Please note: This is a “standard” tour so there is little to no hiking on this trip
Travel day. Arrive in Saint George, Utah for an orientation and welcome dinner by 6pm.
We’ll catch the sunrise this morning at an iconic spot within Zion Canyon and then explore the mouth of the famous Zion Narrows for the soft midday light that can be so perfect in canyon country during winter months. We’ll photograph the winding canyons of the Virgin River and spend the afternoon photographing this immense canyon system.
This morning we will set out to explore locales such as Emerald Pools and the Weeping Rock. In the afternoon we’ll focus on soft winter light from some of our favorite vantage points within the park. Evenings will be spent going over images and eating a fantastic dinner at one of the great local restaurants in Springdale, Utah.
This morning we will photograph one of the most iconic spots in the park. After our morning session we’ll eat lunch and drive to Bryce canyon to check in to our evening’s accommodation. We’ll have a sunset session tonight overlooking the rim of Bryce Canyon – aptly named Sunset Point! Winter overlooking the Hoodoos of Bryce is breathtaking! This evening we will work on some star / night sky photography for those interested – keep in mind it is COLD this time of year!
We’ll arise early again this morning as we head out on a short walk to capture the rising sun over the Hoodoos and rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park. Your trip leader will go over some of the intricacies of capturing desert sunrise shots and then we’ll head in for a late breakfast at our lodge.
During the middle of the day when the light isn’t as good we’ll work on some photographic techniques in Bryce canyon which features an otherworldly collection of hoodoos and sandstone rock formations. We’ll have another epic vantage point for an evening photography session then it’s off to our cozy lodge.
Our final morning of shooting will involve one of the most dramatic locations in Southern Utah – Bryce Point. We’ll head out and capture one of the most breath-taking sunrises before heading in for our last breakfast as a group! We will return to Saint George by about 12pm on the last day for flights out.
Please Note: Please note that the exact sequence of the itineraries on all photography trips will be based on weather and lighting conditions. The goal on these trips is to make sure we are at the right place at the right time for the perfect light on our subjects. Also, itineraries can change for a variety of other circumstances including floods, forest fires, national park closures, road closures and more.