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Many Thanks to The Surveyor Magazine for the Feature Article about my Photo Tour and Photography Workshop Exploits in the Desert Southwest Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

I am humbled beyond belief to be featured in the spring, 2015 issue of the Colorado Archaeology Association’s quarterly publication, The Surveyor, that features 3 photographers who are passionate about the desert southwest. To be mentioned in the same context as Tom Till and Adriel Heisy, and with accompanying articles by Sharon Tinainow and Stephen H. Lekson, head of the archaeology department at the University of Colorado is beyond imagination. The 4 page article about me describes some of my exploits in photographing and guiding in the desert southwest. This is the cover photo for my part of the publication.

http://www.coloradoarchaeology.org/PUBLICATIONS/Newsletters/TheSurveyor-2015Spring.pdf

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The article follows some of my exploits shooting and guiding photo tours and photography workshops in Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Cedar Mesa, Monument Valley and the slot canyons around Antelope Canyon.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

I’ve been revisiting some of my shots from the Page, Arizona slot canyons. When I look at what I produced in 2014 these have become boring and “same ole, same ole” to me. To my surprise, I’m finding I like them better in B&W than in color, and I really like the square crops that let me better bring the eye to exactly the point of interest. Here’s a color version and my newly cropped B&W version. What do you think? I believe you’ll have to click on them to see the difference in the crops.

In 2014 most of my clients who booked Moab, Canyonlands and Arches National Parks photo tours also added time in Cedar Mesa shooting ruin, Monument Valley and Page, Arizona working in the slot canyons.

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2015 Starts With Night Photography in Moab, Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Here is the schedule for my 2015 workshops:

March:  The Everglades:  The Everglades is one of my favorite places to shoot.  When you know where to go and what time to be there the Everglades is non-stop shooting.

March:  Night Photography in the Desert Southwest:  Moab, Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley with Possible add-on of Arizona slot canyons.

April:  Moab, Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley:  Choose buffet style from the parts of this trip that interest you.

May:  Rock Art and Ruins of the Desert Southwest.  A Journey Through Colorado and Utah’s Desert and Canyon Country.

July:  Colorful Colorado:  Circumnavigate Colorado in a whirlwind tour that begins in NE Colorado at Rocky Mountain National Park and then takes in Sand Dunes National Park, Mesa Verde National Park,  Hovenweep National Park, the Maroon Bells and Crystal Mill near Aspen, and two days in the incredibly dense wildflowers of the high alpine basins above Ouray, Colorado.

July:  Colorado Wildflowers:  Previously marketed as my Crested Butte Wildflower Workshop, I’ve moved this to Ouray, Colorado after discovering the high altitude basins above Ouray that are much more dense in flowers.

August:  The Grand Canyon:  Photograph this amazing wonder of Nature in a 5 day workshop that will encompass both the North and South Rims and end with a helicopter flight into the trailhead for Havasu Falls.  Havasu Falls is possibly the most stunning waterfall in the United States for photographers.

September:  Colorado Fall Colors:  Centered around Ridway, Ouray and Telluride and the splendor of the San Juan Mountain in SW Colorado.

September:  Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons:  Capture the wildlife and grand landscapes of America’s oldest national park and it’s sister to the south on this 5 day workshop.

October:  Night Photography in the Desert Southwest:  Moab, Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley with Possible add-on of Arizona slot canyons.

October: Moab, Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley:  Choose buffet style from the parts of this trip that interest you.

November:  Rock Art and Ruins of the Desert Southwest.  A Journey Through Colorado and Utah’s Desert and Canyon Country.

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2015 Photo Tour Schedule! Friday, December 26th, 2014
Here is a rough outline of the workshops I’ll be offering in 2015. If you’d like more information on any particular one please email me at bobmaynardphotography@comcast.netMarch: Night Photography in the Desert Southwest (Moab, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley)
April: Moab-Monument Valley-Cedar Mesa and slot canyons
May: Rock Art and Ruins of the Desert Southwest (The Great Gallery, Moab, Goblins State Park, Cedar Mesa, Ute Mountain Tribal Park)
July: Colorful Colorado statewide tour (Includes the annual Crested Butte Wildflower Festival)
July: Colorado Wildflowers – Ouray and Crested Butte
August: Grand Canyon – Bryce – Zion
September: Colorado Fall Colors
September: Yellowstone-Tetons
October: Night Photography in the Desert Southwest
October: Moab-Monument Valley-Cedar Mesa and slot canyons  (Moab, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley)
November: Rock Art and Ruins of the Desert Southwest  (The Great Gallery, Moab, Goblins State Park, Cedar Mesa, Ute Mountain Tribal Park)

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Remaining 2014 Photo Tour and Photography Workshop Schedule Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Here is my photography workshop schedule for the rest of the year:
August 9-10 Rocky Mountain National Park Night Photography: FULL
September 16-22 Yellowstone-Tetons: FULL
September 27-28 SW Colorado Fall Colors: 2 spaces left
October 4-5 Utah Cedar Mesa/Moab (Canyonlands and Arches): 3 spaces left
October 21-22 Utah Moab (Canyonlands and Arches): 3 spaces left
October 23-24 Utah Cedar Mesa: 3 spaces left
October 25-26 Utah Monument Valley: 3 spaces left
November 1-7 Ultimate Desert SW Tour (Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, Cedar Mesa, Monument Valley, Page Slot Canyons): FULL

email me at bobmaynardphotography@comcast.net:

Group Workshop for Crested Butte Wildflowers, Moab Night Photography, Yellowstone and the Tetons and Fall Monument Valley and Slot Canyons Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Here is the current status of availability for these small group workshops:

Crested Butte Wildflowers:  Schedule for July 5-6, but may be revised to 2 weeks later because of the wet, cool spring.  3 spaces available.    http://www.coloradoplateauphototours.com/pages/photo-tours-workshops/sw-colorado—crested-butte-area/2-day–crested-butte-wildflowers.php

Moab Night Photography in Canyonlands and Arches:  3 spaces available.       http://www.coloradoplateauphototours.com/pages/photo-tours-workshops/arches-canyonlands-moab-area/3-day-canyon-night-photography.php

September 16-23 Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons:  SOLD OUT.

October Moab – Cedar Mesa – Monument Valley – Arizona slot canyons:  2 spaces available    http://www.coloradoplateauphototours.com/pages/photo-tours-workshops/moab-to-monument-valley—6-days.php

2015 Seven day Costa Rica – 4 spaces available.

2015  Seven day Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion – 4 spaces available.

The maximum group size is always 5 people.

Custom, Private 7 to 10 Day Desert Southwest Photo Tours. Monday, May 5th, 2014

We’re Now Providing Custom, Private Photo Tours in Moab, Cedar Mesa, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion and the Slot Canyons of the Page, Arizona Area.  Fly into Grand Junction, Colorado.  I’ll pick you up at the airport and provide a fully planned and organized photo tour all the way to the Grand Canyon, Bryce or Zion and drop you at the airport for your flight home.  You tell me the important stops you want to make and leave the rest to me.