Moab Photo Tours, LLC offers private small group tours for individuals, families, or small groups. We have no more than four people per guide. Our tours are custom-designed with your input to provide you with the photo experience you desire to have, at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Contact us ahead of time to let us know when you’ll be in the area, how many people will be in your group, your physical abilities, the number of days you’d like to tour, the length of tours desired, any specific location or subject preferences you may have, and any photographic techniques you’d like to learn. With this information and your input, we can design a tour that is just right for you. If you desire, we can also help you with accommodations in Moab.
All tours include transportation in our 4WD vehicles to fantastic photo sites at the best light for photographing them, photo instruction from serious amateur to professional level as desired, and beverages & snacks or meals appropriate for the length of your tour. We’ll gladly share our knowledge of the area’s history, scenery, wildlife, geology, and vegetation to enhance your experience with us.
Sunrise: We meet you up to one hour before sunrise, which gives us plenty of time to drive to the chosen location and get set up in time to photograph the sunrise. After the sunrise, we’ll take you to more great morning locations in the same area while the light is still good. We provide your favorite morning beverage and a light continental snack with fresh fruit. The tour lasts approximately 4-4.5 hours.
Sunset: We meet you about 3-4 hours before sunset and travel to the sunset location, stopping to photograph good sites along the way. We usually return to Moab about one hour after sunset, however, you have the option of starting a little later and staying past sunset for night landscape/star-trail photography. We can teach you these techniques. The tour lasts approximately 4-4.5 hours.
Full-day tours are available in the fall, winter, and spring. Due to the long day length and summer heat, they are not available between 1 April and 1 October. Full-day tours start about one hour before sunrise and end about one hour after sunset. During the mid-day flat light period, we have lunch, seek out photo subjects that don’t require the early/late “sweet light” to look good, go for a 4WD scenic drive, or take a hike. The length of these tours varies with the season. Winter full-day tours last about 12 hours, while the spring/fall tours last up to 14 hours. We provide beverages throughout the day, a light continental breakfast with fresh fruit, lunch, and afternoon snacks.
Another option is the Combination Tour. This is available anytime, but is especially recommended in the summer. The Combo Tour is a Sunrise Tour and a Sunset Tour, with a midday break. After the Sunrise Tour, we bring you back to town so you can have lunch, rest, shop, or swim. We then pick you up for the Sunset Tour. A light continental breakfast with fresh fruit is provided, as are beverages throughout the tour. These tours last up to 8-9 hours.
Disclaimer: It is important that you know how to operate your own particular camera. Due to the large numbers of different camera brands and models, most of which do not operate the same way, we cannot be expected to know the workings of your particular camera. We can teach you composition and photographic techniques, but probably not how to make your particular camera work.
Moab Photo Tours is now offering Group Workshops in the Moab Area and abroad. For 2014-15, we have nine workshops scheduled. We are offering photo tours to Nepal/Bhutan/Tibet, Patagonia, China and Costa Rica along with 5 photo workshops in the Moab area. For more information, go to the Workshops page.
For information on current workshop and tour pricing and available dates, please use our customer contact form, or write or call us anytime.
Moab Photo Tours, LLC
P.O. Box 1014