The next stop on our USA road trip was Antelope Canyon, just outside of Page, Arizona; a beautiful and unique natural slot canyon formed by the erosion of Navajo sandstone.
This place can get really busy and tends to be full of tourists so it is worth booking online several months in advance of your trip to avoid disappointment. This place is really not somewhere that would want to miss out on and can only be visited with a tour guide.
Once you get there, you will be placed into a tour group with a guide (all of which are Navajo Indians) and escorted down into the canyon. As it is so busy, the rules once you are within the canyon are quite strict. For example, you are not allowed to bring any tripods, selfie sticks or large bags. In addition, you are also not allowed to take photographs on the stairways. However, once you get down there, you are welcome to take as many photos as you like and believe me, there are many, many photo opportunities! The guides will also help take photos of you with your loved ones in the canyon and there are various photo hotspots throughout the tour.
In order to enable visitors to get the most out of the experience and capture decent photos in these challenging light conditions, the tour guides are well trained on photography (as well as knowledgeable on the canyon itself) to ensure your camera performs at its best. Don't worry if you only have a phone camera, the guides will help you set up your phone so that it can capture the true beauty of antelope canyon. For example, on iPhones, they suggest that you use the filter either vivid or vivid warm. This helps enhance the orange glow of the rocks which the phone camera could otherwise overexpose.
Hope you enjoy your visit to Antelope Canyon as much as we did!