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June 5 – 7, 2009
Creativity in Travel Photography ( FULL)



National Geographic Expeditions

July 12-18, 2009 & May 2 – 8, 2010

On Assignment in Santa Fe



July 19 – 25, 2009

Outdoor and Travel Photography (FULL)



At this point I am not offering other workshops in 2009. I will post more of my  2010 workshops as soon as I know the dates.

Sadly the Sundance Photographic Workshops have closed. They will be missed.


© nevada wier  Jaipur, India 2009

I’m back in Santa Fe after being gone all winter photographing in India, Myanmar, Ecuador, and the Caribbean. For the next few months I will be living in my “Gray Room” (yes, the walls are 18% gray) primarily editing, printing, and working on a couple of book projects.

I hope to have at least two blog entries a month (ideally one a week but that might be a stretch) so stay tuned for musings, tips on gear, and new photos!


Current images from my ongoing project “Outer India” have been posted on the Adobe Design Center Gallery (you will recognize a couple of the images from previous posts). Please have a look and also peruse through the other great portfolios.

I am leaving for Mongolia next week to lead a photo tour. Of course, I am looking forward it, but at the moment PACKING is the challenge. There will be a wide range of temperatures, challenges with lack of electricity, and small planes with severe weight limitation.

I do not skimp on my camera equipment; I take my full camera bag (a Lowepro Orion AW) hoisting a Canon 1Ds MarkIII with a 15mm, 28mm f/1.8, 24-105mm, 100-400, and my favorite a 16 -35mm f/2.8. (my full equipment list is listed on my website if you are interested), along with a 580 EX II flash, wireless transmitter, Gepe card case, a Singh-Ray polarizer and a Singh-Ray Vari-ND, a couple of Lumi-Quest flash diffuser and bounce accessories, and other sundry items. Yes, it all fits. Very dense at about 25lbs. I am also bringing a Canon 5D that I converted to InfraRed and a 1Ds Mark II as a back up.

Of course I have the battery chargers, extra camera batteries, extra cords, etc. I won’t list all the accessories here. But, I have seen almost everything go wrong in the field so I am prepared.

The next decision was how to back up my images in the field. I have decided not to take a laptop on the tour (I will leave it behind in Ulan Bator in a locked left luggage, well protected in a hard case.) Instead I am taking two Hyperdrive Colorspace O digital wallets — thanks to the advice of Jim Elferdink, author of a number of those Missing Manuals that are essential in my world

Jim suggested: “To save money I bought just the case from Hyperdrive and then bought a 320 GB drive from OWC for about $120. It’s not hard to install the drive and format it.”

He was right it was a cinch to plop the Hitachi drives in the Colorspace O cases (they even give you a screw driver). So now I have two 320GB digital wallets that cost A LOT less than an Epson.

The rest of the stuff is easy to pack .. it is always the camera gear that is thought provoking.

PS: I am not much of a tripod user but I am taking a Gitzo Traveler Tripod 6x Carbon G1550T. It is not the sturdies tripod, but I do not use large lenses and it is the perfect tripod for conserving space and weight.

A long time friend, Don George, is now editor of a new online travel magazine, RECCE: Literary Journeys for Discerning Traveler, sponsored by Geographic Expeditions. It is worth reading. I am featured in the July edition but I have been a big fan of the magazine since it was brought to my attention.

In addition to supporting the THE SUNDANCE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOPS in their relief efforts in Burma and China, I have also established a Cyclone Nargis Relief Fund. I have been traveling to Burma since 1986 and feel a special affinity for this lovely, yet tragic, country. I am working with local Burmese to distribute necessary supplies to the cyclone victims; we are are also helping the orphaned children. If you are interested in contributing please email me Thank you, Nevada

Scroll to Nevada Wier (Episode 02) for a very different web experience featuring Nevada

UPDATE December 2011: The original production is no longer featured on the Adobe Website but there are few pieces on Adobe TV

I had a magnificent opening last Friday night at the Verve Gallery  Over 350 people attended; a new benchmark for Verve openings. Saturday over 120 people attended a one hour gallery talk. The show is up until March 8th, I hope all of you can visit at some point. Happy Trails! nevada




my wonderful assistant, Brenda (left),who helped so much with “sculpting” the prints in Photoshop.


Articles about Nevada Wier and the gallery show in the local Santa Fe papers:


A Photographic Exhibition Presented By in Santa Fe, New Mexico

A Nomadic Vision: 25 Years

Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 2008, 5-7pm
Exhibit is on view through Saturday, March 8, 2008
Gallery Talk: Saturday, January 26, 2008, 2-3pm

219 East Marcy Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 P [505] 982-5009 F [505] 982-9111

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