slot canyon photo adventure

Arizona PPA to Host Slot Canyon Adventure

Arizona Professional Photographers Association has scheduled their Fall Fest event for November 4, 5 and 6 of this year. We’ll be traveling to Page, Arizona for lots of landscape photography opportunities. The highlight will be a tour of Secret Canyon. Secret Canyon is a beautiful slot canyon that we will access via Hummer Tour Adventures.

Also on the docket is a visit to sunrise and sunset locations that are quite beautiful. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. How about a video to describe the adventure?

Fall Festival video for Arizona PPA

There are limited spaces available for this trip. Initially, it will only be open to AZPPA members. Then if any spots are left it will be opened to non-members as well. If you would like to get on the waiting list to get in touch with me and I’ll get you hooked up.

The video and stills from this production were captured with a Lumix GX8 and Lumix GH4 cameras and assorted Lumix lenses. You may have noticed the time-lapse. It was created with the camera on a small tripod held on the dashboard with images taken every one second. Those images were processed in-camera to a 4K video at 24 frames per second. Adobe Premiere Pro the editor of choice for assembling all the pieces.

bob coates photography slot canyon photoLumix GH4 Lumix G Vario lens 7-14mm @14mm (28mm full frame equivalent) ISO 200 – Processed a three frame bracket spaced one stop apart in Aurora HDR software

Images were captured with the camera mounted on a tripod. When photographing in slot canyons you need to expand the dynamic range by capturing multiple exposures because light floods in from the open top but there are many dark corners. Being able to blend images together makes it possible to see all the varied detail that has been etched into the walls by wind and water over multiple years.

Yours in Creative Photography,        Bob

PS – More information on this trip or the monthly meetings and other benefits of Arizona PPA can be found on the website

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