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November 14-17, 2019


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Southwest Photography Travel Workshop

From the iconic panorama of Horseshoe Bend, to the mysterious Slot Canyons and the magnificent Bryce Canyon, the American Southwest offers a beautiful variety of ever-changing landscapes found nowhere else.

This Southwest Photography Travel workshop is an immersive trip through the spectacular Southwest landscape. A favorite among photographers, the Southwest offers a variety of breathtaking landscapes perfect for stunning images. Relax and let us guide you through the best locations to get amazing imagery.

Our goal on this trip of Southwest Photography Travel Workshop is to provide photographic tutoring and take you to the right locations at the right times to help you achieve a portfolio of beautiful photographs. Our experienced instructors will teach hands-on photographic techniques including composition, bracketing exposures, HDR merge and much more.

Spaces are limited. Make your reservation before spaces fill up. This is a popular time at those locations and hotels book up quickly. See below for our recommended hotels and room block rates.


Day 1 (Thurs 11/14): Horseshoe Bend – Meet our leaders at the Hampton Inn at 1 pm for introductions and a brief photography tutorial. Head out to Horseshoe Bend for an afternoon and sunset shoot. Image review if time allows. Overnight at Page, AZ – Hampton Inn recommended (scroll down for block rates).

Day 2 (Fri 11/15): Slot Canyons – Head out in the early morning for the Slot Canyons. We go to four different areas on the Indian reservation. After a full day of shooting and instruction, we head back to the hotel. For those that can’t get enough of the Southwest sunset, there is an opportunity to go back out for another sunset shoot. Overnight at Page, AZ.

Day 3 (Sat 11/16): Bryce Canyon – After breakfast, we make the 2.5 hour drive to Bryce Canyon. We head out early afternoon to the park and end with a sunset shoot of the beautiful canyon. You will have another opportunity for image review with the instructors in the evening. Overnight at Bryce, UT – Ruby’s Inn recommended (scroll down for block rates).

Day 4 (Sun 11/17): Departure – Early morning sunrise shoot of Bryce Canyon. There will be an optional hike into Amphitheatre for additional shooting. Depart for home.

One-Day Extension (add $100 to trip fee) – Day 0 (Wed 11/13): Grand Canyon  –  Meet at Yuvapai Lodge and head out for a beautiful sunset shoot. Wake up early for a sunrise shoot overlooking the canyon. After breakfast, head out for Page, AZ where we will meet the rest of our group. Overnight at the Grand Canyon – Yuvapai Lodge recommended.


What’s Included: 

Photographic tutorial and image review with 2 instructors

Entrance fee for Indian Reservation Slot Canyons (approx $260 pp)

Park entrance fees

Snacks and water

1 hosted dinner


$200 deposit required to reserve a spot (Nonrefundable).

Full payment due by October 14th.

No refunds given after October 27th.

Highly recommend making your hotel reservations soon as rooms can book up quickly.

Itinerary and prices are subject to change.


All levels




Small flashlight

Closed-toe shoes, hiking shoes preferably

Hotel Recommendations: 

11/13: Grand Canyon Village – Yuvapai Lodge  (877) 404-4611 www.VisitGrandCanyon.com Rates range from $143 – $177 nightly, including taxes and breakfast. No group rate available.

11/14-11/15: Page, AZ – Hampton Inn  (928) 645-0075  Group rate of $108/night available for a limited number of rooms (includes taxes and breakfast). Must ask for the CCDA rate.

11/16: Bryce, UT – Ruby’s Inn  (866) 866-6616 www.rubysinn.com Group rate of $81 (includes tax and breakfast) available. Use this link to book: https://www.bryceres.com/rubys/availability.asp?startDate=11/16/2019&duration=2&requesttype=invBlockC ode&code=1911CCDA  or call and ask for the “CCDA ” room block.


Jeff Sink – A lifelong educator and coach, Jeff brings his talents for leadership, mentorship and energy to CCDA as one of our travel photographers. After retiring from teaching and coaching basketball, Jeff now pursues photography full-time with CCDA. He has led countless trips to Africa, Alaska, Iceland and the Southwest sharing his passion for teaching the fine art of wildlife and landscape photography.

David LaNeve – A professional photographer and founder of the CCDA, David enjoys sharing his passion for photography with his students. He has mentored countless photographers from basic to professional levels. His engaging personality and humor make him a favorite among the students.Southwest Photography Travel Workshop

Southwest Photography Travel Workshop

Southwest Photography Travel Workshop