Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Three Day Photography Workshop


On a three-day tour we’ll cover the following locations. The itinerary can be modified depending on the weather and time of year. Any of my Photography Tour/Workshops can be included in this three-day grand tour. Consider combining the trips, locations, and subjects that best suit your photography.

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San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas Church

Day 1: High Road to Taos
Locations include Native and Hispanic villages on the High Road to Taos, Penasco, Las Trampas, and Truchas. Drive home along the High Road to photograph the light in “Milagro Beanfield” country and the valley of Llano de San Juan.

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Abiquiu, New Mexico

Day 2: Abiquiu, and the Chama River Valley
We will spend a day in the haunting yet enchanting landscape of Georgia O’Keefe country in Abiquiu, exploring rock and earth formations in and around the Rio Chama Valley.

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Old trucks, meadows and mountains, Taos NM

Day 3: Sites of Taos
Spend part of the day photographing the sites of Taos. Old trucks, abandoned long ago, in fields with Taos Mountain as a backdrop. Picturesque villages, tipis, and the occasional rainbow. Acequias, ancient water courses bringing life to the fields and farms in the Taos valley for centuries. At the end of the day capturing the early evening light at the world-famous St Francis Church in Ranchos de Taos, immortalized in paintings by Georgia O’Keefe and the photography of Ansel Adams.

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Photographer on the Rio Grande Gorge Rim

The Rio Grande Gorge and beyond
A short drive from Taos, the Rio Grande winds its way through Orilla Verde National Recreation Area, home to beaver, otter, blue heron, and big horn sheep. Surrounded by majestic volcanic cliffs and overlooks, on a short hike off the beaten track, we will photograph petroglyphs, riparian habitat, and views of the Rio Grande Canyon. This photo tour is also spectacular in wintertime when the Rio Grande Gorge is at its most peaceful and wildlife more abundant.

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On a photography tour in northern New Mexico

Cost: $1450 per person

Call 505-501-4880 to reserve a date that suits you for your own personal photo tour.


“We had the opportunity to do three days of photo touring with Geraint. What a treat!  We were able to do three different tours, all of which were outstanding. The High Road to Taos, Georgia O’Keeffe Country, and the Rio Grande Gorge area were all a visual delight. The added plus was that the Cottonwoods had changed to their fall colors, a golden yellow. Magnificent!! Geraint’s intimate knowledge of knowing the time of day for the best natural light on the preferred shot was a real added plus. He was able to incorporate historic architecture, western weathered buildings and churches, old country stores, and a whole lot more into our day. It was a photographer’s delight! If you are an avid photographer you will really enjoy Geraint’s tips and instructions. When we began our time with him he was our guide, at the conclusion of our time we parted friends.”
Bill and Gretchen Northrup – Columbus, Ohio

Topics covered

  • Working on location
  • Compositions in landscape, architecture
  • Lighting
  • Exposure, metering
  • Interpreting histogram
  • Auto settings verses manual
  • Depth of field, aperture
  • Shutter speed
  • Multiple image panoramas
  • Image reviews, constructive critiques
  • If there is any other an topic you want covered we will address it in the field, so bring along your questions and requests.

Equipment to bring

  • Camera, batteries, spare batteries, camera cards, and spare camera cards.
  • Supplies are few and far between once we are on location.
  • Consider bringing the manual for your particular camera model, hardcopy or online version.

Optional Equipment

  • Tripod – Essential for some trips (I have a tripod for those who want to travel lite)
  • Laptop or Tablet – For image review
  • Filters – Polarizer, Neutral Density – Essential for some trips

Additional Notes

  • Bring hats, gloves, sunscreen, hand warmers (spring, fall and winter), sturdy shoes and refillable water bottles.

Pick up points for tours are

  • at your Taos, NM hotel, B&B, VRBO, Airbnb,
  • your local residence or
  • a location in the Taos area that is convenient for you.
  • Meeting points for locations outside of Taos can be arranged when reservations are made.


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