July 14, 2010 *SPONSORED BY CANON*

From July 12 through July 16, Jerry Goffe will be demonstrating different techniques in forensic photography at the  International Association on Identification Annual Conference held in Spokane, Washington. Goffe will present a workshop/lecture on correct procedures in photographing scenes at night with the accuracy needed for the courtroom. Jerry will also be demonstrating many of the camera Techniques used in Forensic Photography. Canon will have additional representatives demonstrating all the new digital equipment. Approximately100+ other manufacturers will be present, showing off their products. This event will be attended by approximately 650 CSI people.


August 2010 at Bosque del Apache NWR, NM

On a Saturday, Jerry Goffe, David Powell and Don Bartram and Dan Baumann will provide yet another exciting workshop at Bosque del Apache on Hummingbird photography. The Refuge, the Friends of the Refuge and Canon are the sponsors of this workshop. In this workshop, age, experience and camera equipment are not factors. There will be minimal, but important, classroom instructions. Three sets of multiflash equipment to photograph hummingbirds will be set up on the west side of the visitors’ center. Each set-up will include multiple strobes, feeder & backdrops so participants will get great images of those wonderfully beautiful, small and unbelievably fast creatures. Those without DSLR’s or too short of telephoto lenses, may insert their memory cards in one of the instructors cameras. Participants should bring a laptop or other downloading device if they have one; If not, bring a blank CD. The class will begin at 9:00 am and go through the afternoon until 4:30pm. The instructors will help critique and download your images if time permits.

This event is being made possible by Bosque del Apache NWR and the Friends of the Bosque organization. All participants will receive a memory card wallet from Canon. Call 575-835-1828 to make reservations.


September, 2010, Roswell, NM

The Annual Dragonfly Festival at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge provides a wonderful time to put on a Dragon - Damselfly Photography Workshop. Six miles east of Roswell, New Mexico is the site for this annual event and our two-day workshop. Space is being provided for our class instruction time near the visitor’s center. Experienced photographers and instructors, Jerry Goffe, Dan Baumann, Don Bartram and David Powell will be leading this workshop being provided by will benefit the Friends of the Bitter Lake Refuge. Canon USA is also a sponsor and is providing digital accessories to all the participants.

The workshop will provide classroom instruction and an ample amount of photography under the helpful directions offered by these instructors. Subjects like exposure control, focusing techniques and depth of field are but a few of the topics to be presented. Techniques in macro and wildlife photography, as well as Dragonfly identification will also be part of the workshop. The participants are guaranteed to leave with more knowledge than when they arrived, just like spending the night at a Holiday Inn Express. Cost is $50.00 for both days. Contact Bill Johnstone at 575.622.1753 for more information


November 15 - 18, 2010 at Bosque del Apache NWR, NM. Sponsored by Canon USA

This 3-day workshop is designed for those eager to learn how to photograph the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge using a digital SLR camera. Canon USA sends in digital SLR cameras, flashes and lenses up to 600mm and 800mm for the participants to use. Canon also provides digital accessories for all students. Professional wildlife photographer and naturalist Jerry Goffe and his co-instructors will conduct a 3-day experience on wildlife and nature photography. Included are both classroom and hands-on experience at the Refuge. Proven techniques and tips will be utilized while photographing Sandhill Cranes, Geese, other animals and landscapes of the Refuge. A pre-workshop will begin at 7:00pm on Saturday, November 15th, for a short orientation and introductions. The actual workshop commences at sunrise each morning and goes through sunset on Tuesday, November 18th. Classroom presentation, downloading, Photoshop, and printing will also be included. The workshop has been designed to give the participants copious amounts of personal assistance while out on the Refuge. Don't think that this workshop is only about long lenses as wide angle and standaed lenses are also important and used throughout the day. Wimberley, Really Right Stuff, B&Hunt's Photo, Hoodman, BushHawk and others also support the workshop with the use of their most popular products. Bring your camera and flash, instruction manual, media (memory) cards, laptop if you have one, tripod, layered clothing and a sense of excitement. Limit 20. Breakfasts (continental) and lunches are included.

Saturday Evening Orientation & Dinner (on your Own) at K-Bob’s at 7:00pm, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday on location at the Refuge 6:00 am to 6:30 pm. Classes are at Bosque del Apache NWR, Visitor’s Center. Call 575.835-2077 after September 1 for reservations. This event is being provided to benefit the Friends of the Bosque organization.



Tuesday, November 16, 2010 in Socorro, NM

Every year the Friends of the Bosque del Apache sponsor a contest spotlighting photographs taken at the Refuge. This year the City of Socorro is kicking off the Festival with a reception in honor of all those photographers who submitted entries. The reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the historic Knights of Pythias building in Socorro, one block west of the plaza, across the street from the main fire station and next door to the Socorro Heritage and Visitor Center. Ribbons and awards will be presented to the winning photographers at this event. Everyone is invited to drop-in and enjoy the beautiful photos and cast your vote for People's Choice. Santa Fe Camera Center, Lowepro, Canon, Wimberely, Really Right Stuff, Op-Tech, Hunt's Photo and Hoodman are but a few of the sponsors.



Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Bosque del Apache NWR, NM


This workshop is designed for the beginner through intermediate photographer. After an intensive 12-hour day, you'll be saying: Wow, "I think I can, I think I can," Based on the story of the "little train that could," OR as in the Holiday Inn motel chain ad, "You'll come out a little smarter." Throughout the day, instructors led by professional wildlife and nature photographer, naturalist and Canon photographer Jerry Goffe will test your creative juices and hand you proven tips and techniques. We assemble on the road to the Flight Deck at 6:00 am for some "on the job training" as the geese and cranes lift off. (Look for red flags atop instructor’s vehicles as well as a large Canon banner). Call Jerry on his cell phone 505-385-3333 for further instructions if needed. The exact location will depend on the placement of the birds that morning. We will then head to Socorro, with a breakfast stop on the way in San Antonio. If you oversleep you can catch up at 9:00 in the Copper room at Macey Center, on the NM Tech campus. There, your instructors will instruct by showing their work as they teach some finer points on each of their specialties. Canon will provide digital accessories to all participant as well as provide amount of state-of-the-art Digital SLR cameras with big lenses to use. In the afternoon we will work around the duck pond at NM Tech with more classroom explanations. At the end of the day, we will return to the Refuge to implement what we have learned while photographing "fly in" and a great sunset. Bring your camera and flash, instruction manual, media (memory) cards, tripod, layered clothing and a sense of excitement.

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM                                

Call 575.835.2077 after September 1st for reservations.


December, 2010 at the NM Department of Public Safety Training Center, Santa Fe, NM A Canon Sponsored Event. This workshop is designed for the "first on the scene" Officer as well as the Supervisor. The first half of the workshop will deal with digital photography basics, including but not limited to: digital camera operations, workflow, protecting your work, equipment selection, needed scales and charts, lighting and flash, night documentation, image storage and presentation. The second half of the workshop will involve actual simulated crime scene documentation and additional specific classroom instruction as needed. Take home materials will be provided and Canon will supply digital accessories for all participant. Canon will also provide a limited number of cameras for use during the workshop. Limited to 20 participants. Exact date and time to be announced at a later date.

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