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Upcoming Workshop Near Capitol Reef

There are fewer than two weeks before the start of our workshop in Torrey, Utah.


Bruce Barnbaum and I have led llama-assisted, guided photography workshops in the backcountry of Grand Staircase—Escalante National Monument for a quarter century. From a base camp, typically in a remote location, participants photograph and explore seldom-visited colorful canyons during the day and share ideas with other photographers in a comfortable camp during the evening.



Sandstone wall, Suprise Canyon. Waterpocket Fold area of Capitol Reef. Photo: © Donald J. Rommes



This year, we decided to do something different by offering a motel-based itinerary around Capitol Reef. We follow the same format as previous workshops. As usual, there are fascinating landscapes to enjoy and photograph, with ready availability for instructor input. However, the nights are spent in comfy beds, and the photography destinations are reached primarily by car.



Last Sunlight on the Reef. Photo: © Donald J. Rommes



The colorful and arid landscape around Capitol Reef offers much to see and photograph. We will miss the unique camaraderie that develops when people camp together for several days in the wilderness. However, the motel environment's greater comfort and better lighting will allow us to review our work during the day, prompting and facilitating the exchange of ideas.


Due to a couple of late cancellations, spaces have opened up for this year's workshop. If you are interested, see Bruce's website here for a workshop description and instructions for signing up.



Rusting Drilling Rig abandoned near the Bentonite Hills. Photo: © Donald J. Rommes




Tumbleweeds in a side canyon along the Notom Road. Photo: © Donald J. Rommes

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