Southern Utah photography workshop
October 9 - 13, 2023
Open to film and digital photographers of any experience level.
Sunset and Storm Clouds,
Utah. Copyright ©Lynn Radeka
join us for our 2023 Southern Utah photography workshop! Lynn
Radeka and Jerry Sheridan will be hosting this popular photographic
workshop again, open to all photographers, traditional and digital,
of any experience level. This year we will be returning to the
canyons of Southern Utah in the autumn season when cottonwood
trees are at their peak fall foliage colors. 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 Capitol Reef National Park
and the vicinity of Hanksville, UT where motels and camping (with
showers) are available. The last 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 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 Jerry
Sheridan, except for occasional indoor restaurant lunches, but
each participant is expected to be self-sufficient with regards
to campground breakfasts, campground dinners, and
all indoor dining.
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 Jerry will be reviewing each day's shoot on a laptop computer,
when possible, and commenting on potential 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 may discuss as well, including
focus stacking for extreme depth of field, HDR for controlling
extreme contrast and Panorama shooting. More importantly, the
workshop flow will be largely determined by the needs and desires
of the workshop participants, ensuring a very enjoyable experience
Rock Forms, Red Canyon. Utah. Copyright
© Lynn Radeka
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
eight paid participants. Please see the signup details below.
Sunrise, Moonscape, 2020.
Near Hanksville, UT. Copyright © Lynn Radeka
in his early work by Ansel Adams and Wynn Bullock, Lynn Radekas
professional photography career spans more than 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 LensWork, B&W Magazine, Classic Imaging,
View Camera Magazine, Elements Magazine, Frames Magazine
and other photography publications.
Radeka currently teaches workshops in Death Valley, Utah, New
Mexico and Washington, and Contrast Masking workshops in his home
darkroom in California and soon in Arizona with Jerry Sheridan.
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.
Sheridan has been shooting large format black and white film for
over twenty years. He has garnered National recognition by being
chosen as one of five photographers from across the Nation to
present work in a Phoenix gallery and honored with numerous awards
in local juried art shows. To say he is serious about using his
8x1O Ebony large format camera is an understatement. He enjoys
every aspect of the large format photographic process from talking
about technique to evaluating prints and everything in between.He
believes the final print is only a small part of that enjoyment.
The part of the process he likes most is bing out in the field
with other photographers and seeing what the location has to offer
especially in places he has never been. Once back at home he has
a professional grade wet darkroom fully equipped with a DeVere
5108 8x10 enlarger. There he processes his film,makes prints often
using Lynn's Masking Techniques,cuts mats, mounts and frames the
has changed my life.It has taught me to slow down,and not just
look at what is around but to see the beauty in all things and
how the falling light changes their shapes and textures. It opened
up a whole different way of looking at life."
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