Instructional Photography Trips in the American Southwest

Nature's Awe - Vermillion Cliffs WildernessNature's Awe - Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness WorldView Photography offers guided instructional photography trips in the American Southwest for individuals and very small groups.  Join us and experience the stunning photogenic locations you've seen in coffee table books, travel magazines and the movies.  We don't just cover the parks, we'll get you to "off the beaten path" locales that few tourists or photographers ever see.  The shooting locations we visit can be your own wish-list or you can choose from one of our three pre-selected itineraries below.  Either way, you will receive one-on-one attention that will elevate your skills as a photographer and get you to superb locales at the best time of day.  You may find other guides or instructors in the southwest, but few, if any, provide the broad area of coverage that WorldView does.

All the worrying gone.  We eliminate all the research, trial and error and logistic hassles of attempting your own trip.  Once you've picked an itinerary, all you do is show up.  We will make the most efficient use of your valuable time here!  Not only will you come away with great images, you'll have a memorable, fun and stress-free experience!

We'll elevate your skills.  WorldView makes all your lodging and meal arrangements and provides all transportation to and from shooting locations.  We even pick you up at a nearby airport, saving you the expense and liability of a rental car.  We'll also provide you with written materials before and during the trip that include a suggested gear and clothing list, preferred camera settings for professional landscape photography and a digital photography 101 mini-course.  In addition to coaching sound field technique and composition, we'll demonstrate post-capture image processing and step-by-step image refinement.  We'll even offer constructive suggestions about your captured images, if desired.

John Stottlemyer  is a degreed photography instructor and an experienced guide and trip provider specializing in the American Southwest. John has authored a fine art photography book on the Colorado Plateau and serves as an editor and cartographer for PhotoTripUSA Publishing. WorldView Photography is fully insured as a professional travel provider.  Testimonials from satisfied customers are available on request.  We recommend April, May, September and October as ideal times to photograph the Southwest.


Trip One:  Arches / Canyonlands / Monument Valley

The best of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.  Beyond these awesome settings, we'll see world-class rock art, dramatic ancestral puebloan ruins, desert waterfalls, little-known arches and much more.  Optional extensions include Arches by Night, Monument Valley by Night, Horseshoe Canyon, Goblin Valley, Hunts Mesa and Mesa Verde.  Five day minimum trip - extensions require additional days.



Trip Two:  Bryce / Zion / Page / Grand Canyon

The best of Bryce Thor's HammerThor's Hammer Canyon, Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks plus the Page 'Universe'.  Beyond the gorgeous parks, we'll see the world's best slot canyons, plus hoodoos, ghosts, castles, waves, rainbows and petrified dunes - all in sandstone!  Optional extensions include Lake Powell / Rainbow Bridge by boat or plane, plus The WAVE, South Coyote Buttes and White Pocket.  Five day minimum trip.  Extensions require additional days.





Trip Three:  Bryce / Zion / Page / Monument Valley

The best of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, Monument Valley 'Lady in the Wind' Arch'Lady in the Wind' Arch Navajo Tribal Park plus the Page 'Universe'.  Beyond the two stunning national parks, we'll experience the iconic sandstone paradise of Monument Valley and go beyond the tourist loop.  In the Page area, we'll visit Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and other exotic locales.  Extensions include Hunts Mesa overnight, Lake Powell and Rainbow Bridge by boat or plane, plus the WAVE, South Coyote Buttes and White Pocket.  Five day minimum. Extensions require extra days.




Trip Four:  Create your own dream trip sampler from above

WorldView will help you create your dream trip from the locations above. Some limitations apply. Five day minimum trip required.