Discuss this workshop
Sept 10, 2012
8:00am Workshop Orientation - Meeting room 3rd floor at the Days Inn
11:00 am - Depart hotel for photo session at Cottonwood Road - Grand Staircase Escalante
7:00pm - Return to the hotel
Optional - Evening photo session at Glen Canyon Dam
Sept 11, 2012
6:45am - Depart the hotel for Buckskin Gulch Slot Canyon
2:00pm - Return to hotel in Page, AZ
4:30pm - Depart hotel for the Toadstools in Grand Staircase Escalante
8:00pm - Return to hotel
Sept 12, 2012
7:00am - Depart hotel for Monument Valley
Photo session at Monument Valley
Photo session at Goose Necks State Park
Photo session at Valley of the Gods
Lunch at Monument Valley
Private tour at Monument Valley restricted area
Sept 13, 2012
8:00am - Depart the hotel for photo session at Antelope Slot Canyon
Photo session at Horseshoe Bend
Meeting room to process images
4:00pm - Workshop Wrap Up and Conclusion
Note: This daily itinerary is tentative and will probably change due to factors such as weather, local conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Important: During the workshop we will be photographing in the Slot Canyon. You will need to be able to climb and descend several sections of steep and narrow metal stairs. While in the Slot Canyons the conditions are narrow and in some locations there are very narrow twists and turns that require careful maneuvering. Teamwork in handing equipment up and down the stairs and around the tight corners is essential amongst participants. At the end of the Lower Antelope Canyon there are a series of steep metal stairs that will return to the surface, followed by a ¼ mile hike back to the parking lot.
To access Horseshoe Bend there is approximately a ½ mile hike with a steep climb in the beginning followed by a gradual descent to the bend. Footing is loose sand and rocks on the path.
Participants need to be in good physical condition and capable of short, but sometimes intense hikes on loose gravel paths. Stable hiking boots are essential. If you do not like narrow, confined, underground spaces I would not recommend photographing in the Slot Canyons. The town of Page, AZ is at 4,118 FT of elevation in the high desert. It is essential that you hydrate on a regular basis to avoid high altitude health problems.
Note: In order to participate in this workshop you will be required to sign a liability release form before the workshop begins.
The workshop pricing includes the training and resources, but does not include food and lodging. You will need to book a room at our hotel (see venue list). We will be carpooling to and from our photo locations.
This workshop is limited to 10 participants.
Days Inn & Suites
961 N Hwy 89
Page, AZ 86040
Contact the hotel directly for reservations and request the Nikonians Academy room rate.
Member prices are only applicable to Nikonians Silver, Gold and Platinum Members. Non-members can register as Nikonians members here. Nikonians Basic members can upgrade the membership level here. Membership payments help sustain the growth of the Nikonians community and its services such as the Nikonians Academy.