We are pleased to release the first video in our new Eloquent Light Video Series on YouTube. Join Craig on his adventures photographing at different locations around New Mexico and learn what inspires him and get tips on photographing the Land of Enchantment. Thanks to Craig’s fantastic assistant Tye Hardison who created this fun flick!
I wasnʼt sure what to expect from an Eloquent Light workshop. I knew I liked Craigʼs work and subject matter, but Iʼve been disappointed in photography workshops before. Well, was I in for a treat! Craig is not only a gifted photographer, but he is also a talented teacher who is passionate about art and photography.
His mix of wonderful subjects, along with his insights and capabilities, provided the groundwork for a great workshop experience. It doesn’t stop there. Craig is invested in his students, and works hard to answer questions, offer suggestions, and help them advance in new directions.
Keeping his workshops small gives him ample time to work with each individual. On top of all of that, the man likes to have fun while he works, and that rubs off on all of us! I came away with not only new learning, but also new ideas on how to approach my own photographic work.
–David Cramer, New Mexico
I believe that a good photograph is the result of a life well-lived. It’s about how you love and live. It’s about the music you listen to, the books you read and the art that not only you make but also the art you take the time to understand and appreciate. It’s about the friends you have, the generosity you share and how (if!) you find a way to pay it forward. I could go on and on . . .
Sculptor and MacArthur Genius Teresita Fernández said it best, “Being an artist is not just about what happens when you are in the studio. The way you live, the people you choose to love and the way you love them, the way you vote, the words that come out of your mouth, the size of the world you make for yourselves, your ability to influence the things you believe in, your obsessions, your failures — all of these components will also become the raw material for the art you make.”
Title: Indian Rice Grass, Early Spring, White Sands National Monument, Alamogordo, New Mexico, 2015.
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED lens
Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-24L Tripod with BH-40 LR Ballhead
Processing: Adobe Camera RAW and Photoshop
Photographer: Craig Varjabedian
To be sure, providing feedback on a student’s photographic work is a critical part of a good workshop. For years at Eloquent Light Photography Workshops we used a digital projector to project images on a screen so that an entire group could see the images and offer comment.
Recently we changed the way we present student work with the addition of an NEC Display Solutions of America’s excellent Multisync V554 large format display. This amazing high-resolution 55-inch display is color calibrated and the images presented on it simply knock our socks off! We are pleased to present the work of our students in such a beautiful way.
Learn more about this NEC monitor.
In November 2009, I participated in an Eloquent Light Photography Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Being very inexperienced, Craig Varjabedian helped to ignite a passion within me for photography. The workshop was an incredible experience! It served as great motivation to move forward in learning new skills and to discover the beauty and significance of light in photography.
Almost five years later, I rejoined Eloquent Light for a White Sands Photography Workshop. Our small group hiked across the gypsum sands enjoying and photographing the beautiful scenery. White Sands put on a magnificent show for us and Craig guided us to the “best seats in the house!”
Thank you, Craig, for another wonderful experience! I look forward to our paths crossing again in a future adventure.