Capitol Reef National Park is the visible outcome of what took 70 million years and two major geologic events to create. Named for what it looks like (white rock domes like the U.S. Capitol, rocky ridges like marine reefs), Capitol Reef National Park is a 100-mile pinch in the earth’s crust in the geographical middle of nowhere, but it’s overloaded with geological, cultural, and sensory consequence. There’s the Waterpocket Fold, a jagged scar formed from the monocline — the seam leftover when shifting plates lifted one side of a fault 7,000 feet. Then explore the Cathedral Valley with miles of iconic sandstone formations such as the Temples of the Moon and Sun, the Bentonite Hills, and the Walls of Jericho. The class will explore and photograph along backcountry trails and roads, which will take you to remote and stunning locations during the golden hours and at other times when polarizing and neutral density filters can make a creative difference.
The Capitol Reef National Park Master Class Photography Workshop is a 5-day full immersion program from April 13th-18th, 2021 that teaches a capture to post-production workflow to create fine art landscape photography. We are not a photography tour provider; we are a visual arts, photography education program. Thus, you will spend significant time at each location with your instructor to develop a deep understanding of your subject and theme and learn to complete your vision in post-production.
- Driving: We reach most of our remote locations with 4×4 vehicles, which we provide.
- Hiking: The longest hike is 2 miles over a moderate elevation gain.
- All Local Ground Transportation from Base Camp to Site Locations
- Training Documentation
- Classroom Post-Production Classes
- 5 Hours Personal Online Tutoring
- Transportation to and from Basecamp
Our Base Camp is The Broken Spur Inn Torrey, Utah (Visit Site) (The Broken Spurr Inn in Torrey, UT is off of UT-24, 214 miles south of Salt Lake City, UT and 328 miles northeast of Las Vegas, NV.)
Your health and safety is our only priority during the Coronavirus pandemic! National Park Photography Expeditions LLC and Samy’s Photo School are complying with all Federal, State, and County regulations to protect our students, teachers, assistants and our colleagues in the National Parks, National Monuments and other Public Lands. We continue to stay informed about the situation and will notify all students of workshop postponements and reschedules. We ask that our students, friends and colleagues comply with all health department regulations and restrictions.