Kanab Photography Workshop 2024

      Kanab, UT 84741, USA

      3 reviews
      Jul 5 - 8, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 8
      Kanab Photography Workshop 2024
      Kanab, UT 84741, USA

      3 reviews

      Jul 5 - 8, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 8

      About this trip

      Join Erica and Armando from Tamron Americas, alongside the team at Action Photo Tours, for a photography adventure around beautiful Kanab, Utah. Our group will have the opportunity to photograph sunrises, sunsets, blue hour, and night skies in some of Utah's most unique landscapes.  After an overnight camp in the multicolor sandstone terrain of White Pocket, be ready to explore the massive cavern at The Great Chamber, winding slot canyons, and panoramic views sitting at 4,685’ in elevation at Alstrom Point.


      Canyons Boutique Hotel

      190 N 300 W, Kanab, UT 84741

      Your Tamron Staff:

      Erica Robinson  (Technical Representative) has 13 years of photography experience and a degree in the Arts. Erica has worked as a wedding photographer in Boston, a cruise-line photographer, and provided technical knowledge through a local camera store. Becoming a proficient world traveler, she focuses on travel photography and storytelling, providing education through workshops and inspiring others to accomplish their photography goals. Her photos can be found at Erica Robinson Photo

      Armando Flores (Technical Representative) interests in photography started back in high school, with a 35mm film camera. He studied photojournalism in college and worked at a camera store to support his photo habit. Photography enabled him to travel while attending large media events where he met many interesting people. He photographed professional sports for over 17 years and loves being at the forefront of new technology. He is passionate about lending a hand to the aspiring photographer.

      Your Guide:

      Amy Osness, with Action Photo Tours, from an early age knew she had a wandering spirit.  Her desire for adventure and passion for nature, stayed with her into adulthood, prompting her to pursue photography as an expressive art form. The moments captured by Amy's camera are far removed from the "point and click" variety.  She often spends hours and even days scouting possible shoot locations. Amy loves exploring and photographing all the natural wonders that surround her hometown of St. George, Utah. Amy's profile can be found at Nature's Eye Photography .

      Packing List



      Camera and Lenses - Tamron loaner lenses will be available. Remember that we are sharing lenses amongst a group so, if there is a particular lens you would prefer to use throughout the entirety of the trip, we recommend you bring that with you.

      Tripod - A sturdy tripod is required for night sky photography. 

      Closed toe boots - You will be hiking on rocky uneven terrain for many hours of each day.

      Flashlight and Headlamp -  Headlamp preferably with both white and green or red light

      Laptop - To download and backup images as well as for use during possible classroom time.

      Extra memory cards & batteries - Yes battery life is long these days, and yes memory cards hold massive amounts of data. However, should your battery become too cold and not operate for as long as you'd like, and should your memory card run into issues, you will be disappointed to no longer be able to photograph.  



      Filters - Circular polarizer / Neutral Density

      Remote shutter release - If you do not use a remote shutter release, it is also an option to use the built in timer if your camera has this function.

      Clothing layers: As mentioned in the "weather" tab, the weather may vary. Please pack accordingly. During the camping component, you will be provided with a tent, sleeping-bag, mattress, and chair. We recommend also packing warm layers, long pants, hat, gloves, warm "SmartWool" style socks, a light rain jacket or shell, and a light neck warmer or "Buff". 

      Reusable water bottle - Water will be available but being at this higher elevation we recommend you stay as hydrated as possible by having a refillable water bottle to refill between outings.


      While we would like to have an event full of nothing but perfect weather, Earth's Mother Nature makes the rules and we must be flexible according to whatever weather comes our way. Weather in this area of Arizona during the month of July can vary. Please be prepared for varying temperatures and the possibility of rain and wind.

      Average daily temperatures can fluctuate and on average be between 90°F during the day and 65°F in the evening.

      Physical Fitness Statement

      Please read carefully. The physical component of a photography workshop varies from event to event. It is your responsibility to choose a tour that is suitable to your individual fitness abilities.

      Our guides for this event have put together a rating system to help navigate the physical endurance levels ranging from easy, moderate, difficult, and challenging. 

      • The difficulty ratings are just a guide to help you choose the correct tour as per your abilities.
      • Photo tours may require long hours with limited time to sleep, eat, and rest. Depending on location, lodging and dining options may be limited.
      • We may be up early in the morning and/or out late at night.
      • No matter the difficulty rating of the trip, do not expect a leisurely vacation.
      • Some amount of walking will be required to reach our photo destinations and a faster pace may be necessary to capture optimal conditions.

      This event is considered Moderate:

      • Walks of no more than 1-2 miles from a motorized vehicle.
      • Daily cumulative walking of no more than 2-3 miles.
      • Terrain may be uneven with occasional obstacles to navigate.
      • Loose sand, rocks, and or mud may be present.
      • There may be some short, steep sections but overall, the grade will be moderate.
      • Hot or cold temperatures along with high altitude can increase the perceived difficulty of the trip.

      Please read below and head over to their website for further explanation ->  https://actionphototours.com/physical-intensity/

      Cancellation Policy

      • For cancellations more than 60 days from departure, you will receive a full refund. 
      • For cancellations between 30 and 60 days from departure, you will receive 50% refund.
      • For cancellations less than 30 days from departure, no refund will be given.

      Trip Insurance:  Action Photo Tours carries the necessary permits and liability insurance for legal operation. APT highly recommends that all trip participants purchase their own health, disability, life, and travel insurance. It is the participant’s responsibility to have adequate health and injury insurance for the areas we will visit. Action Photo Tours and Tamron Americas are not responsible for any health or injury liability.

