Photography Tour/Workshop | Three Day Grand Tour

Three Day Grand Photography Tour

On a three day tour we'll cover the following locations. The itinerary can be modified depending on 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.

Three Day Tour around northern New Mexico photography workshop
Moreno Valley northern New Mexico

 


Three Day Grand Photo Tour



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

Las Trampas Church
San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas Church

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.

Ghost Ranch Abiquiu New Mexico
Abiquiu, New Mexico

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 back drop. 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.

Old trucks, meadows and mountains, Taos NM
Old trucks, meadows and mountains, Taos NM

The Rio Grande Gorge and beyond
A short drive from Taos, the Rio Grande winds it's 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 winter time when the Rio Grande Gorge is at its most peaceful and wildlife more abundant.

Photographer Rio Grande Gorge Rim
Photographer on the Rio Grande Gorge Rim

 

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 photographers delight! If you are an avid photographer you will really enjoy Geraint's tips and instruction. 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
Full moon exposures
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.