Escalante Adventure Workshop
See the Milky Way in great detail with your own eyes!
TWO nights of Milky Way in Southern Utah with Photog Adventures' Brendon Porter & Aaron King!
Until our awesome Milky Way adventure with you!
Milky Way Instruction, Travel to site & 1-on-1 Assistance
Snacks & Drinks while on-site doing Photography
All transportation during the trip within the park on the bad roads
Personal instruction at the camera, critique sessions and post processing sessions

Hotel stay or Food
A Flight to Salt Lake City
Travel insurance and personal equipment
Alcohol and soft drinks, laundry
                August 3rd & 4th, 2018
                August 6th & 7th, 2018
    WHERE: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument at Devil's Garden, Sunset Arch and Dance Hall Rock
    WHO: Photographers of ALL skill levels welcome!

    FITNESS LEVEL: The longest hike will be at Sunset Arch and that is a 1-Mile hike. From the parking spot to the Arch we drop down 200 feet of elevation very gradually, but yes, we will climb that 200 feet on the way back. Still very easy for most!

    Dance Hall Rock is a little bit of a hike and a heck of a climb up sloped slick rock. Not dangerous but rolling an ankle can happen EASILY here if you are not careful.
    In Escalante there are MANY great sites with just BRILLIANT Foreground options to frame the Milky Way over! We LOVE Escalante! 

    The best part of Escalante is that you get an awesome variety of rock formations, natural arches and unique settings like a tree growing out of a hole in just a 40-mile stretch of road! 

    This workshop is designed to give you an opportunity to do Milky Way Photography in two completely different locations with varied methods to the capture. 

    We drive right up to the Devil's Garden location and walk mere yards to line up multiple options of foregrounds! Vertical rock formations, some a little distant, some towering over us like in the Night 1 image above. Devil's Garden offers us great options to get as many as 4+ different compositions all in the same night! 

    Dance Hall Rock is little bit of a hike and a heck of a climb up sloped slickrock. Not dangerous but rolling an ankle can happen EASILY here if you are not careful. We arrive during the light and will set up at the rock all along the hole where the tree is coming out and capture a great single image shot.

    If you have any questions, please get in touch by email at
    Listen to the Podcasts above to hear stories about our trips to Goblin Valley, Goosenecks and Natural Bridges National Monument!
    If clouds cause any problems we will move locations or add Landscape Photography to the plans to make the best use of our time out here. 
    •  Day 1: Arrival at Escalante. Check in to the Hotel you will be staying and then get ready to meet with Brendon, Aaron and the rest of the group over dinner!
    •  5pm-6pm Group Dinner somewhere in Escalante and set goals for the workshop.
    •  6pm-8pm Work on some initial camera settings, getting focus and Photopills instruction.
    •  8pm Leave for the 32min drive to Devil's Garden.    
    •  MILKY WAY VISIBLE around 10:15pm
    Night 1: Devil's Garden
    • Day 2: Sleep after a night of Milky Way Photography until mid-day. Meet as a group and get a big breakfast at The Outfitters around lunchtime.
    •  1pm-2:30pm Breakfast as a group at The Outfitters.
    •  3pm-6pm Post-Processing Lessons & Hands On Teaching
    •  6:30pm Drive the 1h drive to Dance Hall Rock and be there in time for Sunset at 8:30pm. 
    •  MILKY WAY VISIBLE around 10:15pm 
    Night 2: Dance Hall Rock
    What do you bring?
    Milky Way Photography is awesome but VERY COLD so come ready for it! This is what we recommend to take with you:
    • Camera and lenses, multiple batteries
    •  Tripod (REQUIRED!) make sure it is STURDY enough
    •  Lenses you need are anything from 8mm-30mm and with the largest aperture possible! f1.2 to f3.5 are great options! Bring your 50mm, and anything else you would like. Just don't forget your widest and largest aperture lenses at home!  
    •  Head lamp with a RED LIGHT and white light
    •  Really Warm outdoor clothing for staying warm during the coldest hours of night and standing in the wind! Snow pants are a fantastic option for keeping warm!
    •  Laptop for post-processing (Lightroom & Photoshop)
    What else is there to know?
    What is the drive like to our Milky Way Locations?
    Be prepared for a BUMPY ride! We will drive the full group in a couple of vehicles, typically Ford F-150 Trucks with full cab space that can seat 5 of us including the driver very comfortably. If you are pregnant, you should NOT choose this workshop because of the incessant bouncing during the ride. Some days the road can be pretty comfortable but some days that road will feel like driving on a washboard. 
    What are the nights like capturing the Milky Way?
    If you are okay with paying for a hotel so you can already be on location by Day 1 without any trouble, then awesome! Please do! We will pick you up at your hotel on Day 1 and you will have no trouble meeting up with us! There are some really cheap Hotel prices at the Salt Lake Airport Hotels nearby.
    Are you excited to join Photog Adventures out at the Milky Way?!
    Tree at Dance Hall Rock in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
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