      Covid-19 Policy: Prevention procedures involve you as an active communicator. We are relying on you to share this information with us to keep all participants safe and healthy. Your honesty and communication will enable us to offer the high-quality, engaging workshops we are known for. Under our latest screening protocols, we may at our discretion decline service to a workshop participant and/or remove a staff member from a workshop under the following circumstances:

      • If a participant or workshop leader has been in close contact with someone known to have COVID-19 within the 14 days prior to a scheduled workshop.
      • If a participant or staff member develops flu-like symptoms (a fever, cough, abnormal temperature and shortness of breath) during and/or 14 days prior to a scheduled workshop.

      Masking at workshops: Due to the differing regulations per city/state/region, and the close participant proximity to one another, we will follow the federal and local guidelines of the visiting location implemented at the time.  Facilities that we may be required to wear masks include but are not limited to: hotels, restaurants, transportation vehicles, meeting rooms, visitors centers, etc. This is subject to change based on federal and local regulations and recommendations. Please be respectful of others in keeping distance while both in the field and inside meeting spaces.

      Notice of film and photography: Photographs and/or videos of participants may be used to promote similar, Tamron Americas events in the future. Your participating constitutes your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded, and to the release and use of these articles without payment to Tamron Americas. 

      Restaurant Suggestions

      Rocking V Café: https://rockingvcafe.com - Lunch and Dinner

      Wild Thyme Café:  https://wildthymekanab.com –Lunch and Dinner

      Vermillion 45: https://vermillion45.com – Dinner Only (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)

      Kanab Creek Bakery: https://kanabcreekbakery.com – Breakfast and Lunch. We will be doing group boxed to-go lunches here.

      Sego Restaurant:  http://www.segokanab.com – Dinner Only (Closed Wednesdays & Sundays)

      Peekaboo Canyon Woodfired Kitchen: http://peekabookitchen.com – Lunch and Dinner (Closed (Sundays & Mondays)

      Houston’s:  http://www.houstons.net – Breakfast

      What’s included

      • Lodging
        Accommodations at the Canyons Boutique Hotel during the workshop dates. Canyons Boutique Hotel 190 N 300 W, Kanab, UT 84741
      • Fully guided tour
        Lead by experienced staff from Action Photo Tours.
      • Photographic instruction
        Visiting a location is one thing, but learning to photograph that location is another. Learn from Tamron's Erica and Armando on each photo session.
      • Tamron loaner lenses
        Tamron loaner lenses will be provided during the event dates. Please note: we will be sharing lenses amongst the group.
      • Transportation
        Transportation to each photo location will be provided by the guides of Action Photo Tours.
      • Camping Gear
        Provided camping equipment: Tent, sleeping bag, mattress, pillow, and chair. See recommended packing list for further details.
      • Some Meals
        Some meals included: During camping overnight dinner and breakfast will be included. Hotel breakfasts included. See "Restaurant Suggestions" list for other options.
      • Airfare/Transportation
        Airfare and transportation to host hotel on arrival day and from host hotel on departure day are not included.
      • Some Meals
        Because our schedule needs to remain flexible and we'd like everyone to have "down-time" when needed, only some meals are provided. Please see "Restaurant Suggestions" list.
      • Alcoholic Beverages
        Tamron Americas does not provide alcoholic beverages.

      Available Packages

      Single Occupancy
      Available until May 4, 20248 left

      Single occupancy registration is for individuals registering and rooming alone. 

      Deposit: $1,750
      Double Occupancy
      Available until May 4, 2024only 2 left

      Double occupancy registration is for those registering as a pair, paying together, and will share accommodations. If you are making payments separately, the second person's payment must be made through the "contributions" tab.

      PLEASE NOTE: When choosing this booking, you MUST select "2" as the amount in order for this booking to be processed correctly.

      Deposit: $1,600


      Day 1 - July 5th
      Orientation Day and White Pocket Overnight

      Orientation begins at 1:00PM in the conference center of the Best Western Red Hills - 125 W Center St, Kanab, UT 84741.

      Following orientation you will be able to check-in to your lodging at the Canyons Boutique Hotel 190 N 300 W, Kanab, UT 84741.

      From there we will leave for White Pocket Overnight. We'll set up camp, have dinner, and shoot sunset.  If skies are clear, we'll stay out for Milky Way. Dinner will be together out at camp. *If you have specific dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own meals.

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      Such a good time meeting like-minded photographers and making new friends. The itinerary, organization, presentations and accommodations were all top notch. Thank you to everyone on the Tamron VIP Summit team!
      By Albert S for Tamron 2023 VIP Summit on Nov 04, 2023
      The Tamron staff were very gracious hosts. They generously shared their time and expertise. They organized the event in a way that encouraged the other participants to interact and get well acquainted. Food and accommodations throughout the event were excellent. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The drivers on the various field trips were great. All in all this was a tremendous event. Tamron's hospitality and expression of appreciation for their loyal customers is unsurpassed.
      By John C for Tamron 2023 VIP Summit on Nov 03, 2023
      This was the most informative and fun I have ever had with a group of people that were freindly with the same interests as everyone else. The opertunities we all had were top notch and the accommodations were the best with great attention to detail in the entire time of our stay. All aspects of the VIP Summit could not have been better.
      By Edward K for Tamron 2023 VIP Summit on Oct 30, 2023