Composition and Light…

Tent Rocks National Monument, March 2012 Workshop

Composition and Light
in Outdoor Photography—
the desert landscape 

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

April 3 — April 6, 2013

In Santa Fe New Mexico, at the Santa Fe Workshop campus, with field trips of course …

Wokshop Tuition $1095 plus a $25 location fee

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What makes a photographer stop and look at the sky, the trees, a building? It can be something out of the ordinary, or just the light, a shadow, a shape. But it is also what the photographer brings to the moment, the way he or she sees. This workshop is about just that—seeing, and seeing deeply. It’s about developing an enhanced awareness to light and to composition.

On the first morning, Bill critiques your work, then follows up with a review period of digital capture. To hone your ability to see, or recognize, compositions and light quality in Santa Fe’s alluring natural landscape and scenes around town, we go out for morning and afternoon field sessions, where our subject matter is the forest, mountains, plains and desert, as well as Santa Fe’s unique Southwestern architecture.


Between field sessions we return to our laptops in the classroom for downloading, organizing, editing and making adjustments to our RAW captures. We examine basic rules of composition (as well as the world of no rules!) and how to find that exact right place for you and your camera

This workshop is primarily a practice in creating great compositions in the best light. Such visual practice, and its subsequent heightened awareness, can be then applied to any form of photography you want to do.

QUESTIONS? Just email or phone Bill, or call the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops at 505 983 1400, extension 11


Bill Ellzey Photographs
PO Box 362
891 Camino Real [shipping]
Crestone, CO 81131,USA
Phone: 719-937-7787
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