We specifically planned our White Sands and Bisti workshops to fall sequentially on the schedule. Sign up for White Sands and join us the following week at the Bisti Badlands.
“Night poured over the desert. It came suddenly, in purple. In the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky, reminding any thoughtful watcher that it is in the deserts and high places that religions are generated.”
—Terry Pratchett, from the book Jingo
Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world’s great natural wonders – the glistening White Sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dunefield.
In this dynamic photography workshop, you will explore this magnificent landscape with award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian, experiencing the legendary allure of rolling sand dunes and the stark beauty of this remarkable landscape. The harsh dichotomy of earth and sky makes the almost surreal beauty of White Sands a unique and impressive treasure, not only to witness but also to photograph.
Learn about the White Sands Landscape workshop.
The Bisti Badlands
Hidden away in the Four Corners region of New Mexico lie the Bisti Badlands and the De-Na-Zin Wilderness. For three days you can explore this 45,000 acre desert wilderness area that contains the eroded remains of an ancient inland sea with photographer Tye Hardison.
The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a rolling landscape of badlands with some of the most unusual scenery in the Four Corners Region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantastic world of strange rock formations made of interbedded sandstone, shale, mudstone, coal, and silt. The weathering of the sandstone forms hoodoos—weathered rock in shapes of pinnacles, spires, cap rocks, and other unusual forms.
Learn about the Photographing the Bisti Badlands workshop.