Photo Locations, Tips & Tricks

Kerrick James is a master photographer whose iconic images of the region surrounding Page/Lake Powell have appeared in publications worldwide. Kerrick will be sharing Professional Photo Locations, Tips & Tricks every month on how to get the best results whether you are novice or seasoned shooter.

KJ Photo Safaris

    • PHOTO TIP #1 (Lower Antelope Canyon)

      PHOTO TIP #1 (Lower Antelope Canyon)

      Page is famous worldwide for the great high desert lake at it’s doorstep, but also for it’s photogenic and accessible slot canyons including Upper & Lower Antelope, and lesser known gems with...

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    • PHOTO TIP #2 (Horseshoe Bend) SITE UPDATE

      PHOTO TIP #2 (Horseshoe Bend) SITE UPDATE

      Just south and west of the heart of Page the Colorado River has incised a perfect loop, some 800’ into the layers of sandstone that cap this high desert plateau. Known as Horseshoe Bend, this has...

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    • PHOTO TIP #3 (Padre Bay-Lake Powell)

      PHOTO TIP #3 (Padre Bay-Lake Powell)

      The crown jewel of the Page environment is unquestionably Lake Powell, and with 96 major canyons and over 1900 miles of coastline at full pool, you’ll never run out of places to explore. But, where...

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    • PHOTO TIP #4 (The Toadstools)

      PHOTO TIP #4 (The Toadstools)

      For me one of the eternally striking aspects of the Page area, and of the Four Corners region, is how openly the bedrock of the planet is revealed. Erosional features are everywhere, arches, slot...

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    • PHOTO TIP #5 (Rainbow Bridge National Monument)

      PHOTO TIP #5 (Rainbow Bridge National Monument)

      IMAGE 1 Lake Powell has many striking scenic features, but Rainbow Bridge is surely at the top of that list. As a world-class icon, it’s also a challenge to photograph distinctively. The first...

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    • PHOTO TIP #6 (Canyon X and Cardiac Canyon)

      PHOTO TIP #6 (Canyon X and Cardiac Canyon)

      If you’ve photographed either Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon recently, you’ve dealt with the crowded, oversold conditions in these now world famous slot canyons, which for me greatly diminishes the...

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    • PHOTO TIP #7 (Wilderness River Adventures)

      PHOTO TIP #7 (Wilderness River Adventures)

      When the Page weather warms up its time to get on the lake, or the river. If you have a boat, you can launch it at Lee’s Ferry and motor upstream on the Colorado River towards Glen Canyon Dam. As...

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    • PHOTO TIP #8 (Tower Butte)

      PHOTO TIP #8 (Tower Butte)

      TOWER BUTTE: ABOVE & BEYOND Photographically, one of the best ways to depict the scale of any landscape is from high places, be it a mountain peak or, in canyon country, a tall formation like Tower...

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    • PHOTO TIP #9 (Dam Overlook Trail)

      PHOTO TIP #9 (Dam Overlook Trail)

      Best Dam View In Page Page and Lake Powell owe their very existence to an artfully designed 710’ tall shield of concrete, clearly visible against the orange-tan Navajo sandstone west of town. Behind the...

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    • PHOTO TIP #10 (The Rim Trail)

      PHOTO TIP #10 (The Rim Trail)

      Roaming The Rim Trail Around Page I’m always on the prowl for new vistas of familiar places, so when I heard about the newly signed City of Page Rim Trail, I loaded up my bike and grabbed a friend...

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    • PHOTO TIP #11 (Shooting Stars)

      PHOTO TIP #11 (Shooting Stars)

      Dark Skies & Star Parties Over Page Page has always been in essence a dark sky kind of town, situated astride the Arizona-Utah border on the southern edge of Lake Powell, far from the light wastrels of...

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As a veteran roamer of the Colorado Plateau, I've long viewed Page as the center of my favorite universe; of sandstone spires, sculptural slot canyons, buttes and mesas that are truly islands in the sky. Whether you love landscape or adventure photography, or the combination of both, as I do, the Grand Circle around Page offers unmatched variety to explore. I'll be offering some location gems here month by month, some well-known, others less seen, with some tips on when and how to make the images you seek. So bookmark this site and rejoin me for more gems! I have photographed and written about the American West and Pacific Rim for 25 years for publications like Arizona Highways, Sunset, National Geo. Adventure, and many more and I lead photo safaris throughout the world for groups and custom trips for individuals.

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