Photography Tour/Workshop | Abiquiu and the Rio Chama

Abiquiu and the Rio Chama Valley Photography Tour/Workshop

We will spend a day in the haunting yet enchanting landscape of Georgia O'Keefe country in Abiquiu, exploring rock canyons and geological formations in and around the Rio Chama Valley.

Photo tour/workshops Abiquiu New Mexico
Snow enhances the landscape in Abiquiu, New Mexico.


Lunch at Bode’s an establishment of some notoriety in the village of Abiquiu. A quote from Bode’s website states: "A true general store, Bode’s has been serving the needs of travelers, campers, bikers, bicyclists, boaters, sight-seers, etc, and the locals of Abiquiu since 1919."  The renowned artist, Georgia O'Keeffe, made her home here, just across the road from Bode's.

8 hour day - $450 - per person. This time frame will include travel to chosen locations and shooting with hands on instruction as needed.

12 hour day - $695 per person. This time frame will include travel to chosen locations, shooting with hands on instruction as needed and staying out later for the moon rise or astrophotography, with time in the middle of the day for image review and processing, during lunch.

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

"I spent a week with Geraint traveling all over New Mexico and Southern Colorado. His skill and patience is amazing. His ability to help me see the beauty around me was well worth the money spent. In addition, he was a great teacher who spent all the time needed in any location to help me see and understand the picture. On my second adventure I was in the area just for the day and he accompanied me to some new sites that were as breath taking as those you see on his website. Geraint's skill set allows him to be a guide, and instructor, and a teacher all at one time. If you want some one on one instruction and help becoming a better photographer, Geraint is your man."
–Brad Kaplan, Texas

Photo tour/workshops Abiquiu New Mexico

Topics covered:
Working on location
Compositions in landscape, architecture
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.

Abiquiu & Rio Chama Valley Photo Tour

Ghost Ranch Abiquiu New Mexico
Abiquiu, New Mexico

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.