Picture Yourself

Angel’s Landing view

A hiker pauses for a selfie in a safe spot on the summit of the Angel’s Landing Trail in Utah’s Zion National Park on a recent afternoon.  A very popular day trip for Las Vegans, it is a two-hour drive from our city, offering stunning sightseeing views and terrific opportunities for hiking and photographing flora and fauna.

To maximize both enjoyment and safety, the National Park Service has posted Keep Safety in the Picture, a series of tips for safe and fun photography in the desert.

Some of the photo tips that apply especially to Angel’s Landing: 

  • Step to the side to avoid blocking the pathway for others when waiting or while taking a photo.
  • When you are moving out of the way for others, take your time, and watch your step.
  • Don’t walk too close to the edge or walk backward to get that perfect shot. Be careful around steep drop-offs and stay aware of your surroundings.
  • Be patient and courteous toward other visitors taking pictures.

These tips also apply to those of us taking pictures of other photographers. Have a safe and happy summer.

For more information, visit https://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm

– Sam Morris

 

 

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