TREASURES OF THE SOUTHWEST

When: August 16-21, 2023
Style: Landscape & Astro-Landscape
Deposit: $850.00
Total Tuition: $4500.00
Activity Rating: Mild
Max Students: 10

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The iconic South Western United States holds many jewels and with this workshop we are going to guide you to and through many of these captivating landscapes while teaching you how to capture truly awe-inspiring images. 
 
During the workshop, we will visit gorgeous landscapes that lie in and around Bluff, Utah.  Some of these locales will include Valley of the Gods, Recapture Canyon, Natural Bridges National Monument, Bears Ears National Monuments, Hovenweep, and more! 

Our deep dive into this magical place take place over a six day/six night photography adventure that will combine both landscape and astro-landscape photography!  In this week long workshop, we will help YOU level up!   Your photography game will improve through dedicated in-field instruction as well as a curated classroom curriculum that covers topics ranging from camera operation to in-depth post processing!

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN TUTION?

Your tuition for this workshop covers the following:

  • THREE Professional Photography Instructors 

  • SEVEN Nights Lodging (Additional Nights Available)

    • Single Occupancy!

  • Meals from Day One through Final Day

    • Including In-Field Snacks

    • Including Coffee & Drinks In-Field

  • Transportation During the Workshop

  • Photography Guide Service

  • In-Field Photography Instruction

  • Classroom Instruction

  • Classroom Materials

  • Time and Talent of Professional Instructors

  • Park Fees (if applicable)

  • Tour Fees

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION?

Tuition DOES NOT include the following:

  • Travel to and from host hotel in Bluff, UT 

  • Meals outside of those provided

  • Incidentals & Alcohol

  • Travel and/or Equipment Insurance

WHAT SKILL LEVEL IS REQUIRED?

Our workshops are specifically designed to cater to photographers of ALL SKILL LEVELS!  We simply ask that you have at least a basic understanding of how your camera functions and that you bring the required and recommended equipment that we suggest so that you may get the most out of this workshop!

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WORKSHOP ITINERARY

Day 1 - Wednesday, August 16, 2023

  • 11AM - 2PM - Lunch, Meet & Greet, Initial Classroom Instruction

    • Initial Introduction​ & Overview

    • Camera Operations & Techniques

      • Daytime Landscape Photography​

  • 3PM - 730PM - In-Field Shooting & Instruction

  • 8PM - Dinner

Day 2 - Thursday, August 17, 2023

  • 6AM - 10AM - In-Field Shooting

  • 11AM - 2PM - Lunch & Classroom Instruction

    • Image Review​

    • Post Processing

  • 3PM - 730PM - In-Field Shooting

  • 8PM - Dinner

Day 3 - Thursday, August 18, 2023

  • 6AM - 10AM - In-Field Shooting

  • 11AM - 4PM - Lunch & Classroom Instruction

    • Astro-Landscape Photography​

  • 5PM - 6PM - Dinner Break

  • 6PM - 10PM - In-Field Shooting

Day 4 - Friday, August 19, 2023

  • 11AM - 4PM - Lunch & Classroom Instruction

    • Image Review​

    • Post Processing

  • 5PM - 6PM - Dinner Break

  • 6PM - 10PM - In Field Shooting

Day 5 - Saturday, August 20, 2023

  • 7AM - 10AM - In-Field Shooting

  • 11AM-4PM - Lunch & Classroom Instruction

    • Image Review​

    • Post Processing

  • 5PM-6PM - Dinner Break

  • 6PM-10PM - Classroom Instruction

Day 6 - Sunday, August 21, 2023

  • 6AM - 10AM - In-Field Shooting

  • 11AM - 4PM - Final Classroom & Closeout

    • Post-Processing​
    • Final Image Editing

    • Preparing for Print

NOTE: Our itineraries are always fluid and may change due to shooting conditions or opportunities.  We will always strive to put our students in the best positions and locations to capture epic images.  Outside of Day 1 of the workshop, specific times of the above-listed itinerary may change as necessary.

NOTEWORTHY LOGISTICS

Below are important logistic aspects of this workshop that may not be apparent in the itinerary listed above.  If you have any questions or concerns about any itinerary points, please feel free to email tony@319photography.com.

 

LODGING NIGHTS INCLUDED IN WORKSHOP TUITION:

  • SEVEN nights lodging at the Bluff Dwellings Resort is included in your workshop tuition. Included nights begin Tuesday, August 15, 2023 (night before workshop begins) and conclude Monday, August 21, 2023 (night the workshop ends). Checkout will be the morning of  Tuesday, August 22, 2023.

    • Additional lodging nights available.  See below for details.​

 

BEGINNING OF THE WORKSHOP:

  • The workshop will begin at 11AM (Utah Time) on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 in the Conference Room of the Bluff Dwellings Resort.

