-Photo Tour and Post Processing Workshop-

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the most photographed event in the world!

Our weekend Photography Tours will take you to the ideal vantage points to capture the perfect shots during this incredible event! Opportunities include a Balloon Mass Ascension, a Balloon Glow, and a Splash & Dash along the Rio Grande River! (All weather permitting) 

Our customized Tours end with an exclusive Post-processing workshop to help turn your photographic vision in to reality! 

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - Weekend 1

Saturday, October 7th, 2017: 

  • 4:00am - Balloon Mass Ascension from Fiesta Field 

  • 4:00pm - Evening Balloon Glow & Fireworks


Sunday, October 8th, 2017

  • 4:00am - Splash & Dash along the Rio Grande <or> Balloon Mass Ascension from Vista Lookout

  • 4:00pm - Evening Balloon Glow & Fireworks

Monday, October 9th, 2017

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm - Post Processing Workshop

This Workshop is Sold Out

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - Weekend 2

Friday, October 13, 2017: 

  • 4:00pm - Special Shapes Evening Balloon Glow & Fireworks 


Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • 4:00am - Balloon Mass Ascension from Fiesta Field

  • 4:00pm - Evening Balloon Glow & Fireworks

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

  • 4:00am - Splash & Dash along the Rio Grande <or> Balloon Mass Ascension from Vista Lookout

  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm - Post Processing Workshop

*What is included: 

  • All access fees to Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Field during specific tour dates. 

  • Personal guidance to unique vantage points for opportunities to capture successful images

  • In-field instruction: Shooting for composition, exposure settings/bracketing for conditions (early morning low light, nighttime fireworks...), capturing the image with post-production hurdles in mind. 

  • Post-processing instruction. A 4-hour comprehensive workshop, inclusive of my 'Start-to-Finish' editing process. This includes RAW image prep via Lightroom, and detailed enhancements utilizing a  Photoshop Smart Object Workflow process (exposure blending, luminosity masks, Orton effect, Color Theory...). Lastly during the workshop, I will help you, at whatever stage you are at, to process your favorite images captured from Balloon Fiesta! 

*What to bring: 

  • Layers of clothes. The temperatures during Balloon Fiesta are unpredictable and vary, and can swing rapidly. 

  • A head lamp or source of light for low light shooting situations. 

  • Comfortable shoes to walk in, preferably hiking shoes that provide support and that have been broken in. 

  • Camera equipment! Preferably a DSLR, or a camera that allows you to shoot in manual mode. Back up memory cards and camera batteries are always recommended. A good zoom lens is recommended, as we will encounter a variety of angles, depths of field, and light conditions. As a side note, this is a fantastic opportunity to rent a lens (or two!) that you may have interest in purchasing, but would like to initially test out. If you have a polarizer (and or ND) filter, it may come in handy, but not necessary to purchase. Lastly, a sturdy tripod is highly recommended. 

  • If you post-process on a Windows Laptop or Apple Macbook, please bring your device along for the workshop. 

*Participants should be fit enough to walk or stand a few hours in one outing. The strenuous level for this event is light, with outings that will last 3-5 hours in duration. 

*Hotels and meals are also the responsibility of each individual, and are not included. We do offer an Airbnb option, on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have interest, please send us an inquiry via our Contact Us link. 

*Personal Balloon Rides are also available, and are also organized separately for an additional fee. If you have interest, please send us an inquiry via our Contact Us link. 

 *Tour Pricing:


  Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Weekend 1 (10/07/2017 - 10/09/2017) - $995.00 + tax.

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   Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Weekend 2 (10/13/2017 - 10/15/2017) - $995.00 + tax.

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  If you have questions, just send us a note and we will respond promptly! 

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