Southern Utah photography workshop
October 17-22, 2017. Open to traditional
and digital photographers of any experience level.
Forms, Whit Pocket, 2015.
Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, AZ. Copyright © Lynn Radeka.
Please join us for our 2017 Southern Utah
photography workshop! Lynn Radeka and Ron Gaut will be hosting
this photographic workshop open to all photographers, traditional
and digital, of any experience level. Lynn Radeka has hiked, camped
and photographed in Utah's amazing National Parks and Monuments
since the early 1970's. Southern Utah is truly a unique American
West wilderness landscape and photographer's paradise, including
vast photogenic areas of Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Arches and
Bear's Ears National Parks and Monuments.
This workshop will feature some of Utah's
most remarkable grand scale and intimate Canyon Country locations.
We will photograph stunning Indian ruins, arches, Indian petroglyphs,
Indian pictographs, grand vistas and intimate canyon details.
Along the workshop route are the towns of Moab, Hanksville, Green
River, Monticello and Blanding, allowing the opportunity to recharge
ourselves with showers, restaurants, gas stations and grocery
stores on route to our destinations. All participants should be
prepared to camp every evening at established campgrounds and
remote wilderness campgrounds unless our exact itinerary (not
known yet) brings us close to modern accommodations. A detailed
list of camping locations and our exact itinerary (not known yet)
will be mailed to every participant far in advance of the workshop.
Each day will end at our campfire gathering where we will have
the opportunity to talk photography in an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere.
This workshop is open to all photographers
whether shooting large or small format black and white
or color, traditional or digital! Lunches along the
jeep trails or between hikes will be provided by Lynn Radeka
and Ron Gaut, but each participant is expected to be self-sufficient
with regards to campground breakfasts and campground
dinners. We will be sharing cooking items such as camp
stoves, lanterns, utensils, etc. Please inquire about any concerns
or limitations. Depending on our exact itinerary, a 4WD vehicle
may be necessary. Participants who are not able to bring their
own 4WD vehicle can arrange to ride the jeep roads with other
participants. 4WD rentals are available in the town of Moab
should we run short of available 4WD vehicles.
Lynn Radeka will be reviewing each day's
shoot on a laptop computer and commenting on possible image
manipulations and improvements. For photographers shooting traditional
film formats (large, medium or small) Lynn or Ron will shoot
a similar digital shot on the scene when possible so that we
can make appropriate comments and suggested print quality enhancements
(including contrast masking) on the computer in the evenings.
Digital photographers will enjoy the array of interesting software
programs and techniques we may be demonstrating in the evenings
including focus stacking for extreme depth of field and HDR
for controlling extreme contrast. More importantly, the workshop
flow will be largely determined by the needs and desires of
the workshop participants, ensuring a very enjoyable experience
Rainbow Over Bluffs, 1994.
Arches N. P., Utah. Copyright © Lynn Radeka.
Pussy Willows, 2016, Utah.
Copyright © Ron Gaut.
Horseshoe Canyon, 1985. Canyonlands
N. P., Utah
Copyright © Lynn Radeka
Lynn will be handing out ClearWhite
white balance filters to those photographers interested
in digital photography, and durable cutout cards (an aid in
visualizing compositions) to those shooting large format film.
He will be assisting attendees in obtaining the best exposures
and white balance settings using RAW format for those photographers
shooting digital, and zone system methods, previsualization,
exposure, development, view camera controls and selection of
filters to those photographers shooting traditional large format.
All participants will be given a discount code for products
(world class filters and filter holders).
This photography workshop will also teach
the use of contrast masking in your previsualization routine.
This will help traditional photographers learn how to previsualize
images with the intent of applying contrast masking (or other
specialized darkroom procedures) to the final prints. Surprisingly,
this often results in images being shot that otherwise might
be passed up due to lack of local contrast on the scene or elements
that aren't well separated from surrounding detail. The intended
use of masking can alter the exposure and development given
to the negative.
Both before and after the workshop, each
participant is invited to participate in our Canyonlands
and Southern Utah Workshop internet forum, for all participants
to view, critique or discuss. These workshop forums have proven
to be a fantastic sharing and learning tool in Lynn's previous
workshops, and participants are welcome to view any previous
workshop forums if they desire.
Some of the locations (depending on road
and weather conditions, time, etc.) that we may be visiting
are Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Bear's
Ears National Monument and the Escalante Canyons area.
Tag-alongs are not allowed on this workshop.
This workshop is limited to eight paid participants. Please
see the signup details below.
About Lynn Radeka
Influenced in his early work by Ansel
Adams and Wynn Bullock, Lynn Radekas professional photography
career spans more than forty-five years. His love of the grand
landscapes and intimate details of the American West was born
on his first trip to Death Valley in 1966.
Lynn Radekas Black and White
photography has been featured in eight National Park posters
and several calendars including the calendar series
Radeka: The American West and several ghost town calendars
published by Browntrout publishers. In 1989 and 1990 he was
commissioned to do the photography for five full-color books,
resulting in a 2 year journey that took him through the back
roads, historic places and ghost towns of the entire American
West. Lynn also has the honor of being a featured photographer
in the book publication "World's
Top Photographers: Landscape" and has been published
in B&W Magazine, View Camera Magazine
and other photography publications.
Lynn Radeka currently teaches workshops
in Death Valley and Canyonlands National Parks, and Contrast
Masking workshops in his home darkroom. He is the producer and
co-author of the Contrast Masking
Kit - a technical manual for
traditional film-based photographers. Lynn feels completely
at home using a 4x5 view camera for his film-based work and
more recently a Sony A7R mirrorless camera for his digital work.
Please visit the bio page of this
website for more information.
About Ron Gaut
Ron Gaut discovered the outdoors at an early
age and developed a deep passion for wilderness and photography.
Not surprising, with Ron's 30-year engineering background
and thirst to learn about photographic processes, in the early
1990's he began to experiment with many different films, developers,
silver papers and alternative processes. He quantified much
of his work by sensitometric analysis to determine the film/developer
and paper/developer combination properties for different film
and paper development methods, submitting the results as thesis
papers at a local college.
Influenced in his early work by Ansel Adams,
John Sexton, Lynn Radeka, Ray McSavaney, and other contemporary
"west coast" landscape masters, Ron traveled and
photographed the southwest with his 4x5 view camera.
Ron Gaut is an expert in digital techniques.
"I enjoy the digital workflow. However, there is a steep
learning curve to becoming proficient and printing your own
work is essential." Ron uses Lightroom for global adjustments
and Photoshop to fine-tune his images before printing. He
has firmly established himself as an accomplished photographer
and printer, receiving awards and accolades from critics and
through photography competitions.
Southern Utah Photography
October 17-22, 2017
Limited to ten paid participants
regarding space availability and other questions or to be placed
on a reserve list
Various locations in Southern Utah.
Tuition: $1600. $800 Payment
required in advance to reserve a space, remaining
amount due September 30, 2014.
Duration: 5+ Days.
Materials to bring: Cameras (digital or traditional), accessories
(film, storage media, changing bags), camping equipment, gas money,
4WD vehicle (if possible), campground breakfasts and dinners.
Contact: Lynn Radeka via e-mail
for questions or more information.
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and up-to-date as of today,
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