Red Rock, Fall Colors and Sculpted Sandstones

This is a great workshop for those landscape photography enthusiasts who wish to better their skills in a dramatic region during a great time of year. Professional photographers Greg Vaughn and Michael Strickland will lead you on a journey though some of the best parts of the southwest, including Capitol Reef, Navajo Canyon in Bryce, Sunset Arch and more. You will learn how to compose, meter with your camera, utilize live view and much much more. You will explore the dramatic and rugged narrows in Capitol Reef's canyons during a time when the thunderstorms have subsided and the autumn colors are turning the maple, oak and cottonwoods yellow and red. The journey continues with a visit to the colorful Bryce Canyon National Park. Take in a sunset and sunrise from various location along the rim. Then explore the very wild and remote Escalante region where sandstone buttes and canyons cover the landscape for as far as the eye can see. With good conditions, you'll visit some landmarks during the night to learn how to photograph the stars in a landscape. 

*The walk into Hickman Natural Bridge is easy but uneven at 1.2 miles each way. However, for those who would like to attend the workshop, can choose to walk up only part way that day and still enjoy an incredible experience with one of the leaders.






October 29–November 4, 2017

Fitness Level:

Moderate, hiking on uneven sandstone and rocky surfaces


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Greg Vaughn is a terrific photographer, an outstanding teacher and a superlative guide. He ‘knows the territory’. It doesn’t matter if he ‘wrote the book’ for an area, as he did for both Oregon and Washington, or if he is going to a location for the first time. In either case, you can rest assured that he will be totally prepared in every way. He will know where to go and when to be there and have the light figured out. When I’m with Greg, I always have a great time, I always learn a lot about the craft of getting a great image—and I always come away with images I treasure. He is the quintessential pro.
— Steve Wood, Iceland '15, Death Valley '15, Alaska Yacht '16, Italy '16, Antarctica '17, Patagonia '17

Itinerary and General Information

October 29, 2017: 1:00 PM we will meet at location TBD in St. George, Utah. We will then drive you to our hotel in Torrey, Utah check into our hotel and have dinner. 

October 30, 2017: Sunrise shoot at Twin Rocks, overlooking the Castle . Breakfast and drive into park to explore turning cottonwood trees in the canyon next to the Fremont River. We'll visit rock art sites and amazing sandstone canyons. Lunch in the field, followed by sunset shoot at Panorama Point for dinner. 

October 31, 2017: Sunrise shoot at Hickman Bridge followed by breakfast. Lunch in town then drive to Grand Wash for afternoon light. Dinner in town.  

November 1, 2017: Sunrise at The Castle, breakfast then drive south into Escalante region. We'll pass over the high country of Boulder Mountain where we'll stop at many grand vistas of the canyon country below. After a very scenic drive, we'll check into our hotel at Boulder Mountain Lodge. Sunset location TBD based on weather. 

November 2, 2017: Sunrise overlooking Grand Staircase, Escalante NM. Breakfast in town the drive south to explore the amazing Hole in The Rock Road. We'll visit Sunset Arch and possible night photography weather permitting. 

November 3, 2017: Sunrise at sandstone overlook, breakfast then drive to Bryce Canyon NP. Sunset shoot on rim. 

November 4, 2017: Sunrise TBD and breakfast. Checkout of hotel and drive back to St. George for departing flights from 3:00 PM. 

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging (Single available, just ask)
  • All meals, soft drinks and snacks during the workshop
  • All transportation during workshop 
  • Photographic guiding and instruction from two pros
  • Image reviews, post-processing instruction
  • Fun, inspiration and a great time!

Whats Not Included?

Transportation to and from St. George, Utah. Items of a personal nature. Alcoholic beverages. Travel and trip cancelation insurance. Anything specifically not listed as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $1,500 will hold your space in this workshop. The balance of $2,495 will be due not later than July 1, 2017. All of our standard terms and conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.

Additional Information

This workshop is strictly limited to 8 guests. If you have interest, don't delay, click the "Sign Me Up!" button and we'll see you in St. George! Got questions?