Chaco Canyon: Capture to Print — Upcoming photography workshop in conjunction with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops —New Mexico.

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Chaco Culture National Historic Park is home to one of the richest concentrations of pueblos in the American Southwest. Pueblo Bonito, the centerpiece of this vast archeological site, is considered one of the most iconic landmarks of the American Southwest, and a rigorous climb up the narrow canyon trail rewards you with panoramic views of the New Mexico high desert.

Join documentary photographer Jeremy Wade Shockley, who has been photographing the American West for more than a decade, for a photographic expedition to Chaco Canyon. Jeremy shares his in-depth knowledge of Chaco and guides you in using natural light and creating striking compositions to truly capture the essence of this Unesco World Heritage Site.

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We spend the first three days of this five-day workshop camping in the stunning beauty of remote Chaco Canyon. Each day is filled with desert hikes and careful exploration of the many pueblos located inside the park, seeking to portray the essence of Chaco through our photographs. Professional outfitters provide our basic camping gear and meals during our time in the field.

For our final two days, we return to Santa Fe and The Workshop’s state-of-the-art digital lab, where we review and organize your new images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Selecting your best photographs, we create masterful final prints showcasing our Chaco Canyon experience.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind workshop celebrating the archeological legacy of Northern New Mexico, where shadow and light play across Ancestral Puebloan architecture.

Sign up now by following the link below!

Hope to see you there! Best, Jeremy

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 Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2016.

Shooting Wide In Chaco Canyon.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2010.

A weekend spent at Chaco Canyon gave me the perfect opportunity to test out some new glass, the Tokina 12-24mm F4. Not the fastest lens perhaps, but beautifully well built and tack sharp! Certainly a lens that must be used in moderation, but a nice accompaniment to my standard go to primes.

Such a wide lens seems to always work best on the most expansive landscapes and conversely in the tightest of quarters…the above image was shot at the wide end of this lens, giving the image a full view of the Kiva in the foreground, sunset for atmosphere. In many of the other images I was able to include extra details into my composition, not possible with a standard lens. In all the years that I have shot at Pueblo Bonito and in the canyon – this was the most experimental.

Hope you enjoy the images! Jeremy

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2010.