2013 Lake Powell Workshop Dates Released!

We are about to release our 2013 dates for our Dynamic Workshops at Lake Powell, Utah – and we wanted to give you first access to them.

Last year, both weeks of The Dynamic Nude with Kim Weston quickly sold out, so if you would like to join us for this amazing week-long trip in October – and see what everyone is raving about – check it out here: https://www.dynamicphotoworkshops.com/the-dynamic-nude


We are also excited to announce that Craig Blacklock will be joining us for our Dynamic Landscape Workshop April 21st – 27th! If you aren’t familiar with Craig’s work – he is one of the most distinguished nature photographers in the United States, internationally renowned for his inspiring landscapes, nudes and technical virtuosity. Having worked extensively in the landscapes around Lake Superior – the largest lake in the world – he is a natural fit to join us on our explorations of the vast aquatic and landscape expanses of Lake Powell!


The Dynamic Landscape is one of my favorite trips we make all year. We cover over half of Lake Powell (southern Utah and Northern Arizona) over the course of a week – hiking to spectacular locations, like Rainbow Bridge National Monument – the world’s largest natural arch; Labyrinth Slot Canyon (where you’ll have the canyon all to yourself – unlike its nearby over-photographed cousin – antelope canyon); “Three Roof” anasazi ruins (dating to the 1200’s); and a secret location of boulders covered in rare petroglyphs – known informally as the “Navajo Art Gallery”! And this only scratches the surface of what we get to explore with our cameras.




If you would like to join Craig and I in April for an amazing week spent in some of the most amazing locations in North America – check out the info here: https://www.dynamicphotoworkshops.com/the-dynamic-landscape

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I hope you can get in on one of these amazing trips this year – to experience the photographic adventure of a lifetime – while we help you take your photography to the next level.


Allen Birnbach joins us for The Dynamic Landscape in May!


We are excited to announce that Allen Birnbach – an outstanding photographer and photographic instructor will join us for The Dynamic Landscape Workshop in May at Lake Powell, Utah! Allen has taught at Santa Fe Workshops, Julia Dean Workshops, Anderson Ranch, UCLA Extension, Working with Artists, and leads private workshops in Iceland and here in the US.

Allen Birnbach is a master of the trade, and will help photographers of any level dramatically improve their images – whether it’s learning how to better use your camera’s features, improving composition and training your eye to ‘see’ an image, dealing with technical challenges of natural light, or insider post-production ‘tweaks’ that will make your print jump off the wall. His wealth of knowledge, experience, and his friendly demeanor is a huge asset for any photographer attending this workshop.

Allen has worked both as a commercial and fine art photographer for over thirty years. His commercial assignments for advertising and corporate clients has taken him to over twenty countries around the world. His photographs have been recognized in The New York Art Director’s Club One Show, The ARC Annual Report competitions, Print Magazine, Communication Arts Magazine, Photo Design Magazine, Photomethods, and Photo District News.

Allen’s personal work has been exhibited in galleries internationally, and can be found in numerous individual and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, one of his images was included in the book, “The World’s Greatest Black and White Photography.”

I hope you are able to join us in May as Allen and Joel Belmont take you deep into the hidden secrets and grand landscapes of south Lake Powell – stretching from Southern Utah to into Northern Arizona. If you are thinking of attending this photographic adventure of a lifetime, make sure to register ASAP – as our limited number of available spots are going fast!

Kim Weston joins us for The Dynamic Nude!

Hot off the wire… Kim Weston will also be joining us as a guest instructor for The Dynamic Nude workshop at Lake Powell! An excellent teacher, talented photographer and meticulous printer, who specializes in photographing the nude.

Kim has been a fine art nude photographer for over 30 years. He is a third-generation member of one of the most important and creative families in photography. He learned his craft assisting his father Cole in the darkroom making gallery prints from his grandfather Edward’s original negatives. Kim also worked for many years as an assistant to his uncle Brett, whose bold, abstract photographs rank as some of the finest examples.

Kim uses an 8×10 Arca Swiss, and also uses a Mamiya 67 that he inherited from his father. His main body of work consists of silver gelatin contact prints made from 6×7, 4×5 and 8×10 negatives. In addition to the 8×10 format he prints in 11×14 and 16×20 sizes. He also prints in Platinum and lately he has added paint to his photographs.


Kim and his wife, Gina, live at Wildcat Hill, the former home of Edward Weston where they specialize in teaching several unique photography workshops throughout the year.

We’ve known Kim and Gina for several years, and are really excited to have them on the trip.  It’s poetic that Kim and Joel will be working together, as Kim’s dad Cole and Joel’s dad Charles also worked together many years ago, in a production at Carmel’s famous Forest Theater in which Cole directed and Charles acted.

If you haven’t registered yet – don’t miss out on this amazing adventure through the grand landscapes of Lake Powell.  7 days, 4 models, 3 instructors, and endless stunning locations.  Register today!

Bert Pasquale joins us for The Dynamic Nude Workshop

Bert Pasquale will be joining us for The Dynamic Nude Photography Workshop, Oct. 2-8 at Lake Powell, Utah!

Bert specializes in artistic “storytelling” photography, combining the nude human form with stunning landscapes, creating riveting visual photographs that convey ideas and tell stories. Bert has worked on location in 21 states, the Virgin Islands, the High Sierras (up to 11,000 ft), the Arizona wilderness and across Northwest.

Bert is a Kodak Gallery Award recipient, he was awarded ‘Photographer of the Year’ by the Maryland Professional Photographers Association, and has instructed for the PPA on topics such as “Environmental Figure Images”.

Join Bert and Joel Belmont October 2nd – 8th, 2011 for an unforgettable photographic adventure into the heart of the Southwest landscape: Glen Canyon, also known as Lake Powell.  We’ll explore beautiful mix of sculpted red sandstone, deep blue waters, anasazi ruins, arches, petroglyphs, waterfalls and towering rock formations.  We’ll work with the female form against these backdrops, both on the large scale of the grand landscape, and the more intimate landscape of the slot canyons, where the curves of the canyon walls resonate with the lines of the human form.  In addition to focused projects collaborating with models each day, there will be plenty of opportunities to make a wide range of landscape images.

Registration closes August 31st, and spaces are filling up quickly.  Register today!