Best Photo Spots in Arizona

The Lower Antelope Canyon

If you are taking a tour of the lower antelope canyon I highly recommend bringing sturdy tripod, a variety of lenses, and taking your time while on the photography tour. The extended tour as a photographer with a tripod and ILC body is totally worth the cost for a number…

Oak Creek Canyon

The marked trail is a 6.4 mile round trip hike (3.2 miles each direction). The trail is a gorgeous walk through forests, broken up by crossing shallow mountain streams, and spotting occasional wildlife. While the entire walk is easy if you carry just a small bag with water/food, due to…

Horseshoe Bend

Easy to get to, no need for tickets and careful planning. But it does require 15 minutes of hiking in loose sand. There is plenty of parking but to get best spot on the edge arrive early. Do not rush when you are close to the edge. Be mindful of…

Tumacacori National Historical Park

One of Arizona’s treasures is Tumacacori National Historical Park.  Located in the park is Mission San Jose de Tumacacori, the oldest Spanish mission in southern Arizona.  You can walk inside the ruins of the Franciscan church, and there is a very nice courtyard garden along with a heritage orchard.  Beginning…

San Rafael Valley

About 16 miles past the charming community of Patagonia, Arizona, is a remote area called San Rafael Valley.  The valley is dotted with farms and cattle ranches, but it still feels like isolated wilderness.  It is one of the quietest places my wife and I have ever been to, and…

Monument Valley

There are several ‘iconic’ locations within the park, many of which you’ve probably seen in movies and TV commercials.  The picture above is the spot in the movie ‘Forrest Gump’ where he decides that he’s tired of running coast-to-coast. Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase), in the movie ‘Vacation’, jumped the family car…

Cochise Lake

Many people think of southern Arizona as nothing but dry desert, but hidden in the farming town of Willcox is Cochise Lake, a great location for bird and landscape photography.  Many species of waterfowl, shore birds, and water birds migrate through southern Arizona, using places like Cochise Lake for roosting,…

Crescent Moon Picnic Area

Sedona, Arizona, has a past as colorful as its world-famous red rocks.  At one time it billed itself as “Arizona’s Little Hollywood” due to the dozens of B westerns and other Hollywood classics filmed there.  My wife and I have visited Sedona several times, and while I always enjoy photographing…

London Bridge

Lake Havasu City is located in western Arizona and aside from being situated on the border of Arizona and California, it is also known for a certain bridge which was bought from the city of London by Robert P. McCulloch.  The London Bridge’s reassembly was completed in 1971 and has…

Veterans Oasis Park

As a Phoenician, we get to see many dust storm photos every year but they are all the same – a dust of cloud approaching the valley.  As I found them boring, I decided to take some photo of the storm myself.  My thoughts were to capture some photos on one…