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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA

Landscape Photography: Grand Canyon, Sedona, Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monuments

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Program #18429RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
7,000 feet elevation. Those with heart or lung concerns should consult physician before attending.

Equipment Requirements
• Personal camera - while program is geared toward digital photographers, film camera's also welcome. • Tripods/monopods—are very useful – lighter and not bulky pods are recommended -- but a larger tripod will be easily stored and accessible generally on the van. • Flash drive/jump drive AKA: storage device/drive at least 2 gig in size. This is to submit the images to the instructors for the daily photo review. This device is important and only one device per couple or team is needed. A second memory card may be substituted. • Laptop computers are recommended. They are useful for participants reviewing their daily photos for submission to the instructor for review, editing photos and organizing photo essay for the end of the week. I-Pads do not work as well as laptops due to inability to export files. • Camera's owner's manual, extra batteries, battery charger.

Itinerary for Apr 21 — Apr 26, 2013

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Type: Motel

Description: Four floors with 2 elevators, 128 rooms. Conveniently close to shopping. One quarter mile to Northern Arizona University. 2 miles to historic downtown Flagstaff. Wide range of cuisine available at nearby restaurants.

Contact info:
2015 S Beulah Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
phone: 928-556-8666
web: www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ939&propId=939

Room amenities: Free WIFI, dataport phones, premium cable channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, clock.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool and spa, fitness center. Deluxe continental breakfast. Guest coin operated laundry available. Free local calls. Participants requesting a refrigerator for medicine can have access to a locked refrigerator that is located in the hotel lobby area. Lobby microwave available to guests 24 hours. Safety deposit box at front desk available to all guests. Roll away beds for $10.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call local La Quinta for the rates available during your stay (928) 556-8666. NOTE: When they get the pre-recorded information they must hit the "6" option, to connect with group sales, which has the information about Road Scholar groups.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 21 - Arrival & Registration/Introductions & Orientatio...
Afternoon: On-site registration from 4:30-5:15 PM in the hotel conference room or lobby.

Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant, nearby to the hotel.

Evening: Following dinner we will have an orientation meeting. Review the daily activities and meet your fellow hostlers. Your photography instructor will be present to answer you specific questions concerning the daily downloading and sharing of photographs.

Lodging: Flagstaff La Quinta Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Four floors with 2 elevators, 128 rooms. Conveniently close to shopping. One quarter mile to Northern Arizona University. 2 miles to historic downtown Flagstaff. Wide range of cuisine available at nearby restaurants.

Contact info:
2015 S Beulah Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
phone: 928-556-8666
web: www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ939&propId=939

Room amenities: Free WIFI, dataport phones, premium cable channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, clock.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool and spa, fitness center. Deluxe continental breakfast. Guest coin operated laundry available. Free local calls. Participants requesting a refrigerator for medicine can have access to a locked refrigerator that is located in the hotel lobby area. Lobby microwave available to guests 24 hours. Safety deposit box at front desk available to all guests. Roll away beds for $10.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call local La Quinta for the rates available during your stay (928) 556-8666. NOTE: When they get the pre-recorded information they must hit the "6" option, to connect with group sales, which has the information about Road Scholar groups.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 22 - Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon - photo shoot
Note: Several walks carry your own equipment up to one mile each.

Breakfast: Deluxe continental breakfast at the hotel to include waffles, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruits, pastries, bagels, cereals, muffins, juices, milk and coffee.

Morning: Get ready for a full day! We will start our day with an indoor classroom photography class. Instructor uses this time to assess the group and to answer questions. Discuss the basics of how a camera works, how best to determine lighting requirements/settings, etc. After the class we will take our field trip to beautiful Sedona. We will spend the morning in the towering confines of Oak Creek Canyon photographing the flowing waters and riparian community of the creek as well as some of the historic structures left behind by homesteaders. Oak Creek Canyon was designated as Arizona's first official Scenic Byway and is considered one of the most dramatic drives of our state as it drops from the Ponderosa Pine country of Flagstaff to the high elevation desert of Sedona.

