Land of the Ancients Exclusive Photo Workshop & Tour
Moab, Utah - September 2013
Sign up by June 1st, 2013 and receive a signed copy of my new 45 page, full color, coffee table book;
“Photographing the Southwest - Celebrating the Legend, the Lore and the Landscapes of the Great American Southwest”
Join Award-Winning Photographer and Outdoor Photographer Magazine Contributor, Cheyenne L Rouse for a once in a lifetime exclusive Photo Tour! This Exclusive 4 Day Photo Workshop & Tour will start in Moab, Utah and end in Blanding, Utah. We will visit and photograph some of the most mystical and magical locations in the “Four Corners” region. This Exclusive Tour is limited to no more than 3 participants to insure a complete one-on-one and very rich photo experience. My goal is to keep the tour small in an effort to immerse you in “The Land of The Ancients” so you can feel that magic and mystery that I have felt while exploring and photographing this amazing region for the last 24 years. With my degree in American Indian Studies & Ancient Southwest Cultures I will pass along some of the fascinating knowledge and history of the Ancient Ones that will have lived at the locations we will be visiting and photographing in the perfect light. Some of the locations that we will visit on this tour are not on any tourist map!
I have nicknamed this the tour “This ain’t your Momma’s Photo Tour” since you won’t see lines of RVs through National or State Parks or even many people (if we can help it) on this tour, which is why it will be held “off season” and midweek so we can beat the crowds. Much of this tour is off of the beaten path. You might want to read my ”no holds barred” disclaimer at the bottom of the page before deciding on this workshop to be sure it is for you. We will photograph awe-inspiring landscapes at sunrise or under moonlight (I let you decide on this one) then try to decipher rock art left on ancient sandstone walls. We will sit in the silence of ancient alcoves and ruins that are not on the map and were once inhabited by The Ancient Ones from about 700 AD – 1300 AD – you will feel ancient spirits keep us company as we reverently photograph these mystical ruins.
“Land of The Ancients” “SEMI-PRIVATE” Photo Workshop & Tour is a once in a lifetime opportunity to tour these mystical locations with not only an extremely passionate but very knowledgeable guide. See and experience sights that you have only dreamed about, the photographs you will go home with will boggle your mind! This tour is only be offered ONE TIME in 2013 so please contact me ASAP for a loose itinerary (available soon) or to book your tour firstname.lastname@example.org . A detailed itinerary will not be provided until a deposit or payment is received as some of the locations on this tour are not on any tourist map and will be revealed on our 1st meeting.
*A portion of the proceeds from each “Land of The Ancients” Photo Workshop & Tour will go to SUWA – the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, to help protect the peaceful quiet beauty of southern Utah’s Redrock country for generations to come.
Dates – Sept 2013 – Please contact me for exact dates or for additional information. This workshop has a minimum of TWO participants to run – 3 person MAX!
Photo Workshop & Tour Fee – $1250 pp - 50% deposit required to hold spot – balance due no later than July 1st, 2013. Please contact me to confirm that there is space available for this “Exclusive Tour” and if there is I will email you an invoice via PayPal for the deposit amount. Once your deposit is received you will be emailed the registration forms that you will need to read, sign and return ASAP. Contact me at: email@example.com
–4 days of expert guiding, instruction and local knowledge to some of the most amazing and magical scenic locations in the Southwest. I will get you to the right place at the right time so you can get amazing photos. I have done all of the leg work for you – come along and find your MAGIC!
–All National Park permits and entrance fees to locations
–Snacks and chilled bottled water on location
–24 years of Guiding, Photographic Expertise, Location & Cultural Knowledge by Professional Photographer & Guide, Cheyenne L Rouse
–Sign up by June 1st, 2013 and receive a SIGNED copy of my new book; “Photographing the Southwest - Celebrating the Legend, the Lore and the Landscapes of the Great American Southwest”
NOT included in Tour price:
–Transportation to and from Moab – We will try to go in one car to all locations when possible – tour starts in Moab, UT and ends in Blanding, UT.
–Lodging – I will provide you with links to find hotels or campgrounds in the region
–Meals – no meals are included, however, light snacks and chilled bottled water will be provided in the field
–Any personal expenses
“No Holds Barred Disclaimer”: This isn’t your Momma’s photo tour – we will be hiking in and out of some very dusty, rugged & remote regions that will require a good level of physical fitness to get to all while carrying your camera gear. Trails can be very steep, rocky and exposed. So what I am saying is this tour is NOT for the faint of heart – please take this disclaimer seriously as we won’t deviate from our itinerary or change locations. Bottom line, if you can’t make it in….you will be left at the trailhead to wait for us…no kidding! If you have problems with altitude (we will be at elevations from 4,000-6,000 ft above sea level) or heights this tour is NOT for you – please be honest with not only me but yourself about your abilities - we don’t want to ruin anyone’s “once in a lifetime” trip to the Land of The Ancients. This tour will run rain or shine so be prepared for both. Thank you!
*Cancellation & Refund Policy: PLEASE READ! We strictly adhere to this policy – please read and understand to avoid any misunderstandings or problems – thank you!
65 or more days prior to the workshop date: 96% of workshop fee – 3% is used to cover administrative costs associated with booking and registering participants.
50 – 64 days prior to event: 50% of workshop fee is refunded
31 – 49 days prior to event: 25% of workshop fee is refunded
30 or fewer days prior to event: Workshop fee is non-refundable (no exceptions)
There are many costs associated with booking locations, lodging and obtaining the proper photo permits that we cannot recover once paid – so I repeat again, I strictly adhere to this refund policy. If you are not sure of your plans please do not sign up until you are sure to avoid any problems or misunderstandings. No partial refunds are made for unused portions of any workshop for any reason whatsoever. No refunds are given for inclement weather – this workshop runs rain or shine, heat or cold! Thank you for your understanding.
*Can’t make this tour date but still want to get immersed in and photograph “The Land of The Ancients” – I offer custom Workshops & Tours – please contact me for pricing and/or to discuss dates if you are interested in booking a tour.