Mastering the Art of Enviromental Portraits & Landscape – G200926
In this course, we delve deeply into every aspect of creating masterpiece images. By the end of the workshop, you will have learned to choose the correct camera equipment and proper settings that will help you accomplish the creation of your personal vision. No longer will camera settings, lighting and lens choices, composition and color management be a baffling hit or miss experience. Leave fully equipped to handle any situation you may encounter in your photographic pursuits.
In addition, learn to incorporate both portable lighting and available light. Create crystal clear razor-sharp landscapes and evocative environmental portraits. We will examine the work of the great master photographers. Analyze their work and learn to incorporate their techniques into our personal style. We will then strike out to capture the grand Vistas of the Ghost Ranch and surround Lake Abiquiu area combining landscape photography and the creating of environmental portraits with these vistas as backdrops.
So many great portraitists have used the New Mexico scenery to create extraordinary images including Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams Arnold Newman, John Loengard, Philippe Halsman, and Yousuf Karsh. You may ask who will be our subjects. The answer is, we all will be our subjects. We will create environmental portraits of each other so that when you leave you will have a memento of this great experience of you, your camera and the New Mexico landscape.
Come prepared to be stretched and to work hard at mastering the medium. It doesn’t matter where you are in your photographic development come prepared to grow to the next level. If you are just beginning the journey or if you have been a passionate lover of photography as an art form there will be much for you to come away with.
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During this Covid-19 Pandemic Period, full refunds will be given as requested for workshops scheduled through May. This period may be extended or refunds considered per request. Please consider leaving your funds on deposit for another Ghost Ranch workshop or future stay. Or, consider donating a portion to help us through this unique business period.
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What day/time does the workshop start and end?
Workshops always begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed..
What is double occupancy and single occupancy lodging?
- All-inclusive rates include double occupancy lodging, meaning that we will have two participants per room in most cases.If you do not specify a roommate, you will be assigned a roommate of the same gender
- In the off-season (late October-May), participants may choose to upgrade to single occupancy lodging for an additional $50 per night. Guarantee single occupancy lodging by paying the single occupancy upgrade.
- During our busy summer seasons, late June-July and late September-early October, participants who register alone should expect to have a roommate assigned to their room. In some limited circumstances, a single occupancy upgrade will be available at $100 per night.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?
- Private refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy
- Private: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms.
- Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom in between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two rooms.
- Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/showers in the lodging building (or in a proximate building, for some upper mesa dorm rooms), and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.