Our Slot Canyon/Desert Textures Tour



The First AfternoonHorseshoe Bend sunset

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In order to insure that everyone on the tour has room to shoot and receives the hands on help that they need, the Slot Tour is limited to 4 people each session.Black and white textures in the slots

All tour guests arrive into Page, AZ the by mid day of the start of the tour. I will provide you with the name of the hotel you should stay with. Transportation and hotels plus some meals are not included in the pricing. Lunches are included on the tours.



Star burst Canyon X

We will be transported to the canyons and textures by a guide. Our guide holds the permits to the canyons that are not open to the public. We will be the only people in some of the slot canyons!!!!

The Fins

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE NOTE....This Tour is designed for intermediate and above photographers only. This is not a workshop for for beginners. I will help you with settings, but you must have some knowledge of your camera. THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP!! This cost covers your Navajo permits, your guide and your lunches and my help. It does not cover your lodging or travel up to the starting point. You will need and use a tripod, please understand how to operate one before hand. You will need a backpack for your equipment, and good hiking shoes.

YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO HIKE AND TO CARRY YOUR GEAR! One of the canyons is a "need hands free coming down hill and uphill scramble". It is not for someone with physical limitations. One place we visit is a mile walk through the desert. If you have any questions on these guide lines, please contact us. But you must have knowledge of your camera for this tour!

slot canyon The weather can play a big part in what we can photograph. The slots colors work best in bright sunlight. They don't glow on overcast days. If it rains, we can not go down into the canyons.

Safety Information

Black and white textures in the slotsYou will be in the desert during the winter time, please dress in layers and have good hiking boots. My guide tells us when and where we can go. If the weather turns bad and we can't photograph, you won't pay for the days we didn't shoot. Ruth looks small in the slots

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Slot Canyon/Desert Textures TOUR PRICES

Cost will be $725.00 for 2.5days of shooting.

One of our guests in the lower slot

Price includes

  • 2.5 days of guided tours.
  • Lunches on tour days.
  • Transportation to and from the hotel to the canyons and textures
  • Permit into the canyon for night photography and the lighting.
  • Camera settings/exposures/etc
  • Navajo permits and entrance fees

Not covered in the pricing

  • Hotel stay in Page.
  • Travel to and from Page.
  • Meals other than the tour lunches
  • Slipping Sand

Remember to Check Out Our Slot Textures Gallery!

Itinerary for Slot Canyons/Desert Textures 2014Lower Slot

April 25th-27th 2014




You will arrive sometime in the afternoon to Page, AZ. Transportation and hotels are not included in the price. In the late afternoon, we will hike up to Horseshoe Bend to photograph the sunset.
We head off to Canyon X. And unlike most slot canyons that are open to the public, this one is not. We will spend the morning photographing the upper and lower portions of this canyon. We will have lunch ( included) then we will head out to the wavy Fins for some of the most spectacular desert lighting for sundown! NEWLY ADDED!! NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY IN UPPER SLOT!! Paint the canyon walls with light while also photographing the night sky through the slots!
Early morning tour through Lower Antelope Slot Canyon, we will have photography passes and can stay longer. Around noon, we head to upper Antelope Slot Canyon for several more hours of photography!
We head home the afternoon of April 27th.
You will begin the drive back home. Be sure and pass through Zion National Park, even if you have seen it before, you never know what you might have missed.

Deep in the Canyons

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