This tour will be a photographic exploration of the American Southwest. You can expect to photograph many icons of this region as well as many lesser known but equally stunning locations. In addition to being guided to prime locations at the best times, you will also learn the photographic techniques used by Glenn Tamblingson our local tour photographer.
Glenn will teach you how he shoots with nothing held back. In addition, plan on bringing a laptop computer for scheduled mid‐day post‐processing sessions where he will show you how to process the photographs for future use.
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This tour will be a photographic exploration and you can expect to photograph many icons of this region as well as many lesser-known but equally stunning locations. In addition to being guided to prime locations at the best times, you will also learn the photographic techniques used by tour photographer, Glenn Tamblingson.
Glenn will teach you how he shoots with nothing held back. In addition, plan on bringing a laptop computer for the midday Post Processing sessions where Glenn will show you how to process the photographs to prepare them for print or display on the Internet.
Sunday, October 15th
On arrival at Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport go to the Arizona Shuttle service in baggage claim and take the shuttle to your accommodation at the Quality Inn Flagstaff, Arizona.
There will be a “Welcome Dinner” at 7.30pm.
During dinner you will be briefed on the logistics of the exciting days to come by our photographer and tour leader Glenn Tamblingson. (D)
Monday, October 16th
Check out of Flagstaff hotel after breakfast, and then make our way to Monument Valley Tribal Park. Check into Clarion Inn hotel. Travel time approximately 4-hours. Sunset shoot. (B)
Tuesday, October 17th
Sunrise photography before departing for our accommodation at the Quality Suites Moab, Utah. Transit time is approximately 3-hours. Afternoon downtime before Sunset photography in Arches National Park. Group BBQ following sunset shoot. (B, D)
Wednesday, October 18th
Sunrise photography Mesa Arch. Afternoon Free time to look around Moab.
2pm Workshop: – 2 hour photo critique session.
Sunset photography at Devils Garden and Delicate Arch. Group BBQ following sunset shoot. (B, D)
Thursday, October 19th
After breakfast morning departure to Bryce Canyon, Utah. Transit time is approximately 2.5-hours. Check into Quality Inn Bryce Canyon, Utah. Free time to look around Bryce Canyon. Afternoon and sunset photography at Sunset Point, Thor's Hammer in Bryce Canyon National Park. (B, D)
Friday, October 20th
Sunrise shoot at Bryce Point. Following breakfast, we will proceed to Mossy Cave to shoot the only waterfall in Bryce Canyon.
We will have mid-day downtime for those who need it, but others will go to Fairyland Loop Trail.
Sunset will be from Bryce Point with long lens photography for HooDoo detail and shadows. (B, D)
Saturday, October 21st
Possible sunrise shoot at Sunset Point at Bryce for those hearty and willing souls. Breakfast to follow. After breakfast we check out of hotel in Bryce Canyon for Zion National Park. Transit time is approximately 1.3-hours. Check into our Quality Inn hotel. Free time before sunset photography at Zion National Park. Group image review after dinner. (B, D)
Sunday, October 22nd
Sunrise and morning photography at Zion National Park. After lunch more photography in Zion National Park before leaving for Page Arizona and then we check into Quality Inn Lake Powell. Group dinner in the town of Page. (B, D)
Monday, October 23rd
Sunrise photography in and around Page, After breakfast we depart for Antelope Canyon. We later visit Horseshoe Bend before continuing to Grand Canyon for sunset at the Desert View Watchtower. Book into Quality Inn Williams, Grand Canyon. (B, D)
Tuesday, October 24th
Sunrise and morning photography at Grand Canyon National Park. After breakfast, we will visit the famous Kolb Studios at Bright Angel trail and photograph petroglyphs on a short hike below the rim. After lunch, we'll visit some less visited but highly photogenic locations on the east rim road. After stops at Moran and Grandview Points, we'll photograph sunset from Lipan Point later that afternoon.
Last night group dinner at Tusayan.
Workshop: 2-Hour viewing images taken on tour includes Q&A. (B, D)
Wednesday, October 25th
After breakfast we drive to Phoenix Sky Harbour International airport. Approximately 4 hour drive for your flight departures. (B)
- Quality Inn Flagstaff AZ
- Quality Inn Lake PowellAZ
- Clarion Inn Page AZ
- Quality Suites Moab UT
- Quality Inn Bryce Canyon UT
- Quality Inn Springdale UT
- Quality Inn Near Grand Canyon AZ
* Single Supplement Available Upon Request
Photography Locations and Inclusions
*SEASONALITY AND WEATHER
Our October dates in the Canyonlands are Fall, and daylight hours are long and temperatures are at their most comfortable. That said, evening temperatures are on the cool-ish side, ranging from 24-15 C (78-58 F) on average.
*DURING FALL TOURISTS SHOULD BRING A WINDBREAKER, A THICK PULLOVER (WOOL OR FLEECE) AND STURDY WALKING SHOES.
TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS
Land transport is provided with air-conditioning. Many walking tours on uneven surfaces.
Monument Valley, Arches National Park, Mesa Arch, Devils Garden, Delicate Arch, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon & Many More..........
Mid-range (3-4 star), well-located, heated, hotels and inns throughout. All hotels have en suite toilet and bath, though some will have shower only (no tub).
STAFF AND SUPPORT
Photography tour leader and 2-support staff.
* Prices & Inclusions are correct at time of issue and are subject to change without notification