Autumn in New Mexico. The last sturdy wildflowers lighting up the hills. Aspens turning gold in the mountains. Piñon smoke rising in the evening air. Northern New Mexico is sand and sage, plains and mesas, flame-colored cliffs —surrounded by sky and clouds that herald the change of time and weather. Join award winning photographer Craig Varjabedian this fall for four days to capture one of our favorite seasons in this enchanted land.
THE WORKSHOP |
The sun will rise over adobe churches and we will be there to witness and photograph. At sunset, cliffs will turn gold and crimson, and our cameras will focus on this miraculous change and beauty. This workshop is both a celebration and a challenge – to see the magic and beauty of the Land of Enchantment and to make your own images, from adobe details to magnificent wide-open landscapes. Wandering over the rocky hillsides, we’ll have the chance to see a unique New Mexico – the essential land in all its beauty and simplicity.
This workshop will be guided by award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian who has spent over 30 years photographing New Mexico and will share his favorite places with you. The land and light of New Mexico has drawn artists, painters, and photographers for more than a century with its quaint adobe architecture, brilliant light and multi-cultural flavors of the Native Americans, Spanish and the Old West. You will photograph this enchanted land with Craig, in an unique environment in an atmosphere of adventure and discovery.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN |
In this workshop you will receive one-on-one instruction in the field, on technical and aesthetic issues. You will come to understand the many aspects of digital photography such as histograms and be introduced to HDR. In order to provide premier one-on-one instruction this workshop is limited to ten participants.
SKILL LEVEL |
This workshop is a terrific for all digital photographers who are essentially familiar with their cameras. You will need to know, before you get here, how to set and use auto bracketing on your camera, if your camera has this feature. You should be able to download, edit and manage images on your laptop computer. You need to be able to carry your own camera gear and tripod and be capable of walking and light hiking on trails of varied terrain.