Lunch: Sack lunch at West Fork in Oak Creek Canyon.

Afternoon: Continue our Sedona field trip. Numerous stops capturing Sedona's famous red rock views as well as its beautiful high desert Flora. Visit Sedona's iconic Church of the Holy Cross, and enjoy a little free time in the Mexican themed village of Tlquepaque, with its ornate fountains and flowering gardens.

Dinner: Early dinner at a Sedona restaurant.

Evening: Following an early dinner, we will head out to capture sunset photos of the red rocks and towering buttes/cliffs.

Lodging: Flagstaff La Quinta Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Four floors with 2 elevators, 128 rooms. Conveniently close to shopping. One quarter mile to Northern Arizona University. 2 miles to historic downtown Flagstaff. Wide range of cuisine available at nearby restaurants.

Contact info:
2015 S Beulah Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
phone: 928-556-8666
web: www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ939&propId=939

Room amenities: Free WIFI, dataport phones, premium cable channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, clock.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool and spa, fitness center. Deluxe continental breakfast. Guest coin operated laundry available. Free local calls. Participants requesting a refrigerator for medicine can have access to a locked refrigerator that is located in the hotel lobby area. Lobby microwave available to guests 24 hours. Safety deposit box at front desk available to all guests. Roll away beds for $10.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call local La Quinta for the rates available during your stay (928) 556-8666. NOTE: When they get the pre-recorded information they must hit the "6" option, to connect with group sales, which has the information about Road Scholar groups.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 23 - Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monuments - ph...
Note: Several walks carry your own equipment up to one mile each.

Breakfast: Breakfast on the go so as to capture the early morning light of Wupatki National Monument

Morning: Our photo shoot in Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monuments will provide us the opportunity to capture both wildly diverse and stark landscape views as well as the captivating 1000 year old ruins of Wupatki and Lomatki Pueblos. From lava flows that look like they just recently hardened to views of the Painted Desert, there will be a little bit of everything on this field trip. Wupatki is noted for having the northern most Mayan style "ball court" in the Americas as well as photogenic restored buildings throughout the pueblo.

Lunch: Sack lunch at Sunset Crater National Monument.

Afternoon: After a little down time following the field trip, we will have a late afternoon indoor photography class reviewing the days lessons and photographs, followed by a discussion of Workflow - the sequence of steps that a professional photographer uses to process good pictures into great pictures.

Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant, nearby to the hotel

Evening: Enjoy an evening presentation discussing Social Media for photographers, sites you can use to share your photographs with friends family and the world.

Lodging: Flagstaff La Quinta Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Four floors with 2 elevators, 128 rooms. Conveniently close to shopping. One quarter mile to Northern Arizona University. 2 miles to historic downtown Flagstaff. Wide range of cuisine available at nearby restaurants.

Contact info:
2015 S Beulah Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
phone: 928-556-8666
web: www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ939&propId=939

Room amenities: Free WIFI, dataport phones, premium cable channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, clock.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool and spa, fitness center. Deluxe continental breakfast. Guest coin operated laundry available. Free local calls. Participants requesting a refrigerator for medicine can have access to a locked refrigerator that is located in the hotel lobby area. Lobby microwave available to guests 24 hours. Safety deposit box at front desk available to all guests. Roll away beds for $10.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call local La Quinta for the rates available during your stay (928) 556-8666. NOTE: When they get the pre-recorded information they must hit the "6" option, to connect with group sales, which has the information about Road Scholar groups.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 24 - Grand Canyon photo shoot
Note: Several walks carry your own equipment up to one mile each.

Breakfast: Deluxe continental breakfast at the hotel to include waffles, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruits, pastries, bagels, cereals, muffins, juices, milk and coffee.

