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Jan Term Digital Photography in Color and Black and White – G220111

Ghost Ranch is a spectacular place for hiking and photography.  This Jan Term immersion, Digital Photography in Color and Black and White – G220111, combines both, providing students a fantastic experience to explore and photograph the magnificent landscapes on the ranch as well as field trips in Northern New Mexico.  This is an intensive class and we will, literally, cover a lot of ground.  Each day includes a packed schedule with many activities, never a dull moment.  Your photographic instruction will culminate in the production of a final sequence of photographs and a journal.

 Instructors John Hayden and Kent Bowser, have decades of photographic experience and each has instructed at Ghost Ranch for more than 25 years.  

January weather in this area can have extreme variations, with the possibility of freezing to temperate days; snow, rain and sunshine.  Students will need to be prepared to hike in any weather condition.

The course cost is for digital photography.  For students interested in black and white photography and darkroom techniques, an add-on is available for $150 to cover materials, chemistry and mounting materials.  The darkroom add-on will cap at four students and will result in a portfolio of over a dozen prints, mounting the best.  

 Students should bring their own film and their own cameras (however, a few loaner cameras may be available).

IMPORTANT NOTE $1,000 ($3750 total cost) reserves your spot and is refundable, minus a $150 admin fee, up to December 3. Balance due, $2,750 also due December 3. Also, bring someone with you! The 2nd person sharing the same room receives a discount whether taking a course, joining in the service corps opportunity or coming as a non-participant.

See January Term Overview and other workshops offered during this three-week immersion period.

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  • John Hayden
    John Hayden

    John Hayden, Tijeras, NM, is a retired forest ranger forester (33 years with Forest Service) who knows the natural and human history of Northern New Mexico like few others. John has a varied background in management of natural and cultural resources which included serving as the first Forest Service director of the Ghost Ranch Living Museum (1970-74) following its transfer to the National Forest system; has a strong interest and in-depth knowledge of flora, fauna, geology and peopling of the Rio Chama area. Since 1971, Ghost Ranch has featured John as instructor, leader, teacher, guide in numerous workshop such as day hiking and outdoor photography, and he has co-led archaeological excavations and surveys, digital photography (including Jan Term), nature sketching, and spiritual discovery hiking. He shares his love for God through appreciation of His creation and creatures.

  • Kent Bowser
    Kent Bowser

    Kent Bowser, Since 1977 Kent Bowser has photographed the sacred sites and landscapes of the Southwest. He still prefers B&W film, but more recently uses digital photography and has an affection for the iPhone’s imagery. His teaching at Ghost Ranch began in 1991, with January Term classes following in 1996. Kent holds a BA in art history and BS and MA degrees in photography from Ohio State University. Aside from Ghost Ranch, a few of his favorite locales are the Bisti De Na Zin Badlands, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Chaco Canyon, and SE Utah.


Jan 03 - 24 2022

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