Photo Artistry Workshop-Bosque del Apache, NM, Jan 18-23, 2025

      Socorro, NM 87801, USA

      Langell Photography, LLC
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      60 reviews
      Jan 18 - 23, 2025
      Group size: 8 - 8
      Photo Artistry Workshop-Bosque del Apache, NM, Jan 18-23, 2025
      Socorro, NM 87801, USA

      Langell Photography, LLC
      • Email address verified
      60 reviews

      Jan 18 - 23, 2025
      Group size: 8 - 8

      About this trip

      Day 1:  Starts at 5:00pm

      Day 6:  Workshop ends - travel day only.

      Lisa Langell's Photo Artistry workshops are truly about nature photography as an art form, both in-camera and in post-processing.  If you're interested exploring beyond the boundaries of traditional "magazine, contest and calendar photography," then this workshop is for you! 

      Prioritizing the creative over traditional approach, she will teach the following as weather, nature, and lighting conditions dictate:

      • Capture birds-in-flight using a slow-shutter panning technique

      • Reconceptualize the use of light, shade, composition, form and exposure

      • Intentional camera movement/motion (ICM) for creating ethereal images

      • High key styled photography

      • Silhouette photography

      • Technique's for photographing abstract images as a stunning art form

      • Post-processing techniques to incorporate additional artistry, including using textures, manipulating color, and more

      • Traditional nature and wildlife photography techniques as time and opportunities allow

      This workshop will help you discover a  new style!  You'll create images that are ideally suited for artistic collections and wall art.  With hands-on demonstrations, classroom and field-based learning, and expert guidance from your instructors, you'll have the opportunity to enhance your photography skills and create beautiful, one-of-a-kind images. 

      Don't miss out on this chance to nurture your artistry and expand your conceptualization around nature photography as an art form.

      Physical Fitness & Photography Skill

      Suggested Physical Fitness level: Level 2 to 3 – Easy to Moderate with substantial standing

      Elevation:  1300 to 4700 feet

      Photography Skill Level:  All levels.  Hands-on instruction provided by 2 instructors.  Knowledge of manual settings and your camera body is strongly recommended.  

      Gear to Bring

       Upon registration, you will receive a detailed list of packing info, itinerary info, and more.  Here are key pieces of gear you will need:
      • 2  DSLR or Mirrorless camera bodies (one for backup).

      • Zoom or prime lens (e.g., 400mm minimum reach, but something that reaches up to 500 or   600mm is optimal)

      • Mid-range lens (e.g., 70-200mm, 35-150mm, 70-300mm, or similar)

      • Wide-angle (e.g., 24-70mm, 15-30mm, or similar)

      • Macro or any other lenses you love are certainly welcome, but optional.

      • Tripod

      • Computer and external hard drive for downloading and editing images

      • SOFTWARE:  Lightroom or Camera Raw, Photoshop (optional but strongly recommended), and Topaz AI (optional but strongly recommended).

      Cancelation Policy & Terms


      Cancellation Policy, Terms & Conditions and FAQs:

      Please review our terms and conditions.  These will be provided to you again at the end of your completed registration to initial and sign.  

      1. Should I get travel insurance?  Yes. Travel insurance helps protect your investment should something arise (e.g., change of plans, health issues, etc.) that requires you to cancel your reservation or end your tour early.  

      Your initial deposit is non-refundable.  No exceptions or credits provided. Payments due are scheduled approximately as follows, based on the start date of your event.  Once paid, they become non-refundable:

      Deposit:  Due at registration (nonrefundable)

      2nd Installment:  Due July 1, 2024

      3rd Installment:  Due October 1, 2024

      What if I need to cancel?   You have several options: 

      Option 1:   You may submit your claim to travel insurance.

      Option 2:  You have self-insured your trip and will absorb any losses from cancellation.

      Option 3:  You may transfer your seat to a qualified* friend for a fee ($250).  The friend is responsible for any remaining balance. 

