Dunes and Balloons – White Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational

Posted by: on Mar 19, 2014

Dunes and Balloons – White Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational



White Sands National Monument features a magnificent landscape with limitless photographic potential. Expect expansive summer cloud formations, amazing varieties of light, & sky colors tinting the sinuous curves of White Sands’ legendary gypsum sand dunes.

For four days, we’ll have specially permitted early and late access to shoot stunning summer sunrises and sunsets at some of the most beautiful sand dunes in the world. Epic vistas and intimate close-ups; a wide variety of dune shapes & textures; fascinating juxtapositions of sky, sand & plants: we’ll shoot different locations within the Monument each day.


Plus we have the added opportunity on these dates to shoot the White Sands Invitational Balloon Festival!! The vibrant colors of hot air balloons set against pristine white sand dunes with thousands of people viewing makes for a variety of incredible photo opportunites!!

We’ll shoot during the cooler hours of sunrise and mid-morning and return for mid-afternoon and sunset. In the field, we’ll concentrate on near/far focusing techniques, proper exposure, color, shapes & compositions. During the hottest hours of the day, we’ll spend time at the hotel learning about landscape shooting techniques and critiquing participant’s images.

Dates & Pricing

Workshop dates: September 19-22, 2014
Pricing: $1,495 per person
$500 deposit per person
$250 single room accommodations per person
Registration deadline: September 1, 2014

Workshop Balance:

The final balance is due and payable 60 days before your workshop departure. Prior to the 60 days, you may log into your account at any time to make payment(s). Seven days prior to the due date you will receive a reminder email that your final payment is due. If full payment is not received by the 60 day deadline, we will charge the balance to the credit card on file. If you are paying by check be sure to send it before the deadline or your reservation will be subject to cancellation.