October 25 to 29, 2018
This is the classic 5-day workshop that we have done for the last 14 years, and is the embodiment of the great southwest… open space, blue skies, earthen walls and a quality of light that has drawn artists here for centuries, including the likes of Georgia O’Keefe and Ansel Adams. New Mexico is considered a sacred place, and the southwest landscape embodies an ancient quality that many are drawn to, but can rarely articulate. Some refer to it as the “land of enchantment”.
Combine that with the archetypal and powerful spirit of the horse that has drawn people for millennia and, well, you get the picture…
Traditionally, we have done this workshop in August every year, but temperatures have been rising the last several years, and we have decided to move the Santa Fe workshop to a cooler time of year where it is more comfortable and the horses are a bit “friskier” without the hot afternoon temperatures. Daytime highs are still in the 60’s and even 70’s, and many long-time visitors to Santa Fe think that September and October are the best times to visit.
During the workshop, we will spend mornings doing instruction, discussion and some “non-horse” exercises around town just to stimulate our creativity and practice “seeing light”, and afternoons and early evenings will be spent shooting at a number of different equine locations around Santa Fe, including some new locations for 2018. Santa Fe is, in itself, a very photogenic town with over 300 art galleries, and a multitude of shops and restaurants to explore, so we will allow time for that as well.
The workshop will provide many opportunities for photographing our favorite subject in a variety of situations. Tony will share his entire creative process with participants… how to see and work with light, planning a shoot with the right angles and perspectives, choosing backgrounds, camera settings during the shoot, and all that goes into the creation of a dynamic image after it has been shot.
This particular workshop does NOT include accommodations or meals.
Cost is $2100 per person, limited to 12 people.
Non-refundable deposit is $900.