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Petroglyph National Monument Workshop

This is your chance to photograph the local treasures you usually drive right by, where over 20,000 petroglyphs from 1300 and earlier await your rediscovery. Join photographer Mark Bohrer for photography at Petroglyph National Monument Saturday morning, March 8, at 8:30 AM. He’ll help you understand how the cinder cones and the Rio Grande Rift made the rock ‘canvas’ for the petroglyphs, and who carved them. 

You’ll also discover how to make the ‘glyphs pop in your pictures. This is a free program, but you do need to bring your adjustable camera, a tripod if you have one, water, and comfortable walking shoes. Mark will help you with the fine points of exposure settings and composition, but you should know how to use your camera. Bring a polarizing filter and ½ neutral density filter if you have them.

We will meet at the Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center promptly at 8:30 AM to discover what you’ll be shooting, then drive to Piedras Marcadas Canyon to walk and photograph until 11:00 AM. 

Attendance limited to 10, so please only RSVP if you are serious about going on this meetup!!

***You must RSVP here AND also contact the visitor's center to reserve your spot: Larry Gore (505)[masked] ext 338  or email [masked]  ***

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  • Mark B.

    I enjoyed presenting the natural and human history of the area and some photographic techniques, then sharing my favorite petroglyphs and discovering new ones with the group.

    March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent - Mark was a great guide/host. Just a short time in classroom and then we moved on to the PNM and started shooting!

    March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am unable to attend, sorry.

    March 6, 2014

  • Kathleen

    I sure am sorry I'm missing this opportunity...I will be out of town by then.

    March 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not able to make it, sorry.

    March 1, 2014

  • Chris M.

    Excellent program idea! I'm bummed I'll have to miss this one; please consider holding it again in the future.

    February 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here are some recent petroglyph images - we'll be able to photograph some like them:

    http://tinyurl.com/orwafr5 - Piedras Marcadas Canyon
    http://tinyurl.com/k8ebl5t - Three Rivers

    February 21, 2014

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