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Guided Photography Tours & Private Photo Tours in Taos New Mexico

Exclusive Guided Photo Tours in Taos, New Mexico

Taos is known for its historic adobe building, high desert landscape photo opportunities, and golden light in any season. Situated at 7,000 feet, Taos experiences all 4 seasons. Capture the flowers blooming in spring, the cactus flowers along the Rio Grande in summer, the fall colors in the cottonwood and other trees in autumn, and the snowy landscapes in winter. Taos has you covered!

The Sangre de Cristo mountains serve as Taos’ backdrop. Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, located just outside of town, offers photo opportunities of the 800 feet deep gorge with views of the river below. We can drive down into the canyon in a couple of locations to capture images by incorporating the river into the landscape – some of my favorite.

Explore unique old world architecture and high desert landscapes.

Flowers below the historic San Francisco de Asis Mission Church in Taos New Mexico

Historic San Francisco de Asis Church

Winter reflections of San Francisco de Asis Mission Church - a historical church in Ranchos de Taos

San Francisco de Asis Church in Winter

Spring time in Taos New Mexico

Field of flowers & mountain views

Photograph of blooming cactus along the shores of Rio Grande

Cactus in bloom along the Rio Grande

Colorful blue gate door against adobe wall - Northern New Mexico architecture

Adobe architecture abounds in Taos

Picture of Rio Grande with snow covered canyon walls

Winter view of Rio Grande Gorge


Exclusive to you or your small group with more individual attention

Tailored to your photo preferences, fitness level and appetite for adventure

Expert logistics, location knowledge, technical and creative guidance

Greater flexibility with dates than a regular workshop

Options to team up with reputable adventure guides for a truly unique photo experience

Led by photography guides based in Taos and with over 15 years experience photographing Taos and Northern New Mexico



Can be up to four participants all from the same party. We do not mix clients from different parties on private tours.

Not all people in your party have to be photographers. We regularly take non-photographer companions and family members.

Start and end times vary depending on time of year and are determined upon booking.

A detailed recommended camera equipment and suggested clothing list and custom itinerary will be sent to registered participants via email shortly after booking.


1. Complete the form found at the “BOOK TAOS TOUR” button below with your preferred tour dates to verify we have no other conflicts on your desired date(s).

2. As we may be traveling on the road or out on a shoot at the moment, we will be contacting you either by phone or email within 48 hours of receipt of your form to discuss your request.

3. Once an available date is confirmed, a deposit link will be emailed to you so you can reserve your tour date by making a 25% deposit. Payment can be made via credit card through PayPal (no PayPal account required), check, or money order.

4. Final payment is due 60 days prior to your reserved start date.


Fee includes:

Michael as your guide, instructor and motivator

Transportation to and from your lodging in Taos

Pre-tour logistics

Recommendations for accommodations and tour itinerary

2 hour pre-trip presentation or constructive critique


The Daily Fee does not include:

Your Meals


Personal expenses

Entrance and locations fees

Third-party guide and charter transportation fees

Additional tour logistics, like lodging, third-party guides, and charters, can be, and often are, arranged by us. The costs to secure these amenities will be itemized and added to the total cost of your package.


PAYMENT TERMS: A 25% non-refundable reservation deposit applied towards the total trip cost is due at registration to secure your trip dates. Final payments are due 60 day prior to private tour start date.


Cancellations made prior to 60 days of tour’s start date will receive a refund of all amounts paid to date except for the initial 25% non-refundable deposit.

Cancellations made within 60 days of the tour’s start date will receive a refund of all amounts paid to date minus the initial 25% non-refundable deposit and any non-refundable deposits made to secure additional venues (such as lodging facilities or charter companies).

In the event you are unable to make your initial date, we will work with you to reschedule without forfeiture of deposit although we understand rescheduling is not always possible due to both parties schedules.

Active Photo Tours and DeYoung Photo Workshops, LLC are not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets or lodging arrangements you made in the event of you or anyone in your group had to cancel. You may want to invest in trip insurance to cover these circumstances. We highly suggest TravelGuard® or similar travel insurance policies to assist you in case of last minute plan changes and emergencies.

Questions about a private photo tour in Taos New Mexico? We're happy to help so ask away!


For camera clubs and corporate groups of more than four, please contact us below for custom quotes and packages.


Guided Photography Tours & Private Photo Tours in Taos New Mexico

DeYoung Photo Workshops, LLC

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