WHITE SANDS NATIONAL PARK
Alamogordo, New Mexico | June 9 - 13, 2023
Two incredible national parks & one stunning state park . . .
SOFT SUBTLE WHITE HILLS OF
Deep in the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders the glistening white sands
of New Mexico.
The sands of White Sands National Park 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. They are a stunning white in full sun. 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 get to experience these many faces and capture them with our artistic eye. We will also visit Organ Mountains just to the south. This is a unique mountain range as we are able to photograph both sides of the range. Sunrise and sunset, get it? Good!
Many other dessert scenes, textures and patterns wait
for us to capture and create some unique
fine art images.
This is such a different and unique experience,
please join us!
WHAT TO EXPECT
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!! This environment offers drastic lighting and color hues that will astonish you. Be prepared to be in awe. This is a good opportunity to practice your black and white photography skills.
One evening we will stay for the Milky Way and create some awesome imagery with the white sand dunes and stars above. WoooHooo!!
LIMIT 10 SOULS
$500 HOLDS YOUR SPOT
SO MUCH TO SEE
All skill levels are encouraged to come and play in this atmosphere beyond words. After the workshop you will understand 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:
~ Image pre-visualization
~ Depth of field
~ Lens selection
~ 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
Camera, tripod, filters, lenses, shutter release, Hoodman loupe and whatever other gear makes you happy. Also bring your laptop with Photoshop and Lightroom already installed and working. 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.
Rain gear for your equipment, too!
WHAT TO BRING
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 will offer a Zoom session a couple of weeks following the Road Trip. This is an ideal situation because we are all comfortable at home with our familiar computer setups. We will take a look at
your imagery and I can offer critiques and
other helpful and positive feedback. Then I will
offer my step-by-step process of how I
interpret and enhance my imagery.
For your investment you will have the opportunity
to photograph some of the most incredible landscapes in the national and state
parks system. There are a lot of
unique views and landscapes
to photograph in the parks
we will be visiting in Utah.
LIMIT 10 SOULS
$500 HOLDS YOUR SPOT
WORKSHOP CANCELLATION, DEPOSIT, PAYMENT & 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 allianztravelinsurance.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.