6 Day American Southwest Photography Workshop
The American Southwest is a dream destination for landscape photographers – rugged, dynamic and beautiful, all at once. Join us on this 6-day photography workshop as we traverse the spectacular desert terrain, crossing from the sand dunes and salt flats of Death Valley to the dusty red walls of Arizona's breathtaking Upper Antelope Canyon.
Throughout this photo tour, you'll have two seasoned photography guides on-hand, taking you to the best locations in the American Southwest for photography. They'll share their immense wealth of knowledge with you to ensure that you'll take home stunning images from your trip, all while developing your photography skills in-field.
Over 6 days and 5 nights, you'll experience stunning views, immersing yourself in the wild and remarkable scenery as your guides whisk you away on the road trip of a lifetime. Your adventure will span from Las Vegas, Nevada across three other states as you capture the highlights of the Southwest, including:
- The iconic Horseshoe Bend in Arizona
- The enchanting Toadstools, a series of balanced rock formations within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Park
- The amazing natural wonders of three slot canyons: Upper Antelope, Rattlesnake and a private tour of Secret Slot Canyon
- The famous extremes of Death Valley National Park in California
- The world-renowned Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.
Don't miss out on this exclusive American Southwest Photography Workshop with our two award-winning photography guides! Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Arrival (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
Day 2 - Death Valley, California
Day 3 - Valley of Fire, Nevada and Page, Arizona
Day 4 - Page, Arizona and Kanab, Utah
Day 5 - Page, Arizona
Day 6 - Departure
The southwest US is extremely rugged. Strong winds, rain, mud and wildlife are real dangers when photographing on location. There are several cliffs at locations where we will be shooting at, and these are dangerous as they frequently crumble away and cause rock fall. You will be expected to follow safety instructions to ensure you are kept safe and out of harm’s way.
Our guides are Red Cross certified for CPR and First Aid. All our vehicles are equipped with a first-aid kit and GPS-enabled satellite beacons for emergencies. We have commercial use authorization permits for the National and State parks we operate in and carry a general liability policy that includes commercial auto insurance.
Due to the unpredictability of the weather, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to visit all the locations on the itinerary. Changes may be made at the lead guide’s discretion to accommodate best shooting conditions based on the weather forecast for the week.
Since this workshop is focused on landscape photography and ensuring you get the best possible photos for your portfolio, we will aim to shoot most locations in the best light, which is at sunrise and sunset.
21-27 May 2020 - Guided by Sigurdur William Brynjarsson and TBD
Siggi the Viking
Siggi was born in Iceland and has spent most of his photography career in this paradise.During his time as a photographer, he early on found that his passion lies with photographing the beautiful landscapes and nightscapes of Iceland. One of his favorite activities is being out, chasing the northern lights and thinking of new ways to top his shots.
He has won multiple awards for his work, both locally and internationally, especially for his photos of the Aurora Borealis. Sigurdur has also written a book on the subject to aid everyone in getting the perfect shots of Lady Aurora and held nightscape photography workshops in Iceland since the beginning of 2012 with great success.
When the days get longer and the northern lights fade into the daylight, he turns his eyes towards the sun and the amazing midnight sun that Iceland has to offer with the golden hours that seem to stretch on forever.