We pledge to you . . .

Photographing Anthony and his Family, San Marcos, New Mexico  Photograph Copyright ©Craig Varjabedian

I have been working with Cindy Lane, the lady who manages my studio, to craft a manifesto of sorts for our workshop program, Eloquent Light Photography Workshops. We tossed the ball around for weeks and worked long and hard to find just the right words to imbue a sense of who we are and the message that photography is best learned when it is behind the camera. This is what we have came up with:

We're Eloquent Light and we're passionate about photography . . .

Simmer is almost here, and now's the time to get out in the world and take a photography workshop. Why should you join us? We are experts and working photographers; we offer small groups with lots of individual attention. In other words, we know how to help you make great photographs!

Who are we? Award-winning fine-art photographer Craig Varjabedian founded Eloquent Light twenty-six years ago, in 1986. Craig received his Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) from the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology. Our program was born in the red hills of Ghost Ranch—the landscape made famous by Georgia O’Keeffe. We love photography, we love New Mexico, and we love sharing one of the most beautiful places on earth with clients from all over the world.

We teach photography outdoors because we believe that is where it is best taught. Many instructors try to teach in front of a computer. But we believe that learning how to use your own equipment--where to point the camera and deal with technical issues while standing in front of breathtaking light—is critical in learning how to make great photographs. 

So we’ll pledge you this: We will continue to offer the best photography workshops, and when you join us we will help you take better photographs and improve their quality in the field and in the studio. In addition to our scheduled workshops, we offer private workshops, too, tailored to your schedule and specific needs.

And so we invite you to join us on an adventure with your camera in beautiful New Mexico. Please feel free to contact me with any questions—my particulars are below.

Yours in great photography,

Cindy Lane Managing Director & Supervisor of Karmic Activity  (505) 983-2934

Any thoughts? I invite you to contribute any ideas you might have about our statement by leaving a comment below.

P.S.  In case you are curious, Cindy Lane is the Supervisor of Karmic Activity. ;-)