Date(s) - Tuesday June 14, 2016 - Friday June 17, 2016
Sierra Grande Lodge, 501 McAdoo, Truth or Consequences
Spend an extraordinary 4 days and 3 nights engaged in photographing some of the most unique, diverse, pristine and scenic locations in the American Southwest. Explore Ted Turner’s Ladder and Armendaris Ranches near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico with photographer and educator Jerry Courvoisier.
These combined properties are situated on more than a half a million acres of sprawling semi-desert grasslands and mountainous terrain. Immerse yourself in one of the world’s last unspoiled refuges, offering outstanding natural beauty, renowned mountain views, and rare and diverse plant and wildlife. In addition to the photographic opportunities, learn about the historical, geographical and the natural history significant to each location. Learn about Ted Turner’s vision and stewardship of the land with the assistance of a Ted Turner Expedition (TTX) Guide.
Whatever your preference is for capturing images – iPhone, digital SLRs, or point and shoot cameras – we will explore camera techniques for the aesthetic as well as the technical application in the field. We will meet mid-afternoon for reviews and group discussions on a variety of digital image processing techniques such as cataloging, image development and enhancement processing, high dynamic range capture, stitching and processing panoramic imagesand converting color images to toned black and white. Printers will be on site to print your work for display.Experience your own private national park and enjoy what is akin to safari on American soil. Join us for an experience that will expand your visual creativity and develop your sense of place on this eco-conscious journey.
Jerry Courvoisier’s Turner Ranch Photography workshops are truly unique experiences. Jerry works collaboratively with the TTX experts to create an extraordinary and exclusive experience immersing each participant in stunning locations, with elegant accommodations at the historic Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa along with meals at “The Restaurant” by renowned chef Tatsu Miyazaki.
The workshop package includes photo workshop tuition, three nights lodging at the historic Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa, Tuesday and Thursday night dinners, daily breakfast, a private daily mineral bath, walking tours of the town of Truth or Consequences, and three 4 1/2-hour guided tours of the Ted Turner’s Ladder and Armendaris Ranches.