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"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." – Matt Hardy


"I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it."  -  Author Unknown


"A man’s heart away from nature becomes hard; lack of respect for growing, living things soon leads to a lack of respect for humans too."  – Luther Standing Bear


"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow."Imogen Cunningham


"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."  - Ansel Adams


"When you follow your bliss….doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else."  - Joseph Campbell


"You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you." – Rwandan Proverb


"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." – Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."  -  Pablo Picasso


"We have been taught to believe that negative equals realistic and positive equals unrealistic."  -  Susan Jeffers


"Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous.  That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor."  -  Paul Hawken


"Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life."  -  Linus Pauling


Arches National Park - Moab, Utah - May 12 - May 16, 2018

Tuition - $995  Limited to Only 11 Participants!

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Arches National Park resides in an area of the United States that is home to the largest concentration of natural stone arch formations.  The park actually preserves over 2000 natural sandstone arches ranging in size from 3 to 306 feet wide.  No where else can you see such an array of landforms, striking colors and visible textures.  Millions of years of geologic activity, mineral deposits and erosion have shaped and sculpted this remarkably stunning land.
This workshop takes you  through some of nature’s most ruggedly beautiful landscapes.  Photos you will return home with will depict balanced rocks, spires, rocky fins, pinnacles and other sandstone formations.  And if luck is with us, we will also have the occasion to shoot flowering desert plant life as well. Indeed, there is no shortage of subject matter to photograph in this amazing park.  We will even take a shoot or two in the adjoining and equally stunning Canyonlands National Park. 

The workshop begins on Saturday at 3:00 pm and ends Wednesday at 9:00 am.




***A Note on Non-Shooting Spouses/Signficiant Others -- We here at Natural Connections Photo Workshops are very non-shooting spouse/Significant Other friendly - many of our workshops welcome these individuals.  With that said, Arches National Park requires a permit for us to able to lead a photo group in the park.  The permit limits the group size which means if this workshop fills up, we cannot have non-paying spouses or significant others traveling with us through the park on our shoots. If you choose to pay for a spot for your spouse on the workshop, then they are entitled to join us in every aspect of the workshop - shoots, carpools and lectures/critique.  If this addendum applies to you and you are interested in attending this workshop, please call us to discuss the specifics....we want to make sure you can both travel with us, so lets discuss your situation!


**Cancellation Policy - Understand that on our longer trips where most people have to make extensive travel plans in order to join us, our cancellation policy is slightly more strict.  On this workshop, the last day for you to cancel for a refund is March 1, 2018.  If you cancel before this date you will receive your payment back minus a $50 transaction fee.  After this date, there will be no refunds unless we can fill your position with someone from the wait list. 



Holiday Inn Express
1515 Hwy 191 North
Moab, Utah , 84532 
Phone: (435) 259-1150

Rooms have been blocked at a nightly rate of $209 per night for Friday (the night before the start) through Tuesday nights.  These rates are good if you book by April 1, 2018.  After this date the rooms will be released to make room for other guests and future reservations will be subject to availability at the prevailing rates.  Be sure to contact the hotel at the number listed above and ask for the Natural Connections Photo Workshops group

Please consider coming in Friday night so that you are not late for the first meeting and shoot that starts at 3pm Saturday.  If you want to stay Wednesday night, you will need to make your reservations soon for availability since that night is NOT included in the block. 


Local Airport:

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
776 North Terminal Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 8116 
Phone: 801-575-2400

Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)
2828 Walker Field Drive #301
Grand Junction, CO 81506 
Phone: 970-244-9100


NOTE:  The drive from Salt Lake City takes a FULL FOUR HOURS without traffic AFTER you pick up your rental car. Please, please, please do not book a flight that lands 10am or later -- you will be late and will possibly miss the first shoot.  Please plan to land by 9:30am or EARLIER so you can be on the road in your rental by 10:00am.  Better yet, we have the day before in our lodging block as well, so please consider coming in the night before the workshop starts. 



Major car rental companies are available at or near both airports.  Participants will need to arrange their own transportation to, from, and during the workshop.  We strongly recommend that participants share the cost of rental vehicles.  We suggest this because some shooting locations on the workshop have very limited space for vehicles and we must require participants to carpool to these locations anyway.


For this Workshop: 

  • Accessories - We do not require that you purchase any specific equipment for this workshop.  With that said, however, there are a couple of filters that we feel are very important to possess and whose effects cannot be replicated in Photoshop.  A circular polarizer is very commonly used in landscape photography.   If you are not familiar with this filter, there will be a discussion as to its uses and effects during the lecture portion of the workshop.  To read more about these filters now, click here or email us with any questions.

  • Climate - Southeast Utah is part of the Colorado Plateau – a ‘high desert’ region with wide temperature fluctuations.  The most temperate seasons are spring (April-May) and fall (Mid-September through October).  Late summer is monsoon season with storms causing dangerous flash flooding.  Winter is quite cold with occasional snowfall causing many trails and roads to be impassible.

  • Weather – This workshop will take you through many shooting environments, so be prepared for whatever the weather may bring.  Be sure to have rain gear for you and your camera. Bring layers to dress in as weather conditions can change rapidly in this environment.  Click here for more information on what to expect and what items you may need to bring.


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