WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT
MARCH 6 - 10, 2020
Soft subtle white hills of dramatic beauty.
The sands of White Sands National Monument are rarely white. The dunes quite often reflect the color of the sky overhead. A lovely salmon color at sunrise and a sweet violet and blue at the end of the day. Very fine sand that often blows in the breeze creating riffs of sand from the peak of a dune. Very similar to spindrift often seen on mountain peaks when the wind blows snow off the peak.
Our treat is that we can capture the many faces of White Sands National Monument. We will also photograph the full Supermoon rising over the Organ Mountains just to the south. Many other dessert scenes, textures and patterns wait for us to capture and create some unique fine art images. This is such a different shooting experience, please join us!
REGISTER NOW | LIMITED TO 10 ATTENDEES
ONLY $50 DEPOSIT HOLDS YOUR SPOT
Sunset on the Hill
Highlights & Shadows
We’ll experience amazing salmon sunrises and glorious magenta sunsets. The San Andreas Mountains to the west provide for an alluring backdrop for these amazingly white and very bright sand dunes! Bring sunglasses!!
We'll be staying at the Magnuson Hotel & Suites in Alamogordo, NM.
Bring your favorite camera gear, tripod, shutter release, filters and laptop with Photoshop and Lightroom already installed and working.
All skill levels are encouraged to come and play in this atmosphere beyond words. After the workshop you will see why words can't explain this unusual and unique collection of photographically rich landscape. Seriously!
Here are some of the things I hope to encourage your photographic growth in:
Depth of field
Image prep in Lightroom
Image enhancement in Photoshop
and so much more . . .
If you'd like to see what you too can create, visit my fine art web site at JeffJohnsonFineArt.com
This workshop is limited to 10 attendees so that I can run around and get with each of you to help and instruct as much as you desire. It is open to all levels of skill & desire so don’t be shy . . . reserve your spot right now!
Follow with Faith
REGISTER NOW | LIMITED TO 10 ATTENDEES
ONLY $50 DEPOSIT HOLDS YOUR SPOT
Friday March 6th -
5p - Dinner and get acquainted and chat about the workshop. I'll share the itinerary with you and what we will be seeing and photographing.
Saturday March 7th -
5:30a - Yep, that early! We'll meet in the lobby for a trip to White Sands National Monument for an early morning shoot and an amazing sunrise.
We'll shoot for the morning then return to the hotel for late breakfast/lunch.
1p - I will be offering an image critique during the midday sun. In the hotel of course!.
4p - Dinner and return to the White Sands for a 6pm sunset. You'll just love it.
Sunday March 8th -
5:30a - Sunrise session in the White Sands We return to the hotel late morning for breakfast.
1p - Critique and Post-Processing session.
4p - Dinner
5p - Back out to White Sands for sunset and a late evening session. The moon rises shortly after sunset so we'll shoot some "lunar landscape" type of images with just moonlight. SUch a differnt look and a lot of fun.
Monday March 9th -
8a - Let's go play in the sand again. This time we will be in a lot brighter light so we'll concentrate on texture and patterns in smaller, intimate landscapes.
2p - Lunch break. Chill out afternoon.
7:22p - SUPERMOON! We'll scout out a great spot to photograph the Supermoon rising over the Organ Mountains. What a day this'll be, eh?
Tuesday March 10th -
5:30a - Let's do another sunrise. We'll head south to the Organ Mountains. We will be on the east side this time. We will be on the west side for the Supermoon rise the previous evening!
10a - Last breakfast together
Noon - Head on home with your newfound images and knowledge.
Schedule subject to change . . . if I can make it better!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Magnuson Hotel & Suites
1021 S White Sands Blvd
Alamagordo, NM 88310
Please DO NOT call the hotel as I have already reserved rooms. You will pay for your room as you check in, I have singles and doubles reserved. Let me know what you wish to enjoy.
In the Field -
Camera, tripod, filters, lenses, release cord and whatever other gear makes you happy. Sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray and a hat are advised. Having layers of clothing is great as you can take off and put them back on as the temperature changes. Having rain gear available is not a bad idea either. And rain gear for your equipment, too! More detailed info about gear after you register.
In the Classroom -
This is a hands-on opportunity so bring your computer!
I have discovered that offering critique sessions during a Road Trip greatly increases your growth. Being able to shoot, critique, adjust and understand during a workshop is a very efficient and rewarding way to learn.
I'll share with you how I edit and prepare my images in Lightroom and Photoshop. I also use the NIK Software suite. Have these all loaded and running on your computer before the class, please!
Your Investment -
For your investment you will have the opportunity to photograph some of the most incredible sand dunes in the US. There are a lot of eclectic items to photograph around Alamagordo and surrounding areas.
White Sands Abstract
Workshop Cancellation, Deposit, Payment and Refund Policies . . .
We must rely on your confirmed attendance to make important arrangements, reservations and payments in advance for your workshop to
be a positive and pleasant experience. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible.
Deposits & Payments . . .
Your initial deposit is fully refundable within 72 hours of making the deposit. After 72 hours, your deposit becomes non-refundable. The balance of the workshop is due 30 days before the first day of the workshop. If your initial deposit is made inside of 30 days from the first day of the workshop, full payment may be required in lieu of the usual deposit. A payment schedule may be arranged if this makes attending a Soul Road Trip more possible for you. Contact me directly for an installment payment opportunity. EMAIL
Cancellations, Refunds & Transfers . . .
Sometimes you need to cancel a trip. Plans and desires change and we understand that. We also hope that you understand certain arrangements, reservations and plans must be made weeks if not months out from a workshop. Deposits are used to make these arrangements to make your experience a pleasant one. Of course, we wish you to come again and again and to tell your friends about your wonderful experience.
However, if you must cancel, please be aware of these policies. After the initial 72 hours after making a deposit, that deposit is non-refundable.
If you cancel after 72 hours and 30 days before the first day of the workshop, any additional monies are refundable less a 15% administration fee.
If you must cancel within 30 days before the first day of the workshop, all funds are non-refundable so we recommend travel insurance. Check out allianz.com or squaremouth.com for trip insurance opportunities.
Workshop registrations are usually NOT transferable. We will take each situation on a case-by-case basis. If Soul Road Trips needs to cancel a workshop, we will let you know as soon as possible and at least 14 days prior to the first day of the scheduled workshop, and immediately
refund your full tuition. However, we will not be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or lodging reservations. Please do not purchase airline tickets or make non-refundable deposits on lodging that cannot be canceled before the trip.