Photo Tour - Bisti Badlands - Backpacking Tour

May 2 - 4, 2014

Bisti at Night

This is an opportunity of a lifetime, day and night photography in the amazing Bisti Badlands of New Mexico. Bisti is full of amazing subject matter from Hoodoos to ancient petrified cypress trees. Learn from master photographer, Jeff Jessing, how to expand your creativity and options for photography in one of the best locations on our planet. Of course, you will be in the Bisti for amazing sunrise and sunset light and mind-blowing night skies, as well. During the nighttime shoots you will learn the basic techniques of star-trails, star-fields, and painting with light.

This is a wonderful trip to be introduced to backpacking. This trip is perfect for both beginner and experienced backpackers. The terrain that we transit is level with no elevation change thus making it not physically challenging. Jeff will provide you with the recommended equipment list and aid you in renting any backpacking gear that you may not currently have. For more information or to sign-up, please contact us.


  • Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4: Meet at the Bisti Wilderness parking area in the afternoon on Friday and hike into the wilderness. Over the next three days we will backpack into the wilderness with the sole purpose to make stunning photos. We will return to our cars on Sunday morning.

Tour Details

Date: May 2 - 4, 2014

Fee$595 per person

Origination Point: Farmington, New Mexico

Nearest Airports:

Albuquerque International Airport
Albuquerque, New Mexico
La Plata County Airport
Durango, Colorado

Limit: 8 people

Terms and Conditions

Tour Highlights

  • Three days/two nights of photography while backpacking and camping in the amazing Bisti Wilderness of Northern New Mexico
  • Amazing geological formations to be photographed
  • Nighttime photography sessions
  • Sleep under the beautiful New Mexico skies.
  • Learn Jeff's technical and artistic techniques
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