Radeka Photography - black and white photography and color photography
New Mexico photography workshop with Fred Newman and Lynn Radeka
October 19 - 23, 2020. For traditional and digital photographers of any experience level.
Registration below


Double Rainbow, Monument Valley. Copyright © Fred Newman


NEW MEXICO! A land of grand vistas, ancient dwellings, fantastic ghost towns, historic churches and some of the world's most unusual and photogenic scenery. Join Photographers Fred Newman and Lynn Radeka on this exciting workshop where we will explore and photograph some of the American West's most iconic locations and seldom-visited places. From the beautiful New Mexico churches and missions, to fields of ancient Indian Petroglyphs. From old western ghost towns and ruins to fantastic wilderness areas like Bisti Badlands. This workshop will be topped off by a visit to Shiprock, one of the great landmarks of the American West.

Our basic itinerary begins at the Three Rivers petroglyph site where we will photograph some of America's finest petroglyphs scattered among a backdrop of New Mexico's desert scenery. Close by is Valley Of Fires State Park with extensive lava fields and detailed yuccas providing great photographic opportunities. A short distance north brings us through deteriorating semi-ghost towns of White Oaks, Ancho and Duran.

Further north we travel through Golden, Madrid and Cerillos, semi-ghost towns featured in a number of Hollywood movie westerns. The historic and highly photogenic missions and churches of old New Mexico are next: Santa Fe, Las Trampas and Taos.

West from Taos we drive through spectacular northern New Mexico through Chama and the Salmon Indian Ruins (time permitting). The last two days will top off the workshop with different locations in the amazing Bisti Badlands and finally the towering monolith of Shiprock.

Black Cross, 1978. Las Trampas, NM.
Copyright © Lynn Radeka.

This workshop is open to all photographers whether shooting large or small format black and white or color, traditional or digital, of any experience level. Lunches during the day will be provided by Lynn Radeka and Fred Newman, except for occasional indoor restaurant lunches, but each participant is expected to be self-sufficient with regards to breakfasts, dinners, and all indoor dining. Please inquire about any concerns or limitations. Nearby hotel and motel accommodations are available within an hour's drive from each day's locations. A list of accommodations will be emailed to anyone who desires lodging.


For large format film photographers, Fred Newman would like to offer a copy of the BTZS Learning Special and one free BTZS Film Test (participant supplies the film for testing and pays for shipping). Also if any photographers want to learn about digital infrared photography prior to the workshop, Fred would be glad to give guidance and information. From Zone System and BTZS systems to Infrared and evening Milky Way star photography, Lynn and Fred will offer any guidance you desire.

Contrast masking (for photographers shooting film) will be discussed as well as other traditional developing/printing methods such as Zone System and BTZS. Digital photographers will enjoy the array of interesting software programs and techniques we may be demonstrating as well, including focus stacking for extreme depth of field and HDR for controlling extreme contrast. More importantly, the workshop flow will be largely determined by the needs and desires of the workshop participants, ensuring a very enjoyable experience for everyone.

Lynn will be handing out durable viewing cards (an aid in visualizing compositions) to those shooting large format film. He and Fred will be assisting attendees in obtaining the best exposures and white balance settings using RAW format for those photographers shooting digital, and zone system methods, BTZS methods, previsualization, exposure, development, view camera controls and selection of filters to those photographers shooting traditional large format. All participants will be given a discount code for fine products from ProgreyUSA (world class filters and filter holders).

Tag-alongs are not allowed on this workshop except for spouses, which will be required to be self-sufficient. This workshop is limited to ten paid participants. Please see the signup details below.

This workshop is proudly sponsored by:
ProgreyUSA, world's finest quality filters and filter holders
View Camera Store - for large format film photographers


Boulder Caps, 2018. Bisti Badlands, NM

Copyright © Lynn Radeka

Road At Sunset, Bisti Badlands, 1997, New Mexico.
Copyright ©Lynn Radeka.



About Lynn Radeka

Influenced in his early work by Ansel Adams and Wynn Bullock, Lynn Radeka’s professional photography career spans nearly fifty years. His love of the grand landscapes and intimate details of the American West was born on his first trip to Death Valley in 1966.

Lynn Radeka’s Black and White photography has been featured in eight National Park posters and several calendars including the calendar series Radeka: The American West and several ghost town calendars published by Browntrout publishers. In 1989 and 1990 he was commissioned to do the photography for five full-color books, resulting in a 2 year journey that took him through the back roads, historic places and ghost towns of the entire American West. Lynn also has the honor of being a featured photographer in the book publication "World's Top Photographers: Landscape" and has been published in B&W Magazine, View Camera Magazine and other photography publications.

Lynn Radeka currently teaches workshops in Death Valley and Canyonlands National Parks, and Contrast Masking workshops in his home darkroom. He is the producer and co-author of the Contrast Masking Kit - a technical manual for traditional film-based photographers. Lynn feels completely at home using a 4x5 view camera for his film-based work and more recently a Sony A7R mirrorless camera for his digital work.

Please visit the bio page of this website for more information.

About Fred Newman

Photography has always been part of Fred's life. Both Fred's parents were photographers at one time in their lives. As a teenager he visited the Museum Of Modern Art with his father and was deeply influenced by viewing original prints by the masters, from Carlton Watkins to Edward Weston.

Fred's other early influences were Henri Cartier-Bresson and Oliver Gagliani, who helped shape his interest in landscapes, abandoned places, graffiti and abstracts. His photographic philosophy follows that of Ansel Adams: "The negative is the score and the print is the performance".

In the 1980's Fred had his work published in major equestrian publications during which time he added color processing and printing to his black and white darkroom. Fred also began writing technical photography articles for Photo Techniques magazine including an article describing the workings of a Fuji infrared camera.

In 1994 he bought a business called The View Camera Store, which he still operates, selling large format photography equipment and Leica cameras. Also in the mid-90's Fred began teaching photography workshops with photographer and author Phil Davis.

The sponaneity of Fred's early street photography shaped how he sees the world today. He feels the subject being photographed "finds him". His inspiration comes from recognizing how light defines his photographic subjects, whether it is a meaningful landscape or something abstract.

New Mexico Photography Workshop Registration

October 19-23, 2020

Limited to ten paid participants

Inquire regarding space availability and other questions or to be placed on a reserve list

Location: New Mexico
Tuition: $1950. $975 Payment required in advance to reserve a space, remaining amount due October 1, 2020.
Duration: 6+ Days.
Materials to bring: Cameras (digital or traditional), accessories (film, storage media, changing bags), camping equipment, gas money, breakfasts and dinners if camping.
Contact: Lynn Radeka via e-mail for questions or more information.


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