How to Capture the Best Photos of the Grand Canyon
Standing at the rim of Grand Canyon, looking out over layers of colorful rock should be captured in the perfect
photo for a lasting memory. The following photo tips will help you choose the right spot, best times, and
Choosing the right spot
The Grand Canyon is so beautiful that there's very little chance of getting a bad photo, but there are viewpoints
that offer some extraordinary shots of the canyon. Certain overlooks are on points of land that jut out into
the canyon, providing some of the best views.
- Mather Point has one of Grand Canyon National Park's most spectacular vantage points. The Colorado
River is practically below your feet and if you're chasing the perfect sunrise look no further than this
- Hopi Point is located on Hermit Rest Drive and is one of the most sought after viewpoints for photos
of the Grand Canyon at sunset.
- Yavapai Point sits at the most northerly section of the Grand Canyon South Rim. Here you will get
the best view of the famous three points: Cape Royal, Wotans Throne, and Vishnu Temple.
Include People For Perspective
It's impossible to describe the overwhelming vastness of the canyon. For that, it truly must be viewed in
person. One of the best ways to convey size in a two-dimensional image is including a person or people in
Have Someone Take Your Photo
Selfies are great, but sometimes you need a little extra help to capture the entire scene. Hand-off your phone
to a friend or guide to get more of the beautiful Grand Canyon scenery in the frame.
Get An Aerial Shot
The Grand Canyon is so expansive it's challenging to see the entire canyon let alone capture a picture of it.
When viewed from above on a Maverick Helicopters Grand Canyon tour the
epic scale of the canyon comes into full view.
Best times for photography
Sunrise and sunset are the best time of day for the ultimate photos of the Grand Canyon. When the sun is low
in the sky, the canyon's colors come out, and shadows define the contours and shapes of Mother Nature's handy
The canyon can see higher volumes of crowds during the summer, so if you're searching for that perfect picture
heading out during the off-season is favorable. The weather in the canyon should also be taken into consideration.
As the seasons change, the foliage will change color with it, and there's a perfect chance that snow will cover
the canyon floor, and that is a photo worth taking.
The only way to capture the best photos of the Grand Canyon is to experience it for yourself. We have the
best sightseeing tours to the Grand Canyon
departing from Las Vegas.