NPA combines photographic tours with photographic workshops for a fresh ADVENTURE!

West Texas Photographic Adventures

Last Of The Rugged West

The rugged landscapes of West Texas will take all back to a time where cowboys ruled the west and mother nature ruled the cowboys! The landscapes of West Texas will make you feel that you might have landed on Mars. You just never know what you will get in this part of the world. Chances are good you might run into a bear or mountain lion. Over head hawks and eagles cruise the skies. At night the skies are completely free from skyglow. The stars are incredibly bright and countless. Both Big Bend State Park and National Park offer up the majesty of West Texas!

Everything starts with a fellowship dinner to get to know each other and hear from your professional photographic mentor. 

The plan is for all photographers to help tell the story of West Texas Borderlands, Big Bend, Santa Elena Canyon, Rio Grande River, etc., through incredible photography. The best of everyones photos will be published to tell this story in National Photographic Magazine, of which participants will receive several copies to show off to their friends and family.  After dinner, all will head out to photograph  the stars over Texas at the historic Contrabando in Big Bend State Park. Each day your pro mentor will show you the best landscape locations to shoot. Everyone will also be given assignments to shoot, guided by your award winning pro mentor. 

This adventure is not just about helping you capture great photos, but to give you the experience of what professional photojournalist go through while on assignment, including the reward of seeing the best of your work in print.

The Exciting Highlights

  • 8/15/2019: Meet in West Glacier at  our VRBO Rental at 6 p.m. for a introductions and a great meal!
  • 8/16/2019: After an early breakfast we will all load up to leave for Lake Mc Donald.  At lunch we will all meet at NPA Central for shooting tips from Kevin Vandivier. Afterwards we will leave for our evening shoot at Swiftcurrent Lake.
  • 8/17/2019: Shoot Swiftcurrent Lake and wildlife at dawn/sunrise. Meet after lunch at NPA Central. Shoot cowboys into the evening.
  • 8/18/2019: Head to Chief Mountain for sunrise shoot. Head to West side of Glacier NP for sunset shoot and then Adventure central for a final dinner together.
  • 8/19/2019: Breakfast and fly home.

By sending your initial deposit, you agree to accept our payment schedule and cancellation policy as a contract. If payments are still outstanding two weeks after the due date, your space may be forfeited.

CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. 512-636-7373. Only 7 spots will be available.

Dates, Cost and General Info

  • Photographic Mentor: KEVIN VANDIVIER has been shooting assignment photography for more than 40 years. His works have appeared in many of the top magazines and galleries including LIFE MAGAZINE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, and TEXAS MONTHLY. Kevin is also the former Photography Editor for TEXAS HIGHWAYS MAGAZINE. 
  • Dates:  March 21-25, 2019. Based at our VRBO home with meals.
  • Cost: $6,500 per person; Double Occupancy, Meals Included. Single Occupancy request will be charged an extra fee of $800. Only 7 spots available. We reserve the right to charge for cost increases that occur between when we set the adventure prices and the date of travel, for example, changes due to the cost of lodging and transportation. If you are a single traveler and you desire, we will find a roommate for you. If we cannot find you a roommate, we will not charge you a single occupancy fee.
  • Deposit: $500 Non refundable after 1/1/2019
  • Payment: $2000 by 12/1/2018.  Non refundable after 1/1/2019
  • Final Payment: Full amount due by May 1, 2019. Non refundable after 6/1/2019
  • Cancellation Policy: There is a $300 cancellation fee per person. The cancellation fee can be applied toward another adventure if reserved within six months of the cancelled trip’s start date. Cancellations are non-transferrable. Consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance that could reimburse your trip costs in the event of your cancellation.


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