Bryce Canyon and Escalante Slot Canyons

 Bryce Canyon & Escalante Slot Canyons Photography Workshop
May 3-8, 2021
Tropic, Utah

Registration Fee: $895

To reserve your slot, Click Here to pay the reservation fee to reserve your place (limited to 6 photographers - 3 slots left).

Housing options - one private room left @ $100/night

Explore the wondrous hoodoos of Bryce Canyon and the unique slot canyons of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on this 6 day photo workshop in Southern Utah, home to some of the best light for landscape photography in the world. 

Pending weather, we will spend at least 2 1/2 days in Bryce Canyon National Park, 1 1/2 days in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, and the balance of time in other unique red rocks locations.

Subjects will include, but not be limited to: Unique rock formations, natural arches, slot canyons, canyon rim vistas, and night photography in internationally recognized dark skies parks.  We will end the workshop with a group slide show and critique.

About the Photographer: Colin is an award-wining photographer who has spent the past  decade exploring the red rock Canyonlands of Southern Utah.  As a part time resident of Moab since 2011, he has spent several weeks a year exploring the photographic riches in and around Southern Utah in every season.  He is a certified photography travel guide in Arches, Canyonlands & Bryce Canyon national parks, as well as Bears Ears & Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.

Devil's Garden
Field lessons will include tips and techniques for:
  • How to make your red rock images pop
  • How to capture good images in challenging lighting conditions
  • How to analyze a scene for compositional options
  • Using filters to improve artistic results
  • How to photograph slot canyons
  • How to capture the Milky Way in night photography
Indoor sessions will be spent viewing and critiquing participants’ images.  In addition, presentations will include:
  • Photographic techniques for shooting the red rock sandstone of the Colorado Plateau
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography
  • Shooting and Stitching panoramic images
  • Adobe Lightroom workflow for getting the most from your images
  • Creating great black and white images from digital color captures

Peek-a-boo slot canyon
      Skills Needed

All skill levels are welcome.  Participants who have a basic understanding of digital workflow and knowledge or exposure to Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom will get the most from this workshop.

     Other Considerations

Though locations visited during this workshop are readily accessible, the hilly terrain requires some moderate hiking (typically 2-5 miles round trip). Participants MUST BE IN GOOD PHYSICAL SHAPE and able to climb and descend moderate to steep inclines. They should wear sturdy boots and use caution on slippery and rocky slopes.  Keep in mind that the elevation in Escalante is 5-6000', and Bryce Canyon is 8-9,000' above sea level.

Group Size:   The workshop will be limited to 6 photographers (3 spaces left)

     Dates and Times

Workshop begins Monday afternoon, May 3, and ends Saturday, May 8th at Noon.

     Where to Meet

Participants will gather and be based at a vacation rental property in Tropic, Utah. to be announced. Directions and details will be sent well in advance of the workshop.

    Registration Fees:          

Full Six Day workshop: $895

Limited housing options available (not included in registration fee)
Prices do not include applicable sales & room taxes

(then click 'add to cart' to pay your registration fee)

Feel Free to Contact Me with questions.


Meals are the responsibility of the participant and their cost is not included in the registration fee.  We will work with the group to organize meal times and locations.  Fully stocked kitchens are available at each rental house, and we will likely plan to eat at least one meal per day there.


There will be a limited number of housing options at our home base vacation rental property in Tropic, Utah - to be announced. Directions and details will be sent well in advance of the workshop.

     Park Admissions

Bryce Canyon National Park admission is not included in the registration fee.  Please bring a national parks pass if you have one (we need one per vehicle).  Colin is a certified and insured tour operator in Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

     Airfare & Local Transportation

Airfare and local transportation is NOT included.  There is not much in the way of public transportation in the area, and the closest major airports are about 4 hours away in Salt Lake City(SLC) or Las Vegas, NV.  Note: due to COVID-19, please plan to drive yourself (we may carpool for shorter drives, but for longer drives to Escalante it is more difficult to social distance in enclosed spaces such as vehicles)

     Program Schedule:

Rather than adhering to a set itinerary, we will stay flexible so that we optimize our time in the field, giving you the best chances to capture great images based on weather and lighting conditions. For the Bryce Canyon part of the workshop, we plan to photograph golden hour at sunrise and sunset each day, with time during the day for additional shooting locations, instructional sessions, and down time.  The slot canyons in the Escalante area are best photographed during the day, and involve more hiking. 


Participants arrive in Tropic, Utah. Kick-off dinner and opening presentation with a brief instructional session on the plan for the week, and introduction to the area.

     Tuesday thru Friday

Specific locations will be determined by weather conditions.


Morning field trip followed by breakfast. Group critiquing session, slide show and workshop wrap-up.

(Schedule may vary considerably depending on weather and other factors)

To reserve your spot, Click Here (then click 'add to cart' to pay your registration fee via Paypal or credit card)

Workshop Cancellation Policy
  • More than 120 days in advance - full deposit will be returned
  • 60-120 days in advance - deposit can be used for a later workshop
  • 30-60 days in advance - 50% refund.  If we manage to fill all the workshop slots, then the remaining 50% can be applied toward future workshops
  • COVID-19 - if a COVID-19 related travel ban or quarantine directly affect you, or if the workshop is cancelled due to travel restrictions - 100% refund (or apply 50% toward a future workshop with a 10% discount)


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