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-nine 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 photographers from all over the world.
We teach photography outdoors and in the field 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 and mentoring 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! :-)
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 AND 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.
"Over the last several years my wife and I have included Eloquent Light Photography Workshops in our vacation plans. Each workshop has been a unique experience, taking us to places we would not normally know about. We have also met such interesting people who share our love of photography. Craig is always in good spirits, attentive and ready to help with any question from technical issues to aesthetics. I have observed him adjust, with sensitivity, his teaching style to benefit beginners and experts. I am most grateful for Craig’s enthusiastic sharing of his unique photographic vision and visual storytelling abilities. As a result of our participation in these workshops our lives have been enriched by places, people, an increased enjoyment of photography and the anticipation of our next Eloquent Light workshop."
–Dolph & Jeanne M, Texas
"Thank you so much for a most memorable experience. It was 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