areas of the Colorado Plateau and the Mojave Desert regions.

Joe has been leading photography workshops and tours for over fifteen years and has worked with thousands of photographers to help them refine their vision and skill in the art and craft of nature photography.


Kurt Budliger

Kurt has been photographing the natural landscape for over 20 years and has been a professional photographer for the past 13. His photographs and articles have appeared in numerous books, calendars, advertising campaigns, magazines and are routinely used by non-profit conservation organizations working to protect wild lands. His clients include Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, National Geographic Adventure, Outside Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Vermont Life Magazine, Eastern Fly Fishing, Patagonia, 1% for the Planet, Trout Unlimited, Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, and many more. Kurt has been a professional educator for over 25 years. Prior to becoming a professional outdoor photographer and workshop leader, Kurt was an outdoor and environmental educator, interpretive naturalist, guide and then a middle school science teacher in Vermont.