Arizona Ghost Towns
with Lynn Radeka and Fred Newman
March 30 - April 3, 2020
Open to traditional and digital photographers of any experience level
Building and Clouds.
Shakespeare, NM. Copyright © Lynn Radeka.
join us for our new 2020 Arizona Ghost Towns photography workshop!
Fred Newman and Lynn Radeka will be hosting this new photographic
workshop, open to all photographers, traditional or digital, large
or small format, of any experience level. Late March is usually
an ideal time for exploring these abandoned places and historic
towns in the desert of southern Arizona with daytime and evening
temperatures being ideal. A unique American West experience for
the ghost town and historic places afficianado or for the photographer
desiring to improve his or her skills.
towns and photogenic towns such as Globe and Copper Hill, as well
as a one day adventure into the southern New Mexico ghost towns
of Shakespeare and Steins, will be destinations for us. The interesting
and quirky town of Bisbee, followed by a visit to historic Tombstone,
are also on our list. The workshop will end at the amazing wild
west town of Gammon's Gulch - a perfectly preserved and privately
owned movie set.
and restaurants are available near all locations. This workshop
will not require any long distance or strenuous hiking.
check back frequently for updates to our itinerary and feel free
to email Lynn Radeka if you have suggestions on potential locations.
Contact Lynn Radeka
Ruin at the Massacre Cave, Two Guns, AZ
Copyright © Lynn Radeka.
finest filters and holders
and The View Camera Store
workshop is open to all photographers whether shooting large
or small format black and white or color, film or digital!
No photographer will be rushed regardless of his/her film format
or digital format and experience level. We
have seen too many workshop hosts rush the participants simply
to run to the next destination.
are not included.
Please inquire about any special concerns or limitations.
workshop flow will be largely determined by the needs and desires
of the workshop participants, ensuring a very enjoyable experience
Chair and Stove. Shakespeare, NM.
Copyright ©Lynn Radeka
will be handing out durable viewing cards (an aid in visualizing
compositions) to everyone. He will be assisting attendees in obtaining
the best exposures and zone system methods, previsualization,
exposure, development, view camera controls, digital techniques
and selection of filters. Fred will be teaching BTZS (Beyond The
Zone System) methods for exposure and development based on techniques
pioneered by the late Phil Davis. All participants will be given
a discount code for products from ProgreyUSA
(world class filters and filter holders) and from the View
photography workshop will also teach the use of contrast masking
in your previsualization routine. This will help traditional photographers
learn how to previsualize images with the intent of applying contrast
masking (or other specialized darkroom procedures) to the final
prints. Surprisingly, this often results in images being shot
that otherwise might be passed up due to lack of local contrast
on the scene or elements that aren't well separated from surrounding
detail. The intended use of masking can alter the exposure and
development given to the negative.
are not allowed on this workshop except for spouses. This workshop
is limited to ten paid participants. Please see the signup details
Storm Over Jerome,
AZ. Copyright © Lynn Radeka
in his early work by Ansel Adams and Wynn Bullock, Lynn Radekas
professional photography career spans 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 B&W Magazine, View Camera Magazine
and other photography publications.
Radeka currently teaches workshops in Death Valley National Park,
Canyonlands National Park, New Mexico and Southern Utah. He also
conducts Contrast Masking workshops in his home darkroom. 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.
has always been part of Fred's life. Both Fred's parents were
photographers at one time in their lives. As a teenager he visited
the Museum Of Modern Art with his father and was deeply influenced
by viewing original prints by the masters, from Carlton Watkins
to Edward Weston.
other early influences were Henri Cartier-Bresson and Oliver
Gagliani, who helped shape his interest in landscapes, abandoned
places, graffiti and abstracts. His photographic philosophy
follows that of Ansel Adams: "The negative is the score
and the print is the performance".
the 1980's Fred had his work published in major equestrian publications
during which time he added color processing and printing to
his black and white darkroom. Fred also began writing technical
photography articles for Photo Techniques
magazine including an article describing the workings of a Fuji
1994 he bought a business called The View
Camera Store, which he still operates, selling large
format photography equipment and Leica cameras. Also in the
mid-90's Fred began teaching photography workshops with photographer
and author Phil Davis.
sponaneity of Fred's early street photography shaped how he
sees the world today. He feels the subject being photographed
"finds him". His inspiration comes from recognizing
how light defines his photographic subjects, whether it is a
meaningful landscape or something abstract.