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Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico (March 28 - April 1, optional post-processing days)

offered by supplier M14314 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 - 7 day(s)
Group Size: 5 - 12 people
Destination(s): New Mexico  
Specialty Categories: Photography and Videography  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1200 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1200 US Dollar (USD)

The shallow, ten-mile-long Chaco Canyon has been visited by humans for nearly 3000 years, but it wasn't until around 1000 years ago that the first farmers, the Anasazi, settled there and constructed massive stone buildings of a type never seen before. These great houses were built along celestial alignments, included water-collection systems, religious meeting rooms, and were linked to other communities by an extensive network of roads. After 300 years of occupation, however, the area was abruptly and mysteriously abandoned.

Come along with Mike Shipman and Tim Vollmer as we photograph and explore this remote, desolate, and strangely beautiful country. Because of its remote location, we'll be spending each day at the canyon, visiting the pueblo ruins in the morning and afternoon for photography and resting or conducting workshops during mid-day. We'll camp for four nights at Chaco to be sure to capture early and late light, plus have the opportunity for night photography.

The afternoon of the last full day at Chaco we'll take a road trip to visit the iconic Shiprock for sunset. Following the workshop will be an optional 2 days of post-processing and review workshops for those who would like some help and feedback (see below). The gateway city for this workshop is Albuquerque, New Mexico. It's recommended to arrive the day prior to the start of the workshop and depart the morning after the end of the workshop to account for possible delays, especially at the end of the workshop.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Albuquerque in the a.m., depart for Chaco Canyon, set up camp, meet and greet, lunch, afternoon and sunset at ruins.

Days 2-3: Early morning for sunset, shoot through mid-morning, mid-day free, afternoon, sunset, evening/night photography.

Day 4: Sunrise at Chaco, lunch, afternoon and sunset trip to Shiprock, overnight back at Chaco.

Day 5: Sunrise at Chaco, mid-day departures to Albuquerque.

Optional Day 6: Full day post-processing and review, Albuquerque.

Optional Day 7: Post-processing and image review, Albuquerque, afternoon/evening departures home.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price: $1200.00

Notes:
- $300 Deposit due by January 15
- $300/day/person additional for optional post-processing days.

Price Includes:
- All-day assistance and image review by Mike and Tim in a workshop environment and individual attention for post-processing image files with Photoshop, Lightroom, Nik tools, HDR (Nik & Photomatix), Topaz, etc.

Price Excludes:
- Lodging
- Meals
- Software (trial versions are available as well as discounts on Photomatix and Topaz products - contact Mike for discount codes).

Supplier Information
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: May 2006
Client Request Served: 38

Mike Shipman is a professional photographer with a degree in wildlife biology. Tours are to unique and out-of-the-way places, providing excellent opportunities for the beginner as well as advanced photographer. At a "photographer's pace", small group tours of 4 - 10 lasting from 3 to 14 days are designed...

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