Morning: We are going to have another full and action packed day! We will depart for the Grand Canyon around 8:00AM and travel through the Navajo reservation with stops at historic Cameron Trading Post. Enter Grand Canyon at its eastern end and enjoy lunch in the shadow of Mary Jane Colter's majestic Desert View Watchtower. Climb the tower for great photo shots of its interior as well as its view from the top. Stand on the rim of this wonder of the natural world with camera in hand

Lunch: Lunch at Grand Canyon

Afternoon: After a little down time after lunch to explore the Grand Canyon on your own, we will have an indoor classroom class to review and critique photos as well as to introduce the days daily lesson.

Dinner: Dinner will be up at the Grand Canyon, followed by our sunset shoot..

Evening: After an early dinner, head out to Yavapai Point for an opportunity to photograph sunset at the Grand Canyon. Return to the hotel late (9:00PM) after a very full day.

Lodging: Flagstaff La Quinta Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Four floors with 2 elevators, 128 rooms. Conveniently close to shopping. One quarter mile to Northern Arizona University. 2 miles to historic downtown Flagstaff. Wide range of cuisine available at nearby restaurants.

Contact info:
2015 S Beulah Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
phone: 928-556-8666
web: www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ939&propId=939

Room amenities: Free WIFI, dataport phones, premium cable channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, clock.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool and spa, fitness center. Deluxe continental breakfast. Guest coin operated laundry available. Free local calls. Participants requesting a refrigerator for medicine can have access to a locked refrigerator that is located in the hotel lobby area. Lobby microwave available to guests 24 hours. Safety deposit box at front desk available to all guests. Roll away beds for $10.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call local La Quinta for the rates available during your stay (928) 556-8666. NOTE: When they get the pre-recorded information they must hit the "6" option, to connect with group sales, which has the information about Road Scholar groups.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 25 - Historic Downtown photo shoot
Note: walk around downtown Flagstaff carrying your own equipment

Breakfast: Deluxe continental breakfast at the hotel to include waffles, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruits, pastries, bagels, cereals, muffins, juices, milk and coffee.

Morning: Today we will switch gears a little bit and discuss photography of people and the works of mankind. Flagstaff's historic downtown and Route 66 provide a perfect setting to learn the nuances of catching the living moments of a small and scenic town. Visit photography studios including that of the acclaimed Dave Edwards (Dave will speak with the group if he is available), historic hotels, and modern outdoor murals.

Lunch: Lunch in Flagstaff's historic downtown

Afternoon: Return after lunch to our indoor classroom to do another photography class and photo review session. Following this class, students are encouraged to complete their "photo essays" for our wrap up class of the next day.

Dinner: Dinner at a local Flagstaff restaurant.

Evening: Optional lab time will be provided for students to complete their photo essays and to provide computers for those without a laptop.

Lodging: Flagstaff La Quinta Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 26 - Program wrap up - final slide show of completed w...
Breakfast: Deluxe continental breakfast at the hotel to include waffles, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruits, pastries, bagels, cereals, muffins, juices, milk and coffee.

Morning: We will spend our morning class indoors as each student will present their photo essays to the class. This class will be less about critiquing and more about reflection and appreciation of your work. You will go home proud of what you have accomplished and a photo essay to share with your loved ones.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Flagstaff, Ariz.
General OverviewPoints of Interest within two hours of Flagstaff: the Grand Canyon National Park, Walnut Canyon, N.M., Wupatki, N.M., Sunset Crater, N.M., Museum of Northern Arizona, Downtown Flagstaff and old Route 66, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona Red Rocks and the Secret Mountain Wilderness, Montezuma's Castle, N.M., Tuzigoot, N.M., Jerome Ghost Town, Ariz., San Francisco Peaks and the Kachina Wilderness, Hopi & Navajo Reservations, La Posada Hotel/Restaurant at Winslow, Ariz., and Grand Canyon Railroad at Williams, Ariz.
For additional information, visit: www.flagstaffarizona.org

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
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