Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Moab Photography 2011 Details

The remarkable landscapes of Moab Utah, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park and the Colorado River corridor attract professional photographers willing to share insights on technique, composition, inspiration, field photography fundamentals spiced with comradelier. Here is the 2011 list of workshops based out of Moab Utah. Moab Transportation 2011 information is available also.



February 20 -24 2011

Joseph Rossbach will teach a variety of techniques—both in the field and in the classroom—that will allow you to advance both your technical skills and artistic vision. A number of professional field techniques are taught to help create dramatic and powerful nature images. Participants will work with dramatic light, including sunrise and sunset; get instruction on the fundamentals of powerful compositions; use long exposure techniques for incorporating time and motion into photographs; shoot night photography and abstract techniques.

April 1-6 2011

Panoramic Photography Workshop featuring Hasselblad H4D cameras and lenses. This is your opportunity to work with the GigaPan System, motorized and manual VR equipment, various stitching programs and Hasselbad’s Phocus software. Your instructors will be world-renowned panoramic photographers, Peter Lorber and Fred Yake along with post production specialist and photographer Courtenay Gilbert.

April 2-3 2011

Bob Maynard leads participants to shoot rock art, ruins and stunning rock formations. With favorable weather night light painting sessions will take place as well as sunset shots in Moab's surrounding parks. With enough interest get to shoot with Bob's Manfrotto pan head to capture panoramas.

April 29- May 2011

Winston C. Hall instructs ten participants to learn about field photography, developing photographic vision, digital workflow, Nikon Capture NX tutorial, and understanding the Exposure Trifecta.

May 2 - 5 2011

Tom Till and Jon Fuller manage an incredible journey of landscapes, wildflowers, cactus, sunsets, sunrise, Native American ruins and rock art accessed in Needles District of Canyonlands National Park by rugged 4WD, camping and photography.

May 11-15 2011

Bob Evans includes the photo locations of Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point and a moonlight shoot and lectures on light, composition, filters, the color zone system, Photoshop CS4, Lightroom, and Photomatrix HDR software.

May 12-15 2011

The Moab Photo Symposium is a collective of professional photographers: Bruce Hucko, Tom Till, Joan Myers, Jeff Vanuga, Michael Frye, Steve Traudt, Nat Coalson, Rod Hanna, and Rory Tyler.

July 2 or September 3 or October 22 2011

Bret Edge leads a Nature Photography Boot Camp in this 1 day Workshop in Moab Utah.

September 18-22 2011

Margo Pinkerton & Arnie Zann have planned early-morning and late-afternoon shoots; mid-day downloading of your images and processing with the latest version of Lightroom; daily critiques, both individual and group; and discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital workflow.

Oct 4- 8 2011

Working in Arches and Canyonlands 'Island-in-the-Sky' shooting, Salvatore Vasapoll also includes an evening shooting mountain bikers using wildlife techniques on the world famous Slickrock Trail. We will eat great Mexican food and taste the fine locally brewed beer.

Oct 24-28 2011

This workshop is geared for the intermediate to advanced photographer. Andy Cook focuses on instructing about appealing compositions of each location - Arches, Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point. Expect extensive discussions on equipment, exposure, metering, filters and Photoshop. Please bring any images you would like to have Andy critique.

Nov 6-12 2011

Tom Till on night skies, instructs about techniques of light painting, and photographing both star points and star trails in the spectacular natural scenery of the Moab area. In addition to the night landscape sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn from Jon Fuller too, plus photograph Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in prime landscape sunrise and sunset light as well.

November 17- 20 2011

Bret Edge leads guided photo excursions to learn the craft of nature photography. Shooting in Arches, Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point Parks. Classroom sessions are led by an Adobe Certified Expert designed to develop an efficient digital workflow using the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.

