Tom Till has been photographing landscape, nature, history and travel subjects worldwide for over 40 years. His publishing credits include most magazines, many newspapers, and hundreds of books; over 30 of which included only his images. In 2008, his photographs of UNESCO World Heritage sites have been displayed in a traveling exhibit worldwide; and his images are on permanent display is many U.S. consulates around the globe. The North American Nature Photography Association named him a Fellow in 2006, the only Utahn to receive the honor. His latest book, Photographing the World, won a Ben Franklin award in 2013.
The Tom Till Gallery in Moab, Utah, is the premier photo gallery based on the Colorado Plateau. Till has been called one of the "Lords of Landscape Photography" by Outdoor Photographer Magazine and one of America's top 10 landscape photographers by Nature's Best Magazine. He was featured in the book World's Best Landscape Photographers and was one of 10 photographers in a new Chinese published book about American Landscape Photographers. Many of Till's images have been used by environmental groups, and he has won awards for his contributions. Till is a rock and roll, movie, and Denver Broncos™ fan who enjoys hosting photography tours. He lives in Moab, Utah with his wife, Nancy Anderson.
A photography trip to Moab in 1986 was a life-changing event for Dan: "I fell in love with the spectacular scenery of southeast Utah's canyon country and the challenge of capturing on film the incredible light, landforms, and remnants of ancient cultures.” In 1989, he began conducting photo workshops in the area, and in 1992, he made Moab his permanent home.
A long-time professional landscape photographer, Dan has been published in numerous publications, including Outdoor Photographer, National Parks Magazine, Peterson's Photographic, and several European publications. Advertising credits include The Territory Ahead Catalog, Sunset Magazine, Backpacker, Photo Pro, Photographer's Forum, Photo District News, Shutterbug, News Photographer, and more.
Dan loves night landscape photography and photographing ancient Native American archeological sites. He was featured in two instructional photography videos—"Night Photography" and "High Desert Images." He owned and operated Ancient Images Greeting Cards for 20 years and published a line of greeting cards featuring outstanding nature photography. After selling that company, Dan started Canyon Color Graphics doing graphic design and pre-press for full-color advertising products. His creations support the tourist industry in Moab and he works with professional photographer clients nation-wide to produce notecards, posters, and calendars. To see more of Dan's work, go to Dan Norris Photography.
Professional Photographer Bryan Haile joined Tom Till Tours as a guide in 2016.
“I started photography when I was at 12, using a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye. But during that time I didn’t know my creative side in photography. I have the power to see the beauty. Now I feel really lucky because my hobby is my profession.
Picking up a camera gives me an opportunity to preserve a specific vision to share with others. Ultimately, a well captured image represents a moment in time with infinite expression. The beauty of Moab and the surrounding area motivates me to get on the trail and capture it.
I began photographing the Colorado, Utah and New Mexico landscape on film in 1993. I have been shooting Nikon Professional DSLR’s since 2004. For 10 years my specialty was taking pictures of people. My goal, to show the beauty, grace, strength and enthusiasm of people in portraits, weddings and other celebrations. Today, I live in Moab, and enjoy sharing my photography knowledge with our visitors.
I always shoot in RAW and in manual or aperture mode. All of my post-processing is done in both Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
Life is really busy, but I enjoy exploring, hiking, playing guitar and hanging out with friends in my free time.”
If you want to know more about Bryan, visit his on-line gallery at KivaPhotography.com.
What They Say
Tom Till delivered as promised and more!
Moab is a photographer's paradise and Tom took me to the best places at the best times! The one-on-one instructions from Tom was invaluable. As an enthusiastic amateur photographer, Tom took my skills to the next level.
– Marie A, MI -
That coveted photograph of the Milky Way
My husband and I took a vacation to Utah September, 2019 and were fortunate to meet Dan Norris with Tom Till Tours. He is a talented photographer and was helped us capture that coveted photograph of the Milky Way over Arches National Park.
