Photography Retreats

What do you need to bring

Minimum Equipment:

  • Digital camera(s) 
  • Means to transfer your files via a USB drive.

Q&A  –  Can I use my camera for night photography?

  • DSLR – Yes, with a trigger release or with built in software on some models.
  • Mirrorless Cameras – Yes, with a trigger release or with built in software on some models.
  • Point and Shoot cameras – Yes, if it has a manual mode for the shutter and self timer, or continuous Shoot / burst mode, or with built in software on some models.
  • *Smartphone or tablet – Yes, but not for this retreat . We will be developing a dark skies retreat in 2020, for smartphones and Tablets. Click here for info.

This is a great opportunity to test out equipment and then have a better idea of what you need to buy to continue your night photography.

We can provide you with the rest of the equipment required to photograph dark skies.

Equipment that we can provide for you to use during the retreat.

  • Remote trigger with interval shooting option for 1 camera (for most cameras, please send us your camera make and model to see if trigger is available).
  • Cell phone / tablet holder for tripod.
  • Night vision headlight with red led.
  • Camera rain protection.
  • Tripod medium stability with sand bags for increased stability. (Learn how to make you current tripod work for night photography).(2010)

July 31 -August 3, 2019, Elephant Butte Lake Dark Skies

When?

Starting On July 31, 2019 at 5:00pm
Ending on JAugust 3, 2019 at 4:00am

Where?

Elephant Butte Lake, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Daily one on one and group visual design coaching and critique sessions. One of the most beautiful places on the Earth, where the air is clean and light magical.

Schedule outline
July 31 – August 3, 2019  
1st Night, Starting at 6pm July 31 through , 4AM, August 1
2nd Night, Starting at 6pm August 1 through , 4AM, August 2
3rd Night, Starting at 6pm August 2 through , 4AM, August 3
Dark Skies Milky Way,

We will be sending a complete schedule after registration. 

August 29 - September 1, 2019, City of Rocks Dark Skies

When?

Starting On August, 2019 at 5:00pm
Ending on September 1, 2019 at 4:00am

This time of year is are Monsoon season so if the storms develop then we will shift to photographing some of the most amazing lighting storms.
This is also a great time to get Clear skies above with thunders storms below. What ever the weather condition’s are we will be prepare for you with all the necessary equipment that will work with your camera.

Where?

City of Rocks , Faywood New Mexico
Daily one on one and group visual design coaching and critique sessions. One of the most beautiful places on the Earth, where the air is clean and light magical.

Schedule outline
August 29 – September 1, 2019
1st Night, Starting at  6pm  August 29 through ,  4AM, August 30.
2nd Night, Starting at 6pm  August 30 through ,  4AM, August 31.
3rd Night, Starting at  6pm  August 31 through ,  4AM, September 1.
Dark Skies – Milky Way, Star Trails, Lightning

We will be sending a complete schedule after registration. 

Easy Order or Choice Order System (you make all Choices for options)

Easy Order System

1.) Select your Size.
The products available in that size will appear.
2.) Select your Product
3. ) Upload your image (file)
4.) Select quantity you want . ADD TO CART

Then our professional will review your order and select the product options that will be best for your photograph(s). We will make minor adjustments to your image for print quality. If your image will not look good or if it requires a major change, we will notify you of your options.

Works great with Smartphone Photos

Order from your Smartphone

Choice Order System

You make all Choices for Every Option to Customize Your Photograph

Workshops, Expeditions, and 1-on-1 Training

"Where the Fun Begins with your Smartphone Camera" (2 Hours)

"Beyond Auto Mode Smartphone Photography" (4 Hours)

Expeditions

Dark Skies Elephant Butte Lake

Expedition

T or C, NM

DSLR / Full frame, Cropped senors, Micro 4/3. Point and shoot with manual operations.

Cost $756.00 per person

Cost Couple/Friends Cost $700.00 per person

March 23-26, 2020

Milky Way- City of Rocks Dark Skies , Star Trails, and possible Lightning 3 Nights.

Expedition

Faywood, New Mexico

DSLR / Full frame, Cropped senors, Micro 4/3. Point and shoot with manual operations.

Cost $756.00 per person

Couple/Friends Cost $700.00 per person

Sept 27 - Sept 30, 2019 (This Date is FULL)

Sept 16- Sept 19, 2020

Designed to improve the areas that you would like to learn such as:

  • Focusing
  • ISO
  • Exposure
  • White Balance 
  • Resolution and File Type, 
  • Use of Filters: Both in Camera and Lens Mounted Filters.
  • Connecting Your DSLR to Smartphone or Tablet
  • Camera Trigger Systems
  • File Management
  • ETC.

Workshops are 2-8 hours of training. Most of instruction is in the field using your equipment and the provided equipment from the workshop instructors. Hands-on in-the-field experiences. Small student to instructor ratio. Actual taking of photographs so you experience what the workshop is teaching in real time. See the results immediately, then being able to adjust your technique to achieve your goals. Limit six students. Instructors are there to teach; they will not have a camera taking photographs.

Self-pace, enjoyable locations to photograph. Semi-formal instruction. 2-5 Days and Overnight Stays. 

Classes

Instruction will be in a classroom environment.

Designed to take a student from level 1 (point and shoot) to level 3 (understanding exposure and your camera capabilities). Most of the training is in the field with a small number of students. 

This is a free service! We want to make sure you will be happy with your photograph.

Tips For Digital Cameras

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Basic level will use our online calculators and other tools we provide, it requires no additional equipment beside your camera.

Advance level icon

Advance level will go more in-depth and may require photo editing software.

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Technical level provide technical information such as mathematical equations, in-depth photo editing tools.

575-740-7468

Normal support hours are:

Monday – Friday  MDT 8am to 8pm

Saturday  MDT 9am to 8pm

Sunday   MDT  10am to 6pm

If you get are voice mail please leave a message and we will return your call. 

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The link will take you to this screen. You will enter the code I give you. Then you will be able to view my screen.

We are dropping the name Photo Art Imaging to simplify locating us on the web.

We do not own Photartimaging.com so this has caused some confusion for or customers trying to find us on the web.

The domain name of enlargephotos.com is the site we have own for over 16 years.

We feel this will help you are customers in locating us easier.

Pro Quality Enlarge Photos.

The Colorado Springs location has been closed for a few years and will drop the Colorado Springs phone number. Area code (719)

Our main phone number will be (575) 740-7468

415 North Date Street

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. 87901

Thanks for understanding

WxFireGraph LLC

Owns the following websites:

EnlargePhotos.com short for: ProQualityEnlargePhotos.com

ProQualityGraphics.com

Technical level of guide articles.

Level – Basic 

  • Basic guide will use our online calculators and other tools we provide, it requires no additional equipment beside your camera.

Level – Advance

  • Advance guide will go more in-depth and may require photo editing software.

Level – Technical

  • Technical guides provide technical information such as mathematical equations, in-depth photo editing tools.