The Dynamic Landscape


Imagine This Experience: Spending 7 Days Being Personally Guided Through the Secret Gems of the Southwest Landscape – Along a Vast Network of Sculpted Red Sandstone Canyons and Emerald Waterways, Under Arches… Exploring Ruins, Camping on Pristine Beaches Learning a TON about Photography with exclusive one on one instructor access, and Taking The Greatest Pictures of Your Life!

The Dynamic Landscape Photography Workshop

at Lake Powell, Utah, Dates TBA, 2015
(Private 2-person workshop)

This is an exciting opportunity to photograph one of the most beautiful and awe inspiring locations on the planet, Lake Powell. Spanning from Southern Utah to Northern Arizona, this workshop is a scenery-packed Seven Day expedition into the absolute best that the Southwest has to offer.

We’ll guide you through winding Red Sandstone Canyons filled with Emerald Water; one of the best and rarely explored Slot Canyons in the Southwest; elaborate Anasazi Ruins – houses made of stone – dating back to the 1200′s; “Desert Varnish” Streaked Cliffs that tower 700 feet above the lake; a Secret Boulder Field with literally *hundreds* of Navajo and Anasazi Petroglyphs – ancient works of art carved into the rock; Natural Amphitheaters so immense that they will literally take your breath away; and the largest Natural Arch in the entire World – Rainbow Bridge National Monument! Dinosaur Tracks, Cactus Blooms and Sculpted Waterfalls add to an already amazing photographic journey – plus you’ll experience a stunning desert night sky *packed* with stars! With exclusive access to all of these one-of-a-kind locations – there are opportunities to make beautiful, unique and compelling images literally around every corner!

The Dynamic Landscape

Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll enjoy…

1. You’ll Get to Explore some of the Most Beautiful (and Rarely Seen) Places on Earth!

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Lake Powell has over 1900 miles of incredible shoreline… more shoreline than the entire west coast of the United States! We’ve spent many years exploring Glen Canyon and discovering the most interesting and beautiful areas on the lake – and our seven-day workshop takes you to the very best locations that we’ve found. You will be amazed by the diversity of the backdrops that you’ll have the opportunity to explore and photograph.

2. You Get Your Own Private Tour! (no big groups – this is limited to only 2 photographers)

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Joel Belmont is one of the most experienced photographic guides on Lake Powell. Having spent many years traveling and scouting most of its vast and diverse expanse, he’s found the best (and best kept secret) places to photograph – truly amazing places that no one else gets to see. And he’s crafted an ‘optimal light’ itinerary, giving you access to locations during the optimal light each day – for opportunities to create the best possible images. Plus his extensive experience in creating, exhibiting, curating and teaching fine art photography – both in large format film and digital mediums – provides you with the ideal learning and photographing experience – so you can capture the best images, in the best locations, at the best times!

3. You Get Several Years’ Worth of Knowledge and Progress in one Week-Long Intensive!

To give you as much value as possible, we’ve provided you with not one – but two of the best photographic instructors available!

Joel Belmont is perhaps the most knowledgable and experienced photographic guide on Lake Powell. Having spent many years traveling and scouting most of its vast and diverse expanse, he’s found the best (and best kept secret) places to photograph – truly amazing places that no one else gets to see. And he’s crafted an ‘optimal light’ itinerary, giving you access to locations during the optimal light each day – for opportunities to create the best possible images. Plus his extensive experience in creating, exhibiting, curating and teaching fine art nude photography – both in large format film and digital mediums – provides you with the ideal learning and photographing experience – so you can capture the best images, in the best locations, at the best times!

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Sure – you could spend weeks, months, or even years reading hefty ‘how-to’ guides or scouring online blogs for tips and tricks on improving your photography.

But why would you want to miss an opportunity to exponentially cut down the learning curve? Our highly knowledgeable and experienced instructors are invested in your progress – and easily distill tomes of technical knowledge so that you get only the best parts. What would be a better use of your time than learning how to make exceptional images right now – rather than trudging through many years of results that might not utilize your full potential?

If you are interested in photography – whether you are a novice or a professional – take advantage of this unique opportunity and invest in yourself. It will ‘pay dividends’ and cut out years of time that you don’t need to waste – giving you the capabilities for making your best images right now.

4. You’ll Get One-On-One Personalized Instruction.

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Beginning and intermediate photographers will receive personalized, ‘hands-on’ instruction in ‘seeing’, capturing, and processing the Fine Art Landscape image, while more advanced photographers can opt to spend more time capturing and creating their polished works of art in the landscape. This workshop is designed so that you will get the most out of it – regardless of your level of skill.

5. You’ll Learn the Insider Techniques of the Pro’s.

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You’ll have the opportunity to learn and advance in specific areas of interest to you personally. We focus the core of the workshop on improving our ability to ‘see’ an image, capture it well, and see it through post-production to a finished image ready to hang on a wall. Plus – we go over some of the top ‘insider’ techniques. Would you like to learn how to create compelling (not overdone) HDR images? Or create dynamic panoramas through stitching? You’ll even have access to advanced techniques like Light Painting, Astro Photography, motion controlled Timelapse and More!

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Register Now and secure your spot on the photographic adventure of a lifetime, through this Magnificent Desert Oasis of the Southwest Landscape!

“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 is a workshop I would definitely recommend to other photographers. The setting was exquisite, and my skill level has grown as a result, specifically working more toward consistency. 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 “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 “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 “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. I have seen tons of pictures of this area of our country. They don’t even start to compare to actually being there. 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 “This is one of the most unique photo workshops available. The combination of location, 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 fine art imagery.” ~Bert Pasquale “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 Humble

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Amazing locations, great food, secluded beaches with crackling campfires, camping under the star-packed desert sky, dramatically improving your photography, and making jaw-dropping images! Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity for a guided photographic adventure through one of the most beautiful places on earth.

The Dynamic Landscape (South Lake Powell – Southern Utah & Northern Arizona) with Joel Belmont

What you’ll get: * 7 Days of Visual Bliss on Lake Powell! * Daily On-Location Photographic Instruction * Private Guided Access to the Most Remote, Rarely Photographed and Absolute Best Locations in the SW! * Beautifully Prepared Meals * Included Basic Accommodations * One-on-one Access to our Instructor * Informal Critiques and Discussions * The Adventure of a Lifetime! For more info about this workshop – or to secure your spot with a deposit – fill out this form and you’ll have access to our info + registration page:

“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

“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

“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. Not only did we all get some great images – but I learned how to take my photography to the next level. Just imagine yourself in a boat full of excited students, 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 create a fine art image. The scenery, the peaceful environment and the friendships you will experience are alone worth the trip.” ~Randy Persinger

“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

“I produced some of the best images I have ever taken and received very useful feedback from the instructors and other participants. Well worth the time and effort.” ~Greg Edwards, Half Moon Bay, CA

“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

Don’t wait and miss out – secure your spot today!

“I recommend that anyone with an interest in photography not to miss this opportunity.” ~Greg Fullmer

“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. Not only did we all get some great images – but I learned how to take my photography to the next level. Just imagine yourself in a boat full of excited students, 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 create a fine art image. The scenery, the peaceful environment and the friendships you will experience are alone worth the trip.” ~Randy Persinger

“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

Testimonials


“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
“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
“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
“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

“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
“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

“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
“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 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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“It’s one of the most spectacular places I’ve had a chance to shoot in.”

Hank Niles

“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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 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
“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
“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
“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

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