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PRIVATE PHOTO INSTRUCTION & CONSULTING

 

PERFECT YOUR TECHNIQUE AND CREATIVE VISION

PRIVATE PHOTO TOURS

(UP TO 4 PEOPLE)

 

CREATE YOUR OWN PHOTO ADVENTURE

ALASKA GREAT PHOTO ADVENTURE

WITH MICHAEL DEYOUNG & ARIZONA HIGHWAYS

JUNE 22 – 28, 2019

GOING PRO WITH OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY

WITH MICHAEL DEYOUNG &

ARIZONA HIGHWAYS

MARCH 7 – 10, 2019

Guided Photo Tours, Private Instruction, & Workshops

Alaska Photo Tour - Glacier Landscape Adventure

Fully immerse yourself in this ultimate northern landscape photographic adventure exploring Southcentral Alaska’s shrinking glaciers up close and personal along with its rugged, coastal mountains and abundant waters.

Southwest Utah Photo Tour - Zion & Grand Staircase-Escalante

Capture some of the most inspiring and colorful scenery in Southwestern Utah during this week long tour featuring both iconic and lesser known locations in Zion National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that afford the best photographic views and experiences found in the region.

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. Held in Taos, NM, Anchorage, AK, and Zion National Park, UT

Private Photo Tours

Let us create a custom itinerary for you that takes you to the most photogenic spots at the best times.

Uniquely personal and exclusive photography tour for individuals, couples and any private group up to 4. Non-photographer companions, partners, family members and friends are always welcome.

Offered in Taos & Northern New Mexico, Southcentral Alaska, and Zion National Park & Southern Utah

Develop Your Creativity

Workshops

Our current workshops are in collaboration with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes. Discover your creative vision while honing your photography skills.

Going Pro With Outdoor Photography (Tuscon, AZ – March)

Alaska Great Photo Adventure (Anchorage, AK – June)

Great Sand Dunes National Park (Colorado – October)

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
Alaska Magazine Cover - June 2018
Alaska State Vacation Planner - Cover 2019
Backpacker Magazine Cover - March 2018

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