Photo Artistry Workshop - Bosque del Apache, NM

      Socorro, NM 87801, USA

      Langell Photography, LLC
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      Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2023
      Group size: 8 - 8
      Photo Artistry Workshop - Bosque del Apache, NM
      Socorro, NM 87801, USA

      Langell Photography, LLC
      • Email address verified
      • Facebook verified
      53 reviews

      Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2023
      Group size: 8 - 8

      About this trip

      Day 1:  Starts at 2:00pm

      Day 5:  Ends at 11:00am

      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 your own 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 – Easy to Moderate 

      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.

      •      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

      •        Lightroom or Camera Raw, Photoshop (optional but strongly recommended), and Topaz Studio (optional but strongly recommended). DXO by NIK is optional. 

      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, 2023

      3rd Installment:  Due Oct 1, 2023

      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 in-the-field
      • Lodging
        Your own private hotel room. 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 airport in Albuquerque, NM (75 min drive to Socorro) or El Paso, TX (3 hr drive to Socorro) unless you are driving from your city of origin to the event. Daily driving required.
      • Airfare
        Airfare to/from either Albuquerque or El Paso from your city of origin
      • Most meals
        Includes Welcome Dinner. All other meals are not included.
      • Park entrance fees
        $15 (as of 3/2023) or use your National Park Pass
      • Software
        Photoshop CC, Topaz Studio, NIK software are recommended, but not provided. Most of these have trial-periods you can utilize as needed.

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      Deposit: $1,000


      Slow-shutter panning technique

      Capture birds in flight with the slow-shutter panning technique. We will cover the basics of this technique during our pre-workshop webinar and again in-the-field.

      Your Organizer

      Langell Photography, LLC
      53 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.


      Jam packed learning experience and photography opportunities! Lisa's workshop is very well organized...with activities tightly scheduled throughout each day. instruction from Lisa as well as all of her assistants. 18 participants, yet plenty of individual help when needed. The schedule is sure to eat well and stay hydrated throughout the day! And get plenty of sleep that first night because Saturday is a lonnng and intense day!!! Truly...I came away with an increase in knowledge about various techniques...especially high key techniques and panning. And an even better understanding about my camera! Well worth the cost. A great experience!
      By Kathryn W for Magic of Cowboys 2024 on Jan 29, 2024
      Lisa Langell's Magic of Cowboys 2024 has been an excellent workshop. She is detailed and organized with helpful handouts, she provides personal assistance and has plenty of Add'll assistants to also help participants. The day-to day program is well paced. Pre-workshop and post on-line sessions are also extremely useful. The locale is great, the models which she provided very approachable and willing to work with photographers on poses. I am not new to workshops; I have attended many over the years. This is one of the best I have attended. It was so enjoyable I'd sign-up again! Emily M. Wilson /Seattle
      By Emily M W for Magic of Cowboys 2024 on Jan 25, 2024
      This was a terrific experience. If you're looking to both master your camera and immerse yourself in the awesome culture of cowboys & cowgirls, this is for you. Lisa's staff is knowledgeable, patient, and available throughout the entire workshop. The ranch personnel are delightful. The location is fantastic. Lisa Langell is a consummate professional and surrounds herself with the same caliber of people, from the fantastic food to the handouts, from the staff to the photography activities, this is a first rate experience.
      By Lindy G for Magic of Cowboys 2024 on Jan 23, 2024
      My sister and I had a wonderful time. I was fortunate that my brother in law had decided not to go and I was given the opportunity to take his place. Lisa was so accomodating in this change at the last minute. There was no additional charge. Which was great! I wasn't able to participate in the zoom meeting that Lisa had and that was ok too. Her staff as well as herself were so great in helping me with settings and the use of my camera. I loved how she would give us settings and suggest what lens to use before each event. The models, the cowboys, and we even got to meet the owner, were so nice and PATIENCE with us. They taught us about ranch life, the horses, cows and surviving cholla attachments(I had several). I must say the weather was coopertive as well. We didn't get our Sunday baked chicken through no fault of Lisa. however, they came up with Plan B and so pizza it was. Funny thing was we had eaten there two nights in a row but never had the pizza. That was good on both accounts. We had a traditional meal cooked like on the range. That was so good! The ladies did a great! This trip was my first workshop. I was very happy with everyone and the other photographers. We seemed to all get along well. Special shout out to the girls who got up early to make coffee at 5 am. they don't even drink coffee. Lisa and her team were just amazing! Loved being there in the open country. Experiencing early sunrise with a rider and saguaro cactuses for beautiful silhouettes. Horses running in the arena, great for panning shots. Sunset with riders running down the road dust and all. Beautiful!!! Learning high key and low key exposures. The only thing I would add is that it would of bee fun to sit around a campfire with the cowboys. However that runs into a longer day and I understand how hard that would be to pull off. The days were early and so full of moments. I can't complain at all. I would do this trip again and highly reccomend it to others. Thank you Lisa and staff for a great experience with my first workshop. :)
      By Adrienne M for Magic of Cowboys 2024 on Jan 23, 2024
      Thank you so much for the very kind words! We truly appreciate them and are SO pleased that you had a delightful time! It was great to have you and we sincerely enjoyed you and Heidi attending our Magic of Cowboys event!
      By Langell Photography, LLC on Jan 23, 2024
      I am so impressed with everything that this workshop provided! From Lisa and her staffs professionalism, the ranch, the instruction, right down to the food served! I went in knowing little about manual settings and left with a good understanding and the will and drive to learn more! Simply put...I loved it!
      By Lisa S for Magic of Cowboys 2024 on Jan 23, 2024
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