Bryce Canyon by Moonlight

4 Days - Bryce, UT
Mar 16 - Mar 19, 2022
Activity Level
Skill Level
All Levels


Registration deadline: February 4, 2022

Pay a deposit of $500.00 per item

Bryce Canyon National Park is the perfect location to capture night skies.  Designated as an International Dark Sky location, Bryce Canyon’s high elevation, clean air, and remote location create some of the darkest skies in the country. This combined with its intriguing rock amphitheater and sandstone hoodoos make for interesting night sky foregrounds.


Join photographer and author of “Fun in the Dark: A Guide to Successful Night Photography”, Beth Ruggiero-York, and learn the best techniques for capturing and post-processing night skies. We will shoot the Full Moon rising at sunset and beautiful moonlit landscapes of the canyon. The workshop will include sunset and blue hour sessions. There will also be two sunrise shoots at the most picturesque locations in the Park.

Workshop includes

  • 4 nights single occupancy lodging
  • infield and classroom instruction
  • water, snacks, and group dinner
  • permits, and entrance fees
  • Pre-workshop webinar
  • Post-workshop critiques


Please be aware that the shooting locations stated in this itinerary may change. Each day we will determine which locations are best based on lighting and weather conditions.


Day 0 – Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Arrive at Bryce Canyon and check in to the hotel.


Day 1 – Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Meet mid-morning in the conference room for introductions and instruction. Afternoon time on your own to explore the Park or just rest up for the sunset/night shoot. Depart the hotel at 5:00 pm to be in place for sunset. Return to hotel about 11:00 pm.


Day 2Thursday, March 17, 2022

Depart hotel at 5:00 am for a sunrise shoot at Inspiration Point. Return to the hotel after a late breakfast. Downtime until departure for tonight’s sunset/night shoot.


Day 3Friday, March 18, 2022

Sleep in this morning. We will meet in the conference room late morning for a critique and post-processing session. Leave for the final sunset/night shoot at 5:00 pm.


Day 4 Saturday, March 19, 2022

Sunrise shoot on our final morning at Sunrise Point. Return to hotel for late breakfast and checkout of the hotel. End of workshop.


Physical Rating: Moderate

This workshop will take place in the late evening hours with rest periods during the day.  Most photography locations will be at one of the various viewpoints, thereby keeping any hiking to a minimum.  The Bryce Canyon rim sits at 7,400′ in elevation.

Lodging During the Workshop

Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn
26 South Main
Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764
Tel:  (435) 834-5341

During this workshop, we will be staying at the Best Western Plus.  The workshop fee is based on single occupancy beginning on Thursday, September 15, 2022.  Double occupancy is permitted for two participants traveling together.  A discount will be provided.  Should you wish to arrive early, please add the optional pre-night to your registration.

Beth Ruggiero-York
Rick Sprain
Photo Guide
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Should you find it necessary to cancel your workshop, the following cancellation policy applies – NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • 91 days or more prior to the start of the workshop your deposit will be refunded less $100
  • 90 days full payment is due
  • 61-90 days your workshop fees will be refunded in the form of an AHPS Store Credit Voucher less $100 administrative fee.  The voucher is good for 18 months.
  • * 60 days or less until departure – No refund.

* If we are able to fill your seat and the workshop runs at full enrollment we will refund your workshop fees less the $100 administrative fee.


NOTE:  Workshop bookings including, but not limited to, outfitters, permit agencies, lodging and more are requiring firm financial commitments at 90 days.  Therefore, in order to continue to bring you to great destinations, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined above. We recognize cancellations can sometimes be unavoidable which is why securing a Travel Protection Plan is highly encouraged.


Arizona Highways PhotoScapes reserves the right to cancel or change any workshop if our minimum enrollment is not met or if situations beyond our control arise that may create unsafe or undesirable travel conditions.  Any cancelation or postponement as a result of situations beyond our control, AHPS does not promise any refunds or credits.  If and when feasible, we will attempt to reschedule the workshop at a later date.  Alternatively, we may decide to issue you credit for a future workshop, or issue a refund, less any non-refundable deposits we have paid to workshop providers on your behalf.


Please note that AHPS is not liable for any additional participant expenses incurred such as airfare, hotel accommodations, or any other components booked outside of the workshop.

PAYMENT TERMS:  A minimum deposit is due at registration to reserve your space.  Please refer to the specific workshop for the required deposit.  Final payments are due 90 days prior to departure.  Approximately 15 days prior to the due date you will receive a reminder email that your balance is coming due.