Photo Tours
Southwest Photo Adventure offers workshops and photography tours. The difference between the two is that photo tours are for a single person or a small group that has a specific trip in mind and wants go during a specific time, while workshops (groups of 3-5 photographers) have a program set by me and at a defined time in the year. So it is up to you what kind of coaching you prefer.
Experience and photograph the spectacular American Southwest and West with a person who knows it like just a few and who is very well equipped to give you a level of safety which is absolutely needed in the wilderness.

I can provide you with a list of possible destinations and plan an entire tour for you. Be aware that many places need at least 6 months of planing ahead. There might be permit requirements to get to some of these locations. Some agencies can take quite a while to provide a permit while others are based on a lottery system. Disappointments can be quite big if the permit is not granted or not available due to short notice and or planing.

I will pick you up preferentially at the airport in Albuquerque, NM or any international airport in the Four Corners area (Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver). We will begin the trip right away or the next morning, depending on your arrival time. Whether you are a beginner with a new digital camera, or a seasoned pro, the scenery will take your breath away and the photographs will last a lifetime! Lodging and meals are not included in the tour prices, but I will be glad to recommend great places to stay whether it be luxurious, resourceful or even primitive. I will be your guide and photography instructor, so that you can learn as much as you would like in awesome landscapes.
Zebra Slot
You need to be physically fit enough to participate in outdoor photography exercises in field locations. I will do everything possible to take you to your areas of interest. Most of the excursions are day trips based out of motels in proximity to the places of interest. All trips can be expanded from very short hikes and drive-up overlooks to daypack hikes taking several hours or more.

I supply:
  • Transport & Guide (US$ 180-220/day depending on the itinerary) - includes my fully off-road equipped Jeep + off-road trailer but NOT the gas
  • 2 way radios
  • Maps
  • Water for adequate hydration
  • Recommendations for overnight and where to have meals
  • Tent in case of camping in the wilderness (in this case very simple meals, sleeping bag and matress can be supplied at special request)
For your trip you should bring:
  • Digital camera with lots of memory & reserve batteries
  • Wide-angle, medium lens and a tele lens
  • Diverse filters including a polarizing and neutral density filter(s)
  • Tripod
  • Hiking shoes/ socks
  • Hiking poles
  • Rain jacket / Fleece jacket
  • Sunglasses / Sunscreen
  • Watershoes, neopren socks and neoprene pants in case of canyoneering
  • I will provide you with a detailed list of necessary items depending on your tour
Travel hassle free and safely through the remote and rugged regions of the American Southwest and West with a seasoned photography guide! Read through the testimonials and see what other people have to say about their experiences with my services.
North Coyote Buttes
For a custom trip tailored to your timetable and budget, contact me with the dates you have in mind. Early reservations are strongly recommended since many areas require special permits.

The tours are provided in English, German, and Portuguese language.

Questions? Have a look at the F.A.Q.!