Monday, August 23, 2010

Steve Immel Photography Workshops at Northside at Taos Ski Valley

Join Steve Immel on our inaugural photography adventure into the wilds of Northside at Taos Ski Valley. Northside’s 1,200 vertiginous acres are laced with trails and endless vistas that are best enjoyed in our four wheel drive shuttle where owner Roger Pattison will show us the best photo stashes in his mountain paradise. We’ll start with some photography basics and a cup of Joe at The Bavarian. We’ll discuss Camera 101 for those who want it (please bring your manual). We’ll address aperture size versus shutter speed, automatic versus manual operation, shooting in RAW and choosing the best ISO for your camera and the conditions. You’ll receive hands-on instruction as we cris-cross Northside, topping out at 12,163 feet on Frazer Mountain. You’ll begin to develop the ability to see more and to use that vision to find and frame compelling compositions. We’ll discuss the basic rules of design and when it’s time to break those rules. It’s been said that a successful photographic image is fusion of concept, composition, craft and attitude. In this daylong workshop you’ll get an overview of all of this in the undiscovered beauty of Northside at Taos Ski Valley. Our day commences at The Bavarian Lodge at dark o’clock and ends back at The Bavarian for a review and critique of the day’s images. There’s an Optimator in your future, my friends. This one-time only $195 per person price (two person minimum) includes a four wheel drive shuttle vehicle and guide, a box lunch and personal instruction throughout the day. And as an extra inducement for you to participate in our maiden voyage I’m throwing in an unmatted 13”x19” print of any image on my website. The print has a retail value of $175 so it pretty much pays for the workshop. See the images at To pick a date call me at 575-751-1037 or email me at Please pass this on to folks you think might like this trip.


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