New Mexico photography workshop with Fred Newman
and Lynn Radeka
November 4-9, 2019. Open to traditional
and digital photographers of any experience level. Registration
Double Rainbow, Monument Valley.
Copyright © Fred Newman.
NEW MEXICO! A
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.
This workshop's 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
photohtaphic opportunities. A short distance north brings us through
deteriorating semi-ghost towns of White Oaks, Anch and Duran.
Further 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.
West 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 fibally
the towering monolith of Shiprock.
Black Cross, 1978. Las Trampas, NM.
Copyright © Lynn Radeka.
This 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.
For 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 desire.
Lynn and Fred will be reviewing each day's
shoot on a laptop computer (time permitting) and commenting on
possible image manipulations and improvements. Contrast 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 everyone.
Road At Sunset, Bisti Badlands, 1997,
New Mexico. Copyright ©Lynn Radeka.
Lynn 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 ProgreyUSA
(world class filters and filter holders).
This 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.
Tag-alongs 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.
Boulder Caps, 2018. Bisti Badlands, NM
Copyright © Lynn Radeka
About Lynn Radeka
Influenced 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.
Lynn 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.
Lynn 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
Please visit the bio page of this website
for more information.
About Fred Newman
Photography 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
Fred's 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".
In 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
In 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.
The 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.
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and up-to-date as of today,
All photographs on this
site are copyright © Lynn Radeka. All rights reserved. Use without
permission is prohibited.