Upcoming Workshop(s):

  • TBD
  • Included: Hotel Accommodations, all Meals, Park Fees, Workshop Fees
  • Not Included: Transportation to Page, Alcoholic Beverages, Hotel In-Room Concessions, Personal Items
You are standing on the edge of a 1,000-foot cliff looking over the Colorado River as it meanders its way through ancient rocks. The sun starts to set and you ready yourself to photograph one of the Southwest’s greatest treasures. Choose Sweet Light Photos as your guide and we will get you in the right spot at the right time to get a photo you can hang up in your living room.

At Sweet Light Photos we feel that where you stay and what you eat is an integral part of the overall travel experience.  However, to get the photograph we often need to travel to remote locations, and thus, we have limited food and lodging options.  So we commit to providing the best lodging and meals available. If we are out on a photo shoot, you can be rest assured we will have healthy and Gluten Free (GF) snacks and food available.  We want you to get the best possible photo at the right time and the right place – not going hungry doing so.

Page was founded in 1957 as a community to house the workers while constructing the Glen Canyon Dam. So it is a very new city. But it has a lot of ancient wonders nearby. During this workshop, you will be exposed to these geological wonders which are perfect for photography. You can expect to be photographing at some of the most beautiful locations in the Southwest, from a beautiful horseshoe shaped meander of the Colorado River to a slot canyon. Along with some expert instruction, we will get you in the right place at the right time to get wonderful photographs. You will walk away with some amazing photos of amazing places.

The target audience is for beginners to intermediate photographers who love landscapes and would like to learn more. As long as you have a DSLR (we shoot Nikon but others are welcome), a laptop computer (we are Mac users), Adobe Lightroom (trial copy is fine), and a tripod you can successfully take and process your photos. We will provide instruction on image composition, image processing and the basic use of Lightroom. In addition, we will host group critique sessions.

There will be early mornings and late nights as we want to take advantage of the beautiful light at sunrise and sunset. So, sleep is optional. We will also be doing some light to moderate hiking to get to desired locations.

Proposed Itinerary.

Itineraries are adjusted based on the time of year,  road conditions and weather. We will intersperse meals and work sessions as time permits (but don't worry, we'll eat!).

Day 1:

  • Arrive at Page mid-afternoon and check into hotel
  • Sunset shoot at Lookout Point (short drive, no hiking)

Day 2:

  • Sunrise shoot at Little Cut (short ride and very little hiking)
  • Slot Canyon Shoot (Private tour to Secret Canyon)
  • Late afternoon / sunset shoot at Toadstools  (40 minute drive, 2-3 mile roundtrip hike)

Day 3:

  • [Optional] Sunrise shoot at Horseshoe Bend (there is a 1.5-mile round/trip hike up and down a sandy walkway)
  • Visit to Slot Canyon (lower Antelope Canyon)
  • Sunset shoot at Horseshoe Bend (10-minute drive, 1.5-mile hike roundtrip over hill, slickrock and sand)

Day 4:

  • Sunrise shoot at Waterholes
  • Wrap-up and joint critique session

Recommended Gear

What You Should Bring What's In My Bag
DSLR Nikon D800E
Wide Angle Lens (especially for Horseshoe Bend) Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8
Sturdy Tripod with Ballhead Really Right Stuff TVC-33 and BH-55 Ballhead
Extra Batteries Two Additional Batteries (Nikon EN-EL15)
Battery Charger Nikon MH-25A Battery Charger
Extra Memory Chips SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro in camera, 2 additional 32 GB
Backup Device LaCie Rugged 2TB Thunderbolt HD
Medium Range Zoom and/or Longer Telephoto Lens Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
Medium Range Zoom and/or Longer Telephoto Lens Nikkor 80-400mm
Cable Release Vello Shutterboss Version II
Polarizing Filter B+W 77mm (XS-PRO/NANO-MC) Kaesemn Circ Pol
Split ND Grad Filter Lee Filter System, Lee .9 ND Soft-Edge Grad

Call us at (480) 442-1011 to register. As part of the registration process, we will send you an email with all the information you will need. Included in the email will be:

  • "Workshop Participant Profile" which all participants must fill out
  • "Participant Questionaire" which all participants must fill out
  • "Waiver Sheet, Release Waiver and Indemnity Agreement" which all participants must sign
  • A copy of the "Terms & Conditions" which is stated in next tab

Call us at (480) 442-1011 to book now! (we require a 50% deposit upon booking)


Deposit: A 50% deposit is due upon booking. This will confirm your place on the workshop.

Final Payment: The remaining 50% balance will be due 60 days prior to the beginning of your workshop. We will send an invoice by email one week prior to due date. Should this final payment fail to process, we reserve the right to treat the reservation as cancelled and retain the deposit.

All payments are by credit card through PayPal or over the phone.


If you cancel more than 60 days prior to the workshop start date you will be given a full refund less a $100 cancellation fee. If you cancel between 30 and 60 days prior to the workshop start date, we will retain your deposit but will return any additional money that you may have paid. There will be no refunds if you cancel less than 30 prior to the workshop start date.

While this can be difficult to hear it is a necessity. Each workshop requires a significant amount of preparation and expense. In addition, it can be difficult to fill your vacated spot if less than 30 days remains. However, if your spot is filled, we will refund your entire payment(s) less a $100 cancellation fee.

Sweet Light Photo Workshops reserves the right to alter or cancel any workshop. In the unlikely event that we need to cancel a workshop we will refund all monies paid, in full. Notification of our cancellation will be made via either a telephone call or an e-mail to you at least 14 days prior to the beginning of a workshop. We cannot be responsible for phone messages and e-mails not being received in a timely matter due to your service providers. We cannot be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets unused or other travel arrangements because of a workshop cancellation.

We highly recommend travel insurance such as: Allianz Travel Insurance to assist you in case of last minute plan changes or emergencies.

Force Majeure

For purposes of the terms & conditions described in this document, Force Majeure shall mean a cause or event such as; war or the threat of war, riots, terrorist activity, civil strife, governmental acts, industrial disputes, labor strikes, injunctions, natural disasters, nuclear disaster, fire, or unfavorable or adverse weather conditions that is not reasonably foreseeable or otherwise caused by or under the control of Sweet Light Photo Workshops. Any delay or failure in the performance by Sweet Light Photo Workshops shall be excused if and to the extent caused by the occurrence of a Force Majeure.


All workshop members will be required to fill out our Workshop Participant Profile form, sign Waiver Sheet, Release Waiver and Indemnity Agreement, and sign our Model Release form.

Liability Waiver

All workshop attendees will be required to sign our “Waiver and Release of Liability” form prior to the start of the workshop. The form will be emailed to you at time of registration and with your final bill. It will also be made available on our website.

Terms & Conditions Acceptance

By paying the workshop deposit or submitting your Workshop Participant Profile, you are agreeing to accept all the above terms & conditions. The person who completes the Workshop Participant Profile does so on behalf of all the individuals included on it, so that all are bound by the registration conditions.

Contact us at (480) 442-1011 for more information.