Zion National Pak has introduced updated rules for photographers and their faithful companions – tripods. From now on, if you are shooting as a part of a photography workshop, you won’t be allowed to use a tripod on any trail within the park.
As FStoppers writes, in the previous years, groups of photographers were allowed to use tripods on some of the National Park’s trails. But starting in 2018, tripods are banned from all trails. According to FStoppers, you will only be able to use them on paved parking areas and pullouts. However, you will be able to use monopods, according to the Zion National Park’s regulations.
It’s worth noting that the ban is only applicable to photography workshops. These tours must not interfere with other visitors and block the trails. If you are shooting alone, you’re good to go. Remember, though, that you will still need a permit if you want to shoot commercially.
You can see more on these updated rules and regulations on this link. It’s useful to keep these rules in mind if you are running or attending a photography workshop at Zion National Park.