My Southwest Caravan officially starts tomorrow night in Moab, UT. I can’t wait for the fun to begin with 10 eager students from around the country. We’ll be shooting in Arches, then moving on to Bryce, and then to Zion – and ending up in Las Vegas, where we landed a few hours ago. Each day I’ll try to post a shot and tip.
Here’s a shot I took today while driving through Zion.
Today’s tips: Tell the whole story
Virtually all of the pictures I have seen of Zion don’t show the red, winding road that runs through the Park. However, the road is a big part of Zion; I think it’s one of the most beautiful drives in the US.
As you drive along the road, you’ll find dozens of photo ops at the turnoffs – and that’s without officially going into the park via the tram.
Because I love the drive, I decided to include the road in this picture. This picture helps to tell the story of Zion. In photography, it’s important to “tell the whole” story of a destination.
Notice that this picture has a good sense of depth. That’s due the dramatic shadows in the foreground, and the way the rock formation is framed in the background.
Something else helped with this photograph: Luck. I was in the right place at the right time for the shadow. There was not a cloud in the sky. And, the sun was in the perfect position in the sky.
Well, I’ll catch you tomorrow with another photo and tip.
Explore the light,