Private Photography Tours with Michael DeYoung

Happy photographer on a guided Alaska private photo tour

Create Your Own Unique Adventure Photo Tour

Tell us what you want to photograph and let us bring it to reality. We will create the itinerary, suggest locations and subjects to shoot – all with your approval – based on your photographic preferences. We book the accommodations and provide all transportation during the tour.

Let us help you plan and execute your once in a lifetime journey of photographic discovery.


  • Cost: A custom-made private tour is comparable and often at a lower cost than a structured workshop for a group of 3 or 4 friends/photographers.
  • Flexibility: We have more flexibility in shoot schedules and more guide time per client.
  • How do I start? Easy as 1, 2, 3. Tell us your interests and dates on the request form located on each private tour location page. We verify our availability. We send you a link where you make your deposit. With that input, we will propose an itinerary of subjects and locations based on your preferences listed. We provide transportation as well as make and book accommodations. We take care of everything!

    Landscape photo of fireweed with Surprise Glacier in background - Alaska

    MAJESTIC ALASKA – Mountains, glaciers, lakes, wildflowers, waterfalls, and wildlife around Southcentral (Anchorage) & Interior (Fairbanks).

    A section of The Narrows of the Virgin River - Zion National Park, Utah

    UTAH CANYON COUNTRY – The Best of Zion National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and surrounding redrock canyon country.

    Pink skies over Rio Grande Gorge near Taos, NM

    NEW MEXICO – The Land of Enchantment – Explore unique old world architecture and high desert landscapes.


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

    Exclusive to you and your group

    Expert logistics, location knowledge, technical and creative guidance

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


    “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 F. (Texas) – C Fitch Foto

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    “Landscape photography is my passion in life so when deciding on our next vacation destination, my husband and I wanted something unique. Taos was a place that excited both of us and it was indelibly engraved in our minds and imagination before we even took our first step. Everything about it sounded intriguing: its amazing New Mexican culture, unusual architecture and legendary light and vistas. And so, our mission became finding a photographer who would help us paint these digital “portraits.” We read about Michael DeYoung, a Taos adventure, lifestyle and landscape photographer and figured it was a no brainer.

    Our vision was very much on target both with the extraordinary beauty of Taos and our experience with Michael. He knew and understood the landscape, felt passion for the architecture, and was familiar with weather patterns (as a former Air Force meteorologist) which proved to be most helpful.

    The most important thing that Michael taught us was no matter what the weather conditions, there are no excuses; you just come back with the shot. Our day turned out to be amazing even with all the earlier weather challenges. It snowed the night before and little did we realize that this would be a gift. We returned home to Charlotte, North Carolina with images we had dreamed about! The Land of Enchantment … it’s that and much more. Our adventure ended with some delightful New Mexican cuisine with Michael and his lovely wife, Lauri (and partner in crime). Our experience in Taos is one we will not soon forget!”

    – Elle & Craig K. (Charlotte, NC) – Elle Creative | CDK Photo


    Questions about Private Photo Tours? We’re happy to help so ask away!

    Create your own photo adventure with veteran photographer and workshop leader, Michael DeYoung, an intrepid wilderness traveler and widely published Adventure and Landscape Photographer with decades of commercial success in Alaska and the desert Southwest.

    DeYoung Photo Workshops, LLC