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We specialize in providing the best photography tours in Monument Valley, Utah and its surrounding areas(Mystery Valley and Hunt's Mesa tours). Monument Valley and Mystery Valley tours consist of photographing Anasazi ruins, arches, petroglyphs and...more
Monument Valley, UT
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All reviewssunrise and sunsetguide rayphotography experiencehunt's mesamystery valleyexcellent guidegreat shotsknew exactly wheremorning tourcamera settingsexcellent photosarea's historydeep knowledgemilky wayprivate tourknowledgeable guidesnavajo life
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did 3 tours in 2 days. Started with a night time milky way and star trails shoot at the totem pole which is only available buy a guide. After a days rest, we did a morning sunrise shoot and an evening sunset shoot. Tully,...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Monument Valley is so much more than the views from the paved road. We had a great time watching the sun rise behind the Yei Bi Chei and Totem Pole formations (and took many good photos), but were amazed at the beauty of the back...More

Thank Mary47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful tour with Carl and excellent photos. He took me to very beautiful places in MV and worked with me for the best lighting and composition. He also shared interesting information about Navajo traditions & culture. I am recovering from a leg injury and he...More

Thank shirl906
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tully took us out on the sunrise tour. Unfortunately we didn’t have a sunrise because of the monsoon clouds. But after leaving the totem pole we went to several other places that offered awesome photo-making opportunities. Tully was incredibly helpful in pointing out nuances that...More

Thank tcarlsonjr
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We just loved everything about this morning. Bernard was waiting for us before 5 AM and we went straight to see the sunrise at the Totem and it was incredible. Then he drove us around the whole park and was very knowledgeable about the different...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2018

Tully was our guide for the sunrise tour, and he took us to awesome spots. He was very knowledgeable about Monument Valley and provided us so much additional information.

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Reviewed June 5, 2018

Carl was an excellent guide, very knowlegable about Monmument valley and at knowing where to go to get a great photo,

1  Thank knight950
Reviewed May 24, 2018

I had a great experience with this SunriseTour. Since I am a photography newbie, I needed some help with my camera settings. etc., which our guide Tully was extremely helpful setting up my camera and setting up some initial shots for me until I got...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Carl provided an excellent tour for taking Milky Way photos. He knows Monument Valley perfectly and is himself an experienced photographer. He listened to what we wanted to do and took us to the best places to get the shots we wanted. We could have...More

Thank John B
Reviewed May 17, 2018

I had a great experience with Carl. It was easy to book a tour online, he was very responsive and answered questions quickly. I met him in the lobby of The View Hotel at Monument Valley at the ungodly hour of 4:40 AM, but it...More

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I'm wondering about being able to shoot time lapse out there, which requires the camera to be clicking away for anywhere from 20 minutes to a few hours, depending on the shot. (It also provides a good time to catch up on reading, napping, etc.) For example... A wide landscape shot, like from John Ford's point, with low, scattered cloud shadows moving over the terrain... (if it's cloudy.) If the conditions are good, and winds are high enough,10-20 seconds of this kind of footage can be grabbed within an hour. Without the clouds, though, there's little point in shooting timelapse, But a shot from the right location of buttes or mesas as they transition dramatically from sunlit to shadow within a couple of hours would be great. Hunters Mesa as the sun goes down, but instead of the sunset itself, shooting shadows lengthening over the terrain as it goes dark. And a night shot with stars and the milky way. Is this a shooting itinery you could accommodate, in whole or part, or at least advise on? I'll doing the Grand Canyon May 19-26, and am thinking of this for Sun 27th or Mon 28th. Thanks. Rick Corrigan
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Sharon_Toronto_53 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rickster, I don't really have a response for you. The land belongs to The Navajo Nation - don't know what rules they have. I suggest going to their site. Sounds amazing - would love to see your pics.
October 5, 2017|
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Response from rat-dog | Reviewed this property |
We tipped about $30-$40 per person, per tour. It was graciously accepted.
Katharine D
March 23, 2017|
Response from Woostein | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the time of year. The afternoon tour is 3-4 hours and takes you into the unpaved road section of the park to see cliff dwellings and petroglyphs. Gorgeous. Ask for Tullly as your photo guide. Also, email the... More