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Experience New Mexico's Beauty Through UNM-Los Alamos Summer Classes

on June 12, 2015 - 8:24am
A photographer becomes the subject. Courtesy/UNM-LA
 

UNM-LA News:

Learn to catch that trophy trout and then capture the moment on your digital camera by taking two of UNM-LA Community Education’s more popular classes this summer.

There are still spots left in the Digital Photography Workshop being offered 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 27, in room 638 on the UNM-LA campus. The cost of the workshop is $80.

Professional photographer, photo tour guide and teacher Jim Caffrey will lead the class. Caffrey is based in Jemez Springs and has been exploring and photographing New Mexico for 35 years.

Students will have the perfect opportunity to hone their digital photography skills both in and out of the classroom. They will spend the morning session photographing the dramatic landscape of the Cerro Grande burn scar in the Valles Caldera. During the afternoon, students will move inside to work on processing their images using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop on an Apple Macintosh computer.

Caffrey recommends students bring a digital, single lens reflex camera, assorted lenses, memory cards and spare charged batteries plus a tripod. Students should have a good working knowledge of their equipment and bring their camera and thumb drive to class.

Learn to catch something truly photo worthy by participating in the Rio Costilla fly-fishing excursion lead by Thomas Peña.

The Rio Costilla is fly-fishing at its best and the class takes place over two weekends starting with the theoretical session 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, on the UNM-LA campus. The cost is $125.

Students will then take what they learned in the classroom and put it into practice on the water 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 18 and then again 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 19, Camping is available at developed campground sites with no electricity as well as sites with electricity and water. Rental equipment is available from the instructor.

“Not only are these classes a great opportunity to learn a new skill, but you never know, you might just make a few new friends that share common interest,” said UNM-LA Community Education Program Coordinator Lisa Caldwell

For more information about either of these classes, contact UNM-LA Community Education at 505.662.0346, or by email commed@unm.edu. Registration is available online by visiting http://losalamos.unm.edu/community-education/experience-new-mexico.html.

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