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Hunt’s Photo Adventure: Mexican Hat & Monument Valley

October 2, 2023 - October 8, 2023

$500.00 – $1,995.00

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Deposit Only: Hunt's Photo Adventure: Mexican Hat & Monument Valley
$ 500.00
10 available
Total Cost: Hunt's Photo Adventure: Mexican Hat & Monument Valley
$ 1,995.00
10 available

Class Summary

Date & Time:

October 2, 2023 - October 8, 2023

Location:
Mexican Hat, Utah
Featuring:
The stunning landscapes of the west
Skill Level:
All Skill Levels Welcome
Instructor:
Bob Fletcher & Jeff Swinger
Class size:
10 attendees
What to Bring:
  • Camera, memory cards, batteries
  • Wide angle, standard, telephoto and super-telephoto lenses (If you are looking for a lens to rent, you can rent it from us at rentals.huntsphoto.com!)
  • Tripod
  • Cable release
  • Polarizers and Neutral Density filters if you have them
Recommended Prerequisites:
Basic Knowledge of your Camera
Misc:

Travel information
We recommend flying into Salt Lake City (SLC). We will be making a bulk pickup of attendees at the airport at 12:00 noon. It is a 6-hour drive from SLC to Mexican Hat. If you choose to arrive early or stay later, you will need to rent a vehicle.

Hotel information
We will be staying at the San Juan Inn in Mexican Hat (US 163 & San Juan River, Mexican Hat, UT 435-683-2220). Please note: Your rooms are NOT included in the cost of your ticket, but we have rooms set aside. After booking with us, make sure to call to put your name on one of those rooms. We are listed as the “Hunt’s Photo Group”.

Policies:
Refund / Cancellation Policy

Refund Policy – Adventures

For all Adventures, a deposit of 25% of the total cost of the workshop is required to hold a spot. Please note: Deposits are non-refundable, but you can receive a 50% credit toward a future adventure. Within 45-days, the deposit is non-transferable.

For national adventures (excluding Alaska), final payments are due one month prior to the start of the workshop.
For international adventures (and Alaska), final payments are due 90-days prior to the start of the workshop. We strongly encourage travel insurance!

For all cancellations, you must contact classes@huntsphoto.com

Description

Workshop Description

The road to Monument Valley crosses the Utah-Arizona state line as it heads towards a group of red cliffs and spires in the distance. Heavy rain may temporarily make the road impassable for all but 4 WD vehicles. The drive is 17 miles long of which 13 miles is a one-way loop, and typical times for the full trip are 4 to 5 hours for photographers. 15 mph is the speed limit, and some places are too rocky and bumpy to go any faster, though other sections are quite smooth (with a surface of hard pressed sand). Early morning is the preferred time to visit as the light is better for photography and there are far fewer people than later in the day. Opening hours are 6 am – 8 pm (May – Sep) or 8 am – 5 pm (Oct – Apr).
There is much to see along the Valley Drive, even if many of the views are of the same formations, just at different angles, as some of the narrower buttes look quite different from one side compared to the other. This part of Monument Valley is one of the most impressive large-scale landscapes anywhere in the Southwest, rivaling places like the Grand Canyon or Yosemite for the variety of scenes to photograph.

We will photograph in the following locations:
• Muley Point Overlook
• Gooseneck State Park
• Valley of the Gods
• Forrest Gump Hill
• Monument Valley
• The Mittens and Merrick Butte
• Elephant Butte and The Three Sisters
• John Ford’s Point and Artist’s Point

What’s included:
• Five days of in-field photography and instruction
• Airport P/U & return, ground transportation in the field
• Experienced workshop leaders
• Image Discussion and Review Sessions

What’s not included:
• Air fare or baggage fees to and from Salt Lake City (SLC)
• Lodging (We will be staying at the San Juan Inn in Mexican Hat- 435-683-2220)
• Meals
• Any activities outside the tour itinerary
• Travel insurance (which is highly recommended for all travelers)

Skill Sets: All Levels of Photographers are Welcome
Physical Activity: Low

In this workshop we will cover:

Exposure
Composition
Metering
Use of Lenses
Subject Development
Creative Thinking
Shooting in Low Light
Long Exposures
Use of Filters (polarizers and ND)
Image Processing
Image Review
Image Critiquing

Lodging is not included in the cost of this Adventure. We will be staying at the the San Juan Inn in Mexican Hat- 435-683-2220.

Recommended gear:
Camera, memory cards, batteries
Wide angle, standard, telephoto and super-telephoto lenses (If you are looking for a lens to rent, you can rent it from us at rentals.huntsphoto.com!)
Tripod
Cable release
Polarizers and Neutral Density filters if you have them

Travel information
We recommend flying into Salt Lake City (SLC). We will be making a bulk pickup of attendees at the airport at 12:00 noon. It is a 6-hour drive from SLC to Mexican Hat. If you choose to arrive early or stay later, you will need to rent a vehicle.

Hotel information
We will be staying at the San Juan Inn in Mexican Hat (US 163 & San Juan River, Mexican Hat, UT 435-683-2220). Please note: Your rooms are NOT included in the cost of your ticket, but we have rooms set aside. After booking with us, make sure to call to put your name on one of those rooms. We are listed as the “Hunt’s Photo Group”.

About Weather
Weather can range from a low of 45° F at night to a high of 70° F during the day. There will be a slight chance of rain during our workshop.

Important things to keep in mind:
•Bring clothing suited for a variety of temperatures, from cool mornings to warm afternoons.
•We will be using SUVs for this workshop.

Payments
A deposit of 25% of the total cost of the trip is required upon sign-up to secure a spot. The remaining balance is due 30-days prior to the workshop. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Details

Start:
October 2, 2023
End:
October 8, 2023
Cost:
$500.00 – $1,995.00
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