Pyrrhuloxia male


October 30 - November 4, 2016


Deposit: $500

Airport: Las Vegas, Nevada

**See itinerary below.

Why Take This Photo Tour With Us?

*2 parks with prime light.
*We take care of the driving, the accommodations and the meals.
*2 instructors and a max of 6 participants.

Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks offer some of the grandest scenery in North America. However, they are not easy places to photograph. Visitors are dwarfed by the immensity of the granite monuments that rise above the Virgin River Canyon in Zion, while the fantastic shapes and colors of the hoodoos in Bryce Canyon almost overwhelm a photographer with too many options. We’ll be giving hands-on instruction on how to compose dramatic landscapes in the midst of such staggering scenery. Join us for five days of exploration and photography in these very different locations.
Bobwhite male
Cardinale male bathing
Zion is a place of wonderful variety. With any luck at all, we’ll have scarlet maples (yes, there are maples in the west) to play with in the shadow of Zion’s monoliths, and that’s just the beginning. We’ll have cascades on the Virgin River, slick-rock canyons, magnificent mountain vistas, a good possibility of mule deer and bighorn sheep, and all of this will be decorated by autumn ash and cottonwoods.
Green jay pair
Crested caracaras
While it’s difficult to take a bad picture in Bryce Canyon, it can be tough to take an exceptional one. We’ll be experimenting with the shapes and colors of the rock formations, as well as capturing the quintessential grand scenic. Light direction is something else we’ll be experimenting with, for the direction of the light plays a big role in how colorful the rocks are.

If you've ever dreamed of photographing some of the most magnificent views in the National Park System, this could be the tour for you. We look forward to sharing the wonders of this region with you.
Mexican groundsquirrel
Day 1: Pick up at Las Vegas airport. Drive to Bryce—lodging at Ruby’s. Check in, unpack, instructional presentation of what we’ll be photographing. Photograph late afternoon. Dinner.
Day 2: Sunrise shoot, breakfast. Participant critique/sharing and rest/recharge time. Afternoon shoot. Dinner.
Day 3: Sunrise shoot, breakfast. Pack up and head to Zion. Afternoon shoot. Dinner.
Day 4 & 5: Sunrise shoot, breakfast. Afternoon shoot. Dinner.
Day 6: Sunrise shoot, breakfast. Pack up and head back to Las Vegas.

+ Breakfast, dinner, snacks, water, lodging, critique and instruction as needed included.