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Sunset and Night Photography in Arches National Park provided by Rock Light Photo Tours

Sunset and Night Photography in Arches National Park

Sunset and Night Photography in Arches National Park
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Duration:
7–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
We will visit at least three locations for photography in iconic Arches National Park for the afternoon golden hour and sunset. I have traveled extensively in search of amazing photographic locations, and it is hard to beat Arches National Park.for the wide variety of photographic locations, and it is an official Ithernational Dark Skies park. During the busy season, I will lead the tour to locations that are less well known but still spectacular. I will show you great locations, and make suggestions on composition and subject matter. I can even help you with your camera settings if you are a beginner. After sunset. we will take a brief break for a snack and to get set up for night photography while we wait for the Milky Way to emerge.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 148657P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snack bars and trail mix
  • I provide a cooler full of ice water to refill your refillable water bottles.
Exclusions
  • National Park admission - please bring a national parks pass or paid admission receipt from Arches.
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Note: Due to health risks from COVID-19, I am only offering to drive clients in my vehicle if everyone in your group is FULLY vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated, please plan to drive your own vehicle, and follow me into the park. I can meet you at any hotel or campground in Moab (not Castle Valley), or I can also meet you at the Moab or Arches Visitors Center.
  • Arches National Park Visitor Center, Moab, UT 84532, USA Look for the red Subaru Ascent to the left as you enter the parking lot.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Some moderate hiking (less than 1 mile round trip) may be required, some on uneven ground.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Snack bars and trail mix
  • I provide a cooler full of ice water to refill your refillable water bottles.
Exclusions
  • National Park admission - please bring a national parks pass or paid admission receipt from Arches.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Note: Due to health risks from COVID-19, I am only offering to drive clients in my vehicle if everyone in your group is FULLY vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated, please plan to drive your own vehicle, and follow me into the park. I can meet you at any hotel or campground in Moab (not Castle Valley), or I can also meet you at the Moab or Arches Visitors Center.
  • Arches National Park Visitor Center, Moab, UT 84532, USA Look for the red Subaru Ascent to the left as you enter the parking lot.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Some moderate hiking (less than 1 mile round trip) may be required, some on uneven ground.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Nov 21, 2020
A note from Sunset and Night Photography in Arches National Park
Due to health risks from COVID-19, I am not offering to drive clients at this time, so please plan on driving your own vehicle to locations for better social distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Arches National Park Visitor Center
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Arches National Park
    Stop: 7 hours
    We will visit at least three world class locations for photography in iconic Arches National Park in the afternoon into sunset. I have traveled extensively in search of amazing photographic locations, and it is hard to beat Arches National Park for the variety of locations. I will show you great locations, and make suggestions on composition and subject matter. I can even help you with your camera settings if you are a beginner. We will take a brief break for a snack (not included) between sunset and full dark when the Milky Way emerges.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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christy m
New Canaan, CT8 contributions
Going to Arches is remarkable in and of itself. The opportunity to visit Arches, with a guide and learn to take night sky photos is transcendent. For those of you who love art, photography, nature, expeditions..this is your option - unlike other options. Colin is a thoughtful and expert guide and this was an A+ experience.
Written November 17, 2020
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rocklightphototours
Thanks so much - we had fun that night, didn't we? Hope to see you on another tour or workshop in 2021.
Written November 18, 2020
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Jaime K
Canyon Country, United States11 contributions
Did a sunset and night photography tour with Colin in Arches National Park, and it did not disappoint! Colin was a fantastic guide! He gave us a tour of some of the highlights of Arches, and then took us to the best spots to capture the sunset. When it came to the night photography, he knew so much about all the various cameras our group had, and was so helpful in making sure we got great shots of the rocks and milky ways. Would highly recommend booking with him! You're guarenteed to get amazing shots!
Written June 13, 2022
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Andreea M
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Family
Colin was our guide over two days in Moab, UT. We took pictures at sunrise in Canyonlands and nighttime in the Arches and it was just an incredible experience. I am a novice photographer with basic camera equipment and this experience helped me to grow in my skill. Colin taught me important things about composition, using certain filters to make the colors pop, pointed out different angles, helped me understand my camera settings and so on. He was a gracious host, thinking ahead of our needs with cold water on the ready, pulling over to the side of the road to show us little secret views and taking us to some of the most amazing photo spots in the parks. The night time shoot of the Milky way was unforgettable. I had so many comments from my friends and family about the gorgeous nighttime sky. He showed me how to set the camera and focus so I can take some really great shots. The other people on the tour were more experienced and had better cameras, they took some amazing shots.
Written June 25, 2020
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Maren R
Bellevue7 contributions
Colin helped me, a novice photographer, make some key improvements to my approach to landscapes. Because of the cloudy weather, there were definite challenges, but Colin knew exactly where to go to capture the sunset. It was a fun trip, and I’d definitely sign up for one of Colin’s tours in the future.
Written October 13, 2021
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kelly_z_az
Phoenix, AZ79 contributions
Colin knew the perfect spots to take us. We didn't have a lot of time in Moab so it was perfect that we didn't have to spend time scouting locations especially for the nighttime pictures. He provided us guidance on our photography to help us capture great shots. Colin knows a lot about the area and physical geography. We really enjoyed our evening with Colin and highly recommend this tour.
Written November 27, 2021
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margpeterson
Delray Beach, FL4 contributions
Colin was a real nice guy but spending this much money I expected him to do a little more helping with our photography more then taking pics with his camera. A little disappointing.
Written October 22, 2020
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rocklightphototours
Margaret, Sorry you were disappointed in the tour. I appreciate the feedback! People who take my tours vary widely in experience, and it is sometimes hard to figure out how much help they want or need if they don't explicitly ask for help. I always try to answer questions and share my knowledge when I can.
Written October 22, 2020
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MrsG
2 contributions
Couples
Our favorite part of the tour was Colin taking us to less popular but still stunning parts of Arches Park. My advice is bring layers for nighttime. It was a bit chilly.
Written May 12, 2021
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TRPKL
1 contribution
I have done a lot of photography but no astrophotography. Colin was extremely knowledgeable and explained what to do and why you do it which helps to be able to remember how to set your camera. He was very patient and pleasant to work with. He also knows the park like the back of his hand and knows where to get the best shots to line up with the Milky Way. I got some great shots and the knowledge of how to do it again on my own. It was well worth it!
Written November 23, 2020
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quan000001
Fort Collins, CO1 contribution
Seeing the comet is one of the highlights in lifetime. The comet, the big dipper, milky way, new moon over huge rocks are most amazing scenes.
Written July 25, 2020
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Wonderful tour!
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Great experience.
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Highlight of our time in Moab!
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Breathtaking sunrise!
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beautiful area
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Fantastic vistas
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Right place. Right time!
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