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The Wild West Adventure 2016

£520.00

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£2,800 or $4,235

Non delegates partner rate – £1350

Join Damien Lovegrove and Martin Hill on this spectacular 12 day road trip through the American West. En-route you’ll visit Sedona, Zion, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Tetons and Yellowstone,  just to name a few. As well as the spectacular scenery, you’ll photograph portraits and figures in the landscapes. This trip of a lifetime is a photography adventure to remember forever.

Tour Dates

17th May – 29th May 2016

Start/finish Las Vegas
Tutors Damien Lovegrove & Martin Hill

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The Wild West Adventure 2016

We will be touring through the American West on a most spectacular route driving across to Sedona in Arizona and heading North to finish at Yellowstone National Park.

Key locations along the route will be: The red Rock Cliffs of Sedona & Oak Creek Canyon. The Painted Desert. Zion. Antelope Canyon. Bryce Canyon. Grand Canyon. Monument Valley. Grand Teton and the awesome (genuine use of the word) Yellowstone National Park.

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We will shoot amazing vistas, figure and portraits in the landscapes, nightscapes and the local folk we meet en-route. We will discover and shoot in abandoned places along the way and take in the full remit of culture on offer.

This adventure is limited to 14 photographers with Damien Lovegrove and Martin Hill as the tutors. Martin is a true expert with big flash on location, powerful big picture photography and just about the best companion anyone can have on a road trip. We will be travelling in 5 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs booked on a one way hire from Las Vegas to Billings Airport in Yellowstone National Park. We will share the driving throughout the trip. There will be options to pair up and travel with your chosen companions. We will be venturing off track at times hence the 4 wheel drive vehicles.

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The big country is a vast playground for photographers. Even the mundane can look like the frame from a famous movie.

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Portraits are Damien’s speciality and he will impart his specialist knowledge with you on various styled portrait shoots throughout the trip.

Accommodation will be mainly in the form of motels. Some room sharing may be required where accommodation is scarce.

Fitness Level: Some walking over fairly even terrain will be involved. Our aim is to stay within a ½ hour walk of the vehicles at each location. Every participant will be required to fill in a liability waiver ahead of the adventure.

All the lighting kit will be provided including big flash kits, reflectors and Speedlights all triggered by universal radio systems. All the technical instruction and guidance you need throughout the shoot will be shared by Damien and Martin too. We are bringing top UK models with us so expect the Lovegrove quality hallmark in the images you shoot.

What’s included

12 nights accommodation while on the road, Vehicle hire (and fuel costs), Lunch & daytime drinks, Model fees and expenses that we organise along the way plus the internal flight from Yellowstone back to Las Vegas.

What’s not included

Flights or other means of travel to get to Las Vegas for the start of the tour and home again. Park Passes. Breakfast, dinners & evening drinks.

“You don’t have to be professional to join this road trip, just passionate about photography and adventure. I will share my knowledge freely and work with each of you in turn to ensure yo capture the shots of a lifetime” Says Damien.

Have any questions? Give us a call…

01275 853204 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm GMT) or email us.

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Damien shot this simple figure in the landscape shot in Fuerteventura nearly three years ago. He says “My technique, lighting and photography have all moved on since then. I can’t wait to bring it all together with fabulous models, superb lighting equipment, and a great group of photographers in the worlds best landscapes. This is an adventure and life experience to share and savour.”

(The Photographs on this page are by Damien Lovegrove or licenced from iStockphoto)

 

All these photographs were taken by Damien Lovegrove on previous Passion Photography Experiences and his last American road trip. They convey the mood and style to be captured on this photography adventure.

Here’s the finalised tour route. (click the image to enlarge) Peeking through under the map is one of the many mood boards I’ve created from my Pinterest searches. That one is for stylists and the dress making has already begun.

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We will visit the Hoover Dam, drive out on the ’66’ and shoot at the red rocks at Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Coal Mine Canyon, the Painted Desert, Antelope Canyon, the Wave, Monument Valley, Arches, Canyon de Chelly, Bryce Canon, Zion, the Tetons, Yellowstone and many more locations en route. We will shoot in ghost towns, abandoned corrals, deserts and mountains. Our models will be with us all the way to maximise our shooting opportunities. This really is a trip of a lifetime.

A note about accommodation

We will be staying in motels throughout the tour. We have based the tour price on two people sharing a motel room. Each motel room tends to have two beds and is ensuite. Four of the nights on this trip have been scheduled as single occupancy to give you some personal space and to make it easy for laundry etc.

We are pre booking accommodation right now so that a finalised itinerary can be set by the 18th December. Some changes to the plan are likely especially if a storm comes through or we get vehicle punctures, breakdowns, medical emergencies etc. It’s all part of the adventure. :-)

We will keep our plan flexible. As you can see it’s going to be an epic road trip. :-)

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