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Explore the Bisti Badlands with Jess Santos and Ryan Oswald on our overlanding New Mexico photography workshop from September 3rd to 8th, 2024. One step into this desolate world will truly make you feel like you have left planet earth.  Capture stunning images of this otherworldly landscape full of hidden valleys of towering hoodoos and extraterrestrial slate formations against the backfdrop of the cosmos.


During this photography workshop we will chase the Milky Way through the remote New Mexico badlands. Using advanced astrophotography techniques you will learn to capture stunning images of the night sky. Your experiences in the dark skies of this vast desert will inspire you to create imagery that truly tells a stellar story.  Join us for an unforgettable overlanding adventure that will take your photography skills to the next level!


This workshop is a little different...

Every attendee will have their own self-contained room on wheels! We are securing overland rigs (or similar) for this adventure. Because of the remote nature of this location having the freedom to base camp near our locations allows us more photography time.


Together we will take you on a backcountry journey that will leave you with wild photographs and wild experiences. Many of the photography locations in this workshop are hidden far from civilization in the desert of New Mexico and there is no better way to explore than outfitted with your very own overlanding rig. 


Pack your camera, your sleeping bag and your favorite pillow... leave the rest up to us! Even the cooking, breakfast and dinner are provided on this workshop in true camping style.


We will return to civilization mid-week to refresh and take you into the digital darkroom to learn the processing of your images from start to finish.


(Please see adventure inclusions below for more info and/or send us a message)




This year we have two amazing new locations for you guys. One of these you won't find on any other New Mexico Badlands workshop, here you'll find hoodoos that tower tall above you and be amongst the first to photograph this hidden valley of treasures.


The New Mexico badlands are not just a bunch of cool rocks and dirt, they're also the stomping grounds of the Navajo People. And guess what? You get an exclusive tour to learn all about the land and their culture. That means you'll be able to check out spots the average Joe can't even dream of reaching.




We will be including a Post Workshop Group Zoom Editing Session to cover putting it all together in the digital darkroom, this will be screen recorded for you to be able to finish your images at your leisure.




⛰ All experience levels are welcome.


We are limiting each group to 12 students based on vehicle availability, to ensure that everyone receives our attention and to keep compositional possibilities uncluttered.


This workshop is astrophotography based so we have kept the itinerary flexible to be able to chase clear skies at night and light during day. If it rains or conditions prove unsafe to venture out we will work on post processing, image critiques and in classroom sessions, there's always so much to learn both in field and in the classroom!


This workshop will require moderate hiking (no more than 3 miles) through rocky or sandy terrain.

Overlanding New Mexico Photography Workshop 2024

    • This workshop includes:

      - Ground Transportation to all shooting locations from Grand Junction, Colorado. 

      - Due to liability, rental and insurance agreements, clients will be responsible for fees and paperwork related to the rental vehicles. All vehicles will be reserved in advance with a company of our choice using the workshop deposit. If you have your own overlanding rig this does not apply. Rental fees are NOT included in the tuition cost of the workshop and can range from $199 - $300 per day.

      NEW! Post Workshop Zoom Editing Session

      NEW! Breakfast and Dinner Camp Style

      - Hotel Lodging based on single occupancy for 1 night mid-week

      - Photography Instruction, Post-Processing Instruction, Image Critiques


      This workshop does NOT include:

      - Ground Transportation or Airfare from your home to Grand Junction, Colorado or  Farmington, New Mexico

      - Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

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