Thursday, April 30, 2009

Varjabedian Workshop: Assistant Announcement

I am excited to announce that I will be assisting Craig Varjabedian in his July 26-August 1, 2009 workshop titled "The New Mexico Landscape". This will be a semi-private workshop with a limited enrollment of 5-6 participants, being co-sponsored by the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum out of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Craig & his business partner, Cindy Lane, have been conducting photographic workshops for over 20 years. I am honored that they both thought enough of me personally and photographically to ask me to join then this summer. I am both anxious and nervous at this fantastic opportunity.
Any one of you interested in studying under a great master of southwest photography, should check into Craig's workshops. The Eloquent Light Photography Workshops are based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their web site is: . Craig's personal web site can be seen at:

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Johnson Canyon, Utah

My wife and I went on a search for an old movie set used for shooting the old Gunsmoke western TV show a few weeks back. We had heard it was east of Kanab, Utah, in Johnson Canyon. Amazingly, we drove right to it. Very easy to find. Anyone wanting directions, let me know. Unfortunately, its fenced off with many "Private Property-Keep Out" signs all around. Did get a few shots with the telephoto, but nothing worth posting as of yet. Will get some on here soon. What I did see were some of the most beautiful cloud patterns. This shot, looking south from the pull-out next to the movie set, really shows the great sky we had that day. The two lone poplar's (or also known as Cottonwood's by some dendrology challenged condominium builder's in Taos) add a nice draw of the eye. Hope you like the picture.