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PRIVATE PHOTO TOURS

 

CREATE YOUR OWN PHOTO ADVENTURE

SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO WINTER

 

JANUARY 19 – 25, 2020

with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes

ZION IN WINTER

 

FEBRUARY 23 – 27, 2020

with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes

GOING PRO WITH OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY

 

MARCH 11 – 15, 2020

with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes

NEW MEXICO - LAND OF ENCHANTMENT

 

MAY 20 – 24, 2020

with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes

PRIVATE PHOTO INSTRUCTION & CONSULTING

 

PERFECT YOUR TECHNIQUE AND CREATIVE VISION

Photography Guide & Photo Tours in Alaska, New Mexico, Zion

A Guided Photo Trip in Southern Utah

Zion & Grand Staircase-Escalante Southwest Utah Photo Tour

October 18 - 24, 2020

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Guided photo excursions in Taos, New Mexico, Anchorage, Alaska, and Southern Utah

Private Photo Tours

Dates & Locations vary

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Improve your photographic techniques with private one-on-one in person photo instruction with a working professional photographer

Private Instruction & Consultation

Private photo instruction and consultation involves only you and the instructor, focusing on exactly what technique or process you want to learn or improve upon. It's your personal workshop.

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Swiftcurrent Lake at sunrise with strong chinook winds and orographic clouds over the Continental Divide at sunrise, with Grinell Point, fall, Glacier National Park, MT

Photography Seminar: Weather or Not!

with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes

November 16, 2019

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View of Organ Mountains morning after a December snow. Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, New Mexico

Southern New Mexico Winter Photography Workshop

with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes

January 19 - 25, 2020

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Winter sunset with new snow from Canyon Overlook

Zion In Winter

with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes

February 23 - 27, 2020

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RSVP Wanderlust Calendar Cover

Going Pro With Outdoor Photography

with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes

March 11 - 15, 2020

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Southwest adobe wall and chile ristra near San Francisco de Asis Church in Taos New Mexioc

New Mexico: Land of Enchantment

with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes

May 20 - 24, 2020

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TESTIMONIALS

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“Mike is one of the best outdoor-location-action-adventure photographers I know. And in his ‘Speedlights, camera, action lighting workshop’ I took, he taught and demonstrated his successful techniques for us all to learn. I came away with new knowledge I could put to practical use right away. He and his wife Lauri make a great teaching team.”

– Jeff Schultz (Anchorage, AK)
Official Photographer of the Iditarod since 1982

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“I was hoping for adventure and you delivered! I can’t wait to practice all I learned in the last week. I feel I have better tools and a better eye to see landscapes through a camera. I feel like I will be able to make more impactful landscape photos thanks to the guidance and knowledge you passed on to me.”

– Tammy Andie (Missoula, MT)

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“I asked Michael to by my guide and mentor in Zion. Michael adjusted to my goals and skill level as an accomplished mentor should. Michael personalized content, location and style that was very effective for me. Not only did I return home with high quality images, but more importantly, the ability to apply what I learned immediately.

After working with Michael, I have a working knowledge of more advanced exposure techniques, composition guidelines and shooting in different kinds of weather.”

– Christopher Fitch (Dallas, TX)

SAMPLES OF PUBLISHED WORK

Taos Ski Valley Print Ad photographed by Michael DeYoung

Taos Ski Valley Print Ad

Alaska Magazine Cover June 2018 photographed by Michael DeYoung

Alaska Magazine Cover – June 2018

2019 Alaska State Vacation Planner Cover by photographer Michael DeYoung

Alaska State Vacation Planner Cover – 2019

Backpacker Magazine Cover March 2018 - Pacific Crest Trail image taken by Michael DeYoung

Backpacker Magazine Cover – March 2018

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