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Never Too Old for a Field Trip

Do you remember that feeling in school when the teacher announced that the class would be going on a field trip? Do you recall the excitement, packing a special lunch, sunscreen, and a rain jacket (just in case)? And those really special trips that included an overnight, like traveling to the nation’s capital or space camp? As I packed my bags, in preparation for two weeks at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, all of those old feelings of exhilaration mixed with some anxiety came rushing back.

I feel really fortunate to be working with both Jeff Lipsky and David Robin over the next two weeks. Jeff is an incredible photographer based out of L.A; he has shot numerous magazine covers, ranging from Vanity Fair, to GQ, and Cosmopolitan. It is amazing that someone this busy and talented is willing to take time out of their schedule to work with a small group of twelve photographers, sharing invaluable knowledge and insight into the world of environmental portraiture. David Robin will be focusing on lighting dramatic portraits. His style is incredibly unique, and he often displays his portraits paired with highly textural landscapes. Be sure to check out both of these photographers and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops if you are looking to plan your own field trip!

I am excited to share a few images of my trip from yesterday and look forward to sharing my experience later next week.

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Trixie just making sure my camera bag is packed correctly

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Waiting in Atlanta for the flight to Albuquerque

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The road to Santa Fe – they don’t call it big sky country for nothing!

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This facility also houses a convent. They ask that we not photograph the nuns, or attempt conversation with them, since they have taken a vow of silence.

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The facilities here are wonderful, not to mention the great views. Here are also a few images from the first day of the workshop – I’ve already learned so much!

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And another huge thank you to Jeff for sharing his knowledge with our class!2014-03-18_0016Pin it

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