photography workshop with Lynn Radeka and Ron
- 22, 2021. 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
Ron Gaut and Lynn Radeka on this second year for this popular 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 photogenic lava, eroded sandstone
details and 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 El Malpais National Monument near the
route 66 town of Grants, NM. Here we will photograph some amazing
rock and lava forms including the tenacious and well known Pinyon
Pine perched atop luminous sandstone forms. From there we head east
on I40 (old Route 66) through Albuquerque and the semi-ghosts of
Golden, Madrid and Cerillos, photogenic towns with colorful and
historic churches and unusual graveyards which provided the locations
for several western movies. As we travel along the "high road
to Taos", the historic and highly photogenic missions and churches
of old New Mexico are next: Santa Fe, Chimayo, Las Trampas and Taos
- locations frequently visited and photographed by Ansel Adams.
from Taos we drive through spectacular northern New Mexico through
the semi-ghost towns of Tierra Amarilla and Los Ojos. The last day
of the workshop will be an unforgettable adventure in the amazing
Bisti Badlands with the added potential of seeing wild horses, 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. Meals are not included in this
workshop. Please inquire about any special 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 everyone.
large format film photographers, Lynn and Ron will offer any guidance
you desire. Contrast masking (for photographers shooting film)
will be discussed as well as other traditional developing/printing
methods such as the Ansel Adams Zone System. Fred Newman has graciously
offered his help after the workshop for those interested in BTZS
techniques of exposure and development. 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.
will be handing out durable viewing cards (an aid in visualizing
compositions) to those shooting large format film. He and Ron
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, 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 products available at the View
Camera Store (large format products) and ProgreyUSA
(world class filters and filter holders).
are not allowed on this workshop except for spouses. This workshop
is limited to eight paid participants. Please see the signup details
This workshop is proudly
sponsored by the
View Camera Store - for large format film photographers
Boulder Caps, 2018. Bisti Badlands, NM
Copyright © Lynn Radeka
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 LensWork,
B&W Magazine, View Camera Magazine and other photography
Radeka currently teaches workshops in Death Valley, Utah and New
Mexico, and Contrast Masking workshops in his home darkroom in California.
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.
About Ron Gaut
discovered the outdoors at an early age and developed a deep passion
for wilderness and photography. Not surprising, with Ron's 30-year
engineering background and thirst to learn about photographic processes,
in the early 1990's he began to experiment with many different films,
developers, silver papers and alternative processes. He quantified
much of his work by sensitometric analysis to determine the film/developer
and paper/developer combination properties for different film and
paper development methods, submitting the results as thesis papers
at a local college.
in his early work by Ansel Adams, John Sexton, Lynn Radeka, Ray
McSavaney, and other contemporary "west coast" landscape
masters, Ron traveled and photographed the southwest with his 4x5
is an expert in digital techniques. "I enjoy the digital workflow.
However, there is a steep learning curve to becoming proficient
and printing your own work is essential." Ron uses Lightroom
for global adjustments and Photoshop to fine-tune his images before
printing. He has firmly established himself as an accomplished photographer
and printer, receiving awards and accolades from critics and through
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.
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