Dec 5- 11 2011

Tom Till and Jon Fuller create a unique opportunity to learn to photograph the natural landscape of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and the surrounding area in winter utilizing the most remarkable seasonal light. This workshop also discusses digital work flow, fine art printing, and post-processing techniques in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Photographers Unite! 2011 Photography Workshops taking place in Moab Utah


February 20 -24 2011

Winter in Arches

Ramada Inn

Joseph Rossbach

March 27 – April 1 2011 sold out

April 1-6 2011 available

Hasselblad Panoramic

Red Cliffs Lodge

Peter Lorber

April 2& 3 2011

Colorado Plateau

Bob Maynard

Moab Valley Inn

April 29 – May 2 2011 &

May 10 – 13 2011

Nikonian Academy

Holiday Inn Express

Winston C. Hall

May 2 – 5 2011

The Needles District of Canyonlands

Tom Till


May 11-15 2011

Scenic Light - Lectures on light, composition, filters, the color zone system, Photoshop CS4, Lightroom, and Photomatrix HDR software
Bob Evans

May 12-15 2011

Moab Photo Symposium

Moab Arts and Recreation Center

Bruce Hucko, Tom Till, Joan Myers, Jeff Vanuga, Michael Frye, Steve Traudt, Nat Coalson, Rod Hanna, Rory Tyler

July 2 2011

Nature Photography Boot Camp Workshop

Bret Edge

September 3 2011

Nature Photography Boot Camp Workshop

Bret Edge

Spt 18-22 2011

Arches Photo Workshop

Moab Valley Inn

Margo Pinkerton & Arnie Zann

Oct 4- 8 2011

Arches & Canyonlands Photo Workshop

Salvatore Vasapoll

October 22 2011

Nature Photography Boot Camp Workshop

Bret Edge

Oct 24-28 2011

Arches / Canyonlands National Park Workshop

Hampton Inn

Andy Cook

Nov 6-12 2011

Arches National Park - Night Photography

Tom Till

November 17 - 20 2011

Nature Photography in Arches and Canyonlands Workshop

Bret Edge

Dec 5- 11 2011

Arches National Park Photography in Winter

Tom Till

Gonzo Inn

May – October 2011

Stand by for Nature Photography Boot Camp

Bret Edge

Get details for Moab Utah 2011 Transportation.

Photographers interested to coordinate a photography workshop situated out of the town of Moab in the gorgeous surroundings may find the website for Meetings and Events a rich resource for research for classroom spaces, group dinners, etc.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

May 2011 Moab XTERRA Triathlon - Registration is OPEN

Athletes are invited to register for the first annual Moab Triathlon.
Moab is enormously thrilled for it.
It is a USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned event.

The FULL triathlon looks like this:
1500M swim in Ken's Lake, a 40K Bike on the Steelbender trail, and a two-loop 10K run to Faux Falls finishing at the day use area of Ken's Lake.

For you road preferred bike athletes:
Start again with the 1500M swim in Ken's Lake, a 40K Bike on paved Spanish Valley Drive with an out-and-back to Pack Creek Ranch, then finish with the same two-loop 10K run to Faux Falls and day use area finish

Kids Triathlon
(ages 7-10), oh this is GOOD:
Starts with a 25M swim, 1.5 mile bike, and a 1/2 mile run.
The older kids (ages 11-14)
Swim 200M, bike 6K, and finish with a 1 mile run.

OR XTERRA Moab 5K trail run to Faux Falls is yet another available race.

Keep your soles training.
See you in Moab in May!

Athletes and Race Directors interested in developing competition in Moab will find a rich resource with Moab Utah Meetings and Events. It is a department of the Moab Travel Council, distributing free information and providing free consultations.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Reconstruction to Begin on Mineral Bottom Road Switchbacks near Moab and Canyonlands National Park's White Rinm Trail

Contact: Melinda Brimhall, Grand County Council Administrator

Phone: 435-259-1347

Fax: 435-259-2574

E-mail: melindabrimhall@grand.utah.gov

Reconstruction to Begin on Mineral Bottom Road Switchbacks

On December 2, 2010 Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) of the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration issued a contract to KSUE Corporation of Moab, Utah, to commence immediate reconstruction of switchbacks on Mineral Bottom Road (Grand County Route 129). Construction is anticipated to commence December 13, 2010 and is expected to continue through spring of 2011. CFLHD will be administering the project, including contract management, throughout the duration of the construction process. During the construction process, access to the switchback and construction area will be restricted and no public admittance will be allowed.

