A professional photographer in New Mexico for more than 23 years, Tony Bonanno shares his in-depth knowledge of the land and its peoples in this five-day photographic adventure. For the first three days, we are based an hour north of Santa Fe at the comfortable Cliff River Springs family ranch, located in the heart of Northern New Mexico’s visual treasures. Vast horizons, deep river gorges, red rock formations, volcanic cinder cones, historic villages, and local artisans provide a richly rewarding array of subject matter.
During the evenings, we continue our high desert immersion, taking in the views of the nearby cliffs, the beautiful swimming pond, and the dark skies illuminated by the Milky Way. No city lights, no cellphone coverage, no traffic ... only our group and the sounds of nature.
Our final two days are spent in The Workshops state-of-the-art digital lab, where Tony leads participants through key elements of post-processing, color management, and printmaking, using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop as our digital darkroom. You see your images come to life in exhibition-quality prints you create yourself using a variety of papers.
This is the land that inspired photographers and painters such as Ansel Adams, Elliott Porter, Laura Gilpin, Paul Strand, and Georgia O’Keeffe. With Tony as your knowledgeable guide, through field experiences and digital lab practice, you explore your own creativity, expand your visual skills, and enhance your understanding of the photographic process, from capture to print.
Start your Northern New Mexico Photographic Adventure with a virtual visit to Cliff River Springs >>