Buckskin Gulch Confluence

Photography Instruction

From beginner to expert, we all have something to learn. Action Photo Tours provides photography instruction to ensure our clients leave with incredible images and new skills.

Photographing White Pocket

Small Groups of People

We intentionally keep our photo tour group sizes small. This gives us maximum flexibility and ensures everyone gets the individual attention and instruction they need.

The Great Chamber Milky Way

Customizable Itineraries

Private tours are fully customized and we craft the itinerary based on your needs and interests. Want to learn night photography, hike a slot canyon, or overnight camp in a remote corner of the desert? It's all available!

North Rim Tranquility

Best Places, Best Time of Day

While many tours take you out at a convenient time, we plan our tours to get the best light. We can leave before dawn to be there for sunrise or stay out late for sunset. Maybe even night photography!

"David knows all of the best locations, so you don't have to waste precious time chasing the light around. Not only is David a great photographer, but he's a great teacher as well, and I wound up learning a tremendous amount (better composition and focus, intricate workings of the camera beyond simply reviewing the histogram, night photography pointers, etc.). Highly recommended, will book with again next time."

-Tim - Virginia

"David Swindler is one of the best at what he does. He is passionate about landscape photography and about creating the ‘perfect’ photo tour for his clients. You will enjoy and benefit from David’s knowledge of photography, his experience of this unique and beautiful terrain and his wit. It is truly the photographic expedition of a lifetime!"  

-Marie - Rhode Island

We spent five days with David - hiking, photographing, and learning from him. His knowledge of the area enabled us to see places we would not have been able to see otherwise. His photography instruction was excellent, and he knew the best places to go and the optimal time to be there to get the best photographs.  He was always pleasant, adaptable, and ready to lend a helping hand. 

-Brenda - South Carolina

"I booked two outings, the first a private overnight night photography tour with camping to White Pocket with David Swindle and I am extremely pleased with the results and the entire experience. He was an excellent guide, great cook, and his photography work is simply stunning. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He has a eye for detail, lighting and crafting very compelling compositions and generously shares his secrets."

-Kevin - Maryland

"I joined a sunset trip to White Pocket with Action Photo Tours. Our guide Ingrid was a highly experienced nature guide and we had a great day shooting this fantastic place! I would book another tour with Action Photo Tours anytime, if I get back to this region. It is highly recommended to anyone interested in landscape and night photography."

-Ruben - Switzerland

David Swindler is a true professional and he exceeded our expectations in every way. He's incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Without a doubt, I will be recommending him to any of my friends that may be interesting in exploring this area."

- Chee - Malaysia

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Phone Number: 435-767-0222

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Photo Tours

At Action Photo Tours, we strive to give each participant the most educational and enjoyable experience possible. To that end, we keep group sizes small, offer competitive pricing, visit great destinations, and give you plenty of adventure! Whether you're an amateur photographer looking to improve your photography or a professional looking to capture rare sights, Action Photo Tours is here to help you.

How do we stand out from our competition in Kanab? First, we only go out during the best times of the day for the locations we visit. Second, we keep group sizes small. Third, we offer photographic instruction and critique. We are proficient with all models of Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras and many others.


The Mighty Right Fork
Portrait at White Pocket
The Wave
Wildflowers in the South Buttes
Coyote Gulch
The Last Rays
Snowy Tree at Bryce
Just Another Day at White Pocket

Private Tours

Based in Kanab, Utah, we specialize in private photo tours in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. Tours can be arranged for the dates and locations of your choosing provided we have availability. It's best to book early to reserve your spot. With private tours, the sky is the limit. We have listed several trip ideas HERE but we are also open to other locations you may be interested in. There are many off the beaten path locations we don't list on our website in order to help preserve their unique character. Contact us for more information.

Tour Types

All tours have photography as the primary objective. With private outings, we can tailor them to your specific needs. Want to learn night photography?  Then book an overnight trip to White Pocket. Want a long hiking adventure? Then let us take you through the enchanting narrows of Buckskin Gulch. Want an easy outing with little walking? No problem - we've got many spots you can choose from! However, due to insurance reasons, we cannot offer technical canyoneering.

Book with Us!

We know you have many tour operators to choose from. We are unique at Action Photo Tours since we cater to photographers of all levels and are willing to leave early or stay out late for the best photos. Our competitors in Kanab simply don't have the photography knowledge or won't get you there at the best times of the day. You can't beat the advantage of small groups, individualized instruction, and a flexible itinerary. Book a trip with us today and see the difference!