New Mexico photography workshop
|May 23 -
27, 2022. For traditional and digital photographers of any experience
Shiprock and Storm, NM. Copyright © Lynn Radeka
land of grand vistas, ancient dwellings, fantastic ghost towns,
historic churches and some of the world's most unusual and photogenic
scenery. Join Photographer
Lynn Radeka on this third year for this popular 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 photogenic lava, eroded sandstone details
and ancient Indian Petroglyphs. Classic New Mexico architecture,
colorful backroads and centuries old churches will highlight the
purely New Mexican experience.
basic itinerary begins east of Albuquerque on old route 66. From
there we head north on the famous Turquoise Trail and photograph
the semi-ghosts of Golden, Madrid and Cerillos, photogenic towns
with colorful and historic churches and unusual graveyards which
provided the locations for several western movies. Santa Fe, with
it's world-renowned architecture including historic churches and
colorful backroads, is next. After that we travel along the "high
road to Taos", including the historic and highly photogenic
missions and churches of old New Mexico including Chimayo, Las Trampas
and Taos - locations frequently visited and photographed by Ansel
down from Taos brings us through Georgia O'Keefe country and Bandalier
National Monument. A visit to a well preserved living history pueblo,
then, time permitting, Petroglyph National Monument on the outskirts
Black Cross, 1978. Las Trampas, NM.
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workshop is open to all photographers whether shooting large
or small format black and white or color, traditional or digital,
of any experience level. Meals are not included in this
workshop. Please inquire about any special 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 everyone.
large format film photographers, Lynn 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 the Ansel Adams Zone System. Fred Newman has graciously
offered his help after the workshop for those interested in BTZS
techniques of exposure and development. 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.
will be handing out durable viewing cards (an aid in visualizing
compositions) to those shooting large format film. He 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, previsualization, exposure,
development, view camera controls and selection of filters to
those photographers shooting traditional large format.
are not allowed on this workshop except for spouses. This workshop
is limited to eight paid participants. Please see the signup details
This workshop is proudly
sponsored by the
View Camera Store - for large format film photographers
Boulder Caps, 2018. Bisti Badlands, NM
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Road At Sunset, Bisti Badlands, 1997
, New Mexico.
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About Lynn Radeka
in his early work by Ansel Adams and Wynn Bullock, Lynn Radekas
professional photography career spans more than 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.
Radekas 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 LensWork,
B&W Magazine, View Camera Magazine and other photography
Radeka currently teaches workshops in Death Valley, Utah, New Mexico
and Washington, and Contrast Masking workshops in his home darkroom
in California and soon in Arizona with Jerry Sheridan. 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.
visit the bio page of this website for more information.
discovered the outdoors at an early age and developed a deep passion
for wilderness and photography. Not surprising, with Ron's 30-year
engineering background and thirst to learn about photographic processes,
in the early 1990's he began to experiment with many different films,
developers, silver papers and alternative processes. He quantified
much of his work by sensitometric analysis to determine the film/developer
and paper/developer combination properties for different film and
paper development methods, submitting the results as thesis papers
at a local college.
in his early work by Ansel Adams, John Sexton, Lynn Radeka, Ray
McSavaney, and other contemporary "west coast" landscape
masters, Ron traveled and photographed the southwest with his 4x5
is an expert in digital techniques. "I enjoy the digital workflow.
However, there is a steep learning curve to becoming proficient
and printing your own work is essential." Ron uses Lightroom
for global adjustments and Photoshop to fine-tune his images before
printing. He has firmly established himself as an accomplished photographer
and printer, receiving awards and accolades from critics and through
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