photography workshop with Fred Newman and Lynn
4-9, 2019. For traditional and digital photographers of any experience
Double Rainbow, Monument Valley. Copyright ©
land of grand vistas, ancient dwellings, fantastic ghost towns,
historic churches and some of the world's most unusual and photogenic
scenery. Join Photographers
Fred Newman and Lynn Radeka on this exciting workshop where we will
explore and photograph some of the American West's most iconic locations
and seldom-visited places. From the beautiful New Mexico churches
and missions, to fields of ancient Indian Petroglyphs. From old
western ghost towns and ruins to fantastic wilderness areas like
Bisti Badlands. This workshop will be topped off by a visit to Shiprock,
one of the great landmarks of the American West.
basic itinerary begins at the Three Rivers petroglyph site where
we will photograph some of America's finest petroglyphs scattered
among a backdrop of New Mexico's desert scenery. Close by is Valley
Of Fires State Park with extensive lava fields and detailed yuccas
providing great photographic opportunities. A short distance north
brings us through deteriorating semi-ghost towns of White Oaks,
Ancho and Duran.
north we travel through Golden, Madrid and Cerillos, semi-ghost
towns featured in a number of Hollywood movie westerns. The historic
and highly photogenic missions and churches of old New Mexico are
next: Santa Fe, Las Trampas and Taos.
from Taos we drive through spectacular northern New Mexico through
Chama and the Salmon Indian Ruins (time permitting). The last two
days will top off the workshop with different locations in the amazing
Bisti Badlands and finally the towering monolith of Shiprock.
Black Cross, 1978. Las Trampas, NM.
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workshop is open to all photographers whether shooting large
or small format black and white or color, traditional or digital,
of any experience level. Lunches during the day will be
provided by Lynn Radeka and Fred Newman, except for occasional
indoor restaurant lunches, but each participant is expected to
be self-sufficient with regards to breakfasts, dinners,
and all indoor dining. Please inquire about any concerns
or limitations. Nearby hotel and motel accommodations are available
within an hour's drive from each day's locations. A list of accommodations
will be emailed to anyone who desires lodging.
large format film photographers, Fred Newman would like to offer
a copy of the BTZS Learning Special and one free BTZS Film Test
(participant supplies the film for testing and pays for shipping).
Also if any photographers want to learn about digital infrared
photography prior to the workshop, Fred would be glad to give
guidance and information.
From Zone System and BTZS systems to Infrared and evening Milky
Way star photography, Lynn and Fred will offer any guidance you
masking (for photographers shooting film) will be discussed as
well as other traditional developing/printing methods such as
Zone System and BTZS. Digital photographers will enjoy the array
of interesting software programs and techniques we may be demonstrating
as well, including focus stacking for extreme depth of field and
HDR for controlling extreme contrast. More importantly, the workshop
flow will be largely determined by the needs and desires of the
workshop participants, ensuring a very enjoyable experience for
will be handing out durable viewing cards (an aid in visualizing
compositions) to those shooting large format film. He and Fred
will be assisting attendees in obtaining the best exposures and
white balance settings using RAW format for those photographers
shooting digital, and zone system methods, BTZS methods, previsualization,
exposure, development, view camera controls and selection of filters
to those photographers shooting traditional large format. All
participants will be given a discount code for fine products from
(world class filters and filter holders).
are not allowed on this workshop except for spouses, which will
be required to be self-sufficient. This workshop is limited to
ten paid participants. Please see the signup details below.
This workshop is proudly
ProgreyUSA, world's finest quality filters and filter holders
View Camera Store - for large format film photographers
Boulder Caps, 2018. Bisti Badlands, NM
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Road At Sunset, Bisti Badlands, 1997
, New Mexico.
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About Lynn Radeka
in his early work by Ansel Adams and Wynn Bullock, Lynn Radekas
professional photography career spans nearly 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 and Canyonlands
National Parks, and 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 infrared
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.
This website is current
and up-to-date as of today,
All photographs on this
site are copyright © Lynn Radeka. All rights reserved. Use without
permission is prohibited.