Photo Tours & Workshops Participant Checklist

Workshop & Tour Registration Forms

Please download and complete the Workshop & Tour Registration Forms and email them to me within 72 hours of registering for a workshop or tour. Once your completed registration forms have been received, I will email you additional information about the tour or workshop.


If you are taking part in a private workshop or photo tour, you must reserve lodging for yourself. The hotels and lodges at the Grand Canyon often book out several months, or even a year, in advance. It's essential to book your lodging as early as possible. You can learn more about lodging at the Grand Canyon here on our website: Hotels and Lodges at the Grand Canyon

Parks Pass

A pass is required to enter Grand Canyon National Park. You will need to purchase either a temporary pass that allows you to enter the park for 7 days or the America the Beautiful pass, which allows you to enter any national park for 1-year. It is recommended that you purchase your pass before the start of the workshop to avoid being tied up at the entrance station. You can learn more about the park passes on the park's website, Grand Canyon Fees & Passes, and you can purchase passes through the USGS Store.

Recommended Camera Gear

Please review the information shared in the Grand Canyon Photography Gear Guide. This guide has been created to assist you in planning & preparing for your photography trip to the Grand Canyon.

Check the Weather

It's essential to check the weather forecast about a week before you arrive for your photo tour or workshop, as the weather at the Grand Canyon can be highly variable. We recommend using the National Weather Service website, as many other services and resources report on the weather at the bottom of the canyon, where it can be much warmer and drier.