Author: Ivan Martinez
Early in August, I had the fortune to escape the Phoenix heat and go to the town of Eagar in Northern Arizona to help in a 4 day workshop conducted by nature photographer Bruce Taubert. Living in Arizona, gives me the luxury of being able to find cooler areas that are just a half day driving from where I live . The town of Eagar is a 4 hours drive from Phoenix and 40 degrees cooler in the summer. The area is popular for wild life and outdoor activities. We were there to photograph hummingbirds. The workshop was conducted at the Sipe Wild Life Area which is at the foot of Escudilla Mountain. Although it is few hundred miles from Phoenix, it seems you are in a completely different world. The air was cool and crisp. We had few showers and lost of overcast days. It was a nice time to be away from the sweltering summer heat of Phoenix. The workshop participants had a good time and went home with hundreds of great images. Bruce did an outstanding job in setting up the photography stations and worked very closely which each one of the participants. Rick Sprain and I assisted Bruce during the workshop. Being a Volunteer Trip Leader with Arizona Highways Photo Workshops have been a wonderful experience and it has granted me the opportunity to learn new photography techniques and visit amazing places in Arizona and the USA. Here are few images fro the the workshop.