Grand Canyon Photo Tour

Everyone wants to get better at photography, but what sets apart the beginners from the seasoned experts who get paid to travel and work around the world? How do you take really great photos?

In this custom workshop + travel experience, we combine a photography workshop with sightseeing in the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and Horseshoe Bend.

By the end of the weekend, you’ll be feeling comfortable shooting in manual mode on your DSLR, and you’ll have great images and memories of our three days together.

Don’t have a DSLR? No problem! Due to popular request, we're now adding smartphone photography instruction to this workshop, as well.

So, join us with your device-of-choice and snap some incredible photos of these stunning sites!

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$2,899.00

September 13-16, 2024

Per person based on double occupancy. Solo Rooms available.

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Picture Yourself

  • Sipping champagne at the mesmerizing edge of a Grand Canyon sunset
  • Getting hands-on photography tips from a pro photographer
  • Exploring colorful slot canyons at Antelope Canyon
  • Practicing photography at famous Horseshoe Bend
  • Soaking up Sedona’s vortex energy


Day by Day

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4

Day 1: Arrival to Flagstaff

Today you’ll arrive to Flagstaff, either via Flagstaff Airport, or flying to Phoenix Airport and taking the shuttle north. For those who arrive earlier than 2 p.m., we will have the options of things to see and explore within the Flagstaff area.

In the evening, either after or during dinner, we will host a 2-hour photography workshop where will you will learn basics of photographing, framing, editing and how to take photos manually on your DSLR and/or your smartphone's camera in any light. You will build on the training throughout the weekend.

Meals included: D

Hotel: La Quinta

Day 2: Sedona + Grand Canyon

After breakfast at our hotel, we'll set off to explore nearby Sedona, famous for its red rocks and energy vortexes. This is a gorgeous little city, so we'll have some time to walk around and shop before visiting one of Sedona's most iconic landmarks: a chapel built into the red rocks.

We'll have lunch in Sedona, before heading to one of the 7 Wonders of the World: The Grand Canyon.

Our goal today is to take in the Grand Canyon at sunset, so we'll aim to arrive at about 3 p.m. to explore different viewpoints covering nearly 25 miles of the South Rim, before reaching our favorite sunset spot.

Here, we'll enjoy a picnic-style dinner on the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Meals included: B, D

Hotel: La Quinta

Day 3: Horseshoe Bend + Antelope Canyon

Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest: Horseshoe Bend + Antelope Canyon.

This morning after breakfast we will drive towards Page. The drive will take us about three hours, but we will stop along the way. We'll reach Horseshoe Bend around 11 a.m., where we can peer off the edge at the mighty Colorado River and grab some truly incredible photographs.

Afterwards, we'll have a picnic lunch before our visit to Antelope Canyon.

Antelope Canyon is owned by the Navajo tribe, which places restrictions on visitors and schedule, so we will be joining a guided group tour this afternoon. Our Navajo guide will do a great job explaining to you the fascinating history of one of the most stunning slot canyons in the world.

After the tour, we will return to the hotel and discuss dinner options.

Meals included: B, L

Hotel: La Quinta

Day 4: Departures

We hate to see you leave but we're so glad we got to spend time with you! After breakfast today, we will begin airport and shuttle dropoffs. We'll also create a shared folder where we can share our photos and contact info.

Meals included: B

Hotel: La Quinta



  • Trip Length

    4 days/ 3 nights

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Perfect For

    Bucket Lists + Photographers

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Grand Canyon Photography Tour

Grand Canyon Photography Tour

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Includes

  • Photography workshop with professional female photographer
  • Guided tour of Grand Canyon
  • Guided tour of Lower Antelope Canyon with expert local Navajo guides
  • Tour of Horseshoe Bend
  • Hands-on photography work during the tours
  • Airport pickup and dropoff
  • Accommodation in a shared room
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • All transportation
  • Breakfast every day
  • Lunch (Day 3)
  • Dinner (Nights 1 + 2)
  • Champagne surprises throughout tour
  • Some gratuities
  • Gratuity for Damesly leader

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals + alcohol not listed
  • Some gratuities

Meet Your Trip Leader

Bryn Silverman

Bryn is a filmmaker and photographer whose work focuses on portraiture. She believes in empowering women through film/photography.

