"Kate is a teacher. She enhanced my skills as a photographer. So many of the other photography workshops I have taken, the instructor has been nothing more than a tour leader. Kate was incredibly patient with workshop participants."  Anonymous.

Zion national Park

November 5-9, 2017

Springdale, UT

$300 Deposit

$1,195/person ($50 off two or more)

Monthly Payments Available

**Travel, room and board not included.**

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Zion National Park in southern Utah is one of the most photogenic areas of the United States. We'll be there to witness the beauty of autumn and partake in the grandeur of incredible mountain peaks, flowing streams, and intense canyons.   Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Exactly how much is Kate going to torture me?  I mean...

what to expect

The vast majority of the hiking that we will do is relatively easy. Many photo ops will be right off the side of the road and the few longer (up to 2 miles) hikes that we will enjoy are on maintained walkways with easy to moderate elevation gain. 

One hike, the biggest one we'll do, can be strenuous for some. We are going to be traveling into the Narrows as long as there are ZERO rain events forecasted. This gorge with 1,000 foot walls can be accessed by hiking into the Virgin River. We will be renting gear from a local outfitter which will include waders, special boots, hiking poles, and dry bags for our gear. The rental gear payment is INCLUDED in your tuition. There will likely be a few areas where the water is waist to chest deep but most of it looks like the image to the right. That's my husband and I in the Narrows. The image at the top of this page is also from the Narrows. It's truly one of the most amazing places and a MUST SEE when visiting Zion National Park. You won't want to miss crossing this location off your bucket list. 


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What we'll learn

  • Essentials of Composition
  • Demonstrations of basic photo editing using Photoshop and Lightroom. We will be spending nearly all of our time in the field since we do not want to waste a minute of photo time. Laptops are not required. 
  • Proper exposure in any situation
  • Making the BEST use of available light
  • High Dynamic Range Photography
  • Night Photography
  • Long Exposure Photography/Use of Special Filters
  • Essential tools and equipment for landscape photography including tripods, filters, and lenses
  • Sensor cleaning demo
  • Using telephoto lenses on wide landscapes...seeing the scenes within the scene.




Lodging, travel, and more...

Recommended lodging is the La Quinta Inn and Suites at Zion Park/Springdale.  A block of rooms will be reserved under Kate Silvia Photography.

792 Zion Park Blvd. 1-435-627-5280 to make a reservation.

I recommend flying into and out of Las Vegas, NV. Zion is a little over 2.5 hours from Vegas. 

I highly recommend trip insurance. Be sure to read the cancellation policy on the registration page when you reserve your workshop space.