Serenity of Winter at The Grand Canyon
January 9th to 12th, 2020
Limited to 8 Guests
With the change of seasons comes a more peaceful and quiet time at the Grand Canyon. Winter brings a chance of snow and low-hanging ragged clouds. The days are shorter, and the park is relatively calm and quite making for a much more serene experience. This a fantastic time to photograph the Grand Canyon and to capture the dramatic vistas that only the Grand Canyon can offer.
The size of this workshop is being kept very small to ensure that everyone gets one-on-one instruction, and so that you will have plenty of space to capture the canyon without feeling crowded or like you’re missing out on the best spots. As always, Adam’s goal is to help you realize your creative potential, to have a great experience, and for you to return home with great photos!
January 9, 2020: Meet and greet at 2:00 pm at Red Feather Lodge in Tusayan, Arizona. We will then travel into the park for our first sunset session from a location on the Hermit Road near Maricopa Point. Topics covered during this first session include setting up your camera for landscape photography and Adam's technical workflow.
January 10, 2020: Sunrise session from Navajo Point to capture the full moon as it sets over the canyon's many temples and buttes. The morning session will begin with wide-angel grand scenic compositions and then will transition to telephoto compositions. After the morning session, we will drive back to Tusayan to get breakfast.
During the mid-day session I will be giving a presentation on how I use Lightroom to develop my images. The topics to be covered will include using Camera Profiles, White Balance to set a mood, local adjustments with the Brush and Graduated Filter, selective color adjustments with the HSL tool, sharpening via the Detail window, using Tone Curves, and much more. Following my presentation, you will have an opportunity to work on your images as I provide guidance.
The afternoon session will cover working with backlit scenes. We will finish up by photographing the moon as it rises near the Watchtower just after sunset.
January 11, 2020: The sunrise session will be from Desert View to capture the canyon with the moon in the western sky.
The mid-day session will be set aside for a second Lightroom presentation to recap the ideas and techniques covered the previous day. You will have time to work on your own images and receive guidance and critiques from me. Time permitting, I'll also demonstrate how I use Luminosity Masking combined with layers and Adjustment Tools in Photoshop.
The afternoon session will cover photographing the canyon with the intent to create black & white photos. We will finish up by photographing sunset near Pima Point.
January 12, 2020: The final sunrise shoot will be at Yaki Point followed by breakfast at El Tovar.
This workshop includes single-occupancy lodging in comfortable rooms at Red Feather Lodge on the South Rim.
What's Not Included?
Meals are not included with the workshop fee, but the workshop groups often have a great time dining together. Transportation and entrance fees into Grand Canyon National Park are not provided. We will caravan to our destinations as much as possible. Due to limited parking, you are encouraged to share rides with your fellow workshop participants.
For this workshop, we recommended that you fly into and out of Las Vegas McCarran International Airport as it is the most centrally located to both the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. It is approximately a 4-hour drive from the airport to our lodge on the South Rim in the town of Tusayan, Arizona.
The tuition for this workshop is $1,895.00. Your deposit of $500 will hold your spot in the workshop. The remaining balance will be due no later than 90 days before the start of the workshop. All of our standard Terms and Conditions apply.
We Hope You Can Join Us!
This workshop is limited to 8 guests, and it sells out fast. If you are interested, do not delay, sign up today. Got questions, send us a message.
As always, my goal is to help you realize your creative potential, to have a great experience, and for you to return home with great photos!