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Hunt’s Photo Adventure: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (with optional White Sands Extension!)

December 6 - December 12

$350.00 – $1,295.00

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Deposit Only: Hunt's Photo Adventure: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
If you would like to attend the optional White Sands Extension, please check the box when registering! (We will add $395 into your final payment.)
$ 350.00
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Total Cost: Hunt's Photo Adventure: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
If you would like to attend the optional White Sands Extension, please check the box when registering! (We will add $395 into your final payment.)
$ 1,295.00
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Class Summary

Date & Time:

December 6 - December 12

Location:
Socorro & Alamogordo, New Mexico
Featuring:
Photography opportunities for birds on their annual migration, other wildlife, and landscapes; landscapes for the White Sands Extension
Skill Level:
You do not need to be an expert on your camera, it is preferential that you are comfortable with the focusing and metering systems in your camera. Need assistance? We can also offer 1-1 classes leading up to the trip!
Instructor:
Don Toothaker & Keith Bauer
Class size:
Up to 12 attendees
What to Bring:
  • Camera, memory cards, batteries
  • Wide angle, standard, telephoto, and super-telephoto lenses (If you are looking for a lens to rent, you can rent it from us at rentals.huntsphoto.com!)
  • Tripod
  • Cable release
  • Polarizers and Neutral Density filters if you have them

A Note About Weather (and weather gear)
On this workshop, it can/may be cold, so make sure to bring clothes to dress in layers. Pack fleece tops, base layers, neck gaiters, hats that cover your ears, gloves, warm socks, good warm boots, and a waterproof insulated jacket or vest.

Misc:

Travel information
Attendees are encouraged to arrive either the day prior to the workshop or early enough on the first day of the workshop with time to drive from Albuquerquee to Socorro (90 minutes). Please note: Each attendee must get a rental car and travel to Socorro. There may be an opportunity to ride share with other participants.

Hotel information
Dec 6-10– We will be staying at the Comfort Inn, 1259 Frontage Rd NW, Socorro, NM 575-418-6207
Dec 10-12– Hampton Inn, 1295 Hamilton Rd, Alamogordo NM 575-439-1782
Please note: Your rooms are NOT included in the cost of your ticket, but we have rooms set aside. After booking with us, make sure to call to put your name on one of those rooms. We are listed as the “Hunt’s Photo Group”.

Policies:
Refund / Cancellation Policy

Refund Policy – Adventures

For most Photo Adventures, a deposit of 25% of the total cost of the workshop is required to hold a spot. Please note: Deposits are non-refundable, but you can receive a 50% credit toward a future adventure. Within 45-days, the deposit is non-transferable.
For Photo Adventures under $1,000, we may only have the total cost payment option. In this case, 25% is non-refundable.
For national adventures (excluding Alaska), final payments are due one month prior to the start of the workshop.
For international adventures (and Alaska), final payments are due 90-days prior to the start of the workshop. We strongly encourage travel insurance!

For all cancellations, you must contact classes@huntsphoto.com

Description

Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, located in the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico, has been a prime destination for bird photographers for decades. The wildlife refuge here is a series of man-made waterways, fields, and woodlands established to create habitat and food for migratory birds such as Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese. Each year, thousands of these bird’s rest and forage here for weeks during their annual migration. Photography opportunities for birds, other wildlife, and landscapes are plentiful, exciting, and very rewarding. Photographers of all levels will be challenged by the diversity of subjects as well as the unique beauty that is New Mexico.
In addition to photographing wildlife, this year we will be adding in an extension to White Sands National Park, only a short drive away. White Sands is unique for its stunning and minimal landscapes and are an added bonus for photographers of every skill level.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive either the day prior to the workshop or early enough on the first day of the workshop with time to drive from Albuquerquee to Socorro (90 minutes)

Itinerary
Dec 5 or 6– Arrive in Albuquerque. Attendees are encouraged to arrive either the day prior to the workshop or early enough on the first day of the workshop with time to drive from Albuquerque to Socorro (90 minutes). Each attendee must get a rental car and travel to Socorro, New Mexico.
Dec 6– Workshop begins at 2pm
Dec 7-9- Entire days in Bosque Del Apache
Dec 10- check out of hotel 6am, sunrise at Bosque

For Extension:
Dec 10 – After sunrise, leave for Alamogordo and White Sands at 8am.
Dec 10 – 2pm to sunset at White Sands
Dec 11 – All Day at White Sands
Dec 12 – Morning at White Sands. Leave for Albuquerque at 10am. (4-hour drive)
Dec 12 – Late flights home or leave on Dec 13

What’s included:
•In-field instruction at each location
•Image Discussion and Review

What’s not included:
•Transportation to and from Albuquerque, Socorro, and Alamagordo, New Mexico
•Cost of meals
•Cost of hotels (Dec 6-10– Comfort Inn, 1259 Frontage Rd NW, Socorro, NM 575-418-6207; Dec 10-12– Hampton Inn, 1295 Hamilton Rd, Alamogordo NM
575-439-1782)

Skill Sets: All Levels of Photographers are Welcome
Physical Activity: Low. Minimal hiking on mostly flat, even ground and no difficult climbing

In this workshop we will cover:

Autofocus, including with birds in flight
Exposure
Composition
Metering
Use of Lenses
Subject Development
Creative Thinking
Shooting in Low Light
Long Exposures
Use of Filters (polarizers and ND)
Image Processing
Image Review
Image Critiquing

The cost of this trip does not include the cost of lodging, transportation to and from Albuquerque, or meals during the trip.

A Note About Weather (and weather gear)
On this workshop, it can/may be cold, so make sure to bring clothes to dress in layers. Pack fleece tops, base layers, neck gaiters, hats that cover your ears, gloves, warm socks, good warm boots, and a waterproof insulated jacket or vest.

Recommended gear:
Camera, memory cards, batteries
Wide angle, standard, macro and telephoto lenses (If you are looking for a lens to rent, you can rent it from us at rentals.huntsphoto.com!)
Tripod
Cable release
Polarizers and Neutral Density filters if you have them

Travel information
Attendees are encouraged to arrive either the day prior to the workshop or early enough on the first day of the workshop with time to drive from Albuquerquee to Socorro (90 minutes). Please note: Each attendee must get a rental car and travel to Socorro. There may be an opportunity to ride share with other participants.

Hotel information
Dec 6-10– We will be staying at the Comfort Inn, 1259 Frontage Rd NW, Socorro, NM 575-418-6207
Dec 10-12– Hampton Inn, 1295 Hamilton Rd, Alamogordo NM 575-439-1782
Please note: Your rooms are NOT included in the cost of your ticket, but we have rooms set aside. After booking with us, make sure to call to put your name on one of those rooms. We are listed as the “Hunt’s Photo Group”.

Details

Start:
December 6
End:
December 12
Cost:
$350.00 – $1,295.00
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