Santa Fe - W.L. Norman Photography
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Invest in Experience™


Discover historical Santa Fe,

America's oldest capital city, where travelers have sought the freedom of the west and artistic inspiration; where generations of Native Americans have carved out an existence in surroundings of incomparable beauty - and hardship. Join us as we ramble through time and history to photograph the quintessential western American experience, stunning petroglyphs and cliff dwellings of the region's first inhabitant.


These PhotoWalks are a la carte affairs, arranged to your desired schedule, usually visiting sites in northern New Mexico like Bandelier National  Monument, Tent Rocks, Petroglyph National Monument, etc. $500 per day for the group with a stop for lunch.

Contact us for more information. 


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CameraTreks

Our tours and workshops are in-the-field experiences open to photographers who desire to hone skills in capturing content and developing a style – all in the beautiful and engaging environs of Cuba, Venice, Barcelona, Scotland, Santa Fe, Upper Mustang and East & Southern Africa – preferably using Leica M, SL or Fuji X digital cameras with prime lenses. These systems are well suited to the classic image-making activity in which we engage: street photography & portraiture, the occasional landscape and an ability to lend 'presence' to static objects like buildings and monuments. (Tho it must be noted that 99% of viewers do not care what camera was used; they, like all of us, simply want to see great images!)


Mindfullness / Be Here Now

Just as Buddhism attempts to get one to live in the present, mindful of the now, we boost your visual story-telling by helping you focus on the image in front of you at any given moment. The knack is to create the best, most engaging and captivating photograph you can with this one chance – right now!

Digital imaging and zoom lenses often obscure this idea, submerging it deep below the level of conscious thinking. With our ability to freely churn through hundreds of images we forget that it is this one picture right now, there before us, that is the most important image we will ever make – at least until we approach the next shot!

In photography, the path we choose may include a goal, but the goal is not the end, it is simply a signpost toward which we move. Reality suggests there is no end, there is simply the journey. Taking this journey we improve our mental and physical discipline – our eye and heart, our hand and proper stances, to discover personal rhythms and our own sources of photographic power.


Sunset Over Las Campanas


© Coup de Foudre, LLC & Wilbur Norman 2015-2019


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