Abiquiu and the Rio Chama Valley Photography Tour/Workshop
We will spend a day in the haunting yet enchanting landscape of Georgia O'Keefe country in Abiquiu, exploring rock and earth formations in and around the Rio Chama Valley.
Lunch at Bode’s an establishment of some notoriety in the village of Abiquiu. A quote from Bode’s website states: "A true general store, Bode’s has been serving the needs of travelers, campers, bikers, bicyclists, boaters, sight-seers, etc, and the locals of Abiquiu since 1919." The renowned artist, Georgia O'Keeffe, made her home here, just across the road from Bode's.
8 hour day - $450 - per person. This time frame will include travel to chosen locations and shooting with hands on instruction as needed.
12 hour day - $695 per person. This time frame will include travel to chosen locations, shooting with hands on instruction as needed and staying out later for the moon rise or astrophotography, with time in the middle of the day for image review and processing, during lunch.
Year Round - Call 505-501-4880 to reserve a date that suits you for your own personal photo tour.
"A great big GIGANTIC "Thank you" for the AWESOME photo tour! It was fantastic....indeed a highlight life experience. I'm really greatful for the shooting tips but more so for your "photography as a meditation" philosophy. Of all the instruction you gave me, this mindfulness viewpoint resonated the most and will endure with me in all my future endeavors. I also appreciate your flexibility and am now convinced that a good scene can be had, no matter what the situation may be."
–Gabe Mounce, Albuquerque, NM
Working on location
Compositions in landscape, architecture
Auto settings verses manual
Depth of field, aperture
Multiple image panoramas
Image reviews, constructive critiques
If there is any other an topic you want covered we will address it in the field, so bring along your questions and requests.
Equipment to bring:
Camera, batteries, spare batteries, camera cards, and spare camera cards. Supplies are few and far between once we are on location. Consider bringing the manual for your particular camera model, hardcopy or online version.
Tripod - Essential for some trips (I have a tripod for those who want to travel lite)
Laptop or Tablet - For image review
Filters - Polarizer, Neutral Density - Essential for some trips
Bring hats, gloves, sunscreen, hand warmers (spring, fall and summer), sturdy shoes and refillable water bottles. Water and snacks will be provided.
Pick up points for tours are at your Taos, NM hotel, B&B, VRBO, Airbnb, your local residence or a location in the Taos area that is convenient for you. Meeting points for locations outside of Taos can be arranged when reservations are made.