Southern Utah’s Grand Staircase, situated in Escalante National Monument, boasts more than 3,000 square miles of sun-drenched backcountry, colorful sandstone cliffs, hoodoos, slickrock, narrow slot canyons, scenic washes and ancient petroglyphs. But, to see many of these fascinating locations you must lace up your hiking boots and traverse the trails and washes to find the hidden treasures. Although considered a bit more strenuous than some of our workshops, participants will reap the reward of their efforts. Awaiting your arrival at the end of the trails will be the spectacular sights of Hell’s Backbone, Hole-in-the-Rock Road and the Burr Trail. Each twist and turn will reveal yet another unique canyon, plateau or mountain vista.
Photographer and instructor Laurence Parent has navigated this expansive wilderness region and knows the best photographic treasures in the area. Over the course of five days Laurence will guide photographers on technique, composition and settings in order to capture stunning images of this region.
We will photograph Peek-A-Boo Canyon, Spooky Gulch as well as the unique hoodoos in Devils Garden and the flowing falls at Lower Calf Creek. When not photographing canyons, slickrock and waterfalls, we will head into the Dixie National Forest and photograph the changing color of aspens and sweeping vistas across the plateau. During the workshop time will be spent reviewing photographic techniques and image reviews.
Double occupancy lodging and roundtrip transportation from Phoenix, Arizona is included. Join landscape photographer Laurence Parent for a five-day photography adventure to Escalante and the Grand Staircase.