Arches & Canyonlands National Park Workshop – June 20-24, 2014

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Come join fellow landscape photographer, James Brandon, and myself as we teach students how to photograph two of the most amazing National Parks the U.S. has to offer! We will spend 5 days/4 nights exploring Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park in Moab, Utah from June 20-24, 2014, photographing many of the iconic locations the parks have to offer. Not only will we capture amazing scenes during the daylight hours, but we will also teach students how to photograph …

Mike Mezeul IIArches & Canyonlands National Park Workshop – June 20-24, 2014

Big Bend Astrophotography Workshop – Aug 22- 24, 2014 – SOLD OUT

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Here we go (AGAIN!) Since our last workshop sold out in less than 12 hours, here’s an opportunity to sign up if you missed out! An all out, 100% themed, all you can feast your eyes upon, astrophotography workshop at one of the BEST areas to photograph the night sky at! If you have never seen the night sky above the Big Bend region, you’re in for a treat! In 2012, the area was designated as an International Dark Sky Park, one …

Mike Mezeul IIBig Bend Astrophotography Workshop – Aug 22- 24, 2014 – SOLD OUT

Mesa Verde National Park – Cliff Palace

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During our trek from Moab to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, we decided to make a quick trek down to Mesa Verde National Park near Cortez, Colorado. Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most …

Mike Mezeul IIMesa Verde National Park – Cliff Palace
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April 1, 2014 – Storm Chase – Throckmorton, Texas

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On April 1, 2014, the atmosphere came together over western Texas to provide the chance for severe weather. Although it wasn’t a for sure event, and with it being April Fool’s Day, I certainly had my hesitations about driving 3 hours west in hopes of something that might not happen…but that’s chasing for you, can’t win the game if you don’t play. Myself, Kelly DeLay, Dylan Cooper and my brother, Patrick Mezeul, all departed Frisco, Texas around 10am with an …

Mike Mezeul IIApril 1, 2014 – Storm Chase – Throckmorton, Texas

The Rocky Mountains

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I don’t shoot black & white images that often, but this scene had black & white screaming all over it. While at Rocky Mountain National Park, I came upon this scenic view of a few of the peaks. I wasn’t a fan of just a straight on shot of the mountains (although they are gorgeous), so I knew I needed to find a way to add some life to composition. There was a bunch of thin clouds that were moving …

Mike Mezeul IIThe Rocky Mountains

Dead Horse State Park – Moab, Utah

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While on my way to Canyonlands National Park, it was suggested by locals in Moab to take the 15 minute detour to check out the lesser known Dead Horse State Park. It was definitely worth the hop over, as the views were almost as incredible as the ones in Canyonlands. The park is so named because of its use as a natural corral by cowboys in the 19th century. The plateau is surrounded by sheer cliffs 2,000′ high with only a narrow …

Mike Mezeul IIDead Horse State Park – Moab, Utah