Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s (GSENM) vast and austere landscape embraces a spectacular array of bold plateaus and multi-hued cliffs that run for distances, defying human perspective. “The Stair” is high country, 3,000 square miles of colorful sandstone cliffs soaring above Southern Utah’s narrow slot canyons, delicate washes, and seemingly endless slickrock. The monument is a pristine backcountry that affords excellent solitude opportunities and an unconfined wilderness that will reward you with all-embracing creative image opportunities, vivid memories, and a yearning to return. Located in the heart of Southern Utah this is truly one of the last locations on earth where you can go for days and not see another living soul. It is a landscape that truly inspires and fuels the creative voice.
The Grand Staircase National Monument Masterclass Photography Workshop is a 5-day full immersion program 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.
TUITION OF $2,599 INCLUDES:
- 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 Prospector Inn, Escalante, Utah (Visit Site) Prospector Inn in Escalante, UT is off of UT-12, 280 miles south of Salt Lake City, UT and 302 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.