Lake Powell Workshop with Peter Boehringer | October 2023
Explore during the Lake Powell Workshop the majestic Glen Canyon with its yellow-orange-red-ocher sandstone rocks and glide smoothy into narrow tributary canyons on a deck boat. Hike through nature and discover its resurgent beauty with the receding water of Lake Powell and photograph unique images.
Join us October 12 – 16, 2023 for a five day Lake Powell Photography Workshop. This is a unique adventure for photographers with a background in landscape photography or desire to learn it. We will cruise on a luxury houseboat and take along two deck boats for access to more remote sites. We will also take short day hikes to reach additional photographic opportunities in the high desert of the Colorado Plateau. It will be an opportunity to create wonderful photographs and improve your photographic skills.
You will be able to photograph, depending on the lake’s water level and weather conditions, the Anasazi Canyon, Cathedral Canyon, Confluence Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon, Dominguez Butte, Face Canyon, Gregory Butte, Gunsight Butte and Canyon, Labyrinth Canyon, Last Chance Canyon, Padre Bay with Cookie Jar & Weathering Pit Ridge, Rock Creek Canyon and other sights along the way. We plan this adventure to arrive at the best spots at the best time of the day.
Murray Elliott and Paul Mecca, Capture Integration and Phase One representatives respectively, will join us for the entire workshop and provide us with Phase One XT cameras and Rodenstock lenses. You will be able to work one-to-one with the Phase One experts during these days. This is an unique opportunity to lay your hands on this marvelous digital medium format camera and lenses and photographing the breathtaking landscape. It cannot get better than this!
Strenuous rating: This tour requires good health and physical condition. Be prepared for daily hikes up to 30 minutes to 1 hour of duration. These are simple, partly sandy and uneven trails. Some short stretches are downhill or uphill with rocks, but no rock climbing. You need to be able to carry your photography gear backpack and a water bottle. Sturdy shoes and walking sticks might be helpful, but not mandatory.
Learn & Photograph with Passion
- Work in different lighting and with short/long exposure and aperture.
- Learn about night photography techniques in the beautifully desolate surroundings of the Glen Canyon.
- How to handle equipment with care on location.
- Assistance with camera settings, the basics of composition, guide and help in general.
- Hands-on lessons that can take your photography skills to the next level.
- Review and constructive criticism/feedback of the images taken during the day.
- Workflow in Phase One’s Capture One software and Adobe Lightroom.
- Classroom sessions with various topics (qualities of light and how to manage it, when and how to use various kinds of filters, crafting panoramic photographs, introduction to Tilt & Shift lenses)
The exact itinerary will be kept flexible to account for the weather and current conditions. The itinerary below is an example of what you can expect.
We will meet at the Antelope Point Marina and get onto our houseboat, get settled, get to know each other, brake the ice and give an introduction to our following days. We depart then to the Padre Bay to anchor at a beach and proceed with our low light photographing into sunset.
We will return to the houseboat for a gourmet dinner and a relaxing evening.
2nd – 4nd Day
Depending on the Lake Powell’s water level and weather conditions, the Anasazi Canyon, Cathedral Canyon, Confluence Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon, Dominguez Butte, Face Canyon, Gregory Butte, Gunsight Butte and Canyon, Labyrinth Canyon, Last Chance Canyon, Padre Bay with Cookie Jar & Weathering Pit Ridge, Rock Creek Canyon and other terrific locations will be on our schedule. We plan this adventure to arrive at the best spots at the best time of the day. We tend to be at some specific location with low light conditions (dusk and dawn) for photographing.
Each day will begin with coffee or tea, photographing, and returning to the houseboat for breakfast. We will have high tea each afternoon and gourmet dinners after our sunset photography.
The houseboat will be anchored each evening at some sand beach allowing us to engage in astrophotography in the night.
Our last night will be spent near the Crossing of the Fathers with views of Boundary, Dinosaur, Gunsight, and Tower Buttes. Different compositions can be carved out in the early morning after which we will weigh anchor and return to Antelope Point Marina.