Join Kent Winchester and me October 19 – 23, 2022 for a five day Lake Powell Photography Workshop. This an unique adventure for photographers with a background in landscape photography or desire to learn it. We’ll cruise on a luxury 59 ft houseboat and take along a deck boat for access to more remote sites. We’ll also take short day hikes inland to reach even more photographic opportunities in the high desert of the Colorado Plateau. It will be an opportunity to create wonderful photographs and improve your photography.
By joining this adventure 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.
At least one night on the trip we will have a discussion about photographing the night sky. The milky way will be shining in the west and the moon will be in a perfect phase to allow us dark skies until early mornings which will feature a crescent moon before sunrise. There are no guarantees, of course, but the weather is usually fine at Lake Powell in autumn.
We will additionally have two photography classes per day with topics such as:
- Qualities of light and how to manage it
- When and how to use various kinds of filters
- The art of composition
- Crafting panoramic photographs
- Review & critique of images done during the workshop
- Workflow on Lightroom and Photoshop
- Introduction to Tilt & Shift Lenses
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
The 59 ft houseboat accommodates up to 12 people. The boat has 4 staterooms, convertible dinette with double bed and a convertible sofa with double bed, two bathrooms, a living room/dining area/kitchen and a large upper deck with smaller decks front and aft on the lower level.
Full breakfasts and gourmet dinners are included. We also provide tea in the afternoon before we set out for the sunset spot for the day. You may, if you wish, prepare your own lunches in the fully equipped kitchen. Please bring your own snacks and drinks.
The expenses per person for this adventure are US$ 2,895. For couples, larger group (three or more participants signing up together) and alumni to previous houseboat or other photography tours with us will receive a discount. There are 4 staterooms with queen-sized beds. For those who want one of the rooms there is a $450 surcharge. Everyone else will sleep in tents on the beach. This is included in the base price. We can offer you a tent, but you will have to bring your own mattress, sleeping bag and pillow. The base price includes further the houseboat, the pontoon, the gas to move the boats, and our navigational and photographic expertise plus the mini-seminars. The expenses include further daily gourmet breakfast and dinner. All other beverages and lunches are not included in the costs. You will have to arrange for these on your own, prior to the trip.
To secure your reservation a deposit of US$ 1,000 per person is required.
Payments may be made with Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Upon payment of your deposit, we will send you an information package including suggestions for photography and travel gear, and clothing.
No refunds will be given for unused portions of this adventure. We highly recommend travel insurance which is inexpensive and easy to acquire. Knowing you have 100% trip cancellation coverage makes a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason.
Questions about the Lake Powell Photography Workshop? Contact us.
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.