Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.
COVID-19 Update: For all in-person workshops and trips in 2022, Santa Fe Workshops requires that all participants attending be fully vaccinated (per definition of the CDC) and provide proof of vaccination. This requirement applies to students, staff, and instructors.
This workshop offers the rare opportunity to work alongside globe-trotting travel photographer Nevada Wier in her hometown of Santa Fe. The week is geared for all traveling photographers who aspire to be better at photographing in low light situations when hand holding their camera; and also want to master the use of on-camera flash effectively and creatively at different times of the day. Nevada explains and demonstrates how she manages to make natural and compelling images in low light and using TTL flash on the go. She helps you set up your flash for subtle and creative lighting, then offers her knowledge gained through years of experience using techniques for stopping action with slow shutter speeds and while panning, effective techniques for bouncing off walls and ceilings, when to use off-camera flash, and many other simple techniques that are sure to make a large difference in your images as well as your overall travel photography experience. In addition, Nevada reviews working with lighting accessories that are easily carried in your camera bag – small modifiers, reflectors, and handheld LED lights. There will be no big heavy cases in this workshop!
Your week with Nevada is a lively blend of lectures, discussions, and assignments while tackling the challenges of photographing in low light with a digital camera. The workshop includes group and individual image reviews and personal assignments. The historic town of Santa Fe is a perfect backdrop for our photographic forays. There are field sessions for demonstrations from Nevada and time to work on assignments at various locations around town and the surrounding high-desert countryside.
The emphasis of this week is on expanding your creative vision in the realm of low-light photography and creative flash techniques to elevate your travel photography to a new level.
This workshop is for intermediate and advanced photographers who have a solid understanding of how their cameras work, want to explore the creative possibilities of low-light photography, and don’t mind staying up late, or getting up early!
An off-camera flash dedicated to your camera system is required for this workshop. Also, please make sure your flash unit swivels up-and-down as well as side-to-side. Also check that you can program the output of the intensity of your flash either directly on the flash or on the camera. Other necessary accessories will be detailed in a letter from Nevada once you have registered for the workshop.
Participants are responsible for making their own housing arrangements in Santa Fe. On-campus accommodations are not currently available.
Nevada Wier is a multiple award-winning photographer specializing in documenting the remote corners and cultures of the world. She is recognized for her creative and intimate approach to people. She has been published in numerous national and international publications, including: National Geographic, Geo, National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, and Smithsonian. National Geographic Images and Getty represent her stock photography. Her fine-art prints are featured in numerous and public and private collections. Nevada is a well-known keynote speaker, workshop and seminar instructor. Photo District News named Nevada one of America’s best photography workshop teachers (2010). She is a Fellow of The Explorer’s Club and a member of the Women’s Geographic Society.
A popular workshop instructor, Nevada is also part of our Mentorship Program »
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This workshop is currently full. Use this form to sign up for the waitlist, and SFW will reach out if a seat becomes available.