Utah and Northern Arizona-May 2018


Utah and Northern Arizona-May 2018


Prices are based at a double occupancy rate, for single bookings add $1000 for separate accommodations.



Join us this May for tour through red-rock canyon country as we explore the monumental beauty of the American West. We will visit and shoot some of the most famous geological landmarks in the world including the Grand Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Be prepared for some late nights as we aim out cameras up towards some of the darkest skies in the US to capture the Milky Way and countless stars. The trip will ultimately bring us to the adventure mecca of the west, Moab, from where we will explore Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Once you arrive in Cedar City, transportation and accommodations will be taken care of for the endurance of the trip so that you can enjoy the expedition to the fullest. 



Day 1

  • Introductions
    • Meet for initial introductions so your guides know who you are and what photography skill level you are at.
    • Provide quick syllabus of materials to be worked on during the expedition.
    • Discuss what is to be focused on when shooting the images for the day.
  • Zion National Park 
    • Emerald Pools - With a mild hike, we will visit the various pools and water falls along the trail for shots. 
    • Weeping Rock - Discover an alcove carved into sandstone by millennia of erosion as we shoot this unique feature and its dripping water. 
    • Angel's landing (Optional) - Those willing to brave the narrow ridge to the top of this precarious perch will be afforded an incredible view of Zion. 
    • Temple of Sinawava
    • A sunset shoot will be held at the Canyon Overlook to capture the true beauty and scale of the rad cliffs. 
  • Field Workshop
    • Astrophotography - Timelapse, star trails, and imaging for median stacking. 

Day 2

  • Grand Canyon
    • Travel to the North Rim of the canyon to capture an incredible sunrise.
    • Spend the day traveling to various vistas along the north rim of the canyon for shoots and a workshop. 
      • Point Imperial, Vista Encantada, Roosevelt Point, Walhalla Overlook, and Angel's Window will offer sweeping views and photo ops. 
    • As a sure crowd pleaser, the last shoot of the day will be held during sunset at Cape Royal. 
  • Classroom Workshop 
    • Astrophotography editing and techniques for sunrise and daylight shots. 

Day 3

  • Antelope Canyon
    • We will be guided through the upper and lower canyons on one of the most up close and personal canyon experiences we will have. 
    • View and shoot the spectacular light beams, pouring sand, and surreal textures as we navigate the narrow canyons. 
  • Horseshoe Bend
    • Maybe one of the most recognizable and photographed features in the American West, we will set up for a sunset shoot and explore how to make your photos stand out from the rest. 

Day 4

  • Arches National Park
    • With literally thousands of natural stone arches, Arches National Park is a photographer's paradise. No matter the time of day or light situation, you will be sure to capture stunning shots of these natural wonders. 
    • This will be an action packed day as we visit and shoot the prominent landmarks in the park.
  • Field Workshop
    • Aftersunset, we will shoot the fading twilight leading into our second designated astrophotography workshop.
    • We will combine skills covered in the previous workshop with lighting foregrounds for photo and timelapse shots. 


Day 5

  • Canyonlands National Park
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