On Location
Santa Fe

Creativity in Travel Photography

with Nevada Wier

July 1 – 5, 2024

  • Tuition $1995.00
(includes meal plan, see below)
  • Model and Location Fee $165.00
  • Standard Deposit $400.00

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Course Description

Photographing on the move in foreign countries requires a combination of technical expertise, cultural competence, intuitive awareness, curiosity, and a dash of panache. This workshop with Nevada Wier tackles the challenges of photographing with creative intent while on the move with a digital camera. The week coincides with the 4th of July celebrations in Santa Fe!

With a lively blend of lectures, discussions, and assignments, Nevada discusses how to combine technical, practical, and creative aspects of travel photography to make an image that elevates itself above the usual travel clichés. We discuss equipment and digital concerns in different travel and outdoor environments, ways to approach and photograph people, sensitivity to cross-cultural issues in foreign countries, photographing in low light, and tips (both theoretical and practical) on using natural light as well as fill-flash. The week includes image reviews, personal assignments, and great fun in the field.

Nevada’s emphasis is on elevating your creative vision and expanding your photographic technique, all while remaining fleet-footed and agile. The historic city of Santa Fe, Nevada’s hometown, and its environs provide the ideal environment for the travel photographer, especially during a lively holiday week. “The City Different” offers the opportunity to photograph a diverse cultural community and a broad spectrum of natural environments.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

Proficient in digital workflow, custom functions on your digital SLR camera, the basics of photography, and a working knowledge of Adobe Lightroom (or a similar program)

Portfolio Required:

Please see the Portfolio Section of Registration Information for guidelines on your submission of recent travel images pertinent to this class.

Activity Level:
To get the most from your workshop experience, participants should be in good physical (mobility, stamina) and mental health. Come prepared for the high elevation of Santa Fe, long days, and seasonal weather including high temperatures. You must be able to carry your own photographic and personal gear at all times, both on campus and on location. You are responsible for being open and honest about your physical fitness, and we reserve the right to remove you from the workshop if we find your fitness to be less than that which you have described.
Participants should be able to engage in moderate outdoor exercise for up to an hour or more at a time including off-trail walking on uneven terrain including sand, dirt, and loose rock. Location work is likely to include early morning and/or late evening shoots.
Policies:
Accommodations:

Participants are responsible for making their own housing arrangements in Santa Fe. On-campus accommodations are not currently available.

Meals:
Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner at the Friday evening Image Presentations, and daily beverage service are included.
Categories
Portraiture, Travel Photography
about
Nevada Wier

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. Her fine art prints are featured in numerous and public and private collections; she is represented by the Obscura Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. 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 »

Get to know Nevada in our Inspiration Series video »

Website: nevadawier.com

Instagram: @nevadawier

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