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.
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 .
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.
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.
This event is considered Moderate:
Please read below and head over to their website for further explanation -> https://actionphototours.com/physical-intensity/
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:
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.
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
Single occupancy registration is for individuals registering and rooming alone.
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.
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.