(No non-participating spouses on this one as we shoot in the parks and along the entire route during the workshop. If a spouse wishes to join, they must pay the full price of the workshop.)
The beauty of the American Southwest is just too vast to do it all in a week. BUT, we have hand picked some of the top photographic locations and scenic drives in southern Utah and northern Arizona for this amazingly picturesque photo workshop.
On this one we will be on the go, but it will be worth it. See the quiet beauty of Valley of Fire State Park and the stunning overlooks of the erosive power of wind and water at Bryce Canyon. Then we move on to to Capitol Reef National Park via Escalante/Grand Staircase and the most spectacular drive you have ever seen......NO KIDDING!! And then we will travel with a special reservation to the White Pocket area of northern Arizona.
Once you sign up you will be given information on where to call to make your reservation for the White Pocket portion of the trip.
Once this workshop fills, we cannot refund cancellations on this workshop due to the small group size and nature of the 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 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.
Here is where the whirlwind kicks in.....we will be in 4 different hotels on this trip.....busy, but it's the only way to do it!! Please make sure to make your reservations for all of the hotels listed below. There are no group blocks on this one since our group is a small one.
1)Holiday Inn Express Las Vegas-Nellis
4035 N Nellis Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Date: February 20, 2022 for 1 night
This is the night before the workshop starts - starting before sunrise the next AM
2) Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand (NOT Ruby's)
30 North 100 E
Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764
Dates: 2 nights - February 21 & 22, checking out the 23rd)
3) Days Inn, Torry, UT
Torrey, UT 84775
Dates: 2 nights - February 23 & 24, checking out the 25th)
4) Holiday Inn Express - Kanab
217 S 100 East
Kanab, UT 84741
1 night - February 25
(fly out on the 26th)
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 20th around 8pm to discuss the plans of the week, and we will leave out very early the next moring for our first shoot, prior to sunrise. The workshop ends on the 25th and if you choose to fly out on the 26th, make sure it is an afternoon flight as it is about 3 hours from Kanab to Vegas.
Rental Car: All rental car companies can be found in the Las Vegas car rental facility. You are responsible for getting yourself 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.
Exertion: There is a fair amount of walking during this workshop. Participants should be able to walk up to 3 miles on uneven surfaces and be able to climb up and down rocks or stairs on a path. We recommend bringing walking sticks to assist with sure-footing on some of the hikes.
Temperature: Also, temperatures can be fairly cold at this time of year. Bring clothing to dress in layers and bring heavy outerwear such as hats, gloves and neck-wear, snow pants and snow boots as well.
Altitude: We will go through a number of different altitudes on this trip, 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!