There are few places in the world that can compete with the beauty of Northern Arizona. The dramatic landscape which has gone through millions of years of transformation is a magnet for photographers. We have planned a five days and four nights photography tour to some of the most beautiful locations in this region.
The main locations that we will cover are:
Slot canyons - We will be photographing some of the world's most spectacular slot canyons. Light bouncing off these canyon walls results in an eclectic display of shapes and colors creating fantastic compositions.
Monument valley - One of the most majestic and most photographed points on Earth, this great valley boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 feet
Lake Powell - Picturesque Lake Powell has 2000 miles of shoreline is an awesome sight at sunrise.
Horseshoe bend - One of the most photographed American landscapes where Colorado River makes a wide sweep around a sandstone escarpment.
White pocket (Vermillion cliffs national monument) - Often called Photographer's paradise, this is one of the most unusual and photogenic geologic formations in the region.
We will also visit some Hoodoos and some other rock formations
With focus on creativity and learning, this tour will help you refine your photography skills and create a strong portfolio from some of Arizona's most beautiful locations.
Day 1: We will leave for Page, Arizona from Los Angeles at 7:00 am and reach there around 4:00 pm. If we make it on time we will shoot Hoodoos on the way. It is a mile long easy hike. We will check into our hotel.
Day 2: We will head out to a slot canyon for morning photography. Mid day - post processing session at our hotel. Evening sunset photography.
Day 3: Sunrise photography at Lake Powell - back to hotel for breakfast. Head out to Monument Valley for sunset photography. Back to Page
Day 4: Sunrise photography at a nearby location. Breakfast at hotel. Drive to White pocket. We will do extensive scouting and sunset photography here. We will camp overnight at White pocket.
Day 5: Sunrise photography at White pocket. Drive back to Los Angeles.
Please note: Itinerary is subject to minor changes depending on weather conditions.
1. DSLR/Mirrorless camera (with option of manual adjustments for ISO, Aperture, Duration and focus)
2. Lenses - Wide angle, standard and telephoto lenses (14mm and upwards). Fast lenses f2.8 and wider are better suited for astro-photography.
3. Tripod (Must)
4. Filters - Polarizers, Neutral density and Graduated filters (whatever you have).
5. Memory cards & spare batteries
6. Lens cleaning cloth
7. Remote shutter release
8. Laptop (with Lightroom) for post processing
9. Memory card reader or a USB wire to connect with your camera.
10. Torch and headlamp (with red light)
11. Camera manual
This is a suggested list of items (not all are mandatory). Bring other items that you may have.
Travel is included only for meetup members. We will go together in a 4WD vehicle from Los Angeles. You can also drive on your own.
We will be staying at a nice hotel in Page, Arizona. Lodging cost is included in the total tour price.
Breakfast is included in hotel stay. Lunch/Dinner are not included.
This workshop is appropriate for photographers of average fitness levels. You should be able to walk distances up to 1/2-1 mile on slight inclines and rocks with your camera gear. Trails are considered easy to moderate (sandy paths, flat and uneven rock).
This workshop is suitable for all levels of photographers.
$ 1475 inclusive of travel, hotel stay and breakfast, Slot canyon entry fee, state & national parks entry fee
$ 100 advance for reserving your spot. Balance amount will be due 90 days prior to trip date - invoice and terms/conditions will be emailed.
1. Restricted to a max. of 7 participants
2. Keep checking for updates.