I had never taken a location photography class until this class with Matt Suess (www.mattsuess.com). If you ever had the opportunity to hire a fishing or hunting guide this is the same idea except with location photography. While Matt had photographed Zion NP for 8 years he arrived a couple of days ahead of the class to put his possible 18-hour days itinerary together. He had sunrise, sunset and night images placed and the 18 hour days were real. (never drove myself to work that hard).
I highly recommend taking an organized class and especially Matt's. He is a great teacher of not only your majestic surroundings but placing the right technique to capture a masterpiece for your collection. http://mattsuess.com/photography-workshops
At my age its not often that there are others older than me but other than Matt I was the YOUNGEST in the group and it was a struggle to keep up with these very fit guys! From left to right is Rich, Ward, Ernie, Matt and Mike. In geographic order we were from Florida, Colorado, Texas, Montana and Tennessee.
It is great to share ideas and critiques because that is how we grow. Yes, even at our age we learn and grow in artistic perspectives and talent. We should all strive to learn something new everyday. I am thankful for sharing time and thoughts with these men. I am a better photographer after Matt's class.