Moab, UT Photo Adventure

City Area Date Instructor Price (Member) Price (Non-Member)
Moab, UT 18-SEP-2012 Winston C. Hall $895 $1020 Sold out

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Join us for a photographic adventure in the Four Corners. The Gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

Moab attracts photography enthusiasts to the Four Corners Utah area. Located in southeastern Utah along the banks of the Colorado River between soaring red sandstone cliffs, Moab is the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, the Colorado River and the beautiful La Sal Mountains. There are more National Parks, State Parks and other major attractions within a 200-mile radius of Moab than any other location in Utah. And Nikonians Academy is going for a series of workshops and field shooting to both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

Below is a sample itinerary of our trip. Note that our exact itinerary probably will change due to local weather, conditions or other factors. We use our extensive local knowledge to maximize your photo opportunities each day.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
The workshop begins at the Meeting Location in Moab, UT with a review of the workshop agenda and the Moab, UT area. We will also be covering the following key points:

  • Photography procedures and tips for shooting in the Moab / high desert area
  • Safety procedures for being in the Moab / high desert area
  • Understanding the Exposure Trifecta
  • Photographic composition tips
  • Pre-visualization techniques
  • Water, water and more water

1:00 p.m. to late afternoon

We will depart from the Holiday Inn Express for Arches National Park for an afternoon of photography at:

  • Double Arch
  • Sand Dune Arch
  • Balanced Rock
4:30 a.m. Sunrise Shoot

  • Canyonlands National Park at Mesa Arch and Island in the Sky
  • Candlestick Tower
  • Buck Canyon

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We will meet at the Moab, UT meeting location for a digital workflow techniques workshop.

  • Digital post-processing workflow
  • I.P.T.C. and Camera settings
  • Capture NX image processing techniques
  • Time to process your images
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

We will start in the classroom with multi-media presentations before heading out to photograph in Arches National Park.

3:30 p.m. to late evening

Then we will take a break before heading off to Arches National Park for a Sunset Shoot at Delicate Arch.

Day 4 Important
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

We will take some time today to process and back up our sunset images of Delicate Arch and a personal one-on-one critique session.

2:00 p.m. onward

Afternoon Shooting in Arches National Park

  • The Windows Arches
  • Tower Arch

Moab, UT is located in the high desert at 4025 feet of elevation. The field shooting locations will require easy to difficult (Delicate Arch) hiking conditions with early morning (one hour before sunrise) and late evening (one hour after sunset) location shoots.

The day is long, but the location is unbelievable. We will take a mid-day break and return to the hotel for several hours for lunch and rest before departing for the afternoon and evening shoots.

Participants should be in good physical condition and capable of hiking at altitude and carrying their own photography gear.

Sturdy hiking boots are essential. Early mornings in the high desert are cool and will require a warm jacket, gloves and hat.

In order to participate in this workshop you will be required to sign a liability release form before the workshop begins.


The workshop pricing includes the training and resources, but does not include food and lodging.
You will need to book a room at our hotel (see venue list).
We will be carpooling to and from our photo locations.

This workshop is limited to 10 participants.

  • You will learn

    • Field Photography
    • Developing your photographic vision
    • Digital workflow
    • Nikon Capture NX2 tutorial
    • Image critiques
    • Understanding the Exposure Trifecta
  • What to bring

  • Required

    • Camera body
    • Spare batteries
    • Spare memory cards
    • Remote hard drive for backing up image files (Such as a Wolverine)
    • Computer for viewing and editing your photographs (Required)
    • AC adaptor for your computer
    • Tripod and/or monopod
    • Wide-angle lens
    • Macro lens
    • Long zoom lens
    • All weather jacket
    • Rain pants
    • Layered clothing
    • Hat
    • Gloves
    • Sturdy hiking boots
    • Plastic bags for waterproof protection
  • Optional

    • Additional lenses
    • Specialty lighting equipment
    • Shutter release cable
    • Filters
  • What is provided

    • Guidance by our professional photographer instructor
    • Training materials from the classroom sessions
    • Amazing photo opportunities
  • Venue Information

      A venue for this workshop has yet not been locked down.


Don't miss this opportunity to photograph arches, sunsets and learn digital outdoor photography
Class size limited to 10 participants only, to maximize interaction with your instructor

Cancellation policy: If you cancel more than 30 days before the workshop, we will refund your tuition except for a $125 fee. If you cancel less than 30 days before the workshop, we will refund 50% of the tuition. If you cancel less than 7 days before the workshop, we offer no refund.


Following Moab, UT Photo Adventure workshops are organized in Moab, UT:

Date Instructor Price (Member) Price (Non-Member)
26-APR-2011 Winston C. Hall $895 $925 Sold out
10-MAY-2011 Winston C. Hall $895 $925 Sold out
07-MAY-2012 Winston C. Hall $895 $1020 Sold out
18-SEP-2012 Winston C. Hall $895 $1020 Sold out

Member prices are only applicable to Nikonians Silver, Gold and Platinum Members. Non-members can register as Nikonians members here. Nikonians Basic members can upgrade the membership level here. Membership payments help sustain the growth of the Nikonians community and its services such as the Nikonians Academy.