Since 1986 Eloquent Light Photography Workshops has offered hands-on photography workshops inspired by the history, character and beauty of the American West. Participants are out photographing every day to capture the light, color and beauty that is the American West. Our workshops are for the novice to the experienced photographer, for anyone who wants to make great photographs while exploring the enchanted lands of New Mexico and the West.
Award-winning fine-art photographer Craig Varjabedian and his studio manager/partner Cindy Lane founded Eloquent Light twenty-eight years ago, in 1986. Our program was born in the red hills of Ghost Ranch—the landscape made famous by Georgia O’Keeffe. We love photography, we love New Mexico (and the entire West too) and we love sharing one of the most beautiful places on earth with clients from all over the world.
We teach photography outdoors because we believe that is where it is best taught. Many instructors try to teach in front of a computer. But we believe that learning how to use your own equipment—where to point the camera and deal with technical issues while standing in front of breathtaking light—is critical in learning how to make great photographs.
So we’ll pledge you this: We will offer the best photography workshops, and when you join us we will help you take better photographs and improve their quality in the field and in the studio. In addition to our scheduled workshops, we offer private workshops, too, tailored to your schedule and specific needs.
And so we invite you to join us on an adventure with your camera in beautiful New Mexico.
WE'RE ACTUALLY GOOD AT THIS! :D
Our Workshop instructors and assistants are expert photographers. We love teaching and enjoy sharing our enthusiasm for making photographs.
WE OFFER SMALL GROUP SIZES!
Small groups mean that you will get the best out of a location and the most help from the instructor and assistant.
LOTS OF INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION!
We have the ability to assist people who feel less confident about their abilities as well as photographers who have more experience.
WHAT YOU TAKE HOME . . .
We help you make incredible images and learn new skills and ideas that will further your photography, not just from sunup to sundown but for an entire lifetime.
"We received considerable on-on-one instruction and most importantly, I found his critiques of our photographs to be enlightening, constructive and actionable . . ."
Jeannie C - Minnesota
"The experience just got better—the workshop itself was packed with information and activity. the instructors and staff were always available, ready to instruct and answer questions, ever so careful to let each one work at their own pace."
Mary E - Texas
"Thank you so much for a most memorable experience on your Antelope Slot Canyon Workshop. It is by far the best photo workshop I have ever attended. What made it so great was that you are totally approachable, knowledgeable, helpful and patient, and have such fine insights into both the artistic and technical aspects of photography . . ."
Dr. Lawrence B - Maryland
"Your workshop is the best since I had attended many workshops in USA. It was wonderful and very pleasant workshop. I learned a lot of things for the handling my digital camera. I wish to express my hearty thanks."
Shiro T - Japan