Valley of Dreams & Shiprock

When: September 3-5, 2021

Style: Astro-Landscape

Deposit: $734.00 (40%) 

Total Tuition: $1835.00

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:

  • Two 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

WHAT SKILL LEVEL IS REQUIRED?

None!  Our workshops are specifically designed to catered to photographers of ALL SKILL LEVELS! We simply ask that you bring the recommended and required equipment with you to get the most out of this workshop!

WORKSHOP ITINERARY

Day 1 - Friday, September 3, 2021

  • 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, September 4, 2021

  • 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, September 5, 2021

  • 10AM - 5 PM Meet in Hotel Conference Room

    • Classroom instruction

      • Post-Processing​

      • Final Image Editing

      • Preparing for Print

      • Image Review

    • Final Wrap Up

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

  • 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

WHERE ARE WE STAYING?

We are staying in the city of Farmington, NM at the new Home 2 Suites by Hilton!  Here's the address:

Home 2 Suites by Hilton

777 S. Browning Pkwy

Farming, NM 87401

This workshop INCLUDES two nights lodging at this hotel.  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 our registration form when you register for this workshop.  Additional lodging nights will be added to your final tuition payment at a rate of $110.00 per additional night.

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

WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY LEVEL LIKE?

Students should be prepared to be on their feet during in-field instruction and should be able to walk at least 1 mile over relatively even terrain.

Specifically for this workshop, from the parking area at the Valley of Dreams, we will have a an approximate 3/4 mile walk over relatively flat ground to reach the area.  We will remain in the area for the duration of in-field instruction and photography and will have an approximate 3/4 mile walk back to the vehicles.

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 $1835.00.  A 40% deposit of $734.00 is required to reserve your slot.  This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE* and will guarantee you a slot in the workshop.

 

Final tuition payments are required by  June 1, 2021.

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.

IMPORTANT STUFF WE SHOULD TELL YOU ABOUT

319 Photography, LLC. is certified and authorized by the National Park Service (NPS) to host and conduct photography workshops within National Parks.

319 Photography, LLC. is First Aid and CPR certified through the American Heart Association and we carry medical supplies with us during our workshops.

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