The White Sands Landscape
September 24 - 28, 2017

White Sands: Field to Finished
September 30, 2017

Photograph the magnificent beauty of rolling white sand dunes and open skies . . .

 

 
   



The White Sands Landscape      
September 24 - 28, 2017
Tuition $950.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

This workshop will provide an opportunity to visit one of award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian's absolutely favorite places to photograph—White Sands National Monument. He has returned to these beautiful dunes again and again and White Sands will be the subject of his upcoming book to be published by the University of New Mexico Press in 2018.

In this dynamic workshop and tour, you will explore the dramatic terrain of White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico. You will experience the legendary allure of rolling sand dunes and the stark beauty of landscape and sky.

Our workshop will begin in Alamogordo in south central New Mexico, as we spend four days at White Sands National Monument exploring the rolling white sands. The challenge of this workshop will be in capturing the high-low contrast of this remarkable landscape. The intrepid photographer will be rewarded with indelible images of dream-like scenes and lost eras when a different aesthetic prevailed. You will be photographing this desert environment in an atmosphere of intensive exploration and discovery, with Craig providing hands-on one-on-one guidance in the field as needed. Whether you are pointing your camera at a huge sand dune or capturing the dynamic weather that is common here, you'll have many opportunities to make great photographs.

Southern New Mexico is known for its great night time skies, especially for photographers. One evening we will be out late on the dunes photographing the moon and the stars, if the weather permits. Watch the video below and see what fun we had last year!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Whether you are pointing your camera at the dunes or capturing the dynamic weather, you'll spend time challenging yourself and homing your image-making skills. During the workshop, we will be out photographing in both morning and evening light. As we have time, during mid-day hours we will be looking at images on your laptop computer to provide feedback and further your progress.



WHO SHOULD ATTEND
You should be prepared to carry your own gear and be capable of walking and light hiking on sand, rocks and somewhat varied terrain. This workshop is terrific for all digital photographers who have a good understanding of their camera and are able to edit images on a laptop computer.


 

Location
White Sands, New Mexico

Class Size
10 participants

Instructors
Craig Varjabedian
Tye Hardison

Location Fee
$150.

Activity Level - Intermediate
You should be prepared to carry your own gear and be capable of walking and light hiking on trails and somewhat rocky terrain.

Registration
Please telephone 505/983.2934 to register [more]

No-interest payment plans available: Please inquire.

 


 
   



White Sands: Field to Finished      
September 30, 2017

Tuition $195.
*** Limited to 6 participants ***

 

ABOUT THE STUDIO DAY

On the Friday after photographing at White Sands, we will head back to Santa Fe for a day at Craig’s studio.

This one day add-on session in the studio will explore how to best finish your images, share them for comment and feedback and learn how to print them. We will have an in-depth discussion of printing methods to achieve the best possible print from your image files, even if you do not print yourself. Being able to create proper image files will allow others including online labs to make great prints of your work.

The cost includes lunch and a finished print of one of your White Sands images.




Location
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Class Size
6 participants

Instructors
Craig Varjabedian
Tye Hardison

Registration
Please telephone 505/983.2934 to register [more]

 

Sponsored by Hahnemuhle USA


   
   

 

WHAT TO BRING
Lots of enthusiasm for making pictures. Your digital camera with lenses, a tripod and filters. A laptop computer with image-editing and manipulation software. (We will provide a complete list of necessary gear before the workshop begins.)

INSTRUCTORS

Craig Varjabedian, the founder and main instructor at Eloquent Light, is an award-winning photographer who explores the back roads of the American West, making pictures of the land and the people who live on it, telling stories. . . one photograph at a time.

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.

 

USEFUL LINKS

View the National Park Service web site on White Sands
Thoughts on How to Choose a Workshop
Learn about beautiful Santa Fe
View Craig Varjabedian's photographs
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