Photographing on the move in foreign countries requires the combination of technical expertise, culture 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.
With a lively blend of lectures, discussions, and outdoor 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 group and individual 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. “The City Different” offers the opportunity to photograph a diverse cultural community and a broad spectrum of natural environment. These inspiring locales are the perfect, dramatic locations for our photographic adventures on the move.
COVID-19 Update: For all in-person workshops and trips in 2023, Santa Fe Workshops highly recommends that all participants, staff, and instructors attending be up to date with Covid vaccinations (per definition of the CDC).
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)
Please see the Portfolio Section of Registration Information for guidelines on your submission of recent travel images pertinent to this class.
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.
Nevada 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 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 »
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