― Henry Shukman, writer
With ancient adobes, big skies, and stunning vistas to photograph and inspire you, come to the most enchanting place ― Santa Fe. Award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian will share his favorite places and people with you and guide you to the best locations to capture the magical light that has inspired artists here for centuries.
WHAT: The land and light of Santa Fe, along with its adobe architecture, brilliant light and multicultural flavor have drawn painters and photographers for more than a century. Because we have established personal relationships, you will be able to have unique experiences—from capturing local cowboys to photographing spectacular sunsets at a historic hacienda.
WHO: 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 and be able to output an image file for review and comment as time permits. You will need to be able to carry your own gear and be capable of walking/hiking on varied terrain for each field trip.
PLAN: Whether you are pointing your camera at an adobe hacienda or capturing the dynamic weather, you'll spend time challenging yourself and honing your image-making skills. You will receive hands-on guidance and personal attention in the field attuned to your level. We will base out of Santa Fe and will be out photographing in both morning and evening light. Class discussions will be held at Craig's studio in Santa Fe. Along with receiving feedback on your images, you will learn and discuss different aspects of digital photography. Weather permitting we will photograph the night sky!
BACKGROUND: Santa Fe was called the Dancing Ground of the Sun by early Native American inhabitants and nicknamed The City Different by town fathers at the turn of the 20th century. By any name, Santa Fe is one of the world’s top award-winning and most beloved destinations—four centuries of history and legend, ancient and modern cultures, surrounded by a majestic landscape of juniper and piñon-covered hills, aspen and cottonwood groves with deep blue skies and radiant light.
WHAT TO BRING: Lots of enthusiasm for making pictures. Your digital camera with lenses, a tripod and filters. A laptop computer with Lightroom software installed and working. (We will provide a complete list of necessary gear before the workshop begins.)
QUESTIONS: Have any questions, suggestions or concerns? Feel free to contact us any time – our expert team will be more than happy to help! Call Cindy at (505) 983-2934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES: We highly recommend you purchase travel/trip insurance in case you need to cancel.
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. A gifted teacher, Craig has taught photography for over thirty years.
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.