photography guides to the hidden treasures of the Rio Grande of New Mexico.

Photography Workshops

Photography adventures and development for all levels - Private and Group workshops available

Workshops are structured to support basic skills and advance individual techniques in both settings and composition. Our experienced guides put you in the New Mexico and Southern Colorado locations where you can explore your vision and get the images you won’t find on your own. 

Workshops  typically run from 8:30AM to 5:30PM, and include healthy snacks, water,  and historical information on the Rio Grande valley and surrounding  mountains. Participants are expected to bring their own lunches and to  dress appropriately for the weather. Weather changes rapidly in northern  New Mexico, be prepared.

July 10, 2019 - Cruces Basin Wilderness –  This on foot, hiking workshop is reserved for the most adventurous!  Wildlife, streams, hidden secrets of New Mexico animals and flowers.  This high basin is the headwaters of New Mexico several rivers. It is a  lush environment filled with every beast waiting to pose for you and  your camera. Physical fitness and proper clothing a must! 

July 24, 2019 – The Valley of Life! Valle Vidal Exploration – A loop through the reserve focusing on the places and wildlife that the typical routes won’t reach. 

August 7, 2019 – Abiquiu and the Chama River Valley –  O’Keefe country, where O’Keeffe would venture. Slot canyons and  landscape treasures await on this journey into the New Mexico’s hidden  paradise. This workshop focuses on panoramic landscapes and getting your  images to the next level. 

August 21, 2019 - The San Luis Valley, Colorado –  Picturesque crumbing adobes with the backdrop of 14,000-foot snow  covered peaks, wild horses, and ancient migration routes paired with  raptors and epic landscapes. This one-day photography workshop is a  journey for everyone with a passion for high plains landscapes and  wildlife! 

September 25, 2019 – Colors of the Enchanted Circle –  Join us for this all-day fall photography workshop along the Enchanted  Circle of northern New Mexico. Leaving from Taos we will loop through  the wildest reaches of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains seeking out the  best of the crisp yellow fall aspens and bright orange oaks. 

October 2, 2019 – Colors of the Enchanted Circle –  Join us for this all-day fall photography workshop along the Enchanted  Circle of northern New Mexico. Leaving from Taos we will loop through  the wildest reaches of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains seeking out the  best of the crisp yellow fall aspens and bright orange oaks.

Cuba January 8th - January 19th, 2020: Cultural Immersion, Wildlife Adventure, Photography Workshop

Phil  Alldritt, 21 year veteran of Cuban guiding/cultural anthropologist and  Gak Stonn, professional photographer/photography workshop leader will  lead a 10 day cultural enrichment adventure and photographic workshop  through the heart of the Cuban backdrop to Havana Vieja, Cienfuegos, and  Trinidad. This journey will highlight the local scenery and Cuban  culture as well as developing your skills as a photographer, whether  with cell phones, point and shoots, or professional cameras, in  environments few tourists get to see. All skill sets welcome and  encouraged.

We will stay in acc

redited B  and B’s, dine with/what the locals eat, and tour across the  off-the-beaten-path countryside. Come and experience the Cuban  traditions intimately. Other tour can cost $1000s more and give  you much less. If you want to get out of the customary tourist sections  with experienced guides and dig deep into the lifestyle of Cubans, all  the while enhancing your photography skills…this is a must!

The emphasis of this adventure is epic scenery, wildlife adventures, cultural insights and getting great images.

Limit 10 participants:

Sign up: or 575.425.1587

Cuba Itinerary - January 8th - January 19th, 2020:

***Wednesday January 8***(US flight not included in package)

Depart ABQ Arrive Dallas Depart Dallas

Arrive Cancun/Meet guides/late dinner, Overnight Cancun

Thursday January 9

Depart Cancun (flight included)

Arrive Havana/Transfer to Cienuegos: The introduction to Cuban Culture

Dinner and Nightlife

Friday January 10

Cienfuegos: The southern coast of Cuba

Tour of Historic Plaza with rich architecture and essential perspectives on its history /lure

Overnight Cienfuegos

Saturday January 11

Visit Trinidad

Tour of Historic Plaza: Portraits, learn non-invasive cultural photography

Sugar Plantation started in 1804

Dinner and Night Music - low light drama and culture

Overnight Trinidad

Sunday January 12

All day Sailing Trip and Island Picnic

Snorkeling in secluded, calm waters. Cuban lunch on the beach

Night Music – Blending with the locals

Monday January 13

Light  Hike to Waterfalls, Birds of Cuba, Private Cave Exploration: Landscape  and avian Photo workshop (capturing the magic, even with a mobile  device!)

Tuesday January 14

Transfer to Playa Larga (amazingly scenic fishing village), Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs) –

These intimate destinations with the insights of experienced guides

Overnight Playa Larga

Wednesday January 15

Transfer To Havana

Walking tour of the capital: the history, style, and customs

Cuban COOKING class!!!

Thursday January 16 (*end 7 day tour*)

*Depart Havana for Cancun/Cancun to final destination

***Thursday January 16*** (3 day extension)

Hemingway House Museum, Cojimar: Beauty and Balance; the sea and the sand

Amazing Folk art Markets for Shopping and imagery

Friday January 17

Colon  Cemetery (est. 1876), John Lennon Statue, Callejon de Hammel art  installation, Santaria Tour – All locales provide essentials for  incredible visuals

Saturday February 1 

Jose Fuster Studio art installation

Street Walk– emphasis on the people and perspectives of Cuba

 Sunday Jan

Depart Havana Arrive Cancun (flight included)

Depart Cancun (***flight not included)

Arrive Final Destination


Trip Cost:  $3,850.00 (7 day)

Trip Cost:  $4,350.00 (10 day)

Deposits and Payments

$500.00 per person - Secures Seat

September 1, 2019 - $1925.00 per person

December 1, 2019 - $1925.00 per person

Please send a copy of your passport with the first deposit.

Make checks payable and mail to:

Phil Alldritt

PO Box 659

Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico   87513

Or drop deposit check at Taos Print, 107 Kit Carson Rd in Taos, NM


*Cost includes round trip air from Cancun to Havana, all Air B and Bs (double occupancy) (*single supplement $395.00),  all meals with one beverage (except travel days), bottled water, Cuban  visa, Cuban Health insurance, all transfers, entrance fees, guiding and  gratuities.

**Not included point of origin flight to Cancun, additional beverages, meals in Mexico and on travel days.

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