Otherworldly Utah Badlands (04/30/2022 - 05/03/2022)
  • Otherworldly Utah Badlands (04/30/2022 - 05/03/2022)

    Adventure with Jess & Ingrid April 30th to May 3rd, 2022 into the Otherworldly landscapes of Utah's remote badlands. We will be exploring some of the darkest skies in the lower 48. Along the way, we'll discover epic views filled with textured canyons and uniquely shaped buttes. We both love getting off of the beaten path and exploring the lesser known parts of the wild west. In this photography workshop you will experience how we capture the night sky. Focusing on astrophotography, we help you refine your skills and teach you our advanced night photography techniques. Then we take you into the digital darkroom to learn the processing of your images from start to finish. More than that we value the experience of adventuring in the outdoors and will encourage you to enjoy staring up at the stars with us while wandering the dirt roads of these alien landscapes 👽


    This workshop is astrophotography based so we have kept the itinerary flexible to be able to chase clear skies at night and light during daylight hours. If it rains or conditions prove unsafe to venture out we will work on post processing, image critiques and in classroom sessions, there's always so much to learn both in field and in the classroom!


    We are limiting the group size to 6 students to ensure that everyone recieves our attention and to keep compositional possibilities uncluttered.


    This workshop will require moderate hiking (no more than 3 miles) through rocky or sandy terrain.


    During our journey in the field you will learn:

    - How to see a scene from start to finish

    - Finding compelling compositions and telling a story with your images

    - How to work with light and how to find the best light for the scene

    - Blue hour blending shooting techniques

    - Stacking stars for noise reduction

    - Focus stacking & Focal Length Blends

    - Choosing the right settings for the scene

    (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance)

    - Bracketing and exposure blending

    - How to choose a focal length and creative ways to use lens distortion

    - Tips & Tricks for focusing at night

    - How and when to use filters


    During our time in classroom you will learn:

    - How to build your presence on social media, find your tribe, and create captivating posts and stories

    - Planning your shoot (setting yourself up for ideal conditions)

    - How to process your images using Lightroom, Photoshop & Capture One

    - How to stack stars using Starry Landscape Stacker

    - How to blend mutliple images together in Photoshop

    (Blue Hour Blends, Focal Length Blends, Exposure Blends, Composites)

    - How to put your focus stacked shots together using Photoshop & Helicon Focus

    - Luminosity Masks (What they are and how to use them)

    - Dodging and Burning

    - Sharpening

    • This workshop includes:

      - Hotel Lodging on all nights based on Single Occupancy

      - Photography, Post Processing Instruction, Image Critiques

      - Park Entrance Fees


      This workshop does NOT include:

      - Ground Transportation to all shooting locations

      - Ground Transportation or Airfare from your home to Hanksville, Utah

      - Travel Insurance

      - Meals & Snacks