Moab’s unique combination of beautiful red rock scenery, two national parks and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the Southwest. Moab will be our base camp for this landscape and light painting adventure.

Arches National Park will be our backdrop for long exposure light painting. Mesa Arch, Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point State Park will give us sunrise and sunset photo opportunities with the teal blue waters of the Colorado River 2,000 feet below. Studio still life lightpainting will also be on the agenda.

You will learn a variety of techniques—both in the field and in the classroom—that will allow you to advance both your technical skills and artistic vision. We focus on a number of professional field techniques to help you create dramatic and powerful nature images, including:

  1. Working with dramatic light, including sunrise and sunset
  2. The fundamentals of powerful compositions
  3. Light Painting, both on location and in classroom settings

We’ll also teach you a number of professional “digital darkroom” secrets as well. Our hands-on intensive seminars—held during the middle of the day when the light is not conducive for photography—will teach you the fundamentals of image processing, and allow you to master important techniques including:

  1. Working with Adobe Lightroom with Rob Sylvan
  2. Layer masking and image blending techniques
  3. Creating HDR Photographs with Randy Van Duinen
  4. Working with Photoshop and other photographic software
  5. Special effects techniques used for artistic expression
  6. Tabletop Light Painting in the classroom

This is a workshop you won’t want to miss, so sign-up today.

Days & Times:
Thursday, Oct. 9 thru Sunday, Oct. 12 2014
Workshop begins Thursday 6:00pm and wraps up Sunday 2:00pm

Workshop – $1199
KelbyOne Member – $1099
Alumni Special – $999

Space is limited BOOK NOW 

Host Hotel/Venue:
La Quinta Inn Moab
815 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532
You must call the hotel at 1-435-259-8700 to make a reservation and tell them that you are with "The Digital Photo Workshops" to receive special pricing.

Limit 20 Participants

Attended By:
1 Super Star Guest Instructor
2–3 Staff Instructors
1–2 Sponsor Guests Instructors (on occasion)

What’s Included:
Hands-on instruction from guest instructor and staff
Unique photo opportunities
Shoot time with guest instructor and staff
Workflow and technique sessions
Goodie Bag

You must provide and/or bring:
A great attitude to learn and have fun
Your own transportation, to, from and during the event (car pooling will be arranged)
Your own accommodations at or near the venue
Laptop computer with Photoshop and or Lightroom installed
Digital SLR Camera and gear (include a sturdy tripod)

What's in our bags?

Guest Instructor
Nicole Young

Nicole S. Young is a photographer and author living in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Brian, and dog & cat, Kodak & Fuji. She has written several books and eBooks for Peachpit, Craft&Vision, and also self-publishes through her online store She also contributes regularly to Photofocus, as well as the KelbyOne and NAPP websites. Nicole enjoys photographing food and landscapes, and also loves to travel with her camera.

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