Winter Moon • Grand Canyon Photography Workshop

Glimmering Winter Temple

February 9th - 12th, 2025

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 quiet, 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.

January Juniper

Small Group Size

The size of this workshop is being kept very small to ensure that everyone gets one-on-one instruction and that you will have plenty of space to capture the canyon without feeling crowded or missing out on the best spots. As such, the workshop is limited to six participants. As always, my goal is to help you realize your creative potential, have a great experience, and for you to return home with great photos!

The full moon rises over the Grand Canyon and the Desert View Watchtower. Photo by Adam Schallau.

Itinerary

The workshop begins on day 1 with a meet & greet at Red Feather Lodge at 3:00 p.m. We will then caravan into the park for the first photography session, during which I will cover how to configure your camera for landscape photography to maximize image quality. I will also introduce you to my image capture workflow, which I use to get consistent focus and exposure results. After sunset, we will travel back to the lodge.

Day 2 begins very early so we can be set up and ready to photograph the full moon in the early morning light as it sets over the western canyon. We will work from a location near the East Rim of the park. The morning session will begin with wide-angle grand scenic compositions and then transition to telephoto compositions. You will have an opportunity to rest during a mid-day break so that you and your camera batteries are recharged and ready to take advantage of the late light. We will caravan back into the park mid-afternoon and make stops to photograph from several viewpoints on the canyon's rim, working with backlit scenes. We will finish today's session by photographing the moon as it rises near the Watchtower just after sunset.

Day 3 begins very early so that we can be set up and ready to photograph the first light of the day. We will photograph the moon again as it sets behind the many temples and buttes that cascade into the canyon below the North Rim. Like yesterday, you will have an opportunity to rest during a mid-day break so that you and your camera batteries are recharged and ready to take advantage of the late light. We will caravan back into the park mid-afternoon and set up to photograph the full moon as it rises over the canyon from a location on the Hermit Road.

On day 4, the last day of the workshop, we will start early again. After sunrise, we will return to Red Feather Lodge for breakfast and a workshop review. I'll be available throughout the morning to answer any follow-up questions about the topics covered during the workshop.

Luna Dawn Panoramic


Lodging is Included

This workshop includes private rooms in the newly remodeled Red Feather Lodge in the town of Tusayan, 1-mile from the entrance to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The rooms have wifi, a television, a small refrigerator, and a microwave.

Stillness of Winter

What's Not Included?

Meals, transportation, and Grand Canyon National Park entrance fees 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 to the workshop as a guest. This guest can use the room and accompany us on location, but they may only participate in the workshop if they purchase a participant spot.

Light passes through snow falling into the Grand Canyon at sunset. From Mohave Point on the South Rim.

Workshop Cost & Payment Terms

The tuition for this workshop is $1,850.00. A non-refundable deposit of $750.00 is required to reserve your spot, with the remaining balance due 90 days before the start of the workshop. All of the standard terms and conditions apply.


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