Southern Utah photography workshop
October 11 - 15, 2021
Open to film and digital photographers of any experience level.
Sunrise, Overlook, 2020.
Near Hanksville, UT. Copyright © Ron Gaut.
join us for our 2021 Southern Utah photography workshop! 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.
exact itinerary has not yet been established but the first 2 or
3 days of this workshop will be in the vicinity of Hanksville,
UT where motels and camping (with showers) are available. The
next 2 or 3 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 and less-frequently travelled
areas of the area including highly photogenic canyons, petroglyphs
and pictographs. Long distance hiking and dangerous, steep jeep
roads will NOT be planned for this workshop.
check back frequently for updates to our itinerary and feel free
to email Lynn Radeka if you have location preferences. Contact
Balanced Rock and Moonscape,
Copyright © Lynn Radeka
Horseshoe Canyon, Canyonlands
Copyright © Lynn Radeka
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.
participants are asked to bring samples of their work, whether
it be in the form of finished prints, work prints or test strips.
This is not a requirement as we realize the difficulty of transporting
work when flying or travelling from great distances.
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.
Sandstone Striations. Utah. Copyright
© Ron Gaut
in all Radeka Photography workshops, Lynn 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 free to post any of their workshop images
on our Facebook page for comments, critiques, or just display.
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.
Rainbow Over Bluffs,
Utah. Copyright ©Lynn Radeka
in his early work by Ansel Adams and Wynn Bullock, Lynn Radekas
professional photography career spans over 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,
Lenswork, Classic Imaging 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.
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and up-to-date as of today,
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