Valley of Dreams & Shiprock

When: August 26-28, 2022
Style: Astro-Landscape
Deposit: $600.00  
Total Tuition: $2000.00
Activity Rating: Moderate
Max Students: 10

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Located on Navajo Tribal Land, the Valley of Dreams is an area deep in the New Mexico badlands that is choc full of some of the most unique hoodoos and rock formations you will ever see!  This landscape is a truly special place and a sacred site for the Navajo people.  We are proud to offer this workshop in partnership with the amazing folks at Navajo Tours USA.  They will join us during this workshop and will provide cultural information as well as ensure the safety of the landscape.  

Not too far away from Valley of Dreams, the imposing Shiprock formation impressively stands like a sentinel watching over the valley.  The remnants of a millions-of-years old volcano, Shiprock has a strange weathered face and jagged appearance that makes it an amazing foreground subject. Like Valley of Dreams, Shiprock is steeped in lore and tradition and a sacred site for the Navajos. 

Join us for this exclusive opportunity to photograph these lands and learn more about the art of astro-landscape photography! 

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN TUTION?

Your tuition for this workshop covers the following:

  • THREE Nights Lodging (Additional Nights Available)

  • Meals from Day One though Final Day

  • Transportation During Workshop

  • Photography Guide Service

  • Navajo Tribal Guide Service

  • In-Field Photography Instruction

  • Classroom Instruction

  • Classroom Materials

  • Time and Talent of Professional Instructors

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION?

Tuition DOES NOT include the following:

  • Travel to and from Farmington, New Mexico

  • Travel to Host Hotel / Airport

  • Meals outside of those provided

  • Incidentals

  • Travel and/or Equipment Insurance

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WHAT SKILL LEVEL IS REQUIRED?

Our workshops are specifically designed to catered to photographers of ALL SKILL LEVELS!  We simply ask that you have at least a basic understanding of how your camera functions and that you bring the required and recommended equipment that we suggest so that you may get the most out of this workshop!

WORKSHOP ITINERARY

Day 1 - Friday, August 26, 2022

  • 12PM - 5 PM Meet in Hotel Conference Room

    • Initial Introduction​

    • Overview & Orientation

    • Classroom instruction

      • Camera Operations and Techniques​

  • 5PM - Break for Dinner

  • 7PM - TBA  - In-Field Shooting and Instruction

Day 2 - Saturday, August 27, 2022

  • 11AM - 5 PM Meet in Hotel Conference Room

  • Classroom instruction

    • Post-Processing

  • 5PM - 7PM Break for Dinner

  • 7PM - TBA - In-Field Shooting and Instruction

Day 3 - Sunday, August 28, 2022

  • 10AM - 5 PM Meet in Hotel Conference Room

    • Classroom instruction

      • Post-Processing​

      • Final Image Editing

      • Preparing for Print

      • Image Review

    • Final Wrap Up

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WHAT GEAR DO I NEED?

The following is the basic gear you will need for our workshops.  When you register you will receive a specific gear list by email.

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera​ capable of ISO 10000

  • Wide Angle lens capable of at least f/2.8

  • Quality, Sturdy Tripod

  • Wired or Wireless Intervalometer

  • Memory Cards & Card Reader

  • Camera Batteries

  • Laptop Computer (PC or Mac) with at least:

    • Adobe Lightroom Classic​ (latest version)

    • Adobe Photoshop (latest version)

  • Equatorial Tracker 

    • Not required, but if you have one, bring it!​

  • Quality, climate appropriate clothing

  • Quality footwear with ankle support

HAVE SPECIFIC GEAR QUESTIONS?

We want YOU to get the most you possibly can from our UNIQUE / Workshops. 

Part of getting the most you can from our Workshops is making sure you have the right gear for this style of photography.  Unfortunately, not all digital cameras and lenses are made equal.  

If you have any questions, whatsoever, concerning cameras, lens, tripods, intervalometers, laptops, or other accessories, please reach out to Tony via email at tony@319photography.com and he will gladly help you choose the right gear for the workshop. 
 

WHICH NIGHTS ARE INCLUDED AND WHERE ARE WE STAYING?

Tuition for this workshop INCLUDES three nights lodging!  We suggest that you arrive the night before the workshop begins so you are rested and ready for the workshop.  To make that easier on you, the night before the workshop begins is included in tuition. For this workshop, tuition covers the following nights:

  • Thursday, August 25, 2022

  • Friday, August 26, 2022

  • Saturday, August 27, 2022

Once you register, you DO NOT need to call the hotel to set up your accommodations.  We will take care of that for you!

If you would like additional lodging nights, simply let us know on your Workshop Registration form when you register for this workshop.  Additional nights will be added to your final tuition payment at a rate of $120.00 + tax per additional night.
 

We are staying at the newest hotel in Farmington, NM, the Home 2 Suites by Hilton.  We LOVE this hotel and have an awesome relationship with hotel management and staff! Here's the address:

Home 2 Suites by Hilton
777 S. Browning Pkwy
Farmington, NM 87401

We will host the workshop out of the Home 2 Suite's Conference Room.  

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WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY LEVEL LIKE?

For the Valley of Dreams portion of this students must be able to walk a distance of 3/4 MILE (one way) over flat, relatively even terrain from the where the vehicle will be parked to the shooting area.

 

Additionally, there are some considerations for our students regarding the physical requirements of our workshops and in-field shooting sessions.  Students should be able to:

  • Walk unassisted over uneven terrain while carrying their camera equipment

  • Traverse and manage terrain that includes uneven rocks, loose sand/gravel, and level changes

  • Stand or be on their feet several hours (don't worry, you can bring chairs!)

  • Successfully maneuver and negotiate walking at night by flashlight in a rocky, desert environment

If you have specific questions about the physical aspects of our workshops, contact Tony via email at tony@319photography.com

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP?


This workshop is for photographers of ALL SKILL LEVELS who LOVE the night sky, stunning landscapes and have the desire to capture amazing images all while improving their abilities as an artist!

Our workshops are designed to TEACH first and foremost!  If you are looking to learn and grow as a photographer, our workshops are the right choice for you!
 

HOW DOES TUITION WORK?

The total tuition for this workshop is $2000.00.  

A  deposit of  $600.00 is required at booking to reserve your slot.  

This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE* and will guarantee you a slot in the workshop.
 
Final tuition payments are required by July 30, 2022.

Transactions are completed via PayPal and are Secure Transactions.  You do not need a PayPal account to complete your registration.

If you would prefer to fulfill your tuition in an alternate manner, please email tony@319photography.com to arrange this.

*Exceptions may arise due to unforeseen occurrences.  These will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

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