2012 APRIL
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

© Eric Politzer
© Eric Politzer, participant in Jock McDonald's "Exceptional Portraits" workshop, March 2011


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© Ni Rong's "Sun Dance", top 100 for SUMMER photo contest

Get ready to get inspired and start planning. Our first official eCatalog, covering Summer and Fall 2012, is ready for your review. The catalog is also available as a downloadable PDF straight from our web site.

Our 98 workshops running between June and December range from the basics to advanced studio lighting and multimedia storytelling. Our instructors—veterans and new—are the best in the world. And our seasoned staff, 505-983-1400 ext 11, is ready to help you find the right workshop for you. Happy browsing!


© Jolene Grabill
“I See The Future In His Eyes” © Jolene Grabill, Honorable Mention in our Summer photo contest, September 2011










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»Scholarships: Deadline Heads-Up

© Josh Bergeron
© Josh Bergeron, winner of a Passionate Photographer scholarship for Winter/Spring 2012, and recent participant in Deanne Fitzmaurices’s “Documentary Storytelling” workshop.

The deadline for Summer/Fall 2012 scholarship applications is Friday, April 20, 2012.

We offer six $1,000 scholarships—two awarded by Nikon and four by the Workshops*—for workshops running between June and December 2012. There are also two unique, $825 scholarships offered for the Summer/Fall 2012 season—the Rick Allred Scholarship for Young Photographers. (*Special Note: Workshops scholarships are partially funded by sales of our Inspirational Series DVDs.)

Get all the details on our web site, get your applications in, then pack your bags and come see us this summer!!

Scholarship details »


»Andrew Southam Presents at SHOOT LA

Image © Andrew Southam

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 28 and join us in Los Angeles for BronImaging’s SHOOT LA, a professional photography forum at Smashbox Studios. The Workshops is sponsoring Andrew Southam's "The Fashion Portrait" lecture (a sneak preview of his upcoming The Fashion Portrait workshop), 11:45am - 1:15pm, Lecture Area 2.

This exciting and informative event is focused on building a photographic community. Top industry professionals host free workshops and hands-on seminars in an array of subjects including fashion, portraiture, commercial, stock or repro. SHOOT LA happens at Smashbox Studios, 1011 N Fuller Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046, April 28, 2012, 10:00am - 8:00pm.

Full SHOOT LA details, schedule, and to register: www.shoot-la.com »




»Where in the World Do You Want to Go?

© Julien McRoberts, © Eddie Soloway
© Julien McRoberts, © Eddie Soloway

Grab your gear and join us on a photographic journey!

Take the off ramp into a bygone era of Route 66 in New Mexico and discover wonderful old trading posts, filling stations, diners, and tourist traps along the scenic "Mother Road.”

Route 66: Capture to Print
with Julien McRoberts
April 24 - April 28, 2012

Surround yourself with Chicago’s stunning Millennium Park while immersing your photography in eye-opening ideas and practical insights.

A Natural Eye: Our Urban Parks—Millennium Park (Chicago)
with Eddie Soloway
June 29 - July 1, 2012

We cover the details so you can focus on exploring these remarkable places. It’s a big, wide, wonderful world…let the photographing begin!

View the complete listing of "Around the World" workshops»

»Upcoming Spring and early Summer Workshops

© Dan Burkholder
© Dan Burkholder

HDR and Beyond
with Dan Burