Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

Photography Workshop

May 24th - May 28th, 2020


Milky Way Arches Photograhy Workshop

Arches and Canyonlands Photography Workshops

Join us as we make our desert swing into two photographer playgrounds that have extreme opportunities to capture some of the most unique landscapes in the world.  Arches National Park, nestled just 5 miles north of Moab, is the largest collection of sandstone arches in the world. 65 million years in the making, these sandstone formations have risen and eroded to create alien like landscapes throughout the park. With over 2000 arches and breathtaking rock formations, photographers can spend weeks attempting to capture the essence of this park through their lens. Having navigated this park several times, we have established an agenda that will help our photographers capture all the beauty this park has to offer.  Canyonlands National Park, 30 miles southwest of Moab, offers some of the best landscapes to capture canyon mazes and sandstone pillars. From Island in the Sky to the Needles area, we will spend 2 days exploring and photographing this unbelievable landscape. This trip will also include night photography, capturing the Milky Way against the amazing foregrounds.  Not only are your group leaders experts in photographing and navigating these magnificent landmarks; they pride themselves on maintaining and respecting the natural environment of all parks they visit.

Why Chose This Trip

Leverage our expertise of traveling these parks over the last several years.  We know where to place our photographers to capture the essence of both parks.  Sunrise, Sunset and Stars are on the menu, let us guide you into these amazing landscapes to capture pictures of a lifetime.  When the shooting is over, we will take you to some of the best places to refuel and rejuvenate Moab has to offer.  


Arches and Canyonlands Testimonials

Robin B., Pennsylvania

I had an amazing experience with Tom and Laura in Utah, photographing in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. They made sure that we were in the “right place at the right time” for stunning sunrise photography and we also had wonderful opportunities to capture the Milky Way in both parks. Tom was extremely helpful in explaining the various camera settings for the different conditions and in helping us improve our skills. Laura made hot chocolate at 4am and handled all the logistics including lodging and meals, so that we could concentrate on taking pictures. I recommend Tripod Travelers as a great way to see beautiful areas, improve your photography skills and work with a husband and wife team dedicated to providing a terrific workshop and vacation.

Diane D., Wisconsin

I found Tripod Travelers when searching for a photography workshop online, and their dates for the Arches/Canyonland trip worked well for me. I contacted two of my photography friends to see if they’d be interrested in going, and after they both checked out the trip, we all decided to go, & what a great decision that was! Tom and Laura are just the best; fast response to email questions as well as clear details on what to bring and what to expect. They are friendly, fun, solicitous, and had everything covered—from transportation to snacks, hot & cold beverages while out shooting pictures, meals, and a fantastic variety of stunning sites to photograph. I loved the small size of the group (6 people) because not only did we get to know everyone else very quickly, but Tom was able to be right there throughout the day (& night, when out shooting stars) to offer advice or answer questions whenever we needed him. I highly recommend Tripod Travelers, and hope to go on another trip with them in the future!


Dates: May 24th - May 28th, 2020
​Origin: Grand Junction, CO  (90 min drive to Moab), land by 4p, Tripod Travelers will coordinate and drive all clients from the airport. 

Departure: Grand Junction, CO after 1p, Tripod Travelers will return all flying clients back to the airport
​Total Photographers: 6
​Ground Transportation: 10 Person Touring Van
​Hotel Cities: Moab, UT
​Photography Subjects: Landscapes, Stars, Sunrise, Sunset

Daily Events

May 24: All Travelers meet at Hotel by 6p. All travelers flying into Grand Junction will be transported to the Hotel by Tripod Travelers.


May 25: Breakfast 6:30a, capture sunrise and early lighting at several Arches locations.  Lunch in Moab, rest/post processing.  4p return to park for late afternoon and sunset photography.  Dinner


May 26: Breakfast 630a, capture sunrise and early lighting around the park.  Lunch in Moab, post processing.  3:30p return to park for late afternoon and sunset photography.  Dinner.  Optional: Stars photography after 12a, 


May 27: Breakfast 8a, travel to Canyonlands to photograph around the park.  Lunch in the park.  Photograph in the afternoon through sunset.  Dinner in Moab. Optional: Stars photography after 12a.


May 28: Breakfast 8a, checkout by 11a.  We will be available to review pictures, discuss post processing until hotel departure. 


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Arches and Canyonlands

Taken by Tom Mace