Route 66 Photo Adventure
Rob Knight (Bio), Rick Gerrity
LUMIX USA, Digital Photo Adventures
October 7, 2016 - October 9, 2016
Departing Friday morning from:
The Plaza Hotel
2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89104-2597
Accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the attendee. We recommend:
The Plaza Hotel
1 Main St
Las Vegas, NV
Double Tree Hotel Flagstaff
1175 West Route 66
Flagstaff, Arizona, 86001
EL Trovatore Motel
1440 E Andy Devine Ave
Kingman, AZ 86401-Route 66
Tel: (928) 753-6520
Join LUMIX Luminaries Rob Knight and Rick Gerrity for three days along Historic Route 66 in northern Arizona. We'll visit some of the most iconic locations along the Mother Road and photograph the signs, landscapes, people and more that make Historic Route 66 such an import ant part of America's history.
Your adventure begins in fabulous Las Vegas, NV. We chose Las Vegas because it is easy and inexpensive to get there from just about anywhere. It is also a great place to photograph some classic Americana and extend your trip if you're so inclined.
Your adventure begins in Las Vegas at 7:00 am on Friday morning. We will stop to eat and photograph in an 1880's mining town on our way to our first stop on Historic Route 66, Seligman Arizona. Seligman is home to many iconic scenes and storefronts, including a barbershop opened by Angel Delgadillo in 1950. Angel is the founder of the first Historic Route 66 Association, and is known as the "father of Historic Route 66".
We will head east from Seligman and photograph the Wupatki National Monument outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. The native american ruins at Wupatki are a truly remarkable "roadside attraction", and we are sure to capture some incredible sunset photos.
After spending the night in Flagstaff, we will head west to Williams, Arizona. Williams is known as the "Gateway to the Grand Canyon", and it was the last town on Route 66 to be bypassed by Interstate 40. We will explore and photograph Williams' six square block downtown area. It is home to lots of interesting signs and other relics from Route 66 in the 1950's and 60's.
Day two features the longest continuous stretch of Historic Route 66 that is still intact between Seligman and Kingman. Along this stretch of the old Route are iconic locations like Grand Canyon Caverns and the Hackberry General Store. Rick and I have lots of surprises and unique photo opportunities in store for you on this second day on the road.
Day three will find us along what was once described to me as the most beautiful part of Route 66. The Route between Kingman and Oatman brings to mind the scenery in Pixar's Cars movie. The canyons and landscape features here are truly breathtaking. We will spend a couple of hours in Oatman, AZ and photograph this crazy mining/ wild west/ tourist town. Once we are finished in Oatman we will head north to Las Vegas and have an image critique session and give away door prizes before wrapping the workshop around 5:00pm.
The instructors will be organizing a photoshoot with models and lighting demos in Las Vegas on Monday after the workshop. There will be an additional fee for this mini lighting and portrature workshop. Please let us kow if you are interested in attending the aditional workshop.
Here are just a few of the photo opportunities we will share with you:
- Williams, AZ
- Flagstaff, AZ
- Chloride, AZ
- Wupatki National Monument
- Grand Canyon Caverns
- Seligman, AZ
- Hackberry, AZ
- Kingman, AZ
- Oatman, AZ
- Neon Signs
- Road signs
- Old cars
- Old Motels
We have definite stops in mind that offer incredible photo opportunities, but we are always open to other opportunities that may arise along the route. This workshop is an opportunity for you to improve your photography and add to your skill set. The instructors will be offering suggestions for taking advantage of each location.
Specific learning opportunities include:
- Shooting Portraits on the road
- Advanced Composition
- Storytelling with still images and video
- Hybrid Photography ideas and techniques
- Shooting and stitching for panoramas
- Bracketing and processing HDR
- Optical filters for controlling dynamic range
- Composition for landscape and travel photography
- Adding video clips to your still photography for more engaging slideshows
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and ProShow Web tips during live demonstrations
What to bring:
Please bring your favorite camera, together with any lenses you want to shoot with (both wide angle and tele-photo), plenty of charged battery packs and memory cards, a sturdy tripod and a laptop computer for downloading images.
A firm understanding of your camera operations, including using manual mode, f-stops and shutter speed is needed. This workshop is for intermediate and advanced photographers. The workshop is organized without any strenuous hiking, but some moderate walking will be involved.
Included in the workshop fee:
• Transportation from Las Vegas and back
• LUMIX gear loans
• Any applicable park entry fees
Flights to and from Las Vegas, NV are the responsibility of the attendee. All lodging and meals are the responsibility of the attendee. You are not required to stay in the recommended hotels listed above, but if you choose to make other arrangements it will be your responsibility to rejoin the group in time to hit the road each morning.
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