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Bosque del Apache & White Sands with David Stimac

January 7, 2018 - January 13, 2018


This is an intensive photo tour designed to give you as many chances as possible to come away with a large and varied collection of images. Since this tour is limited to 6 participants, you will get the attention and guidance you’ve come to expect on one of my tour.

5 full days of photography (mornings and late afternoon/evenings)
Professional tips and guidance in the field
Photoshop instruction during midday and evenings
Image critique

Located along the Rio Grande, Bosque del Apache is a winter paradise for Snow Geese, Sandhill Cranes, and other waterbirds. I’ve spent a lot of time at Bosque and have earned numerous publishing credits as a result. I’ll share my expertise to help you create an impressive portfolio from this amazing location. This is a very special place where normally wary birds are very approachable. Because wind direction and cloud cover are important factors when photographing birds in flight, my experience at the refuge will optimize your time wisely. The later date of this trip helps us avoid the crowds and dust and guarantees that most ducks will be in great plumage!

During the first three days we will capture many birds in flight as well as landscapes full of roosting birds, and there will be many opportunities for beautiful silhouettes, panoramas and motion blurs. Each day we will be at the refuge well before dawn so we’ll have ample time to strategize on the best locations depending on wind direction and cloud cover. After a morning shoot at the refuge on day 4 we will head south to Alamogordo, our operating base for the fantastic White Sands National Monument. We’ll make some stops along the way, including the fascinating Three Rivers Petroglyph Site. This area has more than 21,000 glyphs of birds, humans, animals, fish, insects and plants, as well as numerous geometric and abstract designs scattered over 50 acres of New Mexico’s northern Chihuahuan Desert. From there we will spend the evening as well as the next morning and evening at White Sands. I’ve made special arrangements for early and late entry into White Sands so that we will be there for the best light. The windblown sand, yuccas, distant mountains & hopefully, dramatic skies will give us plenty of inspiring scenes to frame!


January 7, 2018
January 13, 2018
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David Stimac


USA - Southwest
USA States/Territories
New Mexico
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