Location: White Pocket, Arizona (meet in Paria, UT)
Dates: Nov 10-12, 2017
Tuition: $1395 (+$500 outfitter fee for accommodation, meals, and 4x4 transportation)
Instructors: Alex Mody and Alex Noriega
Group Size: Limit of 8 participants (4:1 client to instructor ratio)
Highlights: Sunrise, sunset, nighttime photography, and fully-outfitted camping on a remote desert plateau, featuring the planet's most interesting, unique, and otherworldly sandstone formations. This trip sold out in 2016.
Itinerary: On Day 1, we meet at noon in Paria, UT. We will have an introductory session, load up into our outfitter’s 4x4 vehicles, and begin the trek out to White Pocket. Upon arrival, our outfitters will set up camp and prepare dinner while we photograph through the evening. After sunset, dinner is served, and we venture back out for a few hours of nighttime photography.
Day 2: We rise early to photograph sunrise at White Pocket. After our morning shoot, we eat breakfast and relax around camp for an hour or two. Around midday, we will take a daytime excursion to a nearby slot canyon. We return to our camp at White Pocket in the afternoon, photograph sunset, eat dinner, and head out for several more hours of nighttime photography before turning in for the night.
Day 3: We rise early again to photograph sunrise at White Pocket. After our morning shoot and breakfast, our outfitters pack up camp and drive us back to Paria Outpost, for a post-processing session, and to wrap up the trip.
Fitness Level: Like any outdoor nature photography workshop, a reasonable degree of fitness is ideal. Physical activity for this tour will be minimal. Participants should be prepared to walk 1-2 miles over rough, uneven, and occasionally sandy terrain each day.
Accommodation: All accommodation for this tour will be provided by a local outfitting company. They provide 4x4 transportation, tents, sleeping bags & pads, tables, chairs, etc., as well as a sack lunch, hot dinner, and breakfast each day. They charge a flat fee of $500 for these services, which is payable via cash or check when we meet.
- Expert instruction and guiding in the field
- Image critique sessions with both Alex and I
- Post-processing session with Alex and I
Tuition does not include:
- Transportation to and from Paria, UT (Participants are asked to carpool. Due to insurance reasons, we are not able to drive any participants.)
- Accommodation, meals & incidental costs.
Final Payment: An invoice for your final balance will be sent ~90 days before the trip. Your refundable deposit becomes nonrefundable 60 days before the trip.
Questions? Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.