Five Day Photography Workshop
During this five day photography workshop we'll cover the locations featured in all of my Photography Tour/Workshops. This is a customized one on one workshop built to suit you. For beginners to advanced amateurs and professionals. Also consider one or two days in a specific location. This itinerary can be modified depending on weather and time of year.
San Luis Valley, northern New Mexico and southern Colorado
Time will be spent on location in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, photographing abandoned homesteads, towns, and thriving farming communities. These are enhanced by views of the Rio Grande and the impressive Sangre de Cristo mountain range of the southern Rocky Mountains. We will seek out bald and golden eagles, a wide variety of hawks, great-horned owls, coyotes, wild horses and elk. In spring and fall we will have the opportunity to photograph sandhill cranes and geese on their migratory flyway through the San Luis Valley.
High Road to Taos
Locations include native and hispanic villages on the High Road to Taos, Penasco, Las Trampas, Truchas and Chimayo. Drive home along the High Road to photograph the light in “Milagro Beanfield” country and the valley of Llano de San Juan. Read More
Abiquiu and the Rio Chama Valley
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. Read More
Sites of Taos
Spend part of the day photographing the sites of Taos. Old trucks, abandoned long ago, in fields with Taos Mountain as a back drop. Picturesque villages, tipis and the occasional rainbow. Acequias, ancient water courses bringing life to the fields and farms in the Taos valley for centuries. At the end of the day capturing the early evening light at the world famous St Francis Church in Ranchos de Taos, immortalized in paintings by Georgia O'Keefe and the photography of Ansel Adams. Read More
Rio Grande Gorge and beyond
A short drive from Taos, the Rio Grande winds it's way through Orilla Verde National Recreation Area, home to beaver, otter, blue heron and big horn sheep. Surrounded by majestic volcanic cliffs and overlooks, on a short hike off the beaten track, we will photograph petroglyphs, riparian habitat and views of the Rio Grande Canyon. This photo tour is also spectacular in winter time when the Rio Grande Gorge is at its most peaceful and wildlife more abundant. Read More
Working on location
Compositions in landscape, architecture
Auto settings verses manual
Depth of field, aperture
Full moon exposures
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 winter), sturdy shoes and refillable water bottles.
Cost: $2,150 per person
Call 505-501-4880 to reserve a date that suits you for your own personal photo tour.
Over the past 10 years I’ve had the opportunity to travel extensively, photograph wonderful people, beautiful locations, and on occasion, receive some excellent guidance on how to become a better visual artist. In a short time, I’ll be returning to the Taos area to take a week-long photo tour with Geraint. This will be my fifth outing with him and the reasons I keep coming back are straightforward: great teaching, wonderful locations with magical light, and excellent value.
When on a tour with Geraint, you are the focus. (Pun intended) He does a thorough job of assessing your skills, what you want from the time you have available, and then sets about delivering a personalized itinerary to accomplish your goals. Geraint is a wonderful teacher in that he asks great questions, listens well, guides you to discovery, and gets you to think more deeply. If you are interested in experiencing a beautiful part of the country and growing as a photographer, book a photo tour with Geraint.
–Ron Richardson - Florida