Saguaro National Park 3-Day Photography Workshop with Lodging

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Tanque Verde Ranch

14301 E Speedway Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85748

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Join us in Tucson to capture the magical Milky Way this November.

About this Event

The health and safety of our participants and staff is of the utmost importance to us. Please read our updated COVID-19 Health Procedures and Cancellation Policies for 2020 workshops.

Photo Credit: BLM/Bob Wick 

Overview

Imagine watching the sun rise over the Catalina mountains, the Milky Way arch over 70-foot saguaro cacti and the sunset bathing the desert floor in purple light. This new 2-night/3-day resort-based workshop will immerse you and a small group of participants in the art of landscape and night skies photography in Saguaro National Park. We’ll take advantage of the park’s dark night skies and stunning sunrises and sunsets to capture this ecological gem.

We’ll be staying at the gorgeous Tanque Verde Ranch, which backs onto Saguaro National Park. We’ve built free time into the schedule, so you can experience this stunning resort with a wide variety of activities from lounging by the pool or going for a horseback ride, to taking a yoga class or to learning a new craft like silversmithing.

The workshop begins the evening of November 11 with a meet-and-greet dinner reception at Tanque Verde Ranch. From there, we’ll dive into classroom and in-the-field experiences. Be prepared to walk up to a quarter mile on uneven surfaces to get to each shoot location.

Tamron USA will have their full complement of lenses available to loan out to you for the entire program in Canon, Sony and Nikon mounts. National Park Trips (an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service) and Tamron USA have teamed up to for the 5th year in a row to offer National Park Photography Workshops in parks across the Western United States in 2020..

 

Itinerary

Day 1 November 11, 2020

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Intro to Workshop & Photography Seminar

5:30 - 6 p.m.: Check-in to rooms at Tanque Verde Ranch

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Cowboy Cookout Dinner

8 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Intro to Workshop & Photography Seminar, continued

9:30 p.m.: Leave for Milky Way Shoot in Saguaro National Park West

10:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.: Milky Way Shoot in Saguaro National Park West

3 a.m.: Return to Tanque Verde Ranch

 

Day 2 November 12, 2020

3 a.m. - 4:15 pm: Free time to sleep, grab complimentary breakfast on your own and take advantage of all the activities the ranch has to offer (some activities may cost an additional fee. See the weekly activity schedule and book activities here.)

4:15 p.m.: Leave for sunset/blue hour shoot in Saguaro National Park East

4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Sunset/blue hour shoot in Saguaro National Park East (Sunset at 5:24 p.m.)

7 p.m.: Return to Tanque Verde Ranch

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Working dinner and post-production seminar 

 

Day 3 November 13, 2020

5:45 a.m.: Leave for sunrise shoot in Saguaro National Park East

6 a.m. – 8 a.m.: Sunrise shoot in Saguaro National Park East (sunrise at 6:51 a.m.)

8:15 a.m. Return to Tanque Verde Ranch

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Group breakfast at Tanque Verde Ranch and wrap-up Q&A

 

Workshop Headquarters

Tanque Verde Ranch 14301 E Speedway Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85748

Transportation:

All participants must arrange transportation to the host lodging property.

In the past, all of our workshops have been van-supported, however given uncertaintly due to COVID-19 developments, 2020 workshop attendees may be asked to drive their own vehicles to and from each photo shoot location in Saguaro National Park to adhere to social distancing protocols. We will be in close contact with attendees in the weeks leading up to the workshop to confirm the transportation arrangements.

Be prepared to walk up to a quarter mile on uneven surfaces to get to each shoot location.

Weather:

Weather in the desert can fluctuate quite a bit from day to night. Daytime temperatures average in the mid 70s and nighttime temperatures can drop into the high 40s. Wearing layers is suggested.

Inclement Weather:

If weather prevents photographing the night skies, we will have several contingencies.

Fee:

$995 for double occupancy room (two tickets must be purchased) or $1,195 for a single occupancy room. If you have a spouse traveling with you who will not be attending the workshop, please pick the "One Workshop Participant with Double Occupancy Room - ONE PARTICIPANT" ticket for $1225. This includes your spouses breakfasts and resort fees. 

Includes workshop, transportation to and from shoot locations, lodging, and some meals. Airfare not included.

$35 of your registration fee will be donated to Friends of Saguaro National Park which works to protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources of Saguaro National Park. This donation will cover the Adoption of a Saguaro cactus in your name. Those funds support the research and protection of the iconic symbol of the American southwest which the park is named for.

 

Your Instructors:

Ken Hubbard

Ken is the Field Services Manager for Tamron, and responsible for Tamron’s popular Mobile Learning Tour and consumer workshop series. Ken conducts workshops all over the country and his portrait and landscape work has appeared in galleries nationwide.

Erica Robinson

Erica Robinson has always had a strong passion for both photography and travel, but once merging the two together is where she found her true calling. After studying photography in college, her first adventure was working as a photographer for a cruise line. Trying to pursue a different genre she then worked with talented Boston wedding photographers while learning the technical side working for a local camera store. Photography is an incredible tool that allows us to stop a moment and relive it every time we look at that image. She genuinely enjoys teaching others how to capture that moment in the way it makes them feel, to relive it over and over again. 

Questions:

Please email Mikaela Ruland at mruland@nationalparktrips.com.

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