Monsoon & Moon on the North Rim

Moonlight from Cape Royal


August 20th to 23rd, 2021
$1895.00 - Private lodging included
This workshop is sold out

About the Workshop

This workshop is scheduled to coincide with the full moon at the Grand Canyon. Weather permitting there will be an opportunity to capture the full moon rising over the canyon as the sun sets, and to capture the full moon setting as the sun rises. This workshop takes place during the monsoon season, which is a great time to capture the canyon with stormy skies and dramatic light.

Milky Way over Angels Window


Day 1: Meet and greet at 3:00 pm at Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim. We will then drive to Cape Royal for sunset. Topics covered include setting up your camera for landscape photography and Adam's technical workflow. We will also be setting up and planning for tomorrow morning's sunrise session.

Day 2: Sunrise shoot back at Cape Royal to capture the full moon as it sets just before sunrise. After sunrise we will drive back to the lodge for breakfast followed by a drive to the North Rim entrance in the search for bison. The afternoon and sunset session will be from the Walhalla Overlook.

If weather permits, we will also photograph the night sky just as the moon is beginning to rise. It will be an exciting session as the timing will be critical to capture the cliffs of the North Rim being lit by moonlight before the light from the moon rises too high in the scene and washes out the Milky Way.

Day 3: Sunrise this morning will be from an overlook near Angels Window. If the weather permits, there will be a follow-up session at Vista Encantada, and then we will return to the lodge for a late breakfast. Like the day before, after breakfast, we will drive to the North Rim entrance in the search for bison as they often hang out in the meadows lining the highway. The afternoon session will be spent wandering the ponderosa pine forest of the Walhalla Glades section of the park to work on making photographs using Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) to create a painterly effect. You can see examples of photographs made using ICM at the bottom of this page. The sunset session will be from a viewpoint near Cape Royal.

If weather permits, we will also photograph the night sky with moonlight illuminating the canyon.

Day 4: Sunrise shoot at Point Imperial. I will be available to answer any final questions you may have.

Lodging is Included

This workshop includes private lodging in historic Pioneer Cabins at the Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim. The cabin includes a small refrigerator.

What's not Included?

Meals, along with transportation and entrance fees into Grand Canyon National Park are not provided. We will caravan to our photography locations.

Bring a Friend or Family Member!

You are welcome to bring a friend or family member along on the workshop as a guest. This guest is allowed to use the room, but they may only participate in the workshop if they purchase a participant spot.

Workshop Cost & Payment Terms

The tuition for this workshop is $1,895.00. A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is required to reserve your spot with the remaining balance due no later than 90 days prior to the start of the workshop. All of the standard terms and conditions apply.

Join Us!

Click the 'Add to Cart' button below to pay your deposit and save your spot in the workshop. You are welcome to send me a message if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you at the Grand Canyon!

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