Southern Utah photography workshop
October 5 - 9, 2020
Open to film and digital photographers of any experience level.
Juniper Fence and Erosion, 2017.
Near Hanksville, UT. Copyright © Lynn Radeka.
join us for our 2020 Southern Utah photography workshop, marking
Lynn Radeka's 50 years in photography! Lynn Radeka and Ron Gaut
will be hosting this popular photographic workshop again, open
to all photographers, traditional and digital, of any experience
level. This is the season that is usually prime time for amazing
fall colors in the canyons of Southern Utah with daytime and evening
temperatures being ideal. This is truly a unique American West
experience and photographer's paradise.
Reef National Park and the stunning and highly photogenic erosion
around the Factory Butte area will be an early workshop destination
for us. We will spend a minimum of one day here and very likely
a portion of day 2. Motels are available (as well as showers for
those who wish to camp) at nearby Hanksville. The next couple
days we will be exploring the San Rafael Swell where our motel
base (and showers for campers) will be Green River, UT, about
30 minutes from our destinations in the San Rafael Swell. We will
visit some true highlights of the area including Goblin Valley,
rarely explored canyons, petroglyphs and pictographs. Long distance
hiking and dangerous, steep jeep roads will NOT be planned for
check back frequently for updates to our itinerary and feel free
to email Lynn Radeka if you have suggestions on potential locations.
Contact Lynn Radeka
Gas Pump. Alton,
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finest filters and holders
and ClearWhite White Balance Systems
workshop is open to all photographers whether shooting large
or small format black and white or color, traditional or digital!
Lunches during the day will be provided by Lynn Radeka and Ron
Gaut, except for occasional indoor restaurant lunches, but each
participant is expected to be self-sufficient with regards to
campground breakfasts, campground dinners, or all
inquire about any concerns or limitations.
and Ron will be reviewing each day's shoot on a laptop computer
and commenting on possible image manipulations and improvements.
Contrast masking (for photographers shooting film) will be discussed
as well as other traditional developing/printing methods. Digital
photographers will enjoy the array of interesting software programs
and techniques we may be demonstrating as well, 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 for everyone.
Rainbow Over Bluffs, 1994. Utah.
Copyright ©Lynn Radeka
will be handing out durable viewing cards (an aid in visualizing
compositions) to everyone. 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 from ProgreyUSA
(world class filters and filter holders).
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.
are not allowed on this workshop except for spouses, which will
be required to be self-sufficient. This workshop is limited to
six paid participants. Please see the signup details below.
Sunrise Near Factory Butte, 2017.
Copyright © Lynn Radeka
in his early work by Ansel Adams and Wynn Bullock, Lynn Radekas
professional photography career spans fifty 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.
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.
Radeka currently teaches workshops in Death Valley, Utah and New
Mexico, and Contrast Masking workshops in his home darkroom in
California. 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.
visit the bio page of this website for more information.
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
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.
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.
Utah Photography Workshop Registration
October 5 - 9, 2020
Limited to six paid participants
regarding space availability and other questions or to be placed
on a reserve list
Beginning in Torrey, UT.
Tuition: $1500. $750
Payment required in advance to reserve a space, remaining
amount due September 26, 2020.
This workshop is expected to fill quickly.
Duration: 5+ Days.
Materials to bring: Cameras
(digital or traditional),
accessories (film, storage media, changing bags),
camping equipment, gas money, breakfasts and dinners if camping.
Contact: Lynn Radeka via
e-mail for questions or
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