Upper Antelope Canyon tour, How to take the Perfect Antelope Canyon Photos

  1. By Dannie
  2. On Sep 10, 2018
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

It’s also hard to know what to expect when photographing these canyons for the the first time. To take a Upper Antelope Canyon tour is an easy way for travelers. Here we tell you something about how to take the perfect Antelope Canyon photos which may help you enjoy the life there.

Shoot multiple exposures

Shoot multiple exposures even if you’re not intending to create HDRs.

I walked out of the canyon with about 450 exposures and I’m glad that I did. I had several shots where I wouldn’t have got the exposure right were it not for shooting multiple exposures of -.5, -1, or -1.5.

I highly recommend at least taking/making some HDRs but don’t feel like everything has to be HDR; plenty of single exposures will turn out excellent.


I’m not going to lie, dealing with the light down there is not easy. The metering is tough and the dynamic range is often times impossible. If you’re not shooting multiple exposures (or even if you are) make sure that you underexpose about a stop and a half.

Shoot RAW… or JPEG
I shot the first 25% of my shots in RAW but due to shooting multiple exposures this became impossible to keep up with the tour, so I switched to JPEG.

If I wasn’t shooting multiple exposures, I would have stuck to RAW due to the occasional impossible highlight.

But I honestly am glad I switched because I feel my best shots were the result of being able to capture the canyon with multiple exposures, which would not have been possible for me shooting in RAW.