Monument Valley and Slot Canyons - Page, AZ - Sept 2012

Discuss this workshop

Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and Glen Canyon. It'll be an amazing week of adventure.

Travel Schedule

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.

Hotel Information

Days Inn & Suites

961 N Hwy 89

Page, AZ 86040



Contact the hotel directly for reservations and request the Nikonians Academy room rate.

  • You will learn

    • Field Photography
    • Developing your photographic vision
    • Digital workflow
    • Nikon Capture NX tutorial
    • Image critiques
    • Understanding the Exposure Trifecta
  • What to bring

  • Required

    • Camera body
    • Spare batteries
    • Spare memory cards
    • Remote hard drive for backing up image files (Such as a Wolverine)
    • Computer for viewing and editing your photographs (Required)
    • AC adaptor for your computer
    • Tripod and/or monopod
    • Wide-angle lens
    • Macro lens
    • Long zoom lens
    • All weather jacket
    • Rain pants
    • Layered clothing
    • Hat
    • Gloves
    • Sturdy hiking boots
    • Plastic bags for waterproof protection
  • Optional

    • Additional lenses
    • Specialty lighting equipment
    • Shutter release cable
    • Filters
  • What is provided

    • Guidance by our professional photographer instructor
    • Training materials from the classroom sessions
    • Amazing photo opportunities
  • Venue Information

      Please check your venue by specific city area location.


The American Southwest is a beautiful photographic destination.
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Class size limited to 10 participants only to maximize interaction with your instructor.
Cancellation policy: If you cancel more than 30 days before the workshop, we will refund your tuition except for a $125 fee. If you cancel less than 30 days before the workshop, we will refund 50% of the tuition. If you cancel less than 7 days before the workshop, we offer no refund.


Monument Valley and Slot Canyons - Page, AZ - Sept 2012 workshops are provided in the following locations:

City Area Date Instructor Price (Member) Price (Non-Member)
Page, AZ 13-SEP-2011 Winston C. Hall $925 $955 Sold out
Page, AZ 10-SEP-2012 Winston C. Hall $895 $1020 Sold out

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.