Dusk to Dawn Landscapes

and Astrophotography Workshop

and tour in Moab, Utah area 

Postponed to 2021 - Only $695

Optional post day extension 

Tour is limited to 8 participants*

Contact  RADykstra.photo@gmail.com  or  858-485-8199

to reserve your place on the tour.

Come join us for this wonderful opportunity to photography some of the country's most iconic landscapes in their prime fall colors.  You will encounter 2 of the top 3 voted best landscape scenes in America.  Not to mention several other wonderful locations such as the Ansel Adams made famous Snake river location.   In addition, there will be ample opportunities to encounter wildlife such as moose, bison, pronghorn antelope, mule deer, elk, coyotes, and if we are lucky black and grizzly bears.   BTW, the sunrises and sunsets are amazing!

See my blog for photos from last year's trip.  

All of this for the RIDICULOUSLY LOW price of $695 which is hundreds even a thousand dollars under other similar guided trips.

This trip is open to all levels of photographers and fitness levels.  Most of the sites do not require more than a short walk to be in prime position (100 yards).  You will receive information prior to arrival on how to photograph landscapes and wildlife, and set up your camera for the best success.  We will take time to discuss as much of it as you request on the first evening.  Those wanting more education need only to ask at anytime.  I will be there to provide any guidance requested but will not overly inundate you with class work or photography techniques if not requested.  The rest of the time I'll be guiding you to the most scenic and photogenic sites in the area.  We are there to photograph and will spend as much time as possible behind the camera.  But feel free to ask for personal support.  We may depending on interest, find a time to share photos and critique our work to get better photographs.  (one evening if time and interest allows)

We will meet in the evening of Oct 1st in the hotel dining area and coordinate events and discuss the information as needed. From there on we will be on site and photographing.

 

I have reserved up to 8 nice, clean, and safe hotel rooms reserved in downtown Jackson Hole Wyoming. (only one block from the Town Square) Mixture of doubles and singles. Cost will be significantly lower than typical prices (double digits) (I can't advertise it, just ask) in a city where rooms are routinely fully booked months in advance.   (and Motel 6 can be over $200/night)

(*Once the rooms are fully booked I'll stop accepting new participants. )

Itinerary:

Day 1   Transportation to Moab.  Meet at 6:30pm to get local information and prepare to head out for our first night-time session.  We will answer any questions on technique, locations, and skills required.  This first session will last past midnight and we will adjourn until the next afternoon.     

Days 2-4 Meet in the late afternoon for quick review of photos taken the night before and basic Post Processing instruction.  Discussion of different  capture techniques for advance post-processing.  Break for dinner and then head out for sunset and more night time photography.  These nights we will extend until morning sunrise.  Exact time and photo sites will be determined by weather and best location availability.  We may be traveling and photographing at 3-4 sites each evening.   Exact locations each day will be flexible but rest assured:

- We will be visiting most of the well known sites conducive to night photography.

- There will not be any food stops except for optional ending breakfast, so suggest you bring snack or a small cooler.  

- Short hikes of up to 1/2 mile may be required (some in the dark) to reach best sites.  

Optional extension: Have a late lunch/ early dinner and meet in the late afternoon of 5th day and proceed to Delicate Arch parking lot for sunset and night photo shoot.  (This site requires a one hour strenuous hike in the late heat of the day and return in the dark) (You are responsible for your own safety while on this hike)   (headlamp encouraged)   This site is weather dependent and may be replace if inclement weather occurs.   

Optional days. 

Day 5 

This will be one last day for those who would like to extend their experience.  Meet again early morning and we'll be out until mid afternoon.   

 Recommended equipment:

- DSLR or mirrorless removable lens camera

- Wide Angle lens starting in the 14 to 24mm range

- Tripod or monopod.   .

- All batteries, chargers, memory cards and accessories as needed.

Tour Excludes:

- Ground transportation, lodging, food and personal items and any parking fees. (if applicable)  

- Optional Hotel package will be available with Group rates.  You are free to find your own lodging however, and group sessions will be held at the group hotel. 

- National Park entry fee  ($35 for the week - paid first day of entry)

       (unless you have an annual "America the Beautiful" pass)

- Gratuities      (travel insurance is recommended)

Directions, hotel information and additional materials will be provided after sign up

       

- Your are responsible for any personal accidents or incidents during event and/or transportation/carpool to and from sites.

Pre-tour material instruction and Q&A Includes: 

  • Camera modes, exposure settings, and autofocus options.

  • Understanding “Creative” settings, depth of field, Hyperfocal distance

  • Discussion of compositional elements, techniques and concerns

  • Wildlife shooting issues, timing, behaviors

In addition, Randy will be available to answer questions share tips, tricks and suggestions as applicable or on request.  He will be available to assist, support and answer any questions and can help you by reviewing specific photos if requested.  

 

Costs:  Ridiculously low Price of $695 

  • Only 8 hotel rooms are available.  

  • Optional pre and post days $200 per day, or $375 for both.

  • $250 deposit (non-refundable) to reserve Spot (PayPal fee =$258 total) 

  • Balance due 60 days prior to beginning of the tour.

  • Workshop materials and any presentation is included in the tour price and represents no additional monetary value. 

  • Not Included:all transportation, food, lodging costs,  National Park fees, gratuities

  • Proof of insurance will be required to participate on hikes.  

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Refund Policy:  Reservation deposit is Non-Refundable.  100% refund of remaining balance  (minus any credit card charges) is available up to 60 days prior to event.  50% of balance is available up to 30 days prior   Within 30 days no refund is available.  You can sell your spot to another person up to 1 week prior.  RADykstra Photography ( here-forth RAD) reserves the right to cancel any event or activity due to insufficient registration or any unforeseen circumstances. RAD  will offer refunds for our cost only (including non-refundable deposit - $20)  if RAD has to cancel the event. No other costs such as transportation or other reservations are covered.  RAD recommends travel insurance.  World Nomads or Allianz are two good sources.  Note: no refunds for bad weather, we do all we can to get as much photography as possible given the weather conditions, but we will not place anyone in harms way by going outdoors in harsh weather as determined by the guide.