MEALS

  • Meals will be provided during the workshop beginning with lunch on the first day of the Workshop and ending with lunch on the last day of the workshop.

    • Meal times may not be specifically listed on the itinerary, but they are certainly part of the workshop!​

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WHAT GEAR DO I NEED?

The following is the basic gear you will need for our workshops.  When you register you will receive a specific gear list by email.

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera​ capable of ISO 10000

  • Medium Telephoto Lens (Ex. 24-105mm)

  • Wide Angle lens capable of at least f/2.8

  • Quality, Sturdy Tripod

  • Wired or Wireless Intervalometer

  • Memory Cards & Card Reader

  • Camera Batteries

  • Laptop Computer (PC or Mac) with at least:

    • Adobe Lightroom Classic​ (latest version)

    • Adobe Photoshop (latest version)

    • Topaz AI, DeNoise, Gigapixel (latest version)

  • Quality, climate appropriate clothing

  • Quality footwear with ankle support

HAVE SPECIFIC GEAR QUESTIONS?

We want YOU to get the most you possibly can from our UNIQUE / Workshops. 

Part of getting the most you can from our Workshops is making sure you have the right gear for this style of photography.  Unfortunately, not all digital cameras and lenses are made equal.  

If you have any questions, whatsoever, concerning cameras, lens, tripods, intervalometers, laptops, or other accessories, please reach out to Tony via email at tony@319photography.com and he will gladly help you choose the right gear for the workshop. 
 

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WHICH NIGHTS ARE INCLUDED AND WHERE ARE WE STAYING?

Tuition for this workshop INCLUDES SEVEN NIGHTS lodging! For this workshop, tuition covers the following nights:

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2023

  • Thursday, August 17, 2023

  • Friday, August 18, 2023

  • Saturday, August 19, 2023

  • Sunday, August 20, 2023

  • Monday, August 21, 2023

We are staying at the truly stunning Bluff Dwellings Resort (visit their website HERE) in Bluff, Utah located at the address below:

Bluff Dwellings Resort
2625 US-191
Bluff, Utah 84512

Once you register, you DO NOT need to call the hotel to set up your accommodations.  We will take care of that for you!

If you would like additional lodging nights, simply let us know on your Workshop Registration form when you register for this workshop.  Additional nights will be added to your final tuition payment at the following rates of $220.00/night + tax and resort fees (if applicable).

We will host the workshop out of the Bluff Dwellings Conference Room  

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WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY LEVEL LIKE?

Our Treasures of the Southwest UNIQUE / Workshop will require mild to moderate hiking / walking. Some of our shooting locations will require us to travel approximately one (1) miles roundtrip over moderate elevation changes. There are some considerations for our students regarding the physical requirements of our workshops and in-field shooting sessions.  Students should be able to:

  • Walk unassisted over uneven terrain while carrying their camera equipment

  • Traverse and manage terrain that includes uneven rocks, loose sand/gravel, and level changes

  • Stand or be on their feet several hours (don't worry, you can bring chairs!)

  • Successfully maneuver and negotiate walking at night by flashlight in a rocky, desert environment

If you have specific questions about the physical aspects of our workshops, contact Tony via email at tony@319photography.com

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP?


This workshop is for photographers of ALL SKILL LEVELS who LOVE the night sky, stunning landscapes and have the desire to capture amazing images all while improving their abilities as an artist!

Our workshops are designed to TEACH first and foremost!  If you are looking to learn and grow as a photographer, our workshops are the right choice for you!
 

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HOW DOES TUITION WORK?

The total tuition for this workshop is $4135.00.  

A  deposit of $850.00 is required at booking to reserve your slot.  

This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE* and will guarantee you a slot in the workshop.
 
Final tuition payments are required by July 1, 2023

Transactions are completed via PayPal and are Secure Transactions.  You do not need a PayPal account to complete your registration.

If you would prefer to fulfill your tuition in an alternate manner, please email tony@319photography.com to arrange this.

*Exceptions may arise due to unforeseen occurrences.  These will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

IMPORTANT STUFF WE SHOULD TELL YOU ABOUT

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319 Photography, LLC. is certified and authorized by the National Park Service (NPS) to host and conduct photography workshops within National Parks.

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319 Photography, LLC. is First Aid and CPR certified through the American Heart Association and we carry medical supplies with us during our workshops.

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Our transactions are secured via PayPal for your peace of mind!  No PayPal account needed!

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Your personal information is secure.  319 Photography, LLC. grantees that we will never sell or otherwise provide your information to anyone.  Any information obtained from you will be used solely by 319 Photography, LLC. for administrative, advertising, and contact purposes.

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