“Yes! I want in! I want to spend seven amazing days experiencing the legendary beauty of Lake Powell, Utah, exploring Slot Canyons, Arches, Ruins – and more of the best kept secret locations of the Southwest – making jaw-dropping images, relaxing on pristine beaches, enjoying mouth-watering meals around crackling camp fires, taking in the star-packed desert night sky, and learning one on one with world-class instructors – taking my photography to the next level!”
One of the best things you can invest in as a photographer – is yourself. Many photographers only invest in their camera bag – believing that having more equipment makes them a better photographer. Brooks Jensen, editor of Lenswork Magazine writes: “To think that one specific kind of equipment makes better photographs misses the point. Better photographers make better photographs. Equipment is never the answer to producing great work.”
You have an opportunity right now to make a fantastic investment in yourself, and to spend a week exploring one of the most beautiful places on earth – at a fraction of the cost! Some photographers spend upwards of seven thousand dollars on a single workshop, and don’t get the level of photographic advancement or unique location access that this workshop gives you. Plus – they still have to pay even more for lodging, meals, and travel during the workshop. Trying to make a similar trip by yourself on Lake Powell would cost you upwards of 8500 dollars, and you still wouldn’t have the advantage of our photographic instructors and guides, who have extensively explored this vast area to find you the most photogenic secret spots – and to take you there at the best times to photograph them.
And we cover all your expenses during the workshop, serving you mouth-watering meals, providing you basic accommodations and infrastructure, bringing in top figure models from across the US, and more! If you do the math, this week-long adventure is easily worth over $10,000 – yet you don’t pay even half of that.. you get all this at an almost 75% discount! Even though our costs to put on each workshop are massive – because we spare no expense to make sure you have one of the best experiences of your life – we still work hard to keep this trip as affordable as possible. Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of this incredible deal – join us for the adventure of a lifetime.
The Dynamic Nude (Northern Lake Powell, Utah) with Joel Belmont and Craig Blacklock Oct. 6th – 12th and Oct. 13th – 19th, 2014. Seven-Day Photography Workshop includes all meals, model fees, instruction and basic accommodations – a tremendous value for only $3,295!
The Dynamic Landscape – South Lake Powell – Southern Utah & Northern Arizona. Dates TBA 2015 with Joel Belmont. Private (limited to only 2 Photographers) Seven-Day Photography Workshop includes all meals, instruction and basic accommodations – $5,495.
***These workshops always sell out well in advance. If you are thinking of joining us on this epic photographic adventure – make sure to get a deposit in now.***
As soon as your deposit is processed, you will receive an application to fill out and return to complete your registration. You will then receive a pack list, itinerary, map, and further details to help you plan your travels to the lake. You can also visit our FAQ section which will help answer any questions.
“This was one of the best experiences I have had in photography…ever! I fell in love with photography again and it sustained me and enriched my desire to do more with it. Not only did I come away with a thousand spectacular images but also the most relaxed attitude for life. I have attended other workshops since then, and can’t help but judge based on the experiences at Lake Powell and can honestly say there is no comparison.” ~Steve Fowler, Auburn, WA
“Without a doubt – this adventure changed my perspective on life as a photographer and as a human being. Anyone interested in fine art photography should participate in this workshop.” ~Salvador Andalon, New York, NY
“This workshop was an amazing opportunity to learn not only the art of photography but also to see and experience the beauty of Lake Powell. I really had no idea what was in store for me, other than camping under the stars, and lots of photography. This workshop would have been worth the time and expense if that was all there was. But there is so much more. Joel really built my self-confidence in my photography skills, and I learned years’ worth of self-taught experience in a weeks’ time. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone at any level of your photographic journey.” ~David Oldeen, Plano, IL
“This is a workshop I would definitely recommend to other photographers. The setting was exquisite even without the models, but the models brought another dimension to the entire photographic experience. My skill level has grown as a result, specifically working more toward consistency. I also learned a great deal in how to best communicate with a model – thus improving my images. I was very impressed by the willingness and flexibility of the models as they did their best to help me achieve the images I was envisioning. I also appreciated the camaraderie and willingness of the other photographers to share experiences and technical information. I consider the week a great success.” ~Richard Hannon, Orange, CA
“The workshop was mind-blowing… incredible! If you have the opportunity to attend this workshop – do it! It was a truly magical experience.” ~Gwen, San Francisco, CA
“I produced some of the best images I have ever taken and received very useful feedback from the instructors, models and other participants. Well worth the time and effort.” ~Greg Edwards, Half Moon Bay, CA
“Joel did a great job of scouting out the best locations for photography, being aware of local conditions, access and photographic opportunities at each site. He was available to provide help and guidance to those who needed it, and generous with his time, while leaving more experienced photographers free and unencumbered to pursue their own photographic inspiration. The locations covered a wide range of photographic possibilities, from the grandiose to the intimate: sand dunes, slot canyons, panoramic vistas, monolithic sandstone cliffs, lake reflections, night skyscapes and light painting.
