ONLY 6 PARTICIPANTS ON THIS ONE!!!! A $1000 deposit is required to hold your spot. Balance due on October 1, 2022.
(No non-participating spouses on this one. If a spouse wishes to join, they must pay the full price of the workshop. NOTE: The tuition price reflects SINGLE occupancy lodging......if a participant shares a hotel room with another participant, the price of the workshop will be adjusted DOWNWARD to reflect the price of sharing a room. Please contact us PRIOR to paying the tuition if you plan to share a room with someone.)
The beauty of the American Southwest is just too vast to do it all in 5 days. BUT, we have hand picked some of the top photographic locations and scenic drives in Northern Arizona for this amazingly picturesque photo workshop. You will be stunned at the beauty of the American Southwest!!
On this one we will be on the go, but it will be worth it. See and photograph the stunning beauty of the Grand Canyon as viewed from its Northern Rim. Then we will attend a private tour to a slot canyon in Page, AZ as well as a ride to a private viewing area of the famous Horseshoe Bend at SUNSET!!! Next on the agenda is a trip to the amazingly beautiful and historic Monument Valley....with a small jaunt over to a stunning Utah State park as well. During all of these shoots, discover the gorgeous result of the amazing erosive power of wind and water over the last several million years or so!
Once this workshop fills, we cannot refund cancellations on this workshop due to the small group size and nature of the external tour costs involved. The only exception is if we have someone on the waitlist to take your place.
So we HIGHLY SUGGEST purchasing travel insurance for the non-refundable portion of this workshop - specifically the tuition fee -- so make SURE any coverage you get will cover the workshop tuition fee and will cover cancellations due to Covid if necessary. We will not issue refunds because of contracting Covid or of a later fear of Covid for this workshop (unless we have to cancel the entire workshop).
We will take all the precautions that we can, but since we have been living with Covid since early 2020, one should understand the environment within which we will operate before they register for a workshop. We do NOT verify vaccinations or a negative Covid status prior to the workshop.
We will utilize 3 different hotels on this trip across beautiful Northern Arizona:
1) Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
AZ-67, North Rim, AZ 86052
Dates: May 29 & 30, 2023
These reservations are included in the tuition fee.
2) Holiday Inn Express
643 S Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ 86040
Date: 1 night - May 31, 2023
This reservation is included in the tuition fee.
3) The View Hotel
Indian Rte 42
Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ 84536
Dates: 2 nights - June 1 & 2, 2023
These reservations are included in the tuition fee.
Air Travel: The closest and best airport to fly into will be Las Vegas. There are many flights a day in and out. We will have a short meeting on the evening of the 29th around 6pm to discuss the plans of the week, and we will leave out very early the next morning for our first shoot, prior to sunrise. The workshop ends on June 3rd by 10am.
Keep in mind it is 4 hours to the start of the workshop at the North Rim. Either try to get a flight that lands very early in Vegas on the 29th or consider flying in a day before. If you choose to come in a day before you could stay in Vegas OR our hotel at the Grand Canyon. I have those rooms reserved for the day before, so let me know if you choose this and you will just have to pay the additional room night to me. I need to know this at least 2 weeks in advance.
Also, we end the workshop 6 1/2 hours from the Vegas airport. You may wish to stay the night in Vegas before flying out the next day.)
(Suggestion: If you have more time and have not visited Petrified Forest National Park, it is only 3 1/2 hours south of Monument Valley where the workshop ends. You could easily cover this national park in a day.....just sayin...)
Rental Car: All rental car companies can be found in the Las Vegas car rental facility.
PLEASE RENT YOUR CAR IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU
SIGN UP!! RENTALS ARE AN ISSUE STILL UNFORTUNATELY. EVEN IF YOU CHOOSE
TO SHARE A RENTAL, BOOK ONE NOW
AND WE WILL FIGURE THAT PART OUT LATER.
You are responsible for getting yourself to the beginning and to all of the stops for the workshop. Sometimes we will carpool at specific locations, but you will need a rental car and may wish to share if you have a friend joining you. Let us know if you wish for us to inquire with other participants if they would like to share a rental.
Exertion: There is not too much exertion for this workshop. You will need to able to walk through about a quarter mile of sand here and there, but this is not our most physically intensive workshop.
Temperature: Also, temperatures can fluctuate quite a bit at this time of year. Bring clothing to dress in layers and bring heavy outerwear such as hats, gloves. Keep in mind, the Grand Canyon is at 9000 feet above sea level.
Altitude: We will go through a number of different altitudes on this trip, the lowest being 4000 and the highest being around 9000 feet. Take whatever precautions necessary if you are affected by altitude.
Please let us know if you have any questions at all!