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Photo Tour Testimonials

"I toured Olympic National Park with Scott and it was an incredible experience. We hit all the major attractions, as well as some unknown gems, and the food and accommodations were simply wonderful. We explored the world-famous Hoh and lesser-known Quinault rainforests and their gorgeous mossy trees and ferns, and captured stunning sea stacks and sensational sunsets along the Pacific Coast, at crystal clear Lake Crescent, and near the beautiful, snowcapped Olympic Mountains. We hiked to Sol Duc and Marymere Falls, both of which are fantastic waterfalls in spectacular old-growth forests, and photographed rushing rivers, gently cascading streams, a bit of wildlife, and colorful wildflowers, too. The best part is that the tour was all-inclusive so I didn’t have to rent a car, drive everywhere, fill up for gas, or find hotels and restaurants on my own. Scott planned everything perfectly, and when I priced out the all-inclusive cost vs. booking everything myself, I saved nearly $700 and didn’t have to do a thing! Huge thanks Scott for a truly amazing tour!"

~ Shellie J. | Oregon

"Scott took us to waterfalls that were fantastic and unique.  I never realized that Oregon could be considered the waterfall capital of the United States!  I believe it now.  Scott did a great job organizing the entire trip.  He went out of his way to provide us with multiple opportunities to shoot at a variety of locations.  We stayed at good hotels and ate at restaurants serving a variety of delicious meals which was a welcome sight after working hard all day taking pictures.  Scott freely shared his work flow processes and knowledge but did it in a way as to not overwhelm us with overly technical language.  We also appreciated the opportunities we had to do some post processing work together and learn that side of the business.  My son and I had a wonderful experience and we will have the memories of a lifetime.  Getting the beautiful pictures, although important, were essentially a bonus to a great overall hiking and exploring adventure.  Life is about creating lasting memories and this trip checks off the box in that regard.  Every day we started a new adventure that in some cases involved a short walk, some cases a longer walk, but the end result was a beautiful location with unique waterfalls and other landscape opportunities.  Scott's personality also allowed for a stress-free vacation experience. The photo adventure was well worth the cost." 

~ Scott & Mark R. | Arizona

"Just returned from a day tour of White Bluffs at the Hanford Reach and it was literally a life changing experience.  The landscape is
like another planet with so many different things to photograph and we witnessed the most epic sunset ever!  Thank you for
an incredible experience that I will never forget." 

~ Chad W. | Washington

"Thank you for an AMAZING week!" 

~ Carmen I. | North Dakota

"During my spectacular photo tour, I was able to experience every corner of Costa Rica with the best photographic artist, Scott Setterberg, and his professional, efficient team. Thanks to Scott, who showed me how to use creative compositions, filters, and exposure techniques to produce better photographs, I was able to create excellent images filled with rich color, texture, and contrast that permeates Costa Rica's landscapes.  Each morning, I could hardly wait for the next adventure to begin... blue morpho butterflies resting on your shoulders, monkeys swinging like circus acrobats through the lush jungle canopy, and sensational waterfalls creating the grandest of stages. We hiked in the lush mountains, bathed in a paradise of exotic plants and flowers, and each pathway led us to light as the chant of waterfalls seduced us long before we ever saw them. 

We stayed in a variety of wonderful hotels, decorated with exquisite taste, rustic Costa Rican charm, and an air of romanticism. There were beautiful tropical gardens, refreshing pools, hot springs, spas, and incredible volcano views. We ate at some of the best restaurants and I can't stop thinking about how delicious the food was! The friendly staff at each hotel attended to us with a charisma of familiarity and one chef even shared a couple recipes with me. I also have to say that Costa Rica has some of the freshest, best flavored margaritas I have ever tasted!

This vacation was an unforgettable experience that I’d love to repeat. Thank you Scott for your excellent work, for taking care of me,
improvising and finding solutions, providing outstanding food, lodging, transportation, and extraordinary places to visit.
Thank you for everything and for giving me an incredible vacation."

~ Sara C. | California

"I've been back a week from my Costa Rica adventure and it was FANTASTIC FUN! It was every bit as fabulous as I’d hoped it would be
and Scott’s easy going manner was so nice. His comments and sense of humor made everything from food to lush
accommodations awesome!  Thanks for the marvelous experience."

~ Kathleen C. | Washington

"ColorTexturePhotoTours gets 5 stars!"

~ Jason T. | Florida

"This was an outstanding and very professional experience. Highly recommended."

~ Herman R. | Illinois

"Top notch!  Gorgeous locations; nice, clean accommodations; delicious food.  I really appreciated being picked up at the airport.  Scott's photo
instruction helped tremendously and Jason is a fun nature guide with so much information about Costa Rica."

~ Charles M. | Wisconsin

"Our photo tour was absolutely incredible!  Every day was planned to perfection, and the national parks and waterfalls were all so different and stunningly beautiful.  Each hotel was fantastic with immaculately manicured gardens filled with tropical plants and flowers, and the food was SO delicious!  We saw a group of monkeys, several coatis, a sloth, colorful frogs and lizards, and tons of birds and Blue Morpho butterflies.  Our transportation was comfortable and the nature guide was great.  He spoke perfect English and knew so much about all the plants, wildlife, and history of the different areas we explored.  Scott's photography tips were spot-on and our images improved dramatically.  Oh yeah, our gift bags and relaxing in the hot springs put a cherry on top!  Thank you so much for such an amazing experience. We are telling all our photographer friends that ColorTexturePhotoTours is awesome!"

~ Aaron & Sophia M. | California

"Exceeded my expectations.  I'm considering a future trip."

~ Jonathan R. | New Mexico

"Thank you! My heart is filled with the healing splendor of nature and a wonderful reminder of how easy it is to simply connect to Source."

~ Sylvia S. | New York