The atmosphere on the trip was friendly, relaxed and informal. There was a full and demanding schedule of activities for every day of the trip, morning and evening, but with ample time for relaxation, sport, socializing, introspection, sharing and discussion. The group size was small enough to be intimate, and most of us now consider each other friends for life. I would have no hesitation in going on this trip again or recommending it.” ~Dr. N. Sukumar, Troy, NY
“It’s one of the most spectacular places I’ve had a chance to shoot in.”~Hank Niles
“This was my first visit to Utah and it will be with me for life. Fresh, crisp air, daily hiking, gigantic rocks growing straight out of the water – I was surrounded by amazing beauty everywhere. The delicious home cooked meals, lots of laughs by the campfire… I didn’t want to go home!” ~Tish, Los Angeles, CA
“This is the “Great American Landscape” that you don’t get in Europe. Here you discover a completely new world, and it opens your mind to new ideas to be photographed.”~Miguel Soler-Roig, Spain
“It helped me advance my skills to a new level. It’s worth every penny. It’s the adventure of a lifetime, and you’ll love every minute of it.”~Lonnie, Palisade, CO
“If you want to get away from the hectic day to day grind and experience a tranquil week along the remote back waterways of Lake Powell, then Joel Belmont has a great trip for you. If you also want to learn or improve your ability to take fine art photographs of the nude figure in this remote environment, then Joel’s Dynamic Nude Workshop is definitely something you should consider. Not only did we all get some great images – but I learned how to take my photography to the next level from Kim Weston and Joel. We worked in small groups and Kim and Joel showed us some of their special tips and techniques, especially how to work with the models. The models were great and it was a pleasure to get to know them and the other students and instructors over the course of a very special week. Just imagine yourself in a boat full of excited students and talented models moving deeper into the various turns of the waterway with cliffs rising several hundred feet above the water line. Then, after arriving where few people can go, you hike to scenic locations to direct energetic models and create a fine art image. The scenery, the peaceful environment and the friendships you will experience are alone worth the trip.”~Randy Persinger, Los Angeles, CA
“The food is out of this world. We’ve been eating like we’re on a cruise ship every night. It was worth twice the price. You’ve got to experience it. These guys really know what they are doing… it’s awesome.”~David Wagner, Arizona
“Whether you are a landscape photographer – whether you are a figure photographer – a newbie or experienced – you’ll have the experience of a lifetime. For me it was experiencing new ways of seeing and making truly fine art. I had a fantastic time!”~Keith Harper
“The Dynamic Nude is one of the most unique photo workshops available. The combination of location, models, instructors, and group dynamics provide an experience you could not get anywhere else. You will leave the workshop with a different perspective on your photography and approach to figure imagery.”~Bert Pasquale, Baltimore, MD
“I’ve been to a half dozen workshops… it’s better than any workshop I’ve been to. It far surpassed my expectations.”~Peter Laursen
“Participating in the Fall Workshop was one of the most enriching experiences of my life! Joel and Lili are both so knowledgeable about the Lake Powell environment and all the intricate details of how to shoot there and produce the best possible images. They are also experienced hosts who can cook delicious food and provide diverse entertainment throughout the trip. What more could you ask for?”~Lily Kennedy, Carbondale, CO
“If you are the kind of photographer who wishes they had more time with their camera, and more time to think and talk about photography and learn, you couldn’t find a better way to spend six days.”~Jay Watkins
“You are in for a treat! Joel was an excellent host – very knowledgeable of his trade and the surroundings. This was a thrilling trip through the grand landscapes of Lake Powell, a trip that I would definitely do again!”~Randa Morgan, Seattle, WA
“I recently had the pleasure of spending a week with Joel Belmont on and around Lake Powell for one of his Photographic Workshops. The closest thing to a complaint I can think of is that I wish it could have lasted longer. That said, I have so many beautiful and varied photos that I don’t know that I needed more time. I recommend that anyone with an interest in photography not to miss this opportunity.” ~Greg Fullmer, Bakersfield, CA
“This is by far the best workshop I have ever attended. I invite those considering the workshop to sign up immediately so that you can discover the awe first-hand. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.”~Andrea, Grand Junction, CO
These workshops are extremely popular and sell out quickly – secure your spot now!