Guided Photo Workshops

Guided Photography Tours of the Grand Canyon North Rim. From 1 day guided tours to full overnight workshops with a pro photographer, we have you covered.

Vermilion Cliffs Photo Workshop1-day Photo Workshop
Would you like to improve your photography skills while working with a professional photographer in one of the most spectacular locations in the world? Then our 1-day photo workshop in Vermilion Cliffs NM is for you! Elias Butler has spent years exploring and photographing the Southwest. A regular contributor to Arizona Highways magazine, Elias brings a wealth of knowledge about traditional film and the latest digital techniques to each workshop while guiding you to his favorite locations. You?ll experience famous wonders such as the colorful Coyote Buttes or the surreal White Pocket while Elias shares advice on composition, lighting, and how to get the best results from your camera. He will show you how to capture the brilliant colors with your own unique vision, not simply by copying what others have done. We?ll begin by scouting our location during the afternoon hours and then target the best possibilities for capturing the landscape during the ?magic hour? of light that precedes sunset. When the light is perfect, you?ll be ready! Our goal is to help you make the best images possible and to give you the tools and tips to improve your technique and vision. This workshop is open to photographers of all skill levels. Whether you own a cell phone camera or a 4x5 film camera, don?t miss the chance to get great shots and have fun doing it! Following the workshop, you?ll be invited to share your favorite images with Elias so that he can critique your work. Customer must obtain $6 BLM permit in advance.
Day Workshop $499 per person  Book now!   Photo Gallery


Overnight Photography Workshop
Making great photographs takes time! To give you the best chance of making a truly iconic image of the beautiful Coyote Buttes or White Pocket, we offer a special overnight photography workshop that will give you both a sunset and sunrise to take advantage of the flattering light that occurs at the day?s edges. What?s more, we?ll also continue the workshop when the sun goes down! In the past few years, digital cameras have been available which can capture the stars and moonlight with great detail and quality. If you own a DSLR camera and want to photograph this amazing landscape at night, this is a fantastic and rare opportunity! Professional photographer Elias Butler, a regular contributor to Arizona Highways, will lead you to his favorite spots in this land of geological wonders while sharing his knowledge of techniques, composition, and lighting. With personal, one-on-one instruction, Elias offers the chance to learn and grow while in the greatest classroom in the world. Prepare to push your limits and expand your horizons! We provide meals and everything necessary to comfortably spend a night under the stars. You?ll be in perfect position to photograph the fleeting light of both sunrise and sunset when the colors will be at their most brilliant. Please bring a tripod and plenty of memory cards (or film) along with your camera kit. Following the workshop, you?ll be invited to share your favorite images with Elias so that he can critique your work. Customer must obtain $6 BLM permit in advance.
Overnight Workshop $799 per person  Book now!   Photo Gallery


Grand Canyon North Rim Photography Tours

Grand Canyon North Rim TourMarble Viewpoint:
One of the best viewpoints for photography on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is Marble Viewpoint, located in the Kaibab National Forest. Here you?ll enjoy a stunning panorama of Marble Canyon, the Vermilion Cliffs, and the distant Painted Desert. Aspens and fir trees provide ample shade for observing the desert below. Very few visitors to the North Rim will get to experience this special location!
You can improve your skills as a photographer by participating in a workshop with Elias Butler. A professional photographer and regular contributor to Arizona Highways magazine, Elias brings a wealth of knowledge about traditional film and the latest digital cameras, and will share advice about composition, lighting, and how to get the best results from your camera. Our goal is to help you make the best images possible and to give you the tools and tips to improve your technique and vision.
We will focus on capturing the landscape during the ?magic hour? of light that precedes sunset.  Following the workshop, you?ll be invited to share your favorite images with Elias so that he can critique your work. This workshop is open to photographers of all skill levels. Don?t miss the chance to get great shots and have fun doing it!
Day Workshop $499 per person  Book now!   Photo Gallery

Overnight Photography Workshop:
Making great photographs takes time and patience. To give you the best chance of making an iconic image from Marble Viewpoint, we offer a special overnight photography workshop that will give you both a sunset and sunrise to take advantage of the flattering light that occurs at the day?s edges. What?s more, we?ll also continue the workshop when the sun goes down.
Today?s digital cameras can capture the stars and moonlight with great detail and quality. If you own a DSLR camera and want to photograph this amazing landscape at night, this is a fantastic and rare opportunity!
With personal, one-on-one instruction, Elias Butler will offer the chance to learn and grow while in the greatest classroom in the world. Prepare to push your limits and expand your horizons! We provide meals and everything necessary to comfortably spend a night under the stars. You?ll be in perfect position to photograph the fleeting light of both sunrise and sunset when the colors will be at their most brilliant. Please bring a tripod and plenty of memory cards (or film) along with your camera kit. Following the workshop, you?ll be invited to share your favorite images with Elias so that he can critique your work.
Overnight Workshop $799 per person  Book now!   Photo Gallery





Grand Canyon North Rim TourSaddle Mountain View:
Among the North Rim?s best-kept secrets is a viewpoint that lies just outside the national park called Saddle Mountain View. Located in the Kaibab National Forest, Saddle Mountain View offers an excellent chance to photograph the Grand Canyon, Marble Canyon, the North Rim, and the Painted Desert. This is a high-altitude viewpoint, where a thick forest of aspens and spruce trees ensures cool afternoons for gazing at the landscape. Hiking trails make it easy to stretch out and explore.
You can improve your skills as a photographer by participating in a workshop with Elias Butler at Saddle Mountain Viewpoint. A professional photographer and regular contributor to Arizona Highways magazine, Elias brings a wealth of knowledge about traditional film and the latest digital cameras. Elias will share advice about composition, lighting, and how to get the best results from your camera. Our goal is to help you make the best images possible and to give you the tools and tips to improve your technique and vision.
We will focus on capturing the landscape during the ?magic hour? of light that precedes sunset.  Following the workshop, you?ll be invited to share your favorite images with Elias so that he can critique your work. This workshop is open to photographers of all skill levels. Don?t miss the chance to get great shots and have fun doing it!
Day Workshop $499 per person  Book now!   Photo Gallery

