Saturday December 5th – Saturday December 12th, 2020
Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Refuge, White Sands National Monument, Albuquerque
Featuring birding and the rugged desert of the Southwest
Instructor: Don Toothaker
Price: $2,995 (includes lodging and on-site transportation)
Recommended prerequisite: Basic Knowledge of your Camera
All Skill Levels Welcome
Group Size: Limited to 7 attendees
The landscape of the desert southwest is unique, rugged, and distinctly beautiful. New Mexico, known as The Land of Enchantment, has long been a desirable destination for creative artists, wildlife photographers, and landscape photographers. We will spend our time exploring the wildlife of Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, the beauty of White Sands National Monument, and the colors of Albuquerque. Photographers of all levels will be challenged by the diversity of subjects as well as the unique beauty that is New Mexico.
We will maximize our time in the field with hands on instruction as well as incorporating group discussion, classroom instruction, and image review during the workshop. Once on location we will utilize local transportation to and from each destination.
A Basic Schedule of the Adventure
Saturday 12/5 – Arrive in Alburquerque by 2pm. Check into hotel in Soccorro (Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Socorro, NM (575)835-1500)
Sunday 12/6 through Tuesday 12/8 – Entire day in Bosque Del Apache
Wednesday 12/9 – Sunrise/morning in Bosque; Leave for White Sands by 10am; late afternoon/sunset in White Sands; Late check-in to hotel (Quality Inn and Suites; Alamogordo, NM (575) 434-4200)
Thursday 12/10 – sunrise at White Sands; Leave for Albuquerque at 11am; Check in (BEST WESTERN Inn and Suites, Albuquerque, NM (505)242-7022)
Friday 12/11 – Tent Rocks for early light/Old Town for afternoon
Saturday 12/12 – Shuttles to airport for departure
•Cost of hotels (Econo Lodge Inn and Suites- Socorro, NM (575) 835-1500; Quality Inn and Suites- Alamogordo, NM (575) 434-4200; BEST WESTERN Inn and Suites- Albuquerque, NM (505)242-7022)
•Daily excursions in and around Bosque, White Sands, and Albuquerque
•All Transportation on location
•In-field instruction at each location
•Image Discussion and Review
What’s not included:
•Transportation to and from Albuquerque
•Cost of food
Skill Sets: All Levels of Photographers are Welcome
Physical Activity: Low to Medium. There will be long days that include sunrise and sunset on the same day. There will be a fair amount of walking and at least one longer than usual hike.
In this workshop we will cover:
• Use of Lenses
• Use of Light Modifiers
• 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 include the cost of lodging and transportation, but does not include transportation to and from Albuquerque.
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!)
Polarizers and Neutral Density filters if you have them
You will need to arrive by 2pm to Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). After that point, all transportation will be provided, up to the point when you depart from ABQ.
Because of the inclusivity of this workshop, you do not need to call in any reservations for this workshop. We will handle all booking reservations.
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
713 California St. N.W., Socorro, NM, US, 87801
Quality Inn and Suites
1020 S White Sands Blvd, Alamogordo, NM 88310 ·
BEST WESTERN Inn and Suites Hotel Albuquerque Airport
2400 Yale Blvd S.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87106
To make only a deposit, select the “Deposit Only” box below. All payments are due 30 days prior to the workshop.
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