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Photo Tour - Monument Valley

October 3 - 5, 2014

Monument Valley

Monument Valley is characterized by majestic sandstone monoliths, some up to 1000 feet high. It is truly a magical place to photograph not only because of the landscape but also the often encountered sweet light. Come join Jeff for a grand tour of this region. On Friday afternoon, we will join Navajo guides and travel via SUVs to Hunt's Mesa where we will spend the night. This will serve as our Friday evening and Saturday morning basecamp for our photography. The Navajo guides will provide all camping gear such as tents, sleeping bags, etc. They will also make/break camp and cook all meals for you. All you will need to do is focus on photography and have an enjoyable time!

In addition to the magical Hunt's Mesa camping excursion, for the remaining portion of the tour you can expect to photograph many of the other locations, such as the Mittens, the Totem Pole, and the Tear Drop Arch. As a bonus, Jeff will lead a nighttime session where he will share his creative star-field, star-trail and painting with light techniques. Expect to make some stunning nighttime photographs.

Many of the locations are roadside or require a short walk to deliver us to extraordinary locations. As is true for all of Jeff's tours, you can not only expect to have photographic opportunities be maximized but you will also get significant time with learning Jeff's post-processing techniques so bring your laptop. For more information or to sign-up, please contact us.

Itinerary

  • Friday, October 3:  Meet in the lobby of The View Lodge located within Monument Valley. Sunrise and morning photography in Monument Valley. Early afternoon critique session and digital darkroom session. Meet with the Navajo guides and travel via SUVs to Hunt's Mesa. We will be stopping at beautitul locations along the way to make photographs. Following sunset photography, we will make our way to the campsite that is prepared for us and we will enjoy being served a delicous traditional Navajo meal.
  • Saturday, October 4:  Warm breakfast provided by our Navajo guides. Sunrise and morning photography with the Navajo guides in the Hunt's Mesa area. Early afternoon critique and digital darkroom session at the View Lodge. Late afternoon and sunset photography in surrounding areas of Monument Valley.
  • Saturday Night, October 4: Nighttime photography session where you will learn "painting with light", star-trails, and star-field techniques.
  • Sunday, October 5: Morning digital darkroom session so Jeff can aid you in processing your photographs. Tour end at 11 am.

*Tentative - I keep the itinerary flexible so that I can put you in the best locations
at the best times depending on weather and conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Details

Date:  October 3-5, 2014

Fee$895 per person

Origination Point: Kayenta, Arizona

Nearest Airports:

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
Flagstaff, Arizona

Limit: 8 people

Terms and Conditions

Past Tour Photos

Tour Highlights

3 Days of Photography:

  • Navajo-catered camping (one-night) on Hunt's Mesa. We will provide all camping gear and food. Delicous dinner and breakfast will be provided.
  • Niighttime photography session- star trails and "painting with light"
  • Learn Jeff's technical and artistic techniques
  • Learn and practice Jeff's digital workflow
  • No crowds - Few people in the park
  • Lodging in Monument Valley or nearby town of Kayenta.
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Testimonial

"Thanks you for the great trip. I will look forward to seeing you again" - Kelli H.

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