Travel Photography Workshops & Tours for all skill levels



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One of my favorite things about BlueHour workshops is that the instructors specifically tailor to your specific skill level. Each time I’ve attended a workshop, I learn something new that I can immediately implement on my shoots.
Paul and Allie put on a well thought-out and diverse photo tour. You get to experience various types of scenes to photograph. Since they have previously scouted each location, you get the best perspective on where to setup for your shot. They notice who is in more need of help and they sprinkle themselves around to everyone. Regardless of your experience level, there is something for everyone.

Our Team


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.  

Visit his website and portfolio at


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.

Visit her website and portfolio at


David Long

David has lived in New England and has been doing digital environmental landscape photography for the last eight years, and film for many more. From the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont to the seacoast locations in Maine and Massachusetts, he looks for iconic locations during the best seasons with incredible light. He also strives to have each image communicate not only what is seen, but also how the location feels. Dave is a member of the Boston Camera Club where he organizes and leads field trips for members. He has won numerous awards including most recently the Appalachian Mountain Club’s 2016 Image of the Year and 1st Place in the New England Camera Club Council’s Fall Competition. Dave lives in Shrewsbury, MA and speaks at camera clubs throughout New England on landscape photography and has recently published a series of e-books (available in our store) for self-guided tours of New England locations.

See his work online at and on Instagram.

Erik Gehring

Erik is the recently retired President of the Boston Camera Club and a freelance photographer who specializes in natural landscapes. He lives in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston with his wife Julie and sons Carl and William. Although Erik enjoys photographing natural environments all over New England, his favorite destination is Boston’s Arnold Arboretum, and for the last nine years he has published a calendar of images taken in the Arboretum landscape entitled Trees of Boston. Erik’s work has appeared in Yankee MagazineThe Boston Globe, the Boston MetroThe Cape Cod TimesNorthern WoodlandsE the Environmental MagazineAMC’s Outdoors, and other publications. He has shown his fine art prints at galleries throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Erik also has lectured and taught classes at the Arboretum, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, the Concord Art Association, the Hyde Park Art Association, and many different camera clubs throughout the area.

You can see his work online at

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