The New Mexico Badlands Photo Tour focus on an area largely made up of an extensive area of badlands such as Bisti/De-Na-Zin and Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah.

We will start and end our adventure in Albuquerque, NM. If you are flying in I will pick you up at the airport at arrival and drop up you off at the airport at the end of our tour.

This tour requires good health and physical condition. Be prepared for daily hikes and camping in the wilderness.
The photo tour is suited for beginners, advanced and semi-pro photographers. Participants must have a working knowledge of their camera.

Date: April 13-19, 2021


This tour offers an in-depth exploration of the badlands located in the northwestern part of New Mexico. These badlands are known as Bisti/De-Na-Zin and Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah. They hide some exquisite rock formations and hoodoos which are unparalleled to anywhere else. We will be out in search for unique and novel compositions at sunrise, sunset and during the night for some awesome astrophotography including light painting.

Strenuous rating: Moderate. As a mainly camping based workshop participants should become prepared for an outdoor experience. I have a restroom shelter and potable water at the campsite. Drinking water is available all time. The restroom shelter can also be used for a hot water shower. Individual tents can be provided. You will have to bring your own sleeping bag and sleeping pad.

New Mexico Badlands Photo Tour price: US$ 2,450


    • Driving, guiding and coaching
    • Highly equipped high-clearance, 4-wheel car + off road trailer (including stove, refrigerator, kitchen utensils, hot shower, toilet, chairs, table)
    • All camping gear, with exception of sleeping bag, mattress and pillow


    • Meals

US$ 1,000 is to be paid in advance. Refunds are handled according to the Terms and Conditions. The remaining money is due 60 days prior to the trip.

Payments may be made with Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Upon payment of your deposit, I will send you an information packet including suggestions for camera equipment, computer and software, clothing and travel.

I highly recommend an independent travel insurance. Knowing you have 100% trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason.

New Mexico Badlands Photo Tour is a three participants only tour!

Do you have any questions? Please do not hesitate and contact me.

This tour is SOLD OUT! You are still interested in this trip? Contact me and I will include you in a waiting list in case there is a vacancy …


Any trips I organize or organize with another photographer are private and non-business. I am a physician by trade and I take people along with me on my trips because I enjoy the company and the opportunity to help people get to know and photograph the Southwest. I do not make a business out of it. My goal is to have a pleasant, safe trip with artistic value photography as a result. We share expenses, gear, ideas, and experiences. We will not be going anyplace on public lands that are not generally open to the public. No photographs you take on public lands may be used to promote the sale or use of a product or service. We will not do any “commercial filming” as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations.

We will respect nature, leave only footprints where we are allowed to leave footprints, and take only our images, memories, and friendships home with us.