Bryn has worked in over fifty countries and five continents, producing for publications such as Reuters, Spin Magazine, Glamour Magazine Germany, NPR, Vocativ, and MSNBC. She post-produced a short documentary for Mumford...

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Additional Information

Flights: Choose to fly into Flagstaff (FLG) or Phoenix (PHX).

If PHX is a more convenient or affordable option for you, Groome Transportation offers daily shuttle rides from Phoenix Sky Harbor to the Flagstaff Amtrak station, where we will come to pick you up.

Please send us your flight confirmation for whichever airport you choose.

Want us to advise on flights? Email us at info@damesly.com

Weather: Fall is a beautiful time to visit the Grand Canyon! Temps will vary from the Rim to the Canyon, but generally expect warm/hot temps during the days (80s+) and much cooler nights (50s).

Packing: Sun protection (hat/sunscreen/sunglasses), comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots, and a sweater/jacket for when the sun sets are a must for this trip. Additionally you’ll want a small backpack for personal items and a bathing suit for the hotel hot tub. And, of course, don't forget your DSLR camera or smartphone to take photos!

For entry into Arizona, you'll need:

  • (Real) ID
  • Passport (if outside the US)
  • Travel Insurance*

*Note: We require proof of travel insurance for all international departures, so if you are a US resident, it's your call. If you have a nationwide insurance policy, double-check that you'll be covered by your provider in Arizona.

Short answer? Yes to a camera, no to experience!

Camera: Historically, we've recommended a DSLR camera to get the most out of this tour (since we have a professional photographer to instruct us), but if that's just not your thing, you can also learn a ton using just your smartphone.

There are many aspects of the newer smartphone cameras that correlate to the DSLRs, so we'll all learn some awesome techniques to up our game and practice them on whatever device you choose.

Workshop: It will be helpful (but not totally necessary) to at least understand the basic functions of your camera prior to the workshop. The workshop leader will go into the basics of each element and throughout the next 2 days will show you hands-on techniques to get the best photos you can with various elements.

While we will be doing a lot of traveling, make no mistake: this is a photography tour, and the emphasis here will be on perfecting photos from setup to edit.

Questions and one-on-one discussions are encouraged, and everyone is invited to bring their own individual knowledge of these mediums to better the group experience.

Will you match me? Of course! If you choose a space in a shared room but you're traveling solo, we will do our best to pair you with a roommate. Roommates are matched based on arrival time and perceived compatibility. Sharing a room is a great way to save costs, and make a new friend! However, we ask you to approach the situation with an open mind, some grace, and maybe a little humor.

While 99% our travelers are amazing, we can't guarantee that you'll hit it off with your roommate, or that your sleeping styles will be compatible.

Is sharing right for you? If you are a light sleeper, get easily irritated or just know that you need your own space, sharing a room might not be for you. Likewise, if you know that you snore, sleep with a CPAP machine or have other health conditions, sharing a room might not be the best fit.

What if I don't get along with my roommate? If you've tried but you absolutely can't get along with your roommate and need to separate, your trip leader will either swap things around, or, attempt to get you your own room. If the latter, additional charges will incur.

What if I book a double room, and you can't match me? We book a certain amount of hotel rooms before any tour, and are bound by their rules. In the event that we cannot find a roommate for you before the tour, and your room converts to a single room, there may be additional charges.

Small group trips require at least 4 people to run. We will confirm as soon as possible when the trip has met its minimum; up to 60 days before departure. For this reason, we recommend waiting until after a trip has been confirmed to purchase airfare. Any tour can be converted to a private departure when a trip does not meet its minimum. Additional costs may incur. Alternatively, apply your credit to any small-group tour departing within 12 months. 

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