A TASTE OF NEW MEXICO WORKSHOP SM

 
   

Photographing the Bisti Badlands
October 13 - 15, 2017

Our Taste of New Mexico WorkshopsSM are abbreviated versions of some of our popular New Mexico offerings and are generally two days long. They are a kind of delightful amuse-bouche or delicious smaller serving of our regular workshops. In these offerings you will have an opportunity to get a taste of an Eloquent Light Photography Workshop by photographing with us at an exquisite location. You will also receive excellent field instruction and feedback on your images as needed. These workshops are designed for photographers with limited time, yet a strong desire to make wonderful pictures.

 

 
   


 

 

Location
Bisti Badlands, New Mexico

Class Size
7 participants

Instructor
Tye Hardison

Tuition
$595

Registration
Please telephone 505.983.2934 to register [more]

No-interest payment plans available: Please inquire.

 


 
   

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.

― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

Hidden away in the Four Corners region of New Mexico lies the Bisti Badlands and the De-Na-Zin Wilderness.  Join us for two days of exploring this 45,000-acre desert wilderness area that contains the eroded remains of an ancient inland sea with photographer Tye Hardison.

What: Time and natural elements have etched a fantastic world of strange rock formations made of interbedded sandstone, shale, mudstone, coal, and silt.  The weathering of the sandstone forms hoodoos—weathered rock in shapes of pinnacles, spires, cap rocks, and other unusual forms.

Who: This workshop is terrific for all digital photographers who have a good understanding of their camera and are able to manage and edit images on a computer. You will need to be able to carry your own gear and be capable of walking/hiking for three to five miles on rugged terrain on each field trip.



Plan: Weather permitting, our plan is to be up early to catch first light on these lunar-looking formations and eventually the more pronounced shadows as the sun rises. In the afternoons we will be back at the hotel where we will present examples of the instructor’s images along with discussing techniques for dealing with the extreme lighting challenges of the Bisti. Late afternoons will be spent photographing and searching for the perfect location to capture an amazing sunset. Weather permitting; we will photograph the night sky!

Background: The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a rolling landscape of badlands with some of the most unusual scenery in the Four Corners Region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantastic world of strange rock formations made of interbedded sandstone, shale, mudstone, coal, and silt. The weathering of the sandstone forms hoodoos—weathered rock in shapes of pinnacles, spires, cap rocks, and other unusual forms.

Notes: Tye Hardison is currently working on a photographic project on the Bisti Badlands and the De-Na-Zin Wilderness.

Questions?: Of course you should give us a call at (505) 983-2934. We'd love to hear from you.



INSTRUCTOR

Tye Hardison has photographed all across New Mexico since 1999. A meticulous craftsman with a native’s sensitive eye, he assists Craig in the field and with Eloquent Light's photography workshops. Tye is Adobe Lightroom Certified. This means that after rigorous testing by Adobe, he is now considered an expert in the joys and pitfalls of Lightroom photo editing software. His expertise in Lightroom will provide new tools for workshop attendees.


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