Travel Photography Workshops & Tours for all skill levels

PHOTO Tours FOR Everyone

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Outdoor Photo workshops
for Beginners & Enthusiasts

       
Photo-focused, family friendly, affordable
 

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Learn the Fun Way

No boring lectures, no rigid structure — just real-world, hands-on guidance and instruction. When it comes to photography, experience is the best teacher. Whether you've never used a camera before, or have been using one for years, we're here to help you learn. Our workshops and tours are not just for serious photographers; the casual shooter will find themselves right at home. We're also a great fit for families who want to vacation together but wouldn't mind learning a new thing or two.
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Make more than memories

On a BlueHour tour or workshop, you'll take home more than just memories. Our photo-oriented offerings let you experience the world from a different perspective, learn new skills, and bring home images that you will treasure for years to come, regardless of what camera you bring or your ability level. 

 
As a tour team, Allie and Paul are that rare combination of attentive, knowledgeable, and extremely organized, with the critical ability to “dumb down” the rather sophisticated concepts that comprise the world of digital photography. Their passion for recording amazing natural landscapes is infectious.
— Carmine, Belchertown, MA
 

Explore Nature

Get out in the world with us for a few hours at a workshop, or immerse yourself through travel and join us for a tour. We travel across the United States and internationally to amazing places. Enjoy our photo tours however you like, whether you want to shoot side by side with us at every site, or wander off and enjoy each location in your own way. We give you the flexibility to have the photo-focused vacation you’ve always dreamed of.
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The Duo

BlueHour Photo Ventures is a collaboration between professional photographers Paul Nguyen & Allie Richards of Massachusetts.


PAUL NGUYEN

Paul is a professional fine art photographer, specializing in nature and landscapes from around the world. Paul founded BlueHour in 2014 and designs and instructs all curriculum and course material, and is a tour leader. He works tirelessly making sure the business runs smoothly and is an incredible resource to his students. 

In April 2017, he served in the prestigious National Parks Artist in Residence program, at Petrified Forest, Arizona. His work also includes an exclusive assignment as the photographer for the Gallery on the Charles River at the Museum of Science, Boston.  His images have been licensed by organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, Tamron USA, Amazing New England Artworks, and numerous local and international publications, and his outstanding image-making and teaching have gained him an equipment sponsorship from Tamron USA.

Paul lives and works out of Hanson, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling his work at art shows and fairs in New England throughout the year, and is also a lecturer and contest judge for local camera clubs. The Boston Camera Club awarded him Judge of the Year honors for 2015-2016.  

ALLIE RICHARDS

Allie is a professional photographer specializing in landscape, travel and portrait photography. Allie is Paul's co-partner in BlueHour, an instructor and tour leader. She is the administrative workhorse behind the BlueHour brand, webmaster, and design specialist. 

She has been photographing since age 13, and her trade has taken her to places like Iceland, Norway, The Faroe Islands, across Europe and the United States. She was awarded the Student Image Award in 2013 from the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA. 

Her approach focuses on 'telling the story' of a place by capturing subtleties and minor details that when viewed together, create a more complete whole.

Allie lives and works out of Marlborough, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling her work at art shows and fairs around New England. She also regularly shoots portraiture, weddings and events.