DESERT SOUTHWEST WINTER WORKSHOP, 16-27 FEB, 2021

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Grand Canyon View from the South Rim

DESERT SOUTHWEST WORKSHOP
16 - 27 FEBRUARY, 2021

(11 DAYS/11 NIGHTS)

with Jeremy Woodhouse

You now have the opportunity to join me on this custom-designed tour in the American Southwest. From 16 - 27 Feb, 2021, we will be traveling to some of the most breathtakingly beautiful sites in the region—and, if we are lucky enough to get a snowfall, it will be all the more beautiful.

As winter turns to spring, this is an ideal time to visit the desert. With most of the tourists gone, you'll fill your lungs with fresh, crisp air each day. Enjoy the silence as the snow dampens all sound and highlights the wonders of the landscape.

NB. There will be no camping on this trip, and hiking activity will be non-strenuous. You will always have a warm, comfortable bed at night.

The itinerary is being kept flexible so we can hit the best places for the best landscapes and the best light.

Requirements

You will need a joyful attitude at all times. Warm clothing and good hiking boots (see the equipment recommendations in the right column)   

Places we will visit will include Zion NP, Bryce Canyon NP, The Grand Canyon NP, White Pocket, and more.

If you believe that this is the trip for you, book your spot now!


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Court of the Patriarchs, Zion NP

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Lone Tree, White Pocket

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Snow on the Brain, White Pocket

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Hoodoe, Stud Horse Point

Itinerary

Pre-Tour: 16 Feb—Las Vegas | Kanab
7PM Meet and Greet in Kanab

Kanab is in a unique position surrounded by the beauty of Zion National Park, which makes it easy for our Kanab hotel guests to get away from it all in comfort.

Day 1: 17 Feb—Kanab | Bryce Canyon
Sunrise at location near Kanab. Location TBD depending on winter conditions. Return for breakfast and check out of hotel. Drive to Bryce Canyon and shoot sunset.

Experience the wonder of being just one mile from the awe-inspiring Bryce Canyon National Park when staying at this pet-friendly Bryce Canyon City hotel.

Day 2: 18 Feb—Bryce Canyon
Early morning Milky Way shooting and sunrise. Return for breakfast and rest time. Afternoon/evening hikes and shooting.


Day 3: 19 Feb—Bryce Canyon - Kanab
Early morning Milky Way shooting and sunrise. Check out of hotel and head back to Kanab. Sunset near Zion NP.


Day 4: 20 Feb—Kanab | Grand Canyon
Sunrise at location near Kanab - location TBD. Pack up mid-morning and head towards South Rim of Grand Canyon. May stop at various points along the way. Sunset at Grand Canyon.
Tusayan, AZ

Located one mile from the South entrance of Grand Canyon National Park, and 7 miles from the South Rim, our hotel puts you within minutes of America's breathtaking natural wonder.

Day 5: 21 Feb—Grand Canyon
Full day of shooting on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. A few short hikes are planned for today. Return to our hotel in Tusayan after sunset. Tusayan, AZ


Day 6: 22 Feb—Grand Canyon | Page
We are up early for our final sunrise opportunity at the Grand Canyon and then start the drive back to Page. We photograph several places along the way and get back to town after dark. Page, AZ

Do you feel the need to be in a beautiful expansive space with magical landscaping? We are the right hotel for you with breathtaking views and spacious public spaces.

Day 7: 23 Feb—Kanab | Page
Sunrise at Horseshoe Bend. Excursions to Stud Horse Point and the Tree Cave. If Navajo Nation is open, could add Secret Canyon (extra fee). Sunset at Alstrom Point. Page, AZ


Day 8: 24 Feb—Kanab
Sunrise location TBD depending on conditions. Drive back to Kanab. Midday excursion to slot canyon. Sunset near Zion NP.


Day 9: 25 Feb—Kanab | White Pocket
Full day at White Pocket (sunrise + sunset).


Day 10: 26 Feb—Kanab | Zion NP
Full day in Zion NP. Various locations and moderate hiking required. Final group dinner in Kanab.


