Explore during the Lake Powell Workshop the majestic Glen Canyon with its yellow-orange-red-ocher sandstone rocks and glide smoothy into narrow tributary canyons on a deck boat. Hike through nature and discover its resurgent beauty with the receding water of Lake Powell and photograph unique images.
Resurgent majestic Glen Canyon
Five days on a houseboat
Deck boat to get to remote photo-ops
Chef on board
Easy daily hikes through pristine Nature
Annular solar eclipse
Majestic Glen Canyon
Join Kent Winchester and me October 12 - 16, 2023 for a five day Lake Powell Photography Workshop. This is a unique adventure for photographers with a background in landscape photography or desire to learn it. We will cruise on a luxury 59 ft houseboat and take along a deck boat for access to more remote sites. We will also take short day hikes to reach additional photographic opportunities in the high desert of the Colorado Plateau. It will be an opportunity to create wonderful photographs and improve your photographic skills.
You will be able to photograph, depending on the lake’s water level and weather conditions, the Anasazi Canyon, Cathedral Canyon, Confluence Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon, Dominguez Butte, Face Canyon, Gregory Butte, Gunsight Butte and Canyon, Labyrinth Canyon, Last Chance Canyon, Padre Bay with Cookie Jar & Weathering Pit Ridge, Rock Creek Canyon and other sights along the way. We plan this adventure to arrive at the best spots at the best time of the day.
Learn & Photograph with Passion
Work in different lighting and with short/long exposure and aperture.
Learn about night photography techniques in the beautifully desolate surroundings of the Glen Canyon.
How to handle equipment with care on location.
Assistance with camera settings, the basics of composition, guide and help in general.
Hands-on lessons that can take your photography skills to the next level.
Review and constructive criticism/feedback of the images taken during the day.
Workflow in Phase One's Capture One software and Adobe Lightroom.
Classroom sessions with various topics (qualities of light and how to manage it, when and how to use various kinds of filters, crafting panoramic photographs, introduction to Tilt & Shift lenses)
The exact itinerary will be kept flexible to account for the weather and current conditions. The itinerary below is an example of what you can expect.
1st Day - We will meet at the Antelope Point Marina and get onto our houseboat, get settled, get to know each other, brake the ice and give an introduction to our following days. We depart then to the Padre Bay to anchor at a beach and proceed with our low light photographing into sunset.
We will return to the houseboat for a gourmet dinner and a relaxing evening.
2nd - 4nd Day - Depending on the Lake Powell's water level and weather conditions, the Anasazi Canyon, Cathedral Canyon, Confluence Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon, Dominguez Butte, Face Canyon, Gregory Butte, Gunsight Butte and Canyon, Labyrinth Canyon, Last Chance Canyon, Padre Bay with Cookie Jar & Weathering Pit Ridge, Rock Creek Canyon and other terrific locations will be on our schedule. We plan this adventure to arrive at the best spots at the best time of the day. We tend to be at some specific location with low light conditions (dusk and dawn) for photographing.
Each day will begin with coffee or tea, photographing, and returning to the houseboat for breakfast. We will have high tea each afternoon and gourmet dinners after our sunset photography.
The houseboat will be anchored each evening at some sand beach allowing us to engage in astrophotography in the night.
5th Day - Our last night will be spent near the Crossing of the Fathers with views of Boundary, Dinosaur, Gunsight, and Tower Buttes. Different compositions can be carved out in the early morning after which we will weigh anchor and return to Antelope Point Marina.
Lake Powell Workshop 2023
12 - 16 October 2023
Number of guests: 8
Number of instructors: 2
Houseboat + Deckboat
Accommodation in stateroom or tent
Breakfast, Tea time, Dinner
Travel to and from the workshop destination
Do you have any questions about the Lake Powell Workshop or would you like to go on a private customized tour?
$ 4,500 in shared stateroom.
$ 6,450 in single stateroom.
$ 4,000 camping on the beach
Groups sign-up of 3+ participants receive a group discount.
Alumni to previous photo tour or workshop receive a 5% discount on the base price.
All prices are per person.
To secure your reservation a deposit of $ 500 per person is required. Refunds are handled according to the Terms & Conditions. The remaining money is due 90 days prior to the trip.
We recommend an independent travel insurance. Knowing you have 100% trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason.
We will meet you at the Antelope Point Marina, Page, Arizona. You can park your car there for the duration of the workshop.
In case you are flying to Page we will arrange a pick up at your hotel and get you to the marina for the start of the workshop. At the end of the photographic adventure we will drive you back to your hotel in Page.
A third option is flying to Albuquerque, New Mexico. We will meet you in Albuquerque one day prior to the workshop and give you a lift to Page and take you back to Albuquerque at the end of the tour.
October weather at Lake Powell is usually delightful with sunny days and clear nights. The average rainfall for all of October is 0.82 inches and hopefully we’ll have some clouds to enhance our photographs. WE’ve seldom been rained on in all the years we’ve operated this tout. The night time low temperatures are around 50°F and the highs average about 72°F.
BASIS AND RATES
All prices are quoted in US Dollars (US$). The prices are based on current tariffs and are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. While Peter Boehringer Photography will do everything possible to maintain the listed prices, if it is necessary to levy a surcharge, Peter Boehringer Photography reserves the right to do so, and notification will be given at the time of final invoicing.
