DESERT THUNDER ~ MONSOON AT THE GRAND CANYON
August 5th to 9th, 2019
Limited to 7 Guests
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The Grand Canyon, 277 miles long, 18 miles wide at its widest point, and over a mile deep. It has been carved by wind, water, and time. It is considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and once you see it come to life in an ever-changing palette of light and color, it's easy to see why.
During the summer months, between July and September, the Southwest monsoon brings signifies a shift in the weather pattern. Afternoon thunderstorms are common, and the effect they have on the landscape is dramatic. The canyon transforms and becomes a painting before your very eyes.
Join me as we chase the light in this place I love and have been photographing for 10+ years. Together we'll explore your creative potential, and I'll share my approach, both the technical and creative, to photographing the Grand Canyon.
August 5, 2019: Meet and greet at 3:00 pm at Red Feather Lodge in Tusayan, Arizona. We will then travel into the park for our first sunset session from a location on the Hermit Road near Powell Point. Topics covered include setting up your camera for landscape photography and Adam's technical workflow.
August 6, 2019: Sunrise session from a viewpoint on the Desert View Drive on the South Rim of the park. The morning will begin with wide-angel grand scenic compositions and then will transition to telephoto compositions. After breakfast, you will have an opportunity to rest, recharge batteries, and download images. The afternoon session will cover photographing the canyon with the intent to create black & white photos. We will finish up by photographing sunset near the East Rim of the canyon and the Palisades of the Desert.
August 7, 2019: After our sunrise session, we will begin traveling towards the North Rim of the canyon. We will stop in the town of Cameron, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation to have breakfast at the historic Cameron Trading Post.
After breakfast, you are encouraged to explore a bit on your own as you make your way to the North Rim. There are several scenic locations along the way including the Navajo Bridges over the Colorado River where there's a good chance you will see California condors, the balanced rock near Lee's Ferry, and the historic Cliff Dweller's house. Participants will be provided a map with directions to these locations.
We will reconvene at 3:00 pm at the lodge for check-in. We will then head to Cape Royal for sunset.
August 8, 2019: Sunrise this morning will be from an overlook near Angels Window. After breakfast, we will drive to the North Rim entrance in the search for bison. The afternoon and sunset session will be from the Walhalla Overlook. If weather permits, we will also photograph the night sky over the canyon.
August 9, 2019: Sunrise shoot at Point Imperial followed by breakfast at the lodge. Adam will be available to answer any final questions you may have.
This workshop includes single-occupancy lodging in comfortable rooms at Red Feather Lodge on the South Rim, and in Frontier Cabins at the Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim.
What's Not Included?
Meals are not included with the workshop fee, but the workshop groups often have a great time dining together. Transportation and entrance fees into Grand Canyon National Park are not provided. We will caravan to our destinations as much as possible. Due to limited parking, you are encouraged to share rides with your fellow workshop participants.
For this workshop, we recommended that you fly into and out of Las Vegas McCarran International Airport as it is the most centrally located to both the South Rim and North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. It is approximately a 4-hour drive from the airport to our lodge on the South Rim in the town of Tusayan, Arizona. It is a 4.5-hour drive from the North Rim back to the airport.
The tuition for this workshop is $2,395.00. Your deposit of $500 will hold your spot in the workshop. The remaining balance will be due no later than 90 days before the start of the workshop. All of our standard Terms and Conditions apply.
We Hope You Can Join Us!
This workshop is limited to 7 guests, and it sells out fast. If you are interested, do not delay, sign up today. Got questions, send us a message.
As always, my goal is to help you realize your creative potential, to have a great experience, and for you to return home with great photos!