Evan Chu
Grand Canyon's North Rim

In September, 2017, I traveled to Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim in Arizona state, U.S.A., to participate in a landscape photography workshop organized by Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. The workshop was taught by professional photographer Suzanne Mathia and led by Stephanos Antoniades and Jeff Insel.

Only about 10% of all visitors to the Park goes to the North Rim, which is 210 miles (338 km) from the South Rim by driving. This workshop was a great opportunity to see this rarely visited place.

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North Rim
North Rim

Area around Grand Canyon Lodge

During the workshop, I stayed in a log cabin near the Grand Canyon Lodge. This location gave me easy access to the surrounding areas.

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Wotans Throne
Wotans Throne

Views from the North Rim

The leaders of the workshop guided our group of 12 students to many significant locations in the park. I typically left my cabin in the dark before sunrise to drive to the locations for the morning shoots. For the evening shoots, I typically left the locations after sunset.

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aspen grove
aspen grove

Forests in Autumn

September was autumn at the North Rim. Trees in the park and in the nearby Kaibab National Forest (North Kaibab District) were changing colors. Aspen trees’ golden foliage were especially beautiful.

Photographic Tools

  • digital camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1.
  • zoom lens: M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 Pro.
  • zoom lens: M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R.
  • memory: SanDisk SD cards.
  • camera bag: Lowepro Nova 4.
  • photo processing: ImageMagick, Olympus Viewer 3, GIMP.