TPPA Road Trip to Red River, New Mexico


Expand your knowledge and expertise, make new friends, and have a great time with any number of TPPA Events throughout the year at various locations in and out of Texas. In addition to the world-famous Texas School of Professional Photography and a regional photo conference and expo, iHeart, the Texas Professional Photographers Association has come up with a variety of workshops, roadtrips, and other fun events designed with you in mind. See the entire year’s lineup and catch updates at

Aug. 1-3 – Red River, NM “Explore Enchanted Northern N. Mexico”
hosted by Steve & Jacqueline Kozak

Part workshop, part photo walk, and part vacation, this trip promises to be an experience of fun for photographers and their families. Red River is a mountain town located in the lush Carson National Forest about 30 minutes north of Taos. Our itinerary is full of opportunities to photograph in this diverse region. From mountain forest to desert landscapes and from exploring historic Taos on foot to high mountain vistas by train, this adventure has more than enough to keep you photographing at every turn.

Monday – We will spend most of the day in and around Red River photographing the sights around town. You will find beautiful images of the flowers, hummingbirds, architecture and the river. We will also gather nearby for some natural light portrait tips. After dinner, everyone will visit the Wild Rivers Scenic Area for some “edgy” photographs and stay up late for some night sky photography with the help of George Austin.

Tuesday – We will make a short drive over to Taos to experience the Taos Pueblo. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. You will also see the San Geronimo Chapel which was completed in 1850. Then, it is off to downtown Taos for lunch and a walking tour. We will also take a short drive to the Rio Grand Gorge Bridge and visit the historic San Francisco De Asis Church.

Wednesday – We will board the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad. This memorable trip takes you through a diverse landscape with some of the most beautiful views of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. The train arrives in Osier, CO, where you will enjoy a wonderful lunch with all the trimmings before boarding the train on to Chama where a bus which will take us back to Antonito (see TPPA website for ticket prices).

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 1-3
Details at
$159 for TPPA Members, $199 for Non-Members, $254 “Join & Go”