If you’re entranced with photographing slot canyons then consider roaming across southern Utah and northern Arizona with me to explore Ten of these unique gems. Some of these slots you may have heard of and a few you may have photographed, but many will be new to almost everyone. Most photographers have by now shot Antelope Canyon, both Upper and Lower, and indeed it remains one of the most photogenic of all Southwestern slot canyons. But candidly, Antelope Canyon is now overrun with tourists and thus a challenge for quality photography. That’s why it is not included on this trip, as you can arrange to shoot there on your own, and deal with the crowds.
I have scouted and assembled a lineup of slot canyons that offer a wide variety of quality photo ops. Some have a bit of water, some require easy to moderate/difficult hiking to access with some scrambling once inside, but all offer a measure of quietude and time in which to make memorable personal images. You’ll note that I am not listing the locations here, but if you call or write me I’ll describe them for you. This is a purposeful decision, to avoid undue attention and the resulting overcrowding of new and desirable slot canyons by the general public.
This is a trip of exploration into rugged terrain, with most of the slots well off the road, so hiking on slickrock, sand, and uneven terrain is required to access the beauty. You should be in good shape, with excellent treaded shoes. Hiking poles are advised to help with balance, and gloves are also smart to keep your hands from getting scuffed. Remember that Navajo sandstone is like sandpaper!
This is a Self-Drive trip, beginning in St. George, Utah on the morning of October 18. We’ll be staying two nights in Kanab, Utah and two nights in Page, Arizona. The workshop ends in St. George, Utah on the evening of October 22, with a final dinner (included). I am offering a full-on image critique session during the workshop, and further critiquing after you return home and process your images. These are optional of course.
This small group workshop is limited to 8 photographers, so we can travel and explore more easily and I can work better with everyone in the field. We need 4 photographers minimum to make this workshop run, so write me today for more info and tell your photo friends. We welcome ride-shares and will help facilitate that. There is no Single Supplement for this workshop, so everyone has private rooms.
The cost for this workshop is $3000, with $500 deposit and the balance due by September 1. If you’re from out of region, Las Vegas is the gateway city, easy to fly to and rent your trip vehicle. Call me direct with your questions at 602-276-3111, or Email Us