Canyonlands, Utah photography workshop
October 19-24, 2014. Open to traditional
and digital photographers of any experience level.
Ancient Kiva, 1992. Canyonlands
National Park, Utah
Please join us for our 2014 Canyonlands National
Park photography workshop! Lynn Radeka 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
Canyonlands National Park since the early 1970's. Canyonlands National
Park is truly a unique American West wilderness landscape and photographer's
This workshop will feature some of Canyonlands
National Park's most remarkable and intimate areas. Spanning 2 separate
Canyonlands "districts", we will be visiting, hiking and
photographing the "Island In The Sky" district and the "Needles"
district. We will hike to and photograph stunning Indian ruins, arches,
Indian petroglyphs, Indian pictographs, grand vistas and intimate
canyon details. Midway through the workshop lies the bustling town
of Moab, in between the two districts, allowing the opportunity to
recharge ourselves with showers, restaurants, gas stations and grocery
stores before tackling the more remote Needles dstrict. All participants
should be prepared to camp every evening at established campgrounds
and remote wilderness campgrounds. A detailed list of camping locations
and our itinerary 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,
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 Jeff Steinwand, 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.
During the first two days we will base our camp in the Island
In The Sky district. When visiting the Needles District in the
second half of the workshop, we will be travelling on remote,
highly scenic jeep roads requiring 4WD. Participants who are
not able to bring their own 4WD vehicle will arrange to ride
these 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 Jeff 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 unusual and interesting
software programs and techniques we may be demonstrating in
the evenings. More importantly, the workshop flow will be largely
determined by the needs and desires of the workshop participants,
ensuring a very enjoyable experience for everyone.
Sunset, Grandview Point,
1994. Canyonlands National Park,
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
including previsualization, exposure, development and filter techniques
to those photographers shooting traditional large format.
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
Workshop internet forum, which will be set up and hosted
by Jeff Steinwand, 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 Mesa Arch at sunrise, Indian Ruins at Aztec Butte, Large
Kiva in a very photogenic setting overlooking the White Rim
and Candlestick Tower, and grand, photogenic vistas at Grandview
Point and other overlooks. In the Needles District we will be
visiting Lavendar Canyon and Cleft Arch, Davis Canyon, Beef
Basin (time permitting) and the Cathedral Butte overlook at
the south edge of the park.
Horseshoe Canyon, 1985. Canyonlands N.
For those who are able and willing, expect
some moderate hiking in the Island In The Sky district with your camera
gear and some exciting 4WD roads (including some possible patches
of creek and sand driving) in the Needles District. Tag-alongs are
not allowed on this workshop. This workshop is limited to eight paid
participants. Please see the signup details below.
October 19-24, 2014
Limited to eight paid participants
Sorry! This workshop
regarding space availability and other questions
Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Island In The Sky district and
Needles District. Camping is available every evening.
Tuition: $800. $400 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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