I just returned yesterday from attending the 9th Annual Moab Photo Symposium in Moab, Utah. There were 11 great worshops led by excellent instructors who were all highly regarded in their respective photography fields. Each gave inspiring presentations each morning about 'their story' and how they became passionate about their work.
The Friday May 4th workshop I took, was led by Dan Ballard which started in a small Moab city park where we were given 'assignments' on shooting 1) SIMPLE!, 2) SIMPLE with a 'LINE" and 3) SIMPLE with an "S" curve line in the image. We then headed for Dead Horse Point State Park to shoot along the cliff edge as the sun got low in the sky and brought color to the rocks.
On Saturday afternoon, I participated in a workshop led by local/national photographer Tom Till that took us to Arches National Park where we drove to the EYE OF THE WHALE Arch via four-wheel drive trail off the main park road. From there, we hiked a short distance and took turns shooting on the ledge through the 'eye' when sunlight began to light up the arches' ceiling.