April 28th-May 2nd, 2010 in Moab, Utah
with Scott Martin and Andy Biggs


Scott Martin and Andy Biggs join forces to present a rigorous five day photography workshop in Moab, Utah. Moab is the epicenter of red rock country with its famous arches, balanced rocks and spires in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. If you have never photographed in the Moab area, you owe it to yourself to witness some of the most famous geological formations in the American West. The area is also famous for mountain biking, motorcycling, and offroading. April is arguably the nicest month of the year to be in Moab and we have planned this workshop to take place after all the big offroading festivals that descend upon Moab in the spring.

These medium altitude, ~4000 foot (1.2 km) locations will be between 50F (10C)  and 80F (27C) degrees during the workshop. Combined with low humidity, we will be quite comfortable. If you’ve never been to this part of the world before, you are in for a surprise. Moab and the surrounding areas have far more then one can possibly experience in a weeks time.

Moab Arches

This workshop will be packed with both field and classroom instruction. We will be in the field early in the morning and early in the evening to catch the dawn and dusk light with classroom time in between. We will have discussion and assistance while out in the field each day. Advanced techniques will be constantly discussed, demonstrated and put into practice. We will all work closely together, sharing our knowledge and experience. During classroom sessions we will focus on photography workflow from capture to print using Adobe Lightroom. Participants will be encouraged to perfect their workflows and incredible detail will be paid to every aspect of importing files, organizing them, keywording, image development and fine are printmaking. This workshop will be a great chance for photographers to fine tune their workflows while making new work. We will all work closely together, sharing our knowledge and observations. Each day will have a critique of the previous days work.

This workshop is specifically for photographers who want to learn photography techniques all the way from exposure to image processing and printmaking. Light, composition, equipment choices and subject matter are some of the specific things we will discuss. Everyone will have”exposure” with two instructors with complimentary approaches to photography. All participants will be able to work on their own images and will go home with a print of their favorite image from the workshop. We expect that amauters and seasoned digital imaging professionals alike will benefit from the course. Participants should expect to share some of their images for review, as the goal of this workshop is to enjoy the creative process, learn from each other and to grow as image makers.

Balanced Rock

About the instructors

Scott Martin is the owner of Onsight digital imaging, which is a capture-to-print training and consulting business that helps digital imaging professionals optimize their workflows for quality and efficiency. Scott works on location with photographers, pro labs, artists, designers, prepress professionals and software developers perfecting the techniques and color management needed for top notch work. Scott holds the first ever known degree in Digital Photographic Imaging, is an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert, and serves on the board of the Texas Photographic Society. His grand format fine art prints are shown in galleries and included in many public and private collections.

Andy Biggs is an avid adventurer, conservationist, teacher, and outdoor photographer whose photography celebrates the African landscape and its rich wildlife, people, and culture. With a deep respect and understanding for African wildlife, Andy unfolds the world of the Serengeti onto our doorstep with striking emotional depth. His photographic safaris allow the traveler to not only enhance their understanding of photography, lighting, and wildlife, but to develop a life-long admiration for Africa’s beauty and culture. Andy’s photographic interests also encompass the landscapes of the American Southwest.  Andy makes it a priority to shoot when the light is most dramatic, notably the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset.

Moab at Night


The price for the workshop is $995. Transportation, lodging and meals are not included. For a workshop with two great instructors and a small number of participants, we hope you’ll find this to be an excellent value. Use the button below to reserve your space for the workshop. $995 will be charged to your card on April 1st, 2010, at which point it is non-refundable. Your card will not be charged until April 2010.

This workshop is now sold out!

After reserving your space in the workshop, call one of the hotels mentioned below to reserve a room.


The workshop will be based in Moab’s nicest hotel – the Gonzo Inn (800-791-4044). Note: you must ask for the “BIGMAR” group code when reserving a room over the phone or through their website. The Gonzo is in the center of Moab and right around the corner from several places to eat and drink.  Workshop participants are encouraged to stay at the Gonzo Inn but there are several alternate options nearby.

Getting there

There are several ways of getting to the Moab area.  Those flying into the are should consider flying into Grand Junction (GJT) if possible, or Salt Lake City (SLC) if GJT is not an option. Here are route recommendations for those driving from Grand Junction, Salt Lake, the Bay area and Denver.

We are excited to offer this workshop again. Our 2007 Moab workshop quickly sold out and brought participants in from around North America and Europe and it’s easy to see why this area appeals to poeple from such far away places.  Please let me know if you have any questions or thoughts about this workshop or about traveling to this location. Hope to see you there!

All images on this page are © Scott Martin