Winter Desert Landscapes of Moab Photography Workshop - January 16-20, 2025

Explore & Photograph Classic Canyon Country Scenery in and around Moab, Utah

Dates: Janruary 16-20, 2025
Moab, Utah
Moab Only - $2,295.00 - $500.00 Deposit
Moab & Hanksville Extension - $3,495.00 - $750.00 Deposit
Joseph Rossbach
6 Participants Max

Participants can extend the adventure and join me photographing the badlands, canyons and otherworldly landscapes surrounding Hanksville Utah for an additional $1,200.00 for three full days starting on January 21 -23.

Capture the iconic beauty of the American Southwest with your lens! With Arches NP, home to the largest concentration of natural sandstone arches on the planet, and the awe-inspiring canyons of Canyonlands NP, you're in for a visual treat. Exciting landscapes like Mesa Arch, Delicate Arch, Dead Horse Point, and more await your exploration. Our initial workshop will equip you with knowledge about camera settings, field techniques, and composition, ensuring that you are prepared to take stunning photographs from the very first morning.

Embrace the unique beauty of the American Southwest in winter! Enjoy extended golden hours and potential snow-dusted red rock landscapes in Arches National Park, home to the world's highest concentration of natural sandstone arches, and Canyonlands National Park, renowned for its stunning canyons and vast vistas. Our exploration will take us to remarkable landmarks like Mesa Arch, Delicate Arch, and Dead Horse Point. To ensure you capture incredible photos from day one, we'll start with a pre-workshop session focused on camera settings, field techniques, and composition. Dedicate your mid-days to reviewing images and honing your post-processing skills.


Please arrive in. oab Utah no later than 1pm for opening oreientation and kick off classroom session at the hotel. After class, we will head out into the field for our first siunset shoot.

Each day we will be out for both sunrise/morning and afternoon/sunset photoshoots in a variety of locations including Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Castle Valley to name a few.

If flying into the workshop, the two closest large airports are SLC Salt Lake City International and Grand Junction. A regular car rental is sutiable for this workshop. If you intend on joining me over in HJanksville for the extension it is advised to rent a 4x4 jeep or truck as we will be visitng some off road locations on that extension.

The workshop will conclude after our last sunrise shoot on the morning of January 20.

If you are planning on attending the Hanksville extension, you will need to set up lodging starting that afternoon in Hanksville, Utah. We will have a dinner that eveing in town and go over our photography schedule for the next three days.

Physical Dificulty

This workshop is rated at moderate. Plan to hike 2-3 miles over rough and steep terrain to reach a few locations. Most other locations will rated easy and accesible after short walks to location.

Workshop Includes instruction, guiding, classroom and any permits.

Workshop does not include travel to and from the workshop, lodging, meals, drinks and transportation.

Recomended Camera Gear

  • Stury Tripod & Ball Head
  • DSLR/Mirrorless Camera & Backup Camera
  • Lens Focal Lengths from 14mm to 300mm
  • Circular Polarizing Filter and 3 & 6 Stop ND Filters for long exposure work
  • Remote or Cable Release
  • Extra Camera Batteries
  • Plenty of Memory Cards
  • A Backpack For Your Gear
  • Blower and Lens Cleaning Kit
  • Laptop if you wish to backup images and follow along during post processing classroom sessions

Recomended Personal Gear

  • Sturdy Footwear, warm socks and wind/water proof pants
  • Warm Winter Layers
  • Wind/Water Proof jacket
  • Gloves and Hat
  • Headlamp and or Flashlight
  • Trekking Pole

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