Antelope Canyon...photography technique...help!

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Janette Lo, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Janette Lo

    Janette Lo Guest

    Hi everyone,

    I'm planning to visit the Antelope Canyon in late February. Can anyone
    suggest some photography techniques inside the Antelope Canyon (both upper
    and lower canyons)?

    I know I should bring my cable release and a tripod. But what about the
    metering? I know the lighting inside the canyon is quite tricky...

    As far as I know...I'll need to join a tour or find a tour guide to visit
    the Upper Antelope Canyon...but what about the Lower Antelope Canyon? Can
    anyone give me some suggestions? Are the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons
    actually located at two different places?

    Any other suggestions are appreciated! Thanks in advance!

    Janette from Toronto
     
    Janette Lo, Nov 29, 2004
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  2. Try: http://varnum.org/utah/day07.html
     
    William Graham, Nov 29, 2004
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  3. Or this: http://www.blackrabbit.com/antel400.htm
     
    William Graham, Nov 29, 2004
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  4. Hello,

    Talk to some locals about the right time of day to visit. Don't trust
    the local tourist office, they'll give you a sun/time that's 3 months
    old.

    It's tough and in some areas you'll just have to decide what blows
    out or drops all detail in the shadows. I've had great luck with a
    Nikon SB-600, so a remote flash could be an idea.
    A tripod is really needed. If you forget your cable release then just
    use the self timer on your camera.
    A hat isn't a bad idea for you, because there is a little bit of sand
    that will dust you once in awhile. A great thing to know if you wear
    contacts.

    upper canyon has a pickup with bench seats in the back and they'll take
    you to the entrance.

    Google for Bashful Bob's Motel. He's a really nice retired guy, will
    let you check email via his WebTV connection and best of all you
    basically get a 2 bedroom apt. with kitchen, couch, cable TV etc. for
    about $40 US a night.

    Don
    Avedon, Ansel Adams, Photoshop:
    http://www.1world-design.com/book/
     
    parisphoto_2000, Dec 7, 2004
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  5. I know I should bring my cable release and a tripod. But what about the
    Two suggestions:

    1. Bracket a lot. Film is cheap, but (I guess) you probably won't be
    going back to the Canyon any time soon.

    2. Bring a digital camera with a manual setting and a histogram
    display. You can use the digital camera to see what a specific
    exposure will look like. The Canon S series (I have the old S30) is
    perfect for this.

    -Joel
     
    Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Dec 16, 2004
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  6. Does your camera have a spot meter? If not, consider
    renting/borrowing/buying one. If shoting slide film, spot metering the
    highlights, and then adding 1.5~2.5 (depending on the film) stops to the
    indicated value will get you close. If shooting print film, meter for
    the shadows.

    I'm not familiar with Kodak's lineup, so I can only suggest Fujichrome
    Astia 100F as a good choice. It's not as saturated as Velvia, but it
    has a bit more exposure lattitude. Practice with this film, and the
    spot meter, in high contrast situations _before_ going!
    Dunnow, Antelope is on my "to do" list. I understand one or the other
    does not require the guide.

    -Greg
     
    Greg Campbell, Dec 17, 2004
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