Glen Canyon Dam

Big Water, Utah

When I lived in California I did contract photography work for a company out of Michigan. Most of the jobs they sent me were to shoot motels such as Motel 6 and La Quinta Inn. These jobs were easy. All I had to do was set-up my camera to automatically bracket for exposures and line up the shot and press the shutter button. When I arrived home I uploaded the RAW files to their server and they handled the processing work. I took these jobs, because they paid well for the amount of work I had to do.

Well, this contract work followed me to Las Vegas. In Vegas, however, I am required to travel a little ways. Many of the jobs I receive are for hotels in places such as Kingman, Arizona, Cedar City, Utah, and places like that. A couple of weeks ago I was ordered to shoot a Rodeway Inn in Big Water, Utah. Big Water is 262 miles from my home in Las Vegas. I requested mileage and they delivered, plus a complimentary night stay at the Rodeway Inn! I was all in!

Big Water is a dusty little town located near Page, Arizona and Lake Powell. It also borders the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. I took the family and we had a day and a half to explore. We were able to visit Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam. We also visited Page, Arizona. I didn’t take many photos, but I did take my drone. I did do some drone videos and will post them at a later time.

Grand Canyon North Rim | Arizona

Grand Canyon North Rim in Arizona is an off the beaten path National Park. I visited this spectacular extension of the Grand Canyon National Park during the Summer of 2018. The views were what you would expect from a place called the Grand Canyon, spectacular! Here are some highlights of that visit.

Grand Canyon North Rim, Arizona
Grand Canyon North Rim, Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim | Arizona

The Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim in Arizona is a must travel destination for any photographer. The views from atop the South Rim access points are incredible. Every drop-off point of the shuttle bus was photo opportunity and then some! This is a beautiful natural wonder and is well worth the trip. Take your camera and lot’s of cards!