These are my 7 top tips for successfully photographing Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon
Some fabulous compositions and colors and possible in Lower Antelope Canyon (Image credit: Jamie Carter)

A tiny region of red rocks and slot canyons in northern Arizona, Lower Antelope Canyon is a firm favorite among landscape photographers. Packed with unique red rock formations, there are literally thousands of incredible compositions to be had at different times of day, with light dancing on the red rocks to jaw-dropping effect. However, it’s not as simple as merely turning up with a tripod and a camera bag and heading into the canyon. The way Lower Antelope Canyon is organized makes it slightly tricky to shoot on the fly. Instead, it pays to understand exactly what is possible and why and how to make a booking in advance.

Here’s everything you need to know about landscape photography in Lower Antelope Canyon.

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.