Our 2nd Annual – Take a look at last year’s workshop here.
Dates: Friday, November 7 – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Location: Zion National Park, Utah
Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate Class Size: Limited to 8 students
Status: Registration is open!
Imagine five days in beautiful Zion National Park in Utah at or near peak fall foliage, in a small group of just 8 students, photographing amazing sunrises & sunsets along with striking fall foliage color with not one but two full-time fine art photographers as your instructors and guides.
There isn’t a better time to photograph Zion than in early November. The sun is low, the crowds are lower, and the photographic possibilities are even higher!
Zion is almost magical in the fall and breathtaking photographs can be created there with the reds, yellows & oranges of the fall foliage to the blues, greens, and sometimes browns of the Virgin River in contrast to the reds, oranges and whites of the canyon walls along with that special light that happens in Zion particularly at sunrise and sunset. The photographic possibilities in Zion are endless.
Join Matt and me on our 2nd annual Zion National Park 5-Day Fall Foliage Photography Workshop.
Not only are you learning from one professional photographer – but 2 full-time professional photographers & artists with over 40 combined years of experience behind the camera as well as teaching and helping students. We will show you our own unique techniques in the field photographing that has enabled us to acquire collectors and followers of our artwork worldwide. We will teach you what we know from our extensive background and experience in photography in a way that is easy and fun to learn and which allows you room to grow from your newfound knowledge and renewed enthusiasm in photography.
With a student to teacher ratio of 4:1 there will be numerous opportunities to work with Matt and me on a one-on-one basis helping you individually on composition, exposure, your own personal style, shooting techniques, and more. Our students have absolutely loved this aspect of our photo workshops and has led to great discussions and learning opportunities.
This workshop will take place at a time that is normally at or near peak fall foliage in Zion National Park in Southwest Utah. We will bring you to some of the best locations to photograph during the best light as well as some other locations Christine and I love to photograph based on our experience shooting there during the fall.
This is a field photography workshop and there is no classroom (computer) time scheduled. However students are encouraged to bring their laptops for any image processing questions that can be answered during one-on-one time during the workshop.
We start most of our days in the dark at 5:30 am to be in position to photograph the sunrise. Anywhere from 2 to 4 hour breaks are scheduled around noon time, with us re-grouping mid afternoon to reach our sunset location. Throughout the workshop we will be talking heavily about light, composition, lens choice, artistic expression, personal style, color pallet, HDR photography, photography with iPhones (or other cell phone cameras) as a scouting tool as well as a way to take unique photos, and more.
We will teach you our tips and secrets into creating fine art quality photographs in the field, and discuss ways to process those images during field discussions. You will return home with numerous images worthy of display, new knowledge and experience in how to create such images again in the future, and a newfound excitement and energy towards photography after studying for 5 days with two working pros who love to teach what they know.
Some of the more popular locations we may photograph (depending upon weather & scheduling) are: the Watchman, Court of the Patriarchs, Towers of the Virgin, Checkerboard Mesa, the Virgin River, Temple of Sinawava, The Grotto, and more. In addition we will be bringing you to some less popular locations that we have found from our years of scouting and shooting in Zion.
Note that Matt and I teach photo workshops in Zion National Park with permission granted from Zion via the Commercial Use Authorization Permit. This permit comes with some restrictions on exactly where we can and can not photograph. For example we are not permitted to take students to the Subway. In addition certain locations require the use of a monopod instead of a tripod. These restrictions are the same for any photo workshop there and are not much of an issue. This permit is required for all photo workshop instructors in Zion. Matt and I are also first aid/CPR certified as well.
Note that the schedule listed is not official. A few days prior to the start of the workshop we will have a more exact schedule and times to meet that will be based on weather conditions and photo possibilities.
Friday, November 7 – meet at the Visitors Center at 2pm for introductions and presentation followed by sunset photography
Saturday, Nov. 8 – meet at a location TBD at approx. 5:30am for sunrise photography. Break can start anywhere from 10:00 to noon, and end anywhere from 1 to 3. Meet following the break at a location TBD for sunset photography.
Sunday, Nov. 9 - meet at a location TBD at approx. 5:30am for sunrise photography. Break can start anywhere from 10:00 to noon, and end anywhere from 1 to 3. Meet following the break at a location TBD for sunset photography.
Monday, Nov. 10 - meet at a location TBD at approx. 5:30am for sunrise photography. Break can start anywhere from 10:00 to noon, and end anywhere from 1 to 3. Meet following the break at a location TBD for sunset photography.
Tuesday, Nov. 11 - meet at a location TBD at approx. 5:30am for sunrise photography. Workshop ends at noon allowing time to catch any late afternoon / early evening flights back home.
This workshop is designed for photographers whose skill level ranges from beginner to intermediate. A basic working knowledge of your camera is needed. There will be a bit of walking during this workshop along with some 1 to 2 mile hikes, occasionally on rocky and sandy ground, with little elevation gain. The level of hiking would be classified as easy. We will be at elevations ranging from 4,000′ to 7,000′.
Tuition: $950 per student, with a limit of 8 students
Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Payment is due in full at time of registration.
Repeat Student Special: If you took a workshop with us before you are eligible for an additional $100 off... simply contact me to register. To register you can do one of the following:
Matt began his professional photography career while in college in 1990 and for the next 17 years worked as an award-winning photojournalist and winner of the 2003 New England Press Associations’ Photographer of the Year Award. His editorial and advertising photography has been published worldwide in newspapers, magazines, books, and more.
Matt is a digital photography pioneer who began working with digital imaging in the early 1990′s and helped implement and teach digital image processing to fellow newspaper staff photographers in the late 90′s and early 2000′s.
In 2006 Matt left behind his photojournalism career and ever since he has been a full-time artist selling his artwork at some of the best juried fine art festivals throughout the Southwest, with collectors worldwide.
With his vast experience in photography it is no surprise that Matt loves teaching. Due to the demands of being a full-time artist constantly traveling, he is only able to teach a small number of workshops each year. You can view his upcoming photo workshop schedule here. For more about Matt you can visit here.
Christine began her professional photography career in 1993.
A graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado and the University of Colorado, her photographs have been shown in galleries nationally and showcased in B&W and Photo Technique Magazine.
The author of the book Working in the USA, Christine has been the subject of several television programs, including the Fine Living Channel’s Radical Sabbatical and CNN’s NewsNight with Aaron Brown and interviewed for such internet and podcast programs as the Candid Frame and Photo Talk Radio.
She has conducted national lectures, seminars and workshops in addition to teaching photography at a community college. Since she now travels extensively selling her artwork, she is able to conduct a small number of workshops each year.
Christine began selling her artwork as a full-time artist in 2004. She has taken her photography into the realm of mixed media, creating one-of-a-kind pieces combining patina or oil painted metals with her photographs. Her work is now collected internationally. Her website is ChristineHauber.com