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Small groups. Individual attention.



"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 Official Photographer of the Iditarod since 1982 (Anchorage, AK)

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. ... We returned home to Charlotte, North Carolina with images we had dreamed about! Our experience in Taos is one we will not soon forget!Thank you Michael and Lauri!"

Elle & Craig Kriser (Charlotte, NC)

“Michael is an accomplished photographer and instructor and has the ability to teach to a group with vary experience levels. I would recommend his workshops for those who want to improve their photography skills. The quality and creativity of my photography has definitely improved through the lessons I’ve learned in his workshops.”

- Lynn Wegener (Anchorage, AK)

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Photography Workshops & Photo Tours in Taos New Mexico

At DeYoung Outdoor Photography Workshops you’ll learn photo techniques that strengthen your outdoor photography and personal vision. We currently offer photography workshops in New Mexico, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana. Topics covered in our photo workshops include: travel photography, landscape photography, flash photography, and action photography.

Group sizes in our workshops are kept small and the instructors shoot only to demonstrate technique. This leads to greater personal attention to participants. Our format strives for a balanced mix of lecture, field demonstrations, assignments and group critiques with more emphasis on shooting in the field. Whenever possible, we utilize private property locations to minimize any disruptions while we have all our gear out and are learning a technique or practicing with talent.

We also lead photo tours in Northern New Mexico based out of Taos during September through June for all levels of photographers. A private photo tour is ideal for those who can't attend a workshop and whom value individual instruction. If you wish to just capture the best images from Northern New Mexico - including the Taos, New Mexico area - without the need for individual instruction, we can help you out.

If you prefer one-on-one photo instruction with a full-time working professional photographer, consider a personalized photo instruction session. We can work with you on improving a particular photo technique, your lighting skills, helping you with creative seeing, mastering the operation of your digital SLR, getting the most out of your images in post processing, and even professional development and portfolio reviews. A day or two of custom instruction or consultation is a great alternative for those who are not finding exactly what they are looking for in a group photo workshop. Personalized photo instruction is basically an intense workshop tailored specifically for you and your available time!