- Barbara and Manny Diaz, Fl.
Awesome photography tour!!
We had the BEST TIME with Brian ... he took us to see and photograph things we could never have seen on our own. He took over the top efforts to be sure we learned how to take the best shots and the techniques to do it. We did day shots, sunset shots and even.night shots of the stars! He shared so much of his knowledge about not only photography, but about Moab and ruins, and rock art. This was definitely a highlight of our trip! I hope I get to do this again!
I felt honored to learn from a Master Photographer
We were lucky enough to connect with Tom Till while we were in Moab. He escorted us to Mesa Arch for a sunrise photo session. When we got there 3 other people were standing in the wrong spot and he helped them get better situated. He assisted me in framing the scene. Then on the way back he suggested several other specific outlooks for me to visit. Very enjoyable. Personal instruction. Four large photos by him were hanging in our hotel suite and others decorated the rest of the hotel.
- Linda R., CA
We’ll be back for sure.
I had a thoroughly wonderful time on a sunrise guided photography trip with Bryan Haile. We went out to some areas I didn’t know anything about and took some spectacular photos. Bryan also shared with me his incredible depth of historical knowledge of the indigenous ancient people of the area and we saw lots of examples of their canyon wall art. In addition Bryan was wonderful company and a really nice guy.
– Sonja Dobbs, TX
Great historical knowledge of the Moab area too.
Met up with Dan Norris for an early morning sunrise tour. Dan was a great guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area, very professional and friendly. He saved me a lot of time searching for great locations and provided superb advice on camera settings when asked. He exceeded all my expectations and optimized the time and number of photos I was able to take. Great historical knowledge of the Moab area too. I would definitely work with Dan & Tom again.
– Global Traveler46
Booking the tour with Tom worked out excellent in two fronts.
Firstly from the outset Tom made sure that he provided professional input to help me develop my photography skills in the areas that I wanted. I always felt Tom was open in sharing his vast knowledge and experience in a positive and easy to follow manner.
Secondly arriving in Moab for a short period of time the choice for photography is overwhelming as to what/where to shoot. Tom's vast knowledge and experience of the area ensured that he brought me to locations that were optimal for the prevailing light conditions for my trip. On the days I was there, there was some cloud cover at times but Tom's experience for the area meant I got some truly amazing shots as he knew the areas to work in where the light was better for the conditions.
I had 1 1/2 days with Tom and for the remainder of the time in Moab, Tom was forthcoming with a list of ideas for other sunrise/sunset to shoot as well as advice/tips for when I got there.
– Abbyview, Ireland
I spent a full day with Bryan shooting sunrise, sunset, Milky Way and star trails. He picked me up at my hotel and took us to the right spots for the shot. On top of guiding, he was helpful all day with techniques and gear. I learned a lot about the local area and improved my photography skills by spending the day with him. And definitely got several breathtaking images... a truly awesome day! Highly recommend!
- Jeff G.
Dan knows every rock and shade of it in every possible condition
I booked a sunset and night photos tour. I went with Dan Norris and I had an amazing tour. I'm sure Dan knows every rock and shade of it in every possible condition, full sun, cloud, summer, winter! We took great pictures of the Colorado river reflecting walls of rocks, in Arches Park also great pictures with the sun setting. And also GREAT pictures of star trails at night, even if it was a bit cloudy.
A Lot of Firsts
My wife and I spent the morning and evening with Dan as he showed us various places in Arches National Park to photograph. Dan showed me how to take a panorama and had the right level to adjust my camera for a beautiful pano. Dan showed me how to get a reflection off the surface of a pond to get incredible shots of the sandstone rock formations. So lots of firsts and shots I would not have done on my own.
– Ben L., NJ
Photographic heaven, or is it heavens!
We spent two full days with Dan Norris of Tom Till Tours. Incredible! The photographs that we took in those two days are enough to fill a whole coffee table book (and more!), and the highlights absolutely enough to cover at last one wall of our home.