Santa Fe: People and the Land
With ancient adobes, big skies, and stunning vistas to photograph and inspire you, come to the most enchanting place. . .
Activity Level - Intermediate
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Santa Fe was called the Dancing Ground of the Sun by early Native American inhabitants and nicknamed The City Different by town fathers at the turn of the 20th century. By any name, Santa Fe is one of the world’s top award-winning and most beloved destinations—four centuries of history and legend, ancient and modern cultures, surrounded by a majestic landscape of juniper and pi ñon-covered hills, aspen and cottonwood groves with deep blue skies and radiant light.
With ancient adobes, big skies, and stunning vistas to photograph and inspire you, come to the most enchanting place in the United States. Northern New Mexico has a variety of stunning landscapes from rugged mountains, to rivers and streams, national parks, and historic churches, villages and plazas. Here three cultures came together in harmony: the Native Americans since ancient times, the Spanish of 400 years, and more recently the Anglo traditions bring together a rich heritage. New Mexican faces reflect both the intimate beauty and rough-hewn grandeur of this enchanted land.
You will photograph cowboys with their horses, unique rock formations, river overlooks, mesas and mountains and historic adobe architecture for a truly authentic taste of New Mexican history and culture. Award winning photographer Craig Varjabedian will share his favorite places and people with you and guide you to the best locations to capture the magical light that has inspired artists here for centuries.
Because we have established personal relationships, you will be able to have unique experiences—from capturing local cowboys to photographing spectacular sunsets at a historic hacienda. We will base out of Santa Fe and venture out with our cameras each day. You will receive hands on guidance and personal attention in the field, so everyone receives the assistance they need at their own level.
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Craig Varjabedian, the founder and main instructor at 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 years’ experience helping people to become better photographers, finding new and creative ways to see with a camera and make better photographs.
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 Adobe Lightroom Certified. This means that after rigorous testing by Adobe, he is now considered an expert in the joys and pitfalls of Lightroom photo editing software. His expertise in Lightroom will provide new tools for workshop attendees.