Autumn in New Mexico
October 24 - 27, 2017



Cottonwoods, Craig Varjabedian



Santa Fe , New Mexico

Class Size
8 participants

Craig Varjabedian
Tye Hardison


Location Fee

Please telephone 505.983.2934 to register [more]

No-interest payment plans available: Please inquire.



But the moment I saw the brilliant, proud morning shine high up over the deserts of Santa Fe, something stood still in my soul, and I started to attend. . . I think New Mexico was the greatest experience from the outside world that I have ever had.

― D.H. Lawrence

Autumn in New Mexico. The last sturdy wildflowers adorning the hills. Cottonwoods turning gold along the rivers and acequias. The sweet smell of piņon smoke rising in the evening air. Northern New Mexico is sand and sage, plains and mesas, flame-colored cliffs-surrounded by a deep blue sky and brilliant white clouds that herald this magical time of year. Join award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian and native New Mexico photographer Tye Hardison to photograph autumn-one of our most beautiful seasons.

Who: This workshop is a terrific for all digital photographers who are essentially familiar with their cameras. You will need to know, before you get here, how to set and use auto bracketing on your camera if your camera has this feature. You should be able to download, edit and manage images on your laptop computer and be able to output an image file for review and comment during the classroom sessions. You should be able to carry your own camera gear and tripod and be capable of walking and light hiking on trails of varied terrain.

Rio Chama, Craig Varjabedian

Plan: While based in Santa Fe, we will travel to locations to photograph that are within easy reach, where you will receive one-on-one instruction in the field, on technical and aesthetic issues. With Craig and Tye at your side, you will make pictures of the amazing colors, textures, light and shadows of our enchanted land. Discussions about your photographs and the many aspects of digital photography will be held in Craig's working studio in Santa Fe.

Background: New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment for a reason. Perhaps it's the beauty of the sunlight as it dances over distant mountain peaks. Maybe it's the traditional mountain villages, winding roads, horse pastures, old cars, historic adobe churches, Native American kivas, quaint adobe homes and much, much more. There is the magic of the light of course, that illuminates this land; something that defies explanation.

There's a beauty to this landscape of canyons, volcanic rock and desert plains as far as the eye can see. Billy the Kid once rode the range here, and ancient Indian pueblos continue to thrive across the land. Real-life cowboys tend their cattle here and the most delicious enchiladas with red or green chile are served daily. There is something akin to magic here. You are invited to attend.

Register: Please call us at (505) 983-2934 to register.

Rio Gorge vista, Tye Hardison


Craig Varjabedian, founder of Eloquent Light, is an award-winning photographer who explores the back roads of the American West, making pictures of the land and the people who live on it, telling stories. . . one photograph at a time. He has over thirty-five years' experience helping people become better photographers, finding new and creative ways to see with a camera and make better pictures. Craig is exceptionally accessible and knowledgeable and great at making the workshop fun and productive.

Tye Hardison has photographed all across New Mexico since 1999. A meticulous craftsman with a native's sensitive eye, he assists Craig in the field and with Eloquent Light's photography workshops. Tye is an Adobe Lightroom Certified instructor.

The White Place, Craig Varjabedian


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