Red Rock Country Photo Tour

This photo tour focuses on the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States including the States of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. The entire area is largely made up of high desert, with scattered areas of forests. Domes, hoodoos, fins, reefs, goblins, river narrows, natural bridges, and slot canyons are some of the features typical of this area.

It is home of the highest concentration of U.S. National Park Service (NPS) units in the country. Among its ten National Parks are Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, Mesa Verde, and Petrified Forest. Among its 17 National Monuments are Dinosaur, Hovenweep, Wupatki, Sunset Crater Volcano, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Natural Bridges, Canyons of the Ancients, Chaco Culture National Historical Park and the Colorado National Monument.

By joining this adventure you will be able to photograph many unheard and off the beaten path places.

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. You can also join the adventure at a predetermined point, if your interest is only a specific area of this adventure.

This tour requires excellent health and top notch physical condition. Be prepared for almost daily hikes, backpacking and daily camping in the wilderness. At least 2-4 days of backpacking are included.

The photo tour is suited for beginners, advanced and semi-pro photographers. Participants must have a working knowledge of their camera.

Date: May 10 – 22, 2020

Tour price: US$ 2,520

Price includes:
– driving, guiding and coaching
– highly equipped high-clearance, 4-wheel car + off road trailer
– all camping gear, with exception of sleeping bag, mattress and pillow

It does NOT include:
– gas expenses (will be shared at the end by all participants)
– meals
– hotel

Fifty percent is to be paid in advance (non-refundable, unless in the extremely unlikely happening of the tour being cancelled). The remaining 50% is due 30 days before 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.

No refunds will be given for unused portions of our photo tour. 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.

There is one out of three spots left! Please contact me for further details if you are interested in this photo tour.

Questions about the Red Rock Country Photo Tour? Contact me.

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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 do nothing that would require me or a co-host to be a concessionaire or CUA holder in any federal or state lands we may visit or photograph. 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 nor will we do any “still photography” that would require a permit from any agency administering any public land which we photograph.

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.