NEW MEXICO (USA): Workshop di Fotografia di Paesaggio primavera 2018 - SLPW
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New Mexico

An adventurous, strongly educational, intense workshop that will inspire you in your approach to wonderful sceneries in an eight-day tour. The program is accurately studied to approach, photograph and be overwhelmed by that mystic sense that pervades the “Land of Enchantment”: New Mexico.

New Mexico, one of the federate States in the southwest, is maybe the least known and visited of the other four (together with Arizona, Utah, and Colorado), but it is well known to landscape photographers. Some of its most popular sceneries play an exclusive role on the planet. Part of its recent history (military experiments, famous off-limits areas, extreme research programs), with a past that is strongly connected to the culture and spirituality of American Natives, have created a sense of mystery and magic, easily perceivable by those who can question themselves and welcome the new when travelling. This workshop, organized with the same care and passion as always, will keep this leitmotiv during a road-trip that will lead you to a “Land of Enchantment”. This unique scenery will stir up new emotions in those who can feel its depth. As usual, the continuous technical/creative support, the tour leader sense of belonging to these locales, the right logistic support, the “on the road” atmosphere will make this workshop an unforgettable journey, a life experience beyond its educational and photographical purposes. Besides exploring the landscape, we will visit the great city of Santa Fè, the second artistic center of the country, and its magnificent museums, photo galleries and Adobe architectures. We will also visit Albuquerque, the capital city, where we will drive along a historical stretch of Route 66.

Accommodation:
Hotel

Transportation:
Van/Minibus

Difficulty levels:
No difficult walks are planned. Possible easy walks in the nature for about 3 hours.

Number of participants:
Up to 12 students

Duration: 9 days
05/12/18 – 05/20/18


Visited places: New Mexico

Albuquerque, Madrid, Santa Fè, Very Large Array, White Sands National Monument , Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Reserve, Route 66.

Workshop Price: € 2230

25% registration down payment by 9 March, 2018.
Full payment 30 days before the departure.

Tour Leader:
Riccardo IMPROTA


Deadline:
09/03/18


Payment Method:
Bonifico


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Itinerary

Visited places:

Albuquerque, Madrid, Santa Fè, Very Large Array, White Sands National Monument , Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Reserve, Route 66.


Day 1: 05/12/18 Evening arrival at Albuquerque international Airport. Get the hired vehicles. Hotel, dinner, overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: 05/13/18 Early set off to Very Large Array area. Shooting on the road and stay until late afternoon. Return to Socorro. Dinner. Review of the done work. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: 05/14/18 Set off to the south before dawn. Shooting on the road. Getting to Alamogordo and drop off baggage at the hotel. Afternoon at White Sands National Monument until sunset. Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: 05/15/18 The day will be totally dedicated to White Sands National Monument. Return to hotel in the evening. Dinner. Review of the done work. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: 05/16/18 Early set off to Santa Fè. Shooting on the road (Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Reserve.) Arrival in the afternoon. Drop off baggage at the hotel. City sightseeing and shooting. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: 05/17/18 The day will be totally dedicated to shooting around Santa Fè area. Afternoon sightseeing downtown and Giorgia O’Keeffe museum. Dinner. Review of the work done.
Day 7: 05/18/18 Early morning shooting in Santa Fè. Set off to Albuquerque, driving along a historical stretch of Route 66. Shooting on the road. Arrival in Albuquerque. Drop off baggage at the hotel and city sightseeing and shooting. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: 05/19/18 To Albuquerque international airport. Return of the hired vehicles and departure flight.
Day 9: 05/20/18 Arrival at destination.

What is included in the trip

Included

  • Photo Workshopconstant professional support

  • FlightsFCO – ABQ round trip (customizable for other departure airports)

  • 7-night accommodationhotel in double room

  • Transfers during the workshop minibus - van

  • On board WI-FI connection

Excluded

  • Meals

  • Airport charges

  • Fuel flat rate dues per passenger at the end of the trip

  • Trip Cancellation, Baggage loss and Medical Expense Insurancecompulsory

  • Museums and Parks tickets

Important informations

FLIGHTS: flights, with Roma Fiumicino as departure airport, are included in the entrance fee, airport charges not included. Depending on the participants’ need to leave from different airports, the partnered travel agency for this workshop will find the best solution at a similar price to the one fixed for the tour.

VEHICLES: a self-drive formula is suggested for significant cost cutting. If necessary, some participants might be asked to be available for driving, showing their credit card as a guarantee. All vehicles are totally covered by insurance with zero co-pay. For driving in the USA, an international driving license is not required. Without any volunteers, local drivers will be hired, with a significant cost increase.

ESTA: for travelling in the USA, ESTA authorization must be requested in good time. The procedure is very simple and assisted, on http://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/. Attention: use THIS link; some other links come out when searching, but they are private agencies that offer this service at a much higher price.

WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT: the most remote part of White Sands is off limits and it is used for missile launches, which are announced 60 days in advance. During these events, entrance to that part is forbidden. In case of unlucky coincidence, the trip schedule will be changed modifying the itinerary in order to reach the place on another date of the tour.

INSURANCE: Trip Cancellation, Baggage loss and Medical Expense Insurance (compulsory, with a cost of € 55 per person) covers a maximum of € 20000. In case, it is possible to integrate it with unlimited coverage of medical expenses with a direct request to Neotours travel agency.

Supplemental fees

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: € 550
The trip price provides for a double room treatment. A request for a single room accommodation, considering the limited vacancies, will be managed with a chronological request order and implies this supplement. The participants will always be assisted in searching for a roommate. If there are no availabilities, you will be promptly informed, and the fee from a double to a single room will change accordingly.

ADDITIONAL FOR SMALL GROUPS: € 370
The trip price has been estimated basing on 8 participants. If this number is not reached at the registrations deadline, the participants will be proposed a reschedule of prices, for a reduced group of 6-7 people.

EQUIPMENT

Photographic(minimum)

  • Macchina fotografica

  • Ottiche a corredo

  • Cavalletto robusto

  • Scatto flessibile o telecomando

  • Caricabatterie macchina fotografica

  • Hard Disk o pendrive capiente

  • Schede di memoria

Personal

  • Giubbotto o giacca a vento

  • Indumenti con tasche

  • Abbigliamento a strati

  • Un capo caldo

  • Pantaloni convertibili

  • Calzature leggere

  • Copricapo estivo

  • Occhiali da sole

  • Borraccia

  • Antizanzare

  • Crema solare

  • Senso dello humour

  • Passione nel fotografare

  • Voglia di scoprire luoghi unici

Available(on demand)

  • Sistema Leica M Monochrom

  • Sistema Fuji GX617

  • Manfrotto Digital Director

  • Apple MacBook Pro

  • Apple iPad Air2

  • Supporti Gitzo e Manfrotto

  • Illum Lytro

Cancellation

The down payment implies a commitment to participate to the workshop, which is coordinated by Neotours travel agency. Neotours adopts the following penal policy in case of cancellation by a participant: € 150 up to 30 days from the departure, 30% from 29 to 18 days from the departure, 50% from 17 to 10 days before the departure, 75% from 9 to 4 days before the departure, 100% over these terms.

Disclaimer

What described above is the planned trip program. We reserve the right to modify it in case of sudden events beyond our control. The reported details on these pages could be subject to change and discounting without notification. We reserve the right to cancel the tour in case the minimum number of participants is not reached. For reasons beyond our control, as tax variations and/or tax percentages variations, we reserve the right to update the trip price. All participants have to take the trip in good health conditions and must be able to carry their equipment autonomously during the walks.

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