A deposit is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due 180 days prior to departure of international tours and 120 days prior to departure of U.S. tours.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective on the date, which the letter or email is received by Peter Boehringer Photography. There is no cancellation charge until 180 days (international tours) and 120 days (tours within the U.S.A.) before departure with exception of transaction fees (5.8% + $0.6 + international exchange fees, if applicable). Cancellation charges less than 180 days (international tours) or 120 days (tours within the U.S.A.) before departure are expressed as a percentage of the total price, and are as follows: 179 – 91 days, for international tours, and 119 – 31 days, for tours within the U.S.A., before departure 50%, and 90 days for international tours and 30 days for tour within the U.S.A. or less before departure 100%. Leaving a photography tour or workshop in progress, for any reason whatsoever, will not result in a refund, and no refunds will be made for any unused portions of a photography tour or workshop. Peter Boehringer Photography reserves the right to cancel a photography tour or workshop because of inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically infeasible to operate, or because of good-faith concerns with respect to the safety, health, or welfare of the participants. If a photography tour or workshop is cancelled prior to departure, you will have a choice between a full refund minus transaction fees (5.8% + $0.6 + international exchange fees, if applicable) or a credit towards a future photography tour or workshop equivalent to amount paid. If Peter Boehringer Photography cancels the trip in progress, you will receive a pro-rata refund based on the number of days. Peter Boehringer Photography is not responsible for any refund for airline tickets, hotel accommodation, etc. purchased by the participant.
In order to participate in a photography tour or workshop you are required to have comprehensive insurance coverage for personal accident and injury, medical and repatriation costs during the photography tour or workshop. In addition we strongly recommends that you arrange cancellation and travel insurance covering the loss, expenses and damages arising from, including but not limited to, cancellation of the photography tour or workshop (whether in whole or in part), loss of baggage and personal money and belongings, as well as flight cancellations and delays.
You must be in good physical and mental health. Any physical condition or treatment requiring special attention must be reported in writing at the time of booking and again when signing the waiver of liability. By registering for a photography tour or workshop, the participant certifies that he/she does not have any mental, physical, or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other participants. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to accept, decline to accept, or remove any participant of a photography tour or workshop, without penalty, to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in our judgment, conditions warrant or if we deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of the participants.
If you have special requests, e.g. dietary, cabin number, bedding type, airline seat or other requests, you should inform us of these at the time of booking. We cannot guarantee that such requests will be met, and will have no liability to you if such requests are not met.
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Peter Boehringer Photography shall not be liable for any air carrier’s cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a non-refundable ticket to or from the participant’s Peter Boehringer Photography’s photography tour or workshop departure city. It is the sole responsibility of the participants to organize their own transportation to and from the meeting point as described in the photography tour or workshop itinerary, e.g. airport, hotel, and to ensure timely arrival. The participant should not book flights and/or hotel accommodation until Peter Boehringer Photography has issued final confirmation for the photography tour or workshop. In the event of late arrival it is the responsibility of the participant to join the photography tour or workshop, and to carry all associated expenses. Peter Boehringer Photography is not liable if the participant misses any portion of, or the entire photography tour or workshop as a result of the delay. Baggage and personal effects are at all times the responsibility of the participant.
Other terms and conditions may apply to some photography tours or workshops, and details will always be provided with pre-trip mailings. By making the deposit payment, the participant agrees to the terms and conditions and the responsibility statements herein on behalf of all the individuals included in the booking.
LOW WATER LEVEL
Lake Powell currently contains 1.8 trillion gallons of water, remains hundreds of feet deep (396 feet deep at the dam), is 189 miles long, and has more than 2,000 miles of shoreline. The media frenzy about the lowering levels of Powell and Lake Meade is misleading. The Bureau of Reclamation plans to maintain Powell’s water level at least 3,525 feet above sea level through December of 2023. With these lower water levels Powell and Glen Canyon have more beaches, look better, and are better for photography since the dam first plugged the river. Glen Canyon is returning in all its glory. We will photograph places that haven’t been seen since the days you could raft the river. And we’ll have plenty of water for our boats to get to them. Photography will be phenomenal.
We will be carrying two inReach devices during the entire photographic tour for everybody’s safety. The inReach is a handy satellite operated device which has virtually 100% coverage capabilities regardless of where we are located in the wilderness. This ensures that we can dispatch a SOS signal for an emergency evacuation. The dispatch is free, but any costs related to the rescue will be your responsibility and is why comprehensive insurance is imperative and mandatory.
Any trips I organize or organize with another photographer are private and non-business. I am a physician by trade and I take people along with me on my trips because I enjoy the company and the opportunity to help people get to know and photograph the Southwest. I do not make a business out of it. My goal is to have a pleasant, safe trip with artistic value photography as a result. We share expenses, gear, ideas, and experiences. We will not be going anyplace on public lands that are not generally open to the public. No photographs you take on public lands may be used to promote the sale or use of a product or service. We will not do any "commercial filming" as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations. We will respect nature, leave only footprints where we are allowed to leave footprints, and take only our images, memories, and friendships home with us.
Digital photography, social media and modern travel patterns changed nature & landscape photography radically. The amount of people visiting the wilderness increased over the last two decades exponentially. Nature is coping poorly with the increased human presence. It is time that we all, who value nature and photography, question our behavior out there and prioritize the well-being of nature over photography. As such I support the entities Leave no Traces, Nature First, Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition and Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.