      Option 4:  You may request that we attempt to resell your seat for up to full price wherever possible.  To do so, there is a fee of $350.  We cannot guarantee it will be resold, but we will market it to our waitlist for this tour if there is reasonable time before the start date to do so.    *Qualified friend is someone who meets the criteria for the tour, has agreed to all terms & conditions, and agrees to pay for any balance due and/or future costs that arise.     

      Detailed cancellation information is available on our cancellation request form.   

      What if I pay in full up front?  If you choose to pay for the entire event up front in one lump sum, should you need to cancel, your refund will be pro-rated according to the due dates for each installment, compared to your cancelation date.    (For example, if you canceled after the 2nd  installment was due—but prior to the final installment due date, the amount equal to the portion calculated for the final installment will be refunded to you.)

      May I receive a credit toward a future event?  No refunds, credit, certificates, etc. will be issued for cancelations as a large percentage of your payments are directed toward non-refundable fees we pay to secure your excursions, lodging, meals, transportation, staffing and more.

      What’s included

      • Pre-workshop webinar
        A group webinar for all registrants will be offered prior to the event. This will help you prepare for our time together.
      • Pre-workshop tutorials
        Video tutorials on learning Manual Exposure (Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO) will be provided to help you prepare for the event.
      • Welcome Dinner
        A group dinner will be provided for the first evening of the workshop. All registrants are invited.
      • Snacks
        Light snacks and water will be provided during classroom instruction sessions
      • Lodging
        Standard room with 2-queen beds. Non-smoking. A non-participating friend/spouse may join you in the room; however he/she/they may not attend any portion of the workshop activities.
      • All instruction
        Lisa Langell and her co-leader will provide in-the-field photography instruction as well as post-processing techniques in the conference room.
      • Post-workshop webinar
        A group webinar will be offered to all participants to address further questions, share images, get additional post-processing tips.

      What’s not included

      • Ground Transportation
        Rent a car from either the Albuquerque, NM (75 min drive) or El Paso, TX airport (3 hr drive). Car-pooling options shared upon registration.
      • Airfare
        Airfare to/from either Albuquerque or El Paso from your city of origin
      • Most meals
        Includes Welcome Dinner and complementary breakfast at the hotel. All other meals are not included.
      • Park entrance fees
        $15 daily pass or use your National Park Pass
      • Software
        Current Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop Topaz Studio, software are recommended, but not provided. Most of these have trial-periods you can utilize as needed.
      • Tips
        Tips for housekeeping or workshop assistants are optional, but not included.

      Available Packages

      Single Occupancy
      Sold Out

      This rate is for single occupancy.  You will receive a room with 2 queen beds, a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker.   You may bring one NON-WORKSHOP PARTICIPATING guest at no additional cost.

      Deposit: $1,000
      Double occupancy Shared Room (2 guests)
      Sold Out

      You and another guest will share a room with 2 queen beds, a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker.  The other participant must also be registered for the workshop to receive this rate.

      If there are no additional double-occupancy registrants once the workshop is sold out,  you will be charged difference between the double-occupancy and single-occupancy rates via separate invoice. 

      Deposit: $1,000


      Day 1: 5:00pm Arrival
      Participant welcome dinner

      A meet-and-greet session is provided with catered meal served in the conference room at the hotel.  We will share the plans for the week ahead, answer your questions, have a "Camera Clinic" and more so that you are ready to begin your photography experience the next morning. 

      Your Organizer

      Langell Photography, LLC
      60 reviews
      A nature photographer and birder from the age of eight, Lisa is the founder of Langell Photography, LLC. She began her own business in 2010 after long vibrant careers as a floral designer, educational psychologist, consultant and in helping launch and manage two startups that grew into leading companies in the Ed-Tech space. Since then, she has earned numerous awards and has been published in Outdoor Photographer, Arizona Highways, Ranger Rick and more.


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