Today’s post is a guest appearance from my friend Ralph Velasco. Ralph runs excellent photographic workshops, and today introduces a forthcoming one on board Mexico’s El Chepe train.
He’ll teach you how to get the most out of taking photos from a moving train, a pretty handy skill to acquire I’m sure you’ll agree. See his post (linked above) from last year’s tour for some examples of what to expect from the course – and some more stunning results from Ralph himself.
Photo Tour of Copper Canyon, Mexico
In conjunction with Jim Cline Photo Workshops, I’m thrilled to announce a new tour that I’ll be leading to Mexico’s Copper Canyon.
The Chihuahua-Pacifico train, also known as El Chepe, is widely regarded as one of the great train rides of the world, and we’ll be enjoying it from the town of El Fuerte, near Los Mochis, up and back down the Copper Canyon in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.
The photo opportunities are virtually endless as we wind our way among 3,000-foot cliff walls that are a cross between Yosemite National Park and the Grand Canyon.
- 86 tunnels
- 37 bridges
- Length: approximately 400 miles (660 km)
- Maximum altitude: 7,900 feet (2,400 meters) at Divisadero
- Construction started circa 1900
- Completed: 1961
October 12 – 21, 2012
▪ A chance to shoot from El Chepe train in both directions.
▪ Hotel stays in El Fuerte, Divisadero, Batopilas and Creel.
▪ Personal visits with the indigenous Tarahumara people.
▪ Pre-trip planning and photography instruction by Ralph Velasco.
▪ Limited to the first 10 paid participants.
▪ And much, much more…
ADDITIONAL PHOTO GALLERIES
To see more images from my recent trip to Copper Canyon, please visit the following links:
Please visit Mexico’s Copper Canyon on the Jim Cline Photo Workshops site for all the details about the daily itinerary, equipment suggestions, pricing, testimonials and more.
Have a listen to this recent podcast interview I did on the AmateurTraveler, hosted by Chris Christensen. In it I discuss the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, as well as the Tarahumara people and the Copper Canyon.
Also, have a look at this brief video we made in August on El Chepe while riding through the Copper Canyon.
About the Author
Ralph Velasco is a Southern California-based travel photography instructor, author and international photo tour guide. He’s an award-winning travel blogger and creator of the My Shot Lists for Travel app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Connect with Ralph on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.