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Abstract Design: Color and Monochrome Photography
May 28 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Instructor: David Behar
Discover the simple beauty of the natural design in monochromatic and/or color images of this ancient landscape. Among the fascinating backdrops of the Tepees, Blue Mesa and Crystal Forest, this workshop will introduce the participant to the concept of seeing things in a different way. Alter your vision to perceive abstract geometric and organic design within the natural environment.
Through careful composition and exposure settings, you will transform the landscape into an abstract design consisting of shape and tonal values of light and dark. And yet, the image will retain the clear signature of its natural origin. Your images will be a record of a place and at the same time, an expression of pure design in vintage elegance.
Elevate your landscape images into the world of abstract design. When we conclude the workshop you’ll have the remainder of the day to explore the park until closing.
This workshop is best enjoyed by intermediate and advanced level users.
- Meet at 7:30 am
- Finish at 11:30 pm
- $89 – Non-Member
- $80 – Member
- Maximum number of participants: 8
- Minimum age: 12 (must be accompanied by guardian)
We will meet at the parks north Visitor Center, Interstate 40, exit 311, then proceed through the park to areas selected for their rich, multi-layered shapes and natural designs. These areas are seen at their optimum in the early to mid-day hours, when the eastern sun will be low and cast its light toward the western edge of the landscape.
Equipment and essential gear: A DSLR or mirrorless style digital camera in any size format with at least one wide angle, normal, and telephoto lens, or a zoom lens. (Any 35mm or medium format film camera is also acceptable). Extra digital memory cards, a sturdy tripod, cable release, lens cleaning brush, etc. Hand held light meter (optional). Black and white or color film for film cameras.
Be prepared with good hiking boots or walking shoes, protective clothing for sun and rain (dress in layers), hat, bug spray, sunscreen, sun glasses, lunch and snacks, and at least two liters of water (per person) in a comfortable day pack. Each participant is responsible for their own transportation through the park.