Welcome To Southwest Photography Tours

Check out our new 2024 schedule! Check out our PRIVATE slot canyon tours!! Click on the Desert Thunder, Magical Lands and Slot Canyon tour buttons in the nav bar to check out not only our schedule but also a preview video for each (Desert Thunder video courtesy of Dave Malkoff of the Weather Channel and the Today Show on NBC). TOURS ARE SELLING OUT FASTER THAN NORMAL FOR 2024! DON'T DELAY OR YOU MAY MISS YOUR CHANCE AT THE TOUR OF YOUR CHOICE!!!! Check out our article in the June, 2013, Outdoor Photographer Magazine on slot canyon photography!

We are Caryn and Roger Hill, more known for our storm chasing adventures, we have come to realize that we have a need to share our second passion: photography of the southwest. For two decades now, we have lived, breathed and basically adopted Utah, Arizona and New Mexico as our second home-away-from-home from Colorado. Our tour experiences will leave you wanting more!

What started out simply as having a desire to expand our storm chasing adventures into the Southwest desert, where we concentrated on photographing the summer monsoons, we soon realized what the entire Southwest had to offer in the way of photography. Our travels have taken us from the southern edge of Arizona and New Mexico to the northern edges of the San Rafael Swell in Utah, and numerous areas in between. In addition to our amazing Desert Thunder lightning photography tours, our Slot Canyon tours feature the slot canyons we feel give you the best light, color, texture and exploration potential, while staying away from the big crowds at other places. We basically have taken the guess work out of your next photography trip. Through our experiences in learning which slot canyon is best to shoot in the morning, noon or the late day light, let us make your photography trip the "Optic Pleasure” of a lifetime. We will provide daily instruction on how to photograph lightning properly and how to photograph a slot canyon, as well as the other "side" trips we make during our tours. We give instruction on composition, camera settings and gear to help you get the best image possible.

So please, join us for a tour where we will take care of you like no other photography tour company can. Our 25+ years of running tours has given us plenty of insight on how our guests need to be treated. You’ll ride in a comfortable, roomy vehicle, where we will make sure you arrive at each area with plenty of time to take photographs in the best lighting situation possible. We’ll then deliver you to our host hotel each night where we have made prior arrangements for your accommodations (Hotel fee included in the tour price!!!). No need to worry about taking care of your own transportation or hotel arrangements like the majority of the other tour companies have you do. We are here to make sure you are well taken care of, and your photography vacation sends you home with many good memories and plenty of images to add to your portfolio!