2019 Arches National Park Photo Safari


Experience the Wonders of the American Southwest at Arches National Park.

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Oct 27-Nov 1, 2019


Arches National Park Photo Safari

Experience the Wonders of the American Southwest

Join us as we explore and photograph three of the Southwest’s most vibrant parks.  We will visit Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park during this five day photo journey.  Sunrises and sunsets are the order of the day, with hiking to photo vantage points during each day.  Evenings, after sunset shooting and dinner, we will gather to review and critique some of the day’s images.

After arriving in Salt Lake City, we will drive to Moab, which will be our base for the trip duration.  After checking into the motel, we will proceed to Arches National Park where, depending on time, we will hike to one of the better known formations to capture sunset images.

Arches National Park lies north of Moab, Utah. Bordered by the Colorado River in the southeast, It is known as the site of more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, with contrasting colors such as the massive, red-hued Delicate Arch in the east. Other geological formations include Balanced Rock, towering over the desert landscape in the middle of the park.

We plan to visit Canyonlands National Park to capture the amazing sunrise at Mesa Arch and view the center of the great canyon.  There will be hiking involved, nothing too strenuous.  We will also visit Dead Horse State Park to practice our panorama photography techniques, so a good tripod is a must.

Since Arches National Park is part of the “Dark Skies” program, this will be a perfect time to work on astrophotography.

Each evening, after sunset shooting and dinner, there will be an opportunity for critiques of the day’s work.

A suggested clothing and equipment list will be provided and, if necessary, a preliminary meeting to review these lists will be conducted.

Class Info

Class Length

5 Days


Excluding airfare, gas and meals on the trip. A non-refundable $500 deposit will be required when your registration is confirmed

Class Size

Minimum of 4 students

Maximum of 7 students


Photo II

Please Note

Those who have not completed Photo 2 may enroll if they demonstrate a working understanding of white balance, color correction, camera calibration, histograms and the five types of light.


Rick Katz


4001 N. Ravenswood Ave.
First Floor
Chicago, IL 60613


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