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Photography Workshops by Christopher Dodds


Nature Photography Blog Journal Index

Better than Bosque

December 2-6, 2019 (5 Days)


December 7-11, 2020 (5 Days)


Sandhill Crane SUNSET FLIGHT  A Sanhill Crane lands against the pink, snow covered Sandia Mountains in golden fields (Grus canadenis, Grue du Canada, SACR) NOT from Bosque del Apache, New Mexico ©Christopher Dodds All Rights Reserved. Canon EOS 1DX, 600mm f/4 L IS USM II & 2X III Extender with Jobu L-Bracket and Jobu Jr. 3 Deluxe  ISO 2,000, f/8 @ 1/1,600s Manual mode. Click HERE to order a print or license image for publication.

Join me, Christopher Dodds in, and around, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge for 5 action filled days of incredible bird photography, learning and fun!

A winter paradise for Snow Geese, Sandhill Cranes and many other birds, Bosque del Apache is located along the Rio Grande River near Socorro, New Mexico. Touted as the crown Jewel for bird photography by many, Bosque does offer some incredible images, but there is so much more to the area than just this one place. After many, many years of visiting the refuge and surrounding areas, I've decided to offer another photographic workshop there in 2016. This is, by far, the very best New Mexico has to offer in the winter; we will visit Bosque del Apache NWR when the conditions are right, but you will also have the opportunity to join me and learn where all of the other amazing, and somewhat secret spots are. We will visit some of my old haunts, blinds and secret locations.

Northern Harrier   (Circus cyaneus, Busard Saint-Martin) Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, USA ©Christopher Dodds All Rights Reserved. Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, 500mm F4 IS, 2X II Tele-converter, Canon 580 EXII Flash with Better Beamer, Gitzo tripod and Wimberley Head II  ISO 400, F8 1/800s Manual Mode. Full Frame. Click HERE to order a print or license image for publication.

Who should attend:

This workshop is highly recommended for any level photographer. Whether you are completely new to bird photography, an experienced amateur, or a seasoned pro. There will be something to photograph all day long and I will have plenty of time to tailor your instruction to your abilities. The seasoned pro can take full advantage of my site knowledge and years of experience in the area.

Getting there & transportation:

Our base of operations will be Socorro, New Mexico which is located about a one hour drive South of Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ). I have a block of hotel rooms reserved at a discounted rate in Socorro. Participants should have a vehicle and are encouraged to carpool.

What's included:

Five full days of expert photographic instruction and guiding by Canon Northern Explorer of Light, Christopher Dodds.

What's not included:

Local and international transportation to and during the workshop, park entrance fees, hotels, meals, drinks and all other items of a personal nature are not included.

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