Photography Tour/Workshop | Five Day Workshop

Five Day Photography Workshop

During this five day photography workshop we'll cover the locations featured in all of my Photography Tour/Workshops. This is a customized one on one workshop built to suit you. For beginners to advanced amateurs and professionals. Also consider one or two days in a specific location. This itinerary can be modified depending on weather and time of year.

Five day photography workshop
Taos Mountain Cottonwoods

San Luis Valley, northern New Mexico and southern Colorado

Time will be spent on location in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, photographing abandoned homesteads, towns, and thriving farming communities. These are enhanced by views of the Rio Grande and the impressive Sangre de Cristo mountain range of the southern Rocky Mountains. We will seek out bald and golden eagles, a wide variety of hawks, great-horned owls, coyotes, wild horses and elk. In spring and fall we will have the opportunity to photograph sandhill cranes and geese on their migratory flyway through the San Luis Valley.

Ute mountain San luis Valley photo workshop
Ute Mountain, extinct volcano in the San Luis Valley


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. Read More

Las Trampas Church
San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas Church


Abiquiu and the Rio Chama 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. Read More

Ghost Ranch Abiquiu New Mexico
Abiquiu, New Mexico


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. Read More

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


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. Read More

Rio Grande Gorge and beyond
Rio Grande Gorge, Wild Rivers


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


Cost: $2,150 per person

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

Five Day Photo Workshop


Over the past 10 years I’ve had the opportunity to travel extensively, photograph wonderful people, beautiful locations, and on occasion, receive some excellent guidance on how to become a better visual artist. In a short time, I’ll be returning to the Taos area to take a week-long photo tour with Geraint. This will be my fifth outing with him and the reasons I keep coming back are straightforward: great teaching, wonderful locations with magical light, and excellent value.

When on a tour with Geraint, you are the focus. (Pun intended) He does a thorough job of assessing your skills, what you want from the time you have available, and then sets about delivering a personalized itinerary to accomplish your goals. Geraint is a wonderful teacher in that he asks great questions, listens well, guides you to discovery, and gets you to think more deeply. If you are interested in experiencing a beautiful part of the country and growing as a photographer, book a photo tour with Geraint.

Ron Richardson - Florida


More Tour/Workshops

Abiquiu and the Rio Chama Valley

The High Road to Taos

Rio Grande Gorge

Sites of Taos

San Luis Valley

Three Day Tour

Five day photography workshop in northern New Mexico
Five day photography workshop in northern New Mexico