In August of 2010, a storm destroyed the switchbacks, making the road impassable. Grand County partnered with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office to apply for funding through USDOT’s program of Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads.

Grand County wishes to express appreciation to countless stakeholders for the public support of this project. Specifically, staff from the BLM Moab Field Office took immediate and critical measures in obtaining emergency funding for reconstruction of the road. Additionally, efforts of staff from Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park, as well as support from Governor Herbert and Congressman Matheson, helped to secure emergency federal funds for the road’s reconstruction.

Melinda Brimhall

County Council Administrator

Grand County

125 E Center St.

Moab, UT 84532

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Moab for Bicycles: Mountain Bike, Road Cycling, BMX

Moab has been known for three decades now for mountain biking. The petrified sand dunes have become a challenge of balance and technique, plying knobby tires to various degrees of slickrock angles and pitches. The Moab mountain bike trails have evolved from old uranium mining accesses turned 4-wheel drive route. More recently, single track trails are being approved by land administrators and built by volunteers, in many cases. The City of Moab, has, this whole year, been developing new bike lanes and bridges, paved segments in the Mill Creek Pathway and a dirt trail aloft in the valley’s west cliff wall. The collaboration between government and private industry has produced the Intrepid Trail System at Dead Horse Point State Park and more. Mountain biking breeds alliances.

On the scene, came the Moab Skinny Tire Festival. The Festival organizers have changed the name to Skinny Tire Events as they have developed a mid-summer moonlight ride and a fall Moab Century Tour too. Moab sees more road cyclists visiting. The Italian style Gran Fondo bike event dons the May event calendar in Moab. It is believed that the October 2010 dedication of the Moab Canyon paved pathway will further enhance Moab's attraction to this group of athletes.

The Department of Energy has offered to build a trail from Courthouse Wash, along the Colorado River, to hook into Hwy 279, a.k.a., the Potash Road. Meetings to decide the maintenance of this new trail and how to integrate a Hwy 191 underpass in the Courthouse Wash flood zone kick off thoughtful consideration among the Grand County Council, Trail Mix, Moab Trails Alliance, the Department of Transportation and other interested public. If paved it would serve more road cyclists, wheel chair access and another segment for parents with stroller or kids on roller skates and scooters.

Moab City had 41 volunteers turn up in November to lend strength to clearing rocks for a single track above the western utility corridor. This Pipe Dream Trail will get signs this winter. This trail extends from the Hidden Valley trailhead to an area behind Moab’s Mountain View subdivision near Aspen Avenue. Mid-access is located at Jackson Street, or the west side of Hwy 191 straight forward from 4th East. It will be shared with pedestrians too.

Only last year, May 2009, Dead Horse Point State Park celebrated the opening of two new loops for hiking and biking. Intrepid Potash, headquartered in Denver, has five production facilities, one notably in Moab, Utah. The solar salt drying ponds can be seen from the rim of Dead Horse Point State Park. A relationship between a government and private organization formed to complete the Big Chief and Great Pyramid Loops, parts of the Intrepid Trail System. During the summer, Dead Horse Point State Park collaborated with the Moab Area Travel Council to provide free park admission in a campaign managed through Salt Lake City movie theaters. And this even precluded the release of "127 Hours".

Less influence for BMX biking exists in Moab. However, the city has set aside land off of 500 West in Moab for the BMX bicyclist. The bumps and ramps have seen BMX aerial stunts and tricks of bikers of different ages. There is a skate park on 400 North 100 West, that at times, also sees BMX trick bikes. Adjacent to the Old Spanish Trail Arena is a bit of land developed for BMX use, however, the property on 500 West became so much more convenient to youth access.

To put together a bike event in Moab Utah, the Moab Travel Council offers free consultations for permits, event services and logistics. Contact 435-259-1340, to speak with the Facility and Event Promoter of Moab.