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Canyonlands National Park – Island in the Sky Photography Expedition with Bob Killen and NPPE

May 15 - May 20
Moab, UT United States

Samy’s Photo school is proud to partner with National Park Photographic Expeditions to provide our students with exceptional Landscape Master Class Workshops in our nation’s most scenic national parks. Bob Killen and his staff of national park Artist-in-Residence instructors will help you access intuitive, reflective ways of working that will lead you to create great landscape images. These classes provide hands-on, mentored learning in the field and ample classroom time with your instructor to teach you a capture to post-production workflow (end to creative end workflow) using Lightroom and Photoshop.

One of the Top Landscape Photography Workshop Values in America!

Our National Park Photography Expeditions workshops include all local travel, instructor tuition, post-production classroom, course materials, post-class online support and meals in the field. All you need to do is arrive with your camera and laptop, and away you go to some of the most incredible photographic sites and professional hands-on training anywhere.



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Canyonlands National Park – Island in the Sky

May 15-20, 2018

For colossal photographic drama of Jurassic proportions and ‘Ol West Get There’ adventure, you will want to enroll in the Canyonlands National Park Photography Expedition Master Class workshop.

Canyonlands National Park supports 337,598 acres of crimson canyons, stout mesas, flat top buttes, and cathedral spires in the heart of southeastern Utah’s high desert. Water and gravity have been the prime architects of this land, sculpting layers of rock into the rugged landscape you will photograph. The Green and Colorado Rivers divides this national park into four districts, and while they share an aboriginal desert atmosphere, each area retains its own character and offers unique art photography opportunities and travel adventure.

Our workshop will focus on the Island in the Sky District where we will learn grand scenic compositions across vistas that are hard to comprehend. We will explore trails that will take us to rocky rims and overlooks that allow us to shoot the famous White Rim and cliff shadows that caress the Colorado and Green Rivers. Using our 4×4 vehicles, we will then head deep into the spires and rivers along the White Rim Road and Shafer Trail that will allow us to interpret spires and white-cap mesas up close.

This is a land of cosmic hiking, and 4×4 travel to landscapes that few will ever reach, but you will, and you will create some exceptional landscape art photography— guaranteed.

Explore and Photograph: Mesa Arch, Dead Horse Point and Trail, Horse Thief Trail, Mineral Bottom, Shafer Trail, Fisher Rock Trail, Colorado and Green River shooting exercises and more

Learn Tools and Techniques: Pre/post-Focus Point Discussions, Professional Stack Focus Techniques, Dynamic blending capture, the 5-bracket technique for dynamic range blending, Lens choice and its compositional effects, Landscape Gear

Learn the Art of Landscape Photography: Learn Sky and Ground dominant compositions and the 6 Approaches for Canyon scenics. Explore methods for selecting and managing intimate landscapes, detail structures. Master composition workflow and learn to move from the literal to the expressive for personal projects while exploring impressionism and abstraction in landscape compositions. Develop techniques to create a Visual Voice with tone, coloration, and framing

Learn End-to-End Post-Production Workflow for Landscapes: Develop Baseline images with Lightroom, solve dynamic blending issues with Luminosity masks, advance your visual voice with 5 contrast and color methods in Photoshop.

*Workshop dates and basecamp locations are subject to change. Please check the website before enrolling in a workshop or contact us via phone or email.

You’ll benefit tremendously from our guidance, advice, lectures, demonstrations, and reviews, as we help take your photography to the next level.

Dates:                       May 15-20, 2018
Tuition:                     $2199
(Includes field meals, backcountry transportation, tuition, and course materials.)
Deposit:                    $500 (See terms and conditions)
Basecamp:              Hampton Inn, Moab, Utah
Learn More:           www.nppemasterclass.com
To Register:            http://www.nppemasterclass.com/product/canyonlands-island-samys/
Address: Moab, UT United States
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