Ancient Treasures: Photography in the Four Corners Region
Improve your digital photo skills alongside expert teachers with intimate knowledge of the ancient ruins, desert wildlife and flora, and stunning geologic features of the Four Corners.
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Program No. 10438RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Discover the color and history of the southwest through the lens of your digital camera on a journey to capture the spectacular land formations and ancient ruins of the Four Corners region. Southwestern photography teachers will show you how to snap stirring images of rock art, Ancestral Puebloan artifacts and dwellings, majestic mountains and sculpted red-rock canyons. Learn basic information about your camera in the classroom, and enjoy outings to each of the Four Corners to test your enhanced artistic eye while your expert photography instructors interpret the breathtaking landscapes.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Elevations of 5,480-7,000 feet. Lodging is at 5,500 ft. Walking 2-4 miles most days over uneven terrain and trails; gentle elevation change; frequent stops. Photographers may want to go off trail for better shots.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take field trips to photograph the petroglyphs of Sand Island, the spectacular monoliths of Valley of the Gods and the ancient Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings found at Mesa Verde National Park and Hovenweep National Monument.
  • Discover the amazing landscapes and hidden ruins of Canyons of the Ancients and the bizarre rock formations and petrified logs of Bisti Wilderness.
  • Enhance your technical understanding with lessons on viewpoints, composition, exposure and much more.

General Notes

Bring you own digital camera and accessories, including a thumb drive, manual, and tripod. A laptop computer would be helpful to view and edit your pictures.
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Lanny Wagner
Lanny Wagner claims that he “never tires” of exploring nature with his camera, and credits his grandmother with teaching him that “true treasures are found on foot.” Lanny recently completed a photo inventory for the Bureau of Land Management of all the Wilderness Study Areas on public land in the region. With fellow photographer Steven Martin, Lanny completed a night photography session at Hovenweep National Monument to take educational photos of the night sky. His work has been published in Landscape Photography Magazine.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Lanny Wagner
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Steven W. Martin
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