Valley of Fire Photo Tour
3 Day Photo Tour
Spend 2 days capturing unusual and stunning photos of Valley of Fire. Valley of Fire State Park is truly one of those relatively unknown gems.
I think Valley of Fire is just as beautiful as any of the better known National Parks and photo destinations in Utah or Northern Arizona, but without the crowds you find in more famous locations. Valley of Fire's incredible variety of geography, including colorful sandstone formations, arches, slot canyons and endless nooks and crannies are just waiting to be discovered and photographed.
Limited Group Size
Group size is limited to 6 allowing for a more intimate experience despite being part of a group. At times I may be shooting alongside you so I am calling this a photo tour although I anticipate plenty of teaching opportunities each day.
3 days $475.00
No dates scheduled at this time.
I have been a regular visitor to Valley of Fire since 2007. Back then it was even lesser known and when I tried to label some of the more interesting places I had discovered such as the place I call Sherbert Hills I couldn’t find a single photograph of the location on the internet! At the time I kept quiet about such discoveries. But now as they are slowly being discovered by more people I thought this would be a good time to offer a photo tour so that I could share some of these really spectacular places.
We will spend two days photographing Valley of Fire’s incredible variety of geography. Of course, we will visit the star attractions including Fire Wave, Sherbert Hills, Fire Cave Arch aka Windstone Arch, Elephant Arch and Native American petroglyphs. All the time keeping an eye out for Desert Bighorn Sheep.
In addition to visiting many beautiful locations in Valley of Fire, weather permitting, we will also do a night photography session in the Park. Valley of Fire is not open to the general public at night except for the campground, but we have obtained a special permit that will allow us to stay in the Park when everyone else has to leave. I have timed the tour to coincide with a new moon to maximize star viewing.
Between catching sunrise and sunset, and a night session, the days will be long but we will take a break mid-day for a nap. Even though Las Vegas is only about an hour away, I recommend staying in Overton just to reduce the amount of time on the road. Or one of the campgrounds inside Valley of Fire State Park.
- Welcome dinner
- Guiding and instruction
- Dinner 2nd Day
What’s not included
- Transportation to/from Valley of Fire
- Transportation within Valley of Fire (we will carpool to minimize our impact)
- Lodging and meals (except as noted above)
Days 2: We will meet before sunrise. Actual schedule and location will be determined based on light and clouds. After sunrise we will continue shooting into the early afternoon. We will break mid-day for a nap and to escape the heat of the day. We will meet up again prior to sunset and shoot until the last daylight. After shooting sunset we will meet Janine at our camp where she will serve us a homemade dinner while we wait for it to get dark. After dinner we will set out for our night photography session.
Day 3: We will again meet up prior to sunrise. After capturing sunrise we will spend the rest of the morning continuing to explore and photograph Valley of Fire. We will wrap up the photo tour around 12 noon.
“Profited most from his photographic skills! Always positive and very dedicated to make it an enjoyable trip.”
“We challenged Ron to frown but he couldn’t or wouldn’t. Totally upbeat and prepared.”
Payment in full is due at time of registration.
Payment may be made by check or credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Checks should be made payable to Niebrugge Images, LLC and mailed to PO Box 1337, Seward, AK 99664.
No refunds will be made for cancellations. All payments to Niebrugge Images, LLC are non-refundable unless the photo tour sells out and we are able to fill your spot. If the photo tour is sold out and your spot is filled, we will refund any payment or deposits paid to Niebrugge Images, LLC less a $75.00 processing fee.