Day 11: 27 Feb—Kanab
Departures 

END OF TOUR


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Horseshoe Bend, Page

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Grand Canyon from the South Rim

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Lone Tree, Kanab

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Winter Sunrise at Bryce Canyon NP


Arrival, Departure

​Arrival & Meeting Place 
We will meet at the Best Western Hotel at Kanab, UT. Our meet and greet and dinner will be at 7:00PM on 16 Feb, 2020.

​Departure 
Kanab, UT on 27 Feb, 2020


Weather 

In Kanab, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a chilly 47.3°F (8.5°C) in January, to a cool 52.7°F (11.5°C). In February, in Kanab, the average low-temperature is 25.9°F (-3.4°C).

Depending on the location we could experience temperatures ranging from below freezing to highs in the 70s

4 SPOTS OPEN

TOUR COST: $4,650
11 DAYS/11 NIGHTS

GROUP SIZE: ONLY 6

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Tour Price Includes

  • 4X4 transportation to our shoot locations
  • Fees & Permits: Parking fees and State & National Park entry fees
  • 2 photographer/guides
  • Guiding to locations, local knowledge of the light and weather patterns, and best locations based on those conditions
  • One on one instruction in the field 
  • Post processing sessions: We will have post processing session in our down time where we sit down together go over workflow and post processing techniques, all with masks
  • Final Group dinner on 26 Feb.

Tour Price Excludes

  • Travel to and from Kanab, UT.
  • Lodging. See hotel list below
  • Meals: We will be careful when eating meals with social distance of paramount importance. All meals are the responsibility of the participant (except for the final group dinner on 26 Feb).

    Hotels for Desert SW Workshop

    You are responsible for booking your own hotel room. The links to each hotel, along with the dates is below. The process is quick and easy.

    The prices quoted are from the hotel websites. Each room can accommodate 2 people so if you would like to share a room, please make arrangements with your roommate.

    16 Feb (1 night), 19 Feb (1 night),
    24-27 Feb (2 nights)
    (435) 644-2675
    From $65.49 + taxes per night

    17 - 19 Feb (2 nights)
    (435) 834-5341
    From $79.95 + taxes per night

    20-22 Feb (2 nights)
    (928) 638-2673
    From $99.00 + taxes per night

    22-24 Feb (2 nights)
    (928) 645-8868
    From $67.95 + taxes per night


    Paying by check

    If you would like to pay your deposit and/or balance with a check, please make the check payable to: Pixelchrome, Inc and mail it to:

    Nicole Woodhouse
    Pixelchrome, Inc, 
    605 Rouen Drive, 
    McKinney TX 75072

    Paying by Wire Transfer

    If you would like to pay by Wire Transfer please contact nicole@pixelchrome.com for bank account details.


    Dress for the Weather

    • Personal Gear List
    • Sturdy hiking footwear, thick hiking socks, and long pants.
    • Several warm layers. For the most comfort, we recommend wearing moisture wicking base layers. A fleece or down jacket will help keep you warm and a waterproof shell or coat should be worn on the outside.
    • Snow pants or gaiters that you can seal around your boots to keep snow out. If your snow pants aren't insulated, make sure you wear an insulating base layer.
    • Warm hat, thick gloves, and glove liners (useful to operate your camera controls).
    • Micro-spikes or micro-traction devices will help when walking on slick surfaces. Snowshoes will not be needed for where we're going.
    • Headlamp in case we are hiking in the dark.
    • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Sun Hat
    • Water bottle

    Photo Equipment Checklist

    • Sturdy tripod and ballhead
    • Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera Body.
    • Wide Angle Lens. Frame frame - aim for 16-35mm range or wider. Crop sensor, 10-22mm.
    • Mid-range zoom lens in the range of 24-100mm.
    • Telephoto lenses will come in handy in Bryce and the Grand Canyon. Anything in the 70-400mm range.
    • Circular polarizer filters are useful. Bring any ND filters if you have them.
    • Extra batteries, memory cards, and cleaning supplies.
    • Remote cord for your camera.
    • Laptop if you wish to backup your photos or follow along during the post-processing instruction.

      Covid-19 Precautions

      Instructors will wear masks while teaching at close range

      Clients are encouraged to wear masks whenever they are at close range

      Where possible, we will practice social distancing. Tripods 6ft apart.

      You are encouraged to wash hands frequently and use hand sanitiser. 


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