We got up early that morning for an 8:30 tour with Navajo Antelope Canyon Photo Tours of Upper Antelope and Rattlesnake Canyons. Lionel met us promptly at 8:30 and explained he was waiting on another couple and the four of us would start the tour with his guide Nate. The other couple never showed so we had a private tour of Rattlesnake Canyon with no one to distract us in setting up the cameras or describing the different locations. It was like a tour and camera class all rolled into one event. Nate helped me set up the camera specifically for the best settings in the canyon. I had two cameras one with a 18-140 zoom and one 50mm 1.4 so low light situations could be handled well. The first canyon was a blast with a little climbing and a nice adventure. From there we moved on to Upper Antelope Canyon and even though it was off season there were multiple tour companies herding tourists through the canyon like cattle. Many of the tourists wandered about not even staying with their tour guide. Nate worked very well with the situation and showed us not only where to stand, but if there was a setting change he described what needed to be changed. When no one was around for a moment or two let us know the best shot for the moment of quietness. We had a great time in both canyons, but sure glad we did not book one of the cattle tours that rushed people through in about 20 minutes. The slot canyons were beautiful with the curves and lighting that was beautiful even though it was not the time of year that the light goes directly into the top of the canyon. We had about three and a half hours to tour the two canyons and travel to and from the parking area. It was a blast and Nate made the entire tour a photo experience. After the tour was completed we stopped for a lunch we had packed in the parking lot and discussed our next adventure for the day.