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


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3 Nights, July 31- August 3, 2019 (Limited space , Register  today)

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


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 or 2 months before the workshop.

What do you need to bring

Minimum Equipment:

  • Digital cameras and/or Smart-phone,Tablet.
  • Means to transfer your files via a USB drive.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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).


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Retreats and Training

Self-pace, enjoyable locations to photograph. Non formal instruction. 

Scheduled Retreats

July 31-August 3, 2019

Milky Way, Monsoons (Lightning)

Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico

August 29 – September 1, 2019

Milky Way, Monsoons (Lightning)

City of Rocks, New Mexico

Knowledge of your camera

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 one-on-one in the field with a maximum number of six students. 

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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.

Camera Resolution Settings

Camera Color Parameter or Color Profile

Learn to use Camera White Balance Settings

Camera Exposure Settings

Photo Printing Services coming soon

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


Digital Photo Processing

Free customer services regarding digital photo processing refers to specialized photo processing to enlarge the original resolution photo to a customer’s requested print size or the size ordered. Our criteria is that any photo enlargements print with the identical visual quality of the original photo. To achieve this, requires highly specialized digital processing software and in some cases, a three step process to boost the image resolution to an acceptable printing resolution at the target print size.

Customers can send us their digital photo for processing to determine the largest print size possible that will print with original photo quality. We will be glad to inspect and process the photo and send you a short report to let you know what maximum size can be printed, including the print formats (print aspect ratios/sizes) available for the photo and pricing. If you have a photo you want analyzed, photo files can be sent through our Website and please include details such as requested print size in the Special Instructions form space.

If a customer has ordered a print and the photo file sent for this order is too low in resolution for the print size ordered, we will contact the customer regarding these issues before printing and make recommendation on the maximum print size. So rest assured, no print ordered will ever ship with less than optimal image quality possible.

Digital Photo Cropping or Sizing

We offer our customers free photo cropping and sizing services. Digital photos should be cropped in a specific way so as not to alter the original photo pixel values, for the best quality when producing photo enlargements. This actually means, not entering a certain resolution value for the crop when setting up the crop parameters. If you do this, the cropping software will digitally rebuild the pixels and thereby slightly degrade the original visual quality of the photo.

If you are not sure how to set up cropping parameters in the image editing software you use, simply send us the photo along with the print size you want, and we will crop the photo to size (if needed) and send you a sample to view. If you have ordered a print and the photo for the order requires cropping for the print size, we will send you a sample of the cropped photo for approval before printing the order.

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.