Private Photography Workshops & Tours
Your Schedule. Your Goals. Your Trip.
Whether you are new to the world of photography or a seasoned photographer, a private Grand Canyon workshop provides you with an opportunity to learn from, and to photograph alongside, someone that is passionate about this amazing place and the art of photography.
My private workshops are all about you as I custom tailor the experience to your schedule, your photographic needs, and your skill level. It includes me sharing my photographic knowledge, and photographing from what I have discovered to be some of the best locations at the canyon. I’m also happy to share with you my knowledge and passion for all things ‘Grand Canyon’ including some of my favorite tourist spots and activities. I am committed to sharing with you what motivates and inspires me with the aim of helping you realize your creative vision.
What Makes These Workshops Special?
I have spent over 600 days exploring and photographing the Grand Canyon, from the South Rim, the North Rim and below the rim including covering all 277 miles of the Colorado River within the park. In addition to that, I have lived there as the Artist-in-Residence for Grand Canyon National Park. During this time I gained invaluable experience photographing the Grand Canyon in all conditions including snow, rain, dust storms, and lightning. The result is that I know where the best locations are but which locations are best under varying conditions. Be sure to check out what my fans have to say on Facebook and here about the workshops.
Grand Canyon Sunset Photo Tour
The sunset photo tour includes an afternoon of photographic instruction while we visit several scenic viewpoints along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We typically start the half-day workshops 4-hours before sunset and they last until approximately 30-minutes after sunset.
Sunset and Sunrise on the South Rim
This workshop starts with an afternoon and sunset photography session, and is followed by a sunrise session the next day. I have found that it’s best to begin the workshop in the afternoon, versus a sunrise start, so that we may have time to work together before the light gets good. If weather conditions allow a night photography session may be possible.
The afternoon and sunset session begins approximately 3 to 4 hours before sunset and concludes about 30 minutes afterwards. The sunrise session typically begins 90 minutes before sunrise and is completed approximately an hour-and-a-half to 2 hours afterwards. This workshop requires that you spend the night at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Like Option 2 above, this workshop begins with an afternoon and sunset session, but this time we’re on the higher and cooler North Rim of the Grand Canyon. This workshop experience includes 2 sunrises and 2 sunsets, and requires staying in the park for 2 nights. This is a seasonal offering as the North Rim is only open from the mid-May to the mid-October.
Let me know where you would like to go and when you want to go and I will design the trip so that we photograph the best places at the best times. I’m also happy to suggest photography destinations and locations. I can also arrange for unique rafting experiences including trips on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon, the Colorado River in Cataract Canyon in Utah, the San Juan River, and the Rio Grande river in Texas. I am also an experienced aerial photographer and can put together trips photographing the landscape from helicopters or fixed-wind aircraft.
The price for a private workshop or photo tour fluctuates with the season and demand. Please contact Sally or I for current pricing. We do provide discounts for groups of 3 or more participants. I am happy to work with camera clubs & groups of family & friends. Feel free to send us a message, email us, or call us at (928) 864-6423 anytime!
About the Schedule
Specific details will be provided upon completion of your registration. The itinerary will be set just prior to the beginning of the workshop and will be fluid so that we can adapt to changes in weather conditions, thus allowing us to capture the best moments. Plan on early mornings and late evenings as we will be starting well before sunrise and shooting until after sunset. The schedule will allow for downtime during our mid-day rest periods.
Friends and Family
Let us know if you’re traveling with family or friends as we can create a experience that is just as fun and informative for them too! One ‘non-photographer’ friend or family member may tag along with each paid participant (‘participant’ is defined as someone who will potentially be using a tripod and has paid the workshop fee). The non-photographer participant is welcome and encouraged to bring a camera, but they may not bring or use a tripod.
Lodging, Meals, and Transportation
The workshop fee does not include your lodging, transportation, or meals. In accordance with the Commercial Use Authorization (the permit to conduct workshops) issued to me by the National Park Service, workshop participants are responsible for their own transportation within the park.
Hotels and lodges tend to fill-up very quickly here so it is important to arrange for your trip as far in advance as possible. On my website is a page titled Places to Stay at the Grand Canyon with links to all of the hotels and lodges located both inside and outside the park.
What we will do.
Type: Workshop or Tour
Duration: 1/2 Day to 5+ days
Participants: 1 to 7
Skill Level: Beginner to Pro
Fitness Difficulty: Low to Moderate
To Book a Workshop or Tour
Private workshops & photo tours are made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your date(s) with a deposit of $150 per day. The remaining balance will be due no later than 90 days prior to the start date of the workshop.
“I just wanted to drop you a quick ‘thank you’ in providing me with such an awesome workshop! It’s rare to find someone with your talents that also has the ability to communicate effectively and provide an atmosphere that is inspiring to learn within.”
“Early mornings and late nights!!! You keep it moving during your workshops, but it all is worth it at the end… Great pictures, great friend and overall just an amazing experience!! I recommend it highly!!! Thanks again!!”
“I’ve just completed my third Grand Canyon workshop with Adam, and they just keep getting better. He’s been very sensitive to my skill level each time and offers just the kind of advice I’m ready for.”
“I signed up for my first workshop with Adam with a love of photography, but as a novice of “real” camera equipment and no experience. Somehow I convinced Adam to take me on, and he promised to help me learn to use the gear. His love and knowledge of photography as well as the Grand Canyon are unmatched!”
“Grand Canyon photography workshop was awesome! The insight to the canyon Adam shared was so informative and the instruction concise. So helpful in getting you comfortable with all aspects of shooting landscape photography. Would highly recommend his workshops to anyone working on improving their landscape photography.”