What is included in the price?
- Lodging for 5 nights
- All transportation while on tour
- All model fees
- All location fees
- Meet and Greet Lunch
- Gourmet snacks, coffee/tea and lots of cool spring water
- The occasional glass of wine, beer or hard seltzer
- Great conversations, lots of love and laughter! :)
What should be my photography level in order to attend?
Utadventure is perfect for all levels of experience!
As a beginner, you’ll learn how to work with professional models, and pick up a few photography tricks from our more experienced participants.
Advanced photographers will enjoy working with our models at their own pace, without any annoying interruptions, due to the relaxed, well structured nature of our events.
How often do you do your tours?
Our tours are held in May/June and September/October to ensure optimal weather conditions and a pleasant experience for everyone.
What is included in the price?
Never more than 6 photographers on the main UTadventure, which mean a photographer to model ratio of 2 to one, or better.
2 photographers and 2 models on a UTadventure Mini.
We also offer an option to book a Private Tour where it will be just you and a model of your choice. How awesome is that? :)
Where will we be staying?
Don’t worry, you won’t be sharing a tent with a scorpion! Comfortable hotels and/or inns only!
Do I need to be in top physical shape to attend?
Most of our locations are less than a 30 minutes walk away from the van, but good shoes and/or walking sticks may be nice in the uneven terrain.
We bring plenty of water, and plan for frequent rest stops. You’ll be fine!
Will I have cell reception?
Depending on your service provider you should have service while travelling, in town and even at some of our photography locations.
Arrival and departure
Book your flight straight to Salt Lake City International Airport.
Please plan on arriving no later than 11 AM on the Wednesday of your event to make it to our excellent Meet and Greet lunch.
You can plan on departing Tuesday afternoon, after our awesome group farewell lunch, featuring fantastic fusion comfort food and the by-now-famous boozy shakes.
You will be booking your flight to Merida airport, OR you can fly into Cancun airport and take a comfortable 4 hour luxury bus to Merida.
Just like on our Utah tours you can plan on departing late in the afternoon of last day, after the amazing farewell lunch (Although many of our participants elect to stay an extra day or two, and play tourist in and around Merida).
Will I need to rent a car?
Nope! ALL of your transportation, including rides from and to the airport are covered!
What should I expect on a typical day?
Be prepared to start early for the best possible light. Morning shoot typically lasts 2-3 hours. After lunch, depending on our location, we either drive to the next destination or rest at the hotel before our evening shoot. Later in the day we pick up the cameras again and shoot till sunset. We wrap up each day with a delicious group dinner at one of several gourmet restaurant along the way.
How many hours of shooting should I plan for daily?
Expect to shoot 4-5 hrs a day.
How will we travel to our locations?
We will be traveling in a convoy of comfy and capable off road vehicles. Plenty of time to socialize, show off photos, and share long childhood stories.
Do I need to bring tip money for models?
Tipping our hard working models is not required, but it's good karma. The amount will depend on your budget and how much you enjoyed working with them.
I am in, how do I sign up?