Hey Surapon and thanks for writing. I am honored. I read your posts all the time.
You have a few more toys than I do. I can make some suggestions to you too. You have a lot of territory to cover, so plan for that. Plus, you may want to spend more than a day at several places like Zion, and the slots.
I was in Page last November and you should look at X canyon with overland tours. It isn't as nice as Antelope, but it is a good starting point because Charlie only takes 3 (serious) photographers at a time. You will be the only people in the canyon, so you can take your time and learn low light photography, and Charlie is very helpful. You will need a good tripod. Be in good shape, because you have to get down to the canyon, which is a bit of a climb.
Antelope Canyon (Upper and Lower) are bigger, more colorful, and more photogenic. On the other hand, you will be crowded out by tourists with iPads etc. taking pictures. I don't remember which one I went to, but there is a difference, so do some research. Despite crowds, it is well worth the trip. You need to be patient to get a clean shot.
One MAJOR TIP: in the canyons when you shoot up, do NOT get the sky or sunlight anywhere near the lens or the flare will degrade your contrast.
With Horseshoe Bend I brought a 14mm Samyang and it was barely wide enough. The lighting during the day isn't the best as the sun tends to shine into the lens. May want to consider golden hours for this trip. For the canyons, time doesn't matter, except a few times of year, you can see light beams going to the floor of the canyon.
While in Page, you may want to get up before the sun and take pics of the power plant as the sun comes up. There are some nice bluffs in the area too.
In Zion, get some input as to where is the best place and time. I spent one day there, and I didn't get optimal vantage points, though did get some spectacular shots.
I'll look forward to hearing about your trip.
Sorry, but I didn't know where else to post this question.
I am headed for North Rim and Brice this June for about 10 days.
If anybody has suggestion about spots to shoot, or other places to visit I would appreciate it. I will have a rental car. I think a stop at Valley of Fire on the way to the Canyon would be good.
I would also appreciate any technical or gear recommendations.
Thanks in advance.
Yes, in this June 2014 start June6 th. to June 14 th.I will visit At National Park in Utah too, Start At Las Vegas to Brian Head, and the next day at Zion park,----Bryce Cannon, Escalanie, Kodakchrome Basil, Moab town, The Arches, Canyonland, Monument Valley, Page, Horseshoe at Sunset, Horseshoe Bend , Antelope , Brian Head, Glenn Canyon, Brian Head and Go back to Las Vegas.
Sorry, I do not know where I am going, Because My older sister and my Brother in-law set up the schedule for my wife and me---I just go with them and shoot the photos---Ha, Ha, Ha, I will go with my full load of photography equipment that fit on my largest back pack, + belly belt pack + Great Fiber glass Tripods, and enjoy my wonderfull trip.
See you there.
Thousand thanks for your Tricks and Comments about the Great National parks Trip---That will be the best one in my life time, I already print your post and will use as my guide lines.
Yes, I have Tamron 11-17 MM. too and I will bring Canon EF 17-40 L, and I will bring 8 mm Bower Fish eye Lens too.
Thank you, Sir.
PS: I will bring my dear Canon TS-E 24 mm F/ 3.5 L MK II ( Rotate the Lens to Horizontal / Shift) to shoot 3 Photos as Shift Left, Middle location and Shift Right = 3 Photos and combine to be 1 Picture as Panoramic Picture.