Route 66 In Arizona Photography Workshop
October 16 - 20, 2023
Begins in Holbrook, AZ
Cost of Workshop - $825
Route 66 in Arizona is one of those truly amazing time-capsule locations.
Years ago, I discovered Route 66 in Arizona. It was shortly after my brother's wedding in Las Vegas. Not being a "Vegas kind of guy," my wife and I rented a car and headed out to the Grand Canyon. Along the way, we rolled into Kingman AZ. This was our first taste of "The Mother Road." From there it was on to Williams before heading to our hotel near the entrance Grand Canyon National Park. I would make several return visits to Route 66 staying in some of the iconic hotels along the route. Each visit confirmed that this was a place that I needed to share with others.
We will begin with introductions, and review the agenda for the week. We will head out for dinner as a group. After dinner, we will spend some time doing a night shoot at the Wigwam Hotel.
Saturday starts with an early morning photo shoot around Holbrook AZ. After the morning photo shoot we will check out of our hotel and then head off to Petrified Forest National Park where we will spend the majority of the day. Upon leaving the park, we will make a stop in Joseph City AZ.
We will conclude the day with dinner in Winslow Arizona. After dinner, we will spend time working on and reviewing photos taken earlier in the day.
Before breakfast, we will spend time walking around Winslow photographing the downtown area. But we won't be taking photos of "the corner" just yet. The light won't be right until after breakfast. After breakfast, we will return to "the corner" for a group shot. After the Group Shot, we will visit the ruins of the Two Guns Theme Park.
Our next stop will be Walnut Canyon National Monument. This stop features our longest (and a bit of a tough) hike down into the cliff dwellings. After Walnut Canyon, we will head over to Williams for lunch.
After lunch, we will spend the remainder of the day on the one of the longest stretches of the original Route 66 which will take us through Seligman, Peach Springs, and Hackberry before dropping us off in Kingman AZ.
We will have dinner in Kingman. After dinner, we will spend time working on and reviewing photos taken during the day.
After breakfast we will head over toward Needles CA. We will then pick up Route 66 and head back towards Kingman. This will bring us through the Needles, Oatman with their wild donkeys, and Goldroad. Once back in Kingman, we will head back towards Williams AZ. We will spend the late afternoon photographing the area around Williams.
We will meet for breakfast and then have a final image review before saying our good byes and heading out. For those wanting to visit Grand Canyon National Park, Williams is the perfect jumping off point.
Get Your Kicks on Route 66
What You Will Need:
This weekend will have everything from waterfalls to animals. To make the most of the weekend the following is recommended:
Sturdy Tripod - wind can be a big factor this time of year.
A Remote Shutter Release - wired tend to work best.
Polarizer - to help remove glare and help with color saturation.
A set of lenses that cover the focal lengths of 24 - 200mm.
Rain Protection for Camera - we will be mostly in desert areas, but the area around Flagstaff can be unpredictable.
Layered Clothing - we will be in the high desert, and it can get quite chilly in the evenings.
Sun screen, and a hat that that offers protection from the sun.
A pair of light weight gloves and a knit hat.
Spare Batteries & Memory Cards
Laptop and Card Reader
We will be staying in a number of different hotels during the course of the workshop. This will make it easier for us to visit all of the various locations during the trip. Upon registration, you will receive a list of the places where we plan on staying.
This workshop is led by Don Tredinnick.
Workshop size is limited to 8 participants.
Workshop price is for the workshop only and does not include lodging, meals, or transportation.
All participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
Some of the locations require some moderate hiking.
We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if the minimum number of registrations are not received. If we cancel, you will be given a full refund.
You can cancel up to 21 days prior to the workshop. We will refund your money minus a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancelations less than 21 days prior to the workshop.