We pride ourselves in only going to places on planet Earth which are truly world class. For visual impact alone, Utah is right up there with any of its competition. It has its classic locations such as Monument valley, Bryce Canyon, and Delicate Arch which cannot be ignored, but we mix these recognisable places with equally as impressive ones which are well and truly under the radar.

Utah has so much to offer that we are continually evolving our itinerary to include as much as possible without feeling like we are rushing around. We often stay on for a few days after each trip to scout out new locations for future visits, and every time we think we may have found the most photogenic location in the world, we turn a corner and find something even better. This is Utah, and this is what our past customers had to say…..

 Utah Photo Holiday

Meet our Utah canyoneers of 2017 (from left to right) - Laura, Joan, Marcus, and Vikki.

 Kanarra Creek photography

"The slot canyons of Utah have been at the top of my photography bucket list for many years. Choosing to go there with Worldwide Explorers was the best idea I've had in a lifetime of photography." - Vikki

 Zion Canyon Photo Workshop

We spent the first few nights based near Zion Canyon, and this is one of the most strenuous viewpoints to get to. Luckily we know a secret way which is really quite easy.

 Horseshoe bend photography

"The whole experience was fabulous... although I hadn't met any of the guys before, it was like going on holiday with great friends, with Marcus also happening to be an expert in the field." - Vikki

 Temple of the sun photography

"The trip was an amazing experience. Marcus has very deep knowledge of the area, which ensured that we were at the right place at the right time. But the best part was to spend some time with like minded photographers were we all learned from each other and got some great pictures." - Joan.

 Bryce Canyon photography

We ended the trip at Bryce Canyon. When you've already seen the best that Utah has to offer it would be easy for the final location to be an anticlimax, but not so with Bryce.

"Canyons of Utah was my first trip with Worldwide Explorers but it won't be my last" - Vikki

See many more photos from our 2017 Utah trip below.

Joan seeing the compositional potential in the winding road
You can't get lost here - it's either forwards or backwards
One of the wet canyons we visit.
Horseshoe Bend is a classic location which can't be missed
The first light in Cathedral Valley
Amazing light reflecting between the rocks
Dawn in Capitol Reef
You need a seriously wide angle lens to capture this scene
The view of Zion Canyon from Observation Point
Laura and Vikki at work in Zion
Capitol Reef National Park
You can't beat the way the light reflects off the walls of these canyons
Log left from past flash flood - perfectly positioned for photography!
One of the many slot canyons we visit
The Virgin River, Zion
Making the most of the jet lag with a dawn shoot of the Las Vegas Strip
Thor's Hammer in Bryce Canyon
We go to the lesser known canyons where we pretty much have the place to ourselves
Dried and cracked mud after the last flash flood
Last light in Red Canyon
Vikki getting into the rhythm on day 1.
Sometimes looking directly up gives the best composition
The Milky Way's core above the landscape of Cathedral Valley
Wall Street in Bryce Canyon
Laura checking out the view for a later visit when the light is more favourable
Endless options for compositions
Our first location on the trip
These canyons are a photographer's playground
A taste of a Utah arch - something we will focus on in 2018
It's difficult to capture the true scale of this landscape
Classic Zion at dusk
Vikki getting creative with sun flare in Bryce Canyon
Synchronised photography
Old abandoned wild west wagon in Capitol Reef
A bizarre combination of textures and subjects
Classic Bryce Canyon scenery

  • "I have so many amazing memories of the places we visited and the local people we met along the way - interactions that wouldn't have happened on a normal tour."
    Lynn (China 2015)
  • The quality of the tuition was absolutely perfect. James alongside yourself pitched the course in a manner that catered for everyone's needs. The dynamic between the two of you immediately set a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere which developed on many occasions into amusing and, at times hilarious, banter.
    Adam (St. Kilda 2015)
  • "You have a great way of blending fun with learning. Don’t change your style!"
    Leanne (Dolomites 2016)
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