Advanced Nature Photography in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Find out what makes Utah’s national parks a must-explore for photographers as you join experts for extended field sessions focusing on light, composition and advanced techniques.
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Program No. 6150RJ
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This is a great program for folks who like to go to beautiful places and take pictures with the benefit of unlimited expert advice if they want it. Ryan and Drew are great leaders who made all of us better photographers.
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An excellant trip and group. Ryan and Drew were fun, set up great opportunities for us and were knowledgeable about the geology of the area and photographic tchniques needed to capture these amazing Utah landscapes. They even surprised us with frozen ice cream treats the last hot afternoon in Canyonlands.
Fantastic! Terrific leaders in both Ryan and Drew. Excellent pace with great alternatives for those who couldn't do the tough climb to Delicate Arch. If you are looking for camera support this is the experience for you. No matter what camera or lens you have this is the friendly kind of help that enables you to advance your knowledge. Recommend a tripod and long lenses.
Spectacular photographic experience. Breathtaking vistas. Excellent opportunity to advance your skills while having a blast. Ryan and Drew are superb, knowledgeable, and supportive leaders. I give this program my highest recommendation.
For anybody who enjoys photography at any skill level, this is an outstanding opportunity to learn while experiencing the beauty of Arches and Canyonlands national parks. It's also a great chance to spend time with others from a variety of backgrounds and with varying skill levels who have a love of photography in common. I am thinking of taking this course again in the future. The trip leaders, Ryan and Drew, really know their stuff when it comes to photography, and they are happy to share their knowledge, answer questions and offer suggestions. It was also great fun to view the top three photos submitted by trip participants for presentation the last evening. What a great opportunity to see the sights from others' perspectives!
This program delivered on it's promise of improving my photography skills while bringing a friendly group of participants to some amazing locales for stunning pictures.
This program is one of the best! Knowledgeable, fun, and personable group leaders, stunning scenery, numerous and varied photographic opportunities. I highly recommend it.
I saw parts of Arches and Canyon Lands National Parks I had not seen before.
The program exceeded my expectations. Ryan and Drew are both excellent photographers and helped each of us, no matter our level of photography skill, to achieve success and take home fantastic pictures.
A thoroughly enjoyable photography program with wonderful and knowledgeable instructors. Instructors worked hard to make it a memorable program. I learned many new things and met some wonderful people that made the program all the more enjoyable.
This program was well planned and well executed. Ryan and Drew were helpful friendly and well organized.
Did advanced photography trip to Arch's National park and it was a wonerful experience. Instructors were amazing, good class size, comfortable transportation. Highly recommend.
The field trips took me to iconic sites when best lighted. I made more images than on any other trip.
excellent program for intermediate and advanced photographers. But easily accommodated beginners as well. highly recommend.
The instructors were excellent at putting you into the right places at the right times. They accomodated a wide range of experience levels and gear. The trip was extremely well organized with minimal standing around and gave plenty of time to get into the groove of a location.
Thanks to Ryan and Drew for a wonderful photography experience in Arches and Canyonlands! They were knowledgeable, caring, and funny! Great iconic spots and also off-the-beaten-path places! Some favorites--hiking to Delicate Arch, the awesome sunrise at Mesa Arch, the meditative experience at Needles in Canyonlands, and the iconic Balanced Rock... I learned how to shoot on manual! I appreciated the surprise "cookies and ice cream party" to celebrate my husband's birthday and another participant's birthday ... that was very thoughtful! This was our 2nd wonderful Road Scholar adventure.
A well conceived and executed program. Ryan and Drew were both knowledgeable and helpful. Ryan provided useful information both on photography and the geology of the areas we visited. Drew prides himself as the technophile, and provided much appreciated guidance on the most appropriate focal lengths and lens filters for each area. Both appreciated the different cameras used. A number of memorable photos were even captured on smart phones. Group leaders who are familiar with the areas being photographed, anticipated shooting conditions, and travel times to each area are essential to this program. Both Drew and Ryan are experienced with this program and did a great job. We arrived at each of the sites with ample time to set up equipment without excess time to get bored awaiting great light for landscape photography.
This was an excellent program with superb instruction and great itinerary. A photographer of any level will find it interesting. I'm a proficient photographer with advanced skills and I wasn't bored at all. My husband, who is a beginner, found this program very interesting and not at all intimidating. The locations were spectacular and we saw them at the best possible time. A great bonus - the food was the best of all eight RS programs we've attended! Be prepared to wake up very early every day.
A well organized photography trip in a most photogenic area of Utah.
This program was outstanding, certainly one of the best I have attended. The venues were outstanding! Ryan and Drew really knew their stuff and were extremely helpful to all participants. The group was interesting and very convivial. And I came away with excellent photos!
great program moab is breathtaking. the program gave us a feeling that we saw all of the best vistas at the best time. the instructors were well versed in the area and in photography. Extremey helpful. Fun and educational
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Best leaders of RS groups, ever. Scenery was incredible, but Ryan and Drew knew just when to get us to the right spots and the right times. Drew also knew EVERYTHING about EVERYONE'S cameras which was quite something so when we had a question Drew would amble over and give an in depth, cogent info on how to correct it. Great stuff and Great people to be with. It also never rained!
Spectacular scenery, THE best group leader (Ryan) and instructor (Drew), comfortable housing, good food, good company! This ranked at the top of the Road Scholar trips we have been on. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to improve their photographic skills with an awesome instructor or just drink in the amazing, extraordinary sights of Arches and Canyonlands.

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