Moderate. This photo tour involves some trail hiking and elevation gain to arrive at certain shooting locations. Some shooting locations will be easily accessible from a parking lot or roadside. The trail hiking may be deemed vigorous activity based upon the participant’s physical condition. Trail hiking surfaces and those beyond the parking lot are generally uneven—thus hiking boots are recommended.
Participants do not need to be in prime physical shape, but one’s enjoyment will be based on good health and preparation. Participants should expect to walk up to 4 miles per day. Please consult with your doctor before attending our photo tour or venturing on your own before and/or after the photo tour.
Proper hydration is a must in desert locations. It is expected that each participant fully understands they will be out in remote desert locations. Please bring plenty of water (which will be provided) and drink often.
Intermediate. We expect you to know the basics about the exposure and composition and be comfortable handling your own camera.
Come prepared with clothing layers as mornings can be quite chilly. We plan on arriving up to an hour before sunrise and staying beyond sunset and into the crisp nights when temperatures can rapidly shift in this desert environment. Weather can also be unpredictable, so please plan accordingly.
November is a temperature swing month in the high desert as winter begins to set in. Highs average around 52°F (11°C) during the day and regularly dip below freezing (32°F) at night. The elevation of the surrounding area where we will be shooting is between 4,000 and 7,000 feet (1,220 and 2,134 meters).
Sunrise is approximately at 7:52 a.m and sunset is approximately at 6:24 p.m. on November 1st and 2nd. Due to Daylight Saving Time ending (where we gain an hour), sunrise will be approximately at 6:53 a.m. and sunset will be approximately at 5:22 p.m. starting on November 3rd.