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Capture To Print on the Rio Chama

Bring art and adventure together in this 33-mile rafting-photography combo trip. Begin with rafting down the Rio Chama, through the iconic landscape that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. Float through red, yellow and purple painted deserts as the mighty Chama River flows past towering sandstone cliffs, gorgeous pine trees and spectacular vistas. The whitewater and the itinerary are mellow, allowing us to stop often and explore the many treasures along the way under expert photo instructor Michael Clark’s guidance.


New Mexico River Adventures handles the food, camping equipment and navigation, so you can focus on your photography! Spend two nights camping along the river under the starry New Mexico sky, then it’s back to the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops’ Digital Lab to see your images come to life in print. This one has it all: a jaw-dropping location, superb photographic instruction, natural wonder and state-of-the-art printing facilities.

About Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, an inspirational resource for photographers, is a year-round educational center. Each season imagemakers of every kind travel to magical Santa Fe to engage their imaginations and rekindle their passion for photography. In the beautiful and serene setting of our campus, the senses are stimulated and creativity flourishes. The Workshops encourage participants to create work that truly bears their signature, to make images that flow from their hearts and souls as well as their eyes.

Trip Type
  • Rafting
Trip Duration
  • Multi Day
Nearby Cities
  • Abiquiu
  • Albuquerque
  • Angel Fire
  • Red River
  • Santa Fe
  • Taos
  • Taos Ski Valley
  • Rio Chama
Also Available for
  • College and School Trips
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