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    Monument Valley Photo Workshop 2022




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    Re: Monument Valley Photo Workshop 2022


    NO THANKS

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    Utah winters are cold, so pack warm clothes. Salt Lake City winter temps are often in the 20s, and other parts of the state can dip below zero. To stay safe, pack a heavy coat, a hat, gloves, thick socks and sweaters.





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    Re: Monument Valley Photo Workshop 2022

    Well, it is the beginning part of December before the solstice, so the weather can really go either way. The desert gets cold at night most of the year anyhow. By doing this so close to the solstice you compress the middle-of-the-day light so there is less waiting from the morning golden hour to the evening golden hour.

    But something that is making my brain itchy... "followed by a moonlit night photography session led by a local Navajo guide." And the Navajo guide is mentioned a couple of more times. Is there a way to word that to have this sound a bit less racist?
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    Re: Monument Valley Photo Workshop 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by BF Hammer View Post
    Well, it is the beginning part of December before the solstice, so the weather can really go either way. The desert gets cold at night most of the year anyhow. By doing this so close to the solstice you compress the middle-of-the-day light so there is less waiting from the morning golden hour to the evening golden hour.

    But something that is making my brain itchy... "followed by a moonlit night photography session led by a local Navajo guide." And the Navajo guide is mentioned a couple of more times. Is there a way to word that to have this sound a bit less racist?
    It's Navajo country, so it's no more racist than going to Germany and getting a German guide or Hawaii and getting a Hawaiian guide.

    Meanwhile $2,600 is a pretty steep price. I've seen 7-day African photo safaris for that price or even less.
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    Re: Monument Valley Photo Workshop 2022

    Yeah Woody, I do get the gist of what they are advertising with touting a Navajo guide. Likely somebody who knows the land and where the photogenic spots are. Maybe also offer some information and perspective of what the lands and features mean to the native tribes.

    But it is easily read in another way that this is a Navajo guide so he/she must be the best. Falling into a stereotype there. I actually believe Tamron could be intentionally playing the double meaning.
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    D750
    D600 (infrared converted)
    Lumix DMC-ZS6
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    24-120mm f/4
    50mm f/1.8G
    70-200mm f/2.8G VR
    28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
    500mm f/8 reflex
    Other Lenses
    Carl Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
    Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art
    Sigma 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 C
    Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

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    Re: Monument Valley Photo Workshop 2022

    There are several locations in the southwest that are on Navajo land so you have to have a Navajo guide or you can't go to it.

    And for almost $2600.00 I better get to keep the lenses.
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