Overnight Photography Workshop:
Making great photographs takes time and patience. To give you the best chance of making an iconic image at Saddle Mountain View, we offer a special overnight photography workshop that will give you both sunset and sunrise to take advantage of the flattering light that occurs at the day?s edges. What?s more, we?ll also continue the workshop when the sun goes down.
Today?s digital cameras can capture the stars and moonlight with great detail and quality. If you own a DSLR camera and want to photograph this amazing landscape at night, this is a fantastic and rare opportunity!
With personal, one-on-one instruction, Elias Butler will offer the chance to learn and grow while in the greatest classroom in the world. Prepare to push your limits and expand your horizons! We provide meals and everything necessary to comfortably spend a night under the stars. You?ll be in perfect position to photograph the fleeting light of both sunrise and sunset when the colors will be at their most brilliant. Please bring a tripod and plenty of memory cards (or film) along with your camera kit. Following the workshop, you?ll be invited to share your favorite images with Elias so that he can critique your work.
Overnight Workshop $799 per person  Book now!   Photo Gallery





Grand Canyon North Rim TourCrazy Jug Point:
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is a world apart from the more popular South Rim. Visitors to the North Rim can count on a quieter, more natural setting in which to enjoy the Grand Canyon. One of the most interesting places to do this is Crazy Jug Point, a remote viewpoint that overlooks the Grand Canyon?s lesser-seen western stretch. From here you?ll be able to take in rarely-seen vistas of both the North and South Rims.
You can improve your skills as a photographer by participating in a workshop with Elias Butler at Crazy Jug Point. A professional photographer and regular contributor to Arizona Highways magazine, Elias brings a wealth of knowledge about traditional film and the latest digital cameras. Elias will share advice about composition, lighting, and how to get the best results from your camera. Our goal is to help you make the best images possible and to give you the tools and tips to improve your technique and vision.
We will focus on capturing the landscape during the ?magic hour? of light that precedes sunset.  Following the workshop, you?ll be invited to share your favorite images with Elias so that he can critique your work. This workshop is open to photographers of all skill levels. Don?t miss the chance to get great shots and have fun doing it!
Day Workshop $499 per person  Book now!   Photo Gallery


Overnight Photography Workshop:
Excellent photographs take time and patience. To give you the best chance of making an iconic image at Crazy Jug Point, we offer a special overnight photography workshop that will give you both sunset and sunrise to take advantage of the flattering light that occurs at the day?s edges. What?s more, we?ll also continue the workshop when the sun goes down.
Today?s digital cameras can capture the stars and moonlight with great detail and quality. If you own a DSLR camera and want to photograph this amazing landscape at night, this is a fantastic and rare opportunity!
With personal, one-on-one instruction, Elias Butler will offer the chance to learn and grow while in the greatest classroom in the world. Prepare to push your limits and expand your horizons! We provide meals and everything necessary to comfortably spend a night under the stars. You?ll be in perfect position to photograph the fleeting light of both sunrise and sunset when the colors will be at their most brilliant. Please bring a tripod and plenty of memory cards (or film) along with your camera kit. Following the workshop, you?ll be invited to share your favorite images with Elias so that he can critique your work.
Overnight Workshop $799 per person  Book now!   Photo Gallery





Grand Canyon North Rim TourNorth Timp Point:
The western edge of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is a special place that few visitors to the national park will ever see. This quiet part of the Canyon presents numerous opportunities for photographers who want to capture a different side of the world-famous gorge. One of the most scenic viewpoints here is called North Timp Point, which offers a panoramic view of the western Grand Canyon.
You can improve your skills as a photographer by participating in a workshop with Elias Butler at North Timp Point. A professional photographer and regular contributor to Arizona Highways magazine, Elias brings a wealth of knowledge about traditional film and the latest digital cameras. Elias will share advice about composition, lighting, and how to get the best results from your camera. Our goal is to help you make the best images possible and to give you the tools and tips to improve your technique and vision.
We will focus on capturing the landscape during the ?magic hour? of light that precedes sunset.  Following the workshop, you?ll be invited to share your favorite images with Elias so that he can critique your work. This workshop is open to photographers of all skill levels. Don?t miss the chance to get great shots and have fun doing it!
Day Workshop $499 per person  Book now!   Photo Gallery

Overnight Photography Workshop:
Excellent photographs take time and patience. To give you the best chance of making an iconic image at North Timp Point, we offer a special overnight photography workshop that will give you both sunset and sunrise to take advantage of the flattering light that occurs at the day?s edges. What?s more, we?ll also continue the workshop when the sun goes down.
Today?s digital cameras can capture the stars and moonlight with great detail and quality. If you own a DSLR camera and want to photograph this amazing landscape at night, this is a fantastic and rare opportunity!
With personal, one-on-one instruction, Elias Butler will offer the chance to learn and grow while in the greatest classroom in the world. Prepare to push your limits and expand your horizons! We provide meals and everything necessary to comfortably spend a night under the stars. You?ll be in perfect position to photograph the fleeting light of both sunrise and sunset when the colors will be at their most brilliant. Please bring a tripod and plenty of memory cards (or film) along with your camera kit. Following the workshop, you?ll be invited to share your favorite images with Elias so that he can critique your work.
Overnight Workshop $799 per person  Book now!   Photo Gallery