NEW MEXICO SPRING 2023

New Mexico is a hidden gem and spring is the perfect season for photography.  New Mexico's high altitude means you can expect any kind of weather in April. From snow to rain to clear skies perfect for photographing the Milky Way, Spring in New Mexico has it all.  It's also the season of flowers.  Southern NM features blistering yellow poppies, lipstick red claret cup cacti blooms, and many other species.  Couple the color of the flowers with the long sunset/sunrise of the spring and you get a time of magic. 

 

This workshop also includes a visit to White Sands.  Sand dunes are always incredible, but White sands is unique because it is made from the pure white gypsum from the mountains that surround it. As a near perfect reflector, the sand can be 60 degrees or colder, even when it is 80 in the air.  It also reflects whatever light shines on it so a blazing sunset turns the sky and the dunes to fire.  You will literally be standing inside of a sunset.

 

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Workshop Philosophy

I view photography as an exploration. Each new storm, each new moonrise, each new early snow is an opportunity to tell the story of our adventure with a unique vision.  I want you to experience the heat, the cold, the explosions of light, the screaming joy of capturing the perfect scene when the final gasp of the sun's red breath heats a peak just right - or when the lightning we've been chasing for days lashes across a dark escarpment, lighting hoodoos and monuments as few have ever seen. When you're done, I want you to know that you have created something that is entirely yours.

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General Details

  • Group Size: 4 participants

  • Dates: April 6th-9th, 2023

  • Cost: $1050 Total/Person ($600 non-refundable deposit collected upon booking)

  • Physical Difficulty: Light to Moderate (Max of 1-2 hour hikes with 500/1000 ft of elevation change in the Organ Mountains. 3-4 hour hike with 100/200 ft of elevation change in White Sands)

What's Included

  • Expert guidance to the best photographic locations in the region

  • Photographic Instruction:

    • Step-by-step instruction to understand how my creative process works including scouting, composing, pre-visuilizaiton, and execution

    • How to see beyond the ordinary to capture/convey new and unique perspectives

    • Focus stacking for extreme depth of field

    • Photography in extreme weather conditions

    • Wide angle and telephoto composition

  • Post processing Instruction to bring your images to life

What's Not Included

  • Lodging (Suggestions will be given upon booking)

  • Transportation/flights

  • Food

  • Photographic or camping gear

  • Travel insurance (highly recommended to protect against unforeseen circumstances)

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Payment, Cancellation and Refunds

Payment consists of a non-refundable deposit with the balance collected via a Paypal request 90 days prior to the workshop.

Cancellation is handled as follows:

  • If you decide to cancel and your spot is filled, you will be refunded the full amount you have paid, minus a $300 administrative fee.

  • If you cancel and your spot is not filled, you will be refunded based upon the following schedule:

    • Greater than 90 days prior to beginning the tour: the deposit is forfeited

    • Less than 90 days prior to beginning the tour: 75% of the tour program cost is forfeited

    • Less than 30 days: 100% of the total tour cost is forfeited

 

By booking this tour you agree to the Terms&Conditions.

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