The Character of Landscape:

Santa Fe to Taos


Landscape is the visible features of an area of land, its landforms and how they integrate with natural or man-made features.


A landscape includes the physical elements of mountains, hills, oceans, rivers, lakes, and ponds, forests, plains, and deserts. The living elements of land include indigenous vegetation, human presence such as buildings and structures, and ever-changing lighting and weather conditions.


Combining both their physical origins and the cultural overlay of human presence, often created over millennia, landscapes reflect a living synthesis of people and place that is vital to local and national identity. The character of a landscape helps define the self-image of the people who inhabit it and a sense of place that differentiates one region from other regions. It is the dynamic backdrop to people’s lives.


We spend three days traversing Northern New Mexico’s varied landscape making images and two days in the digital lab crafting your captures into expressive prints. This workshop is about breaking from the traditional, preconceived concepts and definitions of landscape photography.  Capturing the story of the landscape and understanding when color becomes a powerful element, or when light and form are more strongly expressed in black and white, deepen our connection to the physical world around us.


Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

July 23 - 28, 2017


One on One  Workshops


Custom one on one personalized photography workshops provide the opportunity to work with Carlan to master your photographic goals.  Portfolio reviews, mentoring on a long term project, delving beyond the basics, taking your next photographic step, finding your click of the shutter?  Explore, discover, and learn at your personal pace.  Workshops range from one to five days.  Cost per day $650.00.


To discuss and plan your workshop contact Carlan.



The opportunity to work one on one long distance to discover your photographic voice and expand your photographic skills.  Four sessions over three months.  Cost $1425.00.  To discuss and plan your mentorship contact Carlan.

National Geographic Expeditions Photo Workshops in Santa Fe


May 9 - 13, 2017 co-teaching with Amy Toensing

September 12 - 16, 2017 co-teaching with Jay Dickman

Oct 17 - 21, 2017 co-teaching with Ralph Lee Hopkins

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