Sun and Stars Photo Adventure - Phoenix

Overview

Join me for a sunset and stars photography experience in the foothills of Superstition Mountains! This is a 3.5 hours tour.

We're going to be in the right place at the right time to capture the best shots possible. 

I will explain the basics of sunset and night time photography and you'll get a chance to practice your new skills right away in a few very scenic locations.

This experience is designed for those who love photography, both beginners and advanced. Should you need photography tips, I'm very happy to help with photo techniques, composition and making the most of your time here.

Itinerary

  • We meet in Apache Junction at a location that will be communicated after booking your tour

  • We start with a short desert hike among saguaros, leading to great views of the spectacular mountains nearby. We then stop at a couple of photogenic spots to capture the Superstitions looking their best at sunset. 

  • After sundown we're going to visit a spooky ghost town nearby that offers excellent photo opportunities during the "blue hour". Now is the time to use your tripod -- don't worry if you don't have one, I'll bring some spare ones along!

  • Finally, we go back to the desert to shoot a night time scene with saguaros, stars and the Superstition Mountains. We'll also capture a few shots of little scorpions -- they make excellent subjects because they tend to stand quite still.
     

Who is this tour for?

  • This experience is designed for those who love photography, both beginners and advanced. My recommended gear is a DSLR/mirrorless camera, wide lenses (16 to 24mm) with a fast aperture (f/1.8, f/2.8).

  • However, if you own a new smartphone (e.g. iPhone 11 or 12, Google Pixel 4, Samsung S20 or newer) you will be able to take surprisingly good photos as well. 

  • Travelers who like to take home great memories and gorgeous photos
     

What's included?

  • Transportation during the tour (max 3 persons). I'll pickup and drop you off at the designated meeting point

  • Photography advice

  • Water and soft drinks​

What's not included?

  • Transportation to and from the meeting location

A few notes (please read)

  • This tour requires little physical activity so anyone in decent shape should be able to attend. However, this tour is not suitable for those using a wheelchair or have difficulty walking on uneven, rocky surfaces

  • We recommend wearing comfortable hiking shoes or, even better, hiking boots. A light jacket will help when temperature drops after sunset

  • Wear sunscreen and preferably a wide brim hat to protect yourself from sunburn

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • The tour is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather conditions, but that's a remote possibility given that Phoenix is one of the sunniest cities in the US

  • Our lawyers insists that you must sign a waiver before starting the tour. We encourage you to read the agreement prior to booking a tour with us

  • If there is not available tour on the day you want contact us and we might be able to accommodate you

 

Cancellation Policy

  • We offer a 100% refund if you cancel your reservation up to 2 days prior to the tour

  • 2 days prior to the tour, you will get a 20% refund.

  • There is no refund for a "no show"