Historic Route 66 Photo Road Trip Workshop

October 22-25, 2020

October 21-24, 2021

Tuition:$599 per person

 Meals and lodging are the responsibility of the participant. . You will receive a list of recommended hotels  upon registration.

 Limit: 6 photographers

 Register By: 7/31/2021 

Here are just a few of the photo opportunities you will have along the mother road:

  • Williams, AZ
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Grand Canyon Caverns
  • Seligman, AZ
  • Hackberry, AZ
  • Kingman, AZ
  • Oatman, AZ
  • Neon Signs
  • Road signs
  • Vintage cars
  • Classic Motels
  • Street Portraiture
  • Landscapes

    Your Instructor

    Rob Knight

    Rob Knight

    Photographer and trip leader • Olympus Educator •  Tenba Visual Artist •  Adobe Certified expert

    Equipment Suggestions

    A Mirrorless, DSLR, or point-and-shoot camera with interchangeable lenses. Please bring your camera manual.

    A versatile mid-range zoom lens (18-55mm, 24-105mm, etc) and a wide-angle zoom will be your most-used lenses for this trip. You will probably want a telephoto zoom lens as well. 

    For Micro 4/3 shooters, Rob recommends:
    Camera Bodies:
    Additional suggestions:
    • Memory cards. We recommend 128GB of storage or more.
    • Tripod. (Rob uses FotoPro tripods.)
    • Hot-shoe flash (Olympus FL-700WR)
    • Lens cleaning cloth or lens pen
    • A good lightweight camera backpack like the Tenba AXIS 24L is recommended.
    • Laptop computer or tablet with Adobe Lightroom CC.

    Join Rob Knight for three days along Historic Route 66 in northern Arizona. We’ll visit some of the most iconic locations along the Mother Road and photograph the signs, landscapes, people and more that make Historic Route 66 such an import ant part of America’s history.

    Your adventure begins in Las Vegas On Thursday evening where we will meet for dinner and photography on historic Freemont Street. We will hit the road at 8:00 am on Friday morning on our way to our first stop on Historic Route 66, Seligman Arizona. Seligman is home to many iconic scenes and storefronts, including a barbershop opened by Angel Delgadillo in 1950. Angel is the founder of the first Historic Route 66 Association, and is known as the “father of Historic Route 66”.

    We have definite stops in mind that offer incredible photo opportunities, but we are always open to other opportunities that may arise along the route.

    After spending the night in Flagstaff, we will head west to Williams, Arizona. Williams is known as the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon”, and it was the last town on Route 66 to be bypassed by Interstate 40. We will explore and photograph Williams’ six square block downtown area. It is home to lots of interesting signs and other relics from Route 66 in the 1950’s and 60’s.  

    Day two features the longest continuous stretch of Historic Route 66 that is still intact between Seligman and Kingman. Along this stretch of the old Route are iconic locations like Grand Canyon Caverns and the Hackberry General Store. We have lots of surprises and unique photo opportunities in store for you on this second day on the road.

    Day three will find us along what was once described to me as the most beautiful part of Route 66. The Route between Kingman and Oatman brings to mind the scenery in Pixar’s Cars movie. The canyons and landscape features here are truly breathtaking. We will spend a couple of hours in Oatman, AZ and photograph this crazy mining/ wild west/ tourist town. Once we are finished in Oatman we will head north to Las Vegas and have an image critique session before wrapping the workshop around 5:00pm.

    This photography workshop was a great experience that provided numerous opportunities to learn more about photography and the local culture. Both the instructors and local guides are very knowledgeable and pointed out things that I would never have noticed on my own.

    Nicole Widmer

    Specific learning opportunities include:

    • Shooting Portraits on the road
    • Advanced Composition
    • Visual Storytelling
    • Shooting and stitching for panoramas
    • Bracketing and processing HDR
    • Optical filters for controlling dynamic range
    • Composition for landscape and travel photography

    Skill level:

    A firm understanding of your camera operations, including using manual mode, f-stops and shutter speed is helpful. This workshop is intended for intermediate and advanced photographers, but the small group size makes it a great way for beginners to learn in the field. The workshop is organized without any strenuous hiking, but some moderate walking will be involved.


    Included in the workshop fee:

    • Transportation from Las Vegas and back

    • Any applicable park entry fees

    There was so many wonderful experiences it is hard to say which was my favorite. The expertise of our instructors was really made it. Nice to be able to ask questions while working instead of a traditional classroom setting.

    Anne Nettles

    Flights to and from Las Vegas, NV are the responsibility of the attendee. All lodging and meals are the responsibility of the attendee. You are not required to stay in the recommended hotels listed above, but if you choose to make other arrangements it will be your responsibility to rejoin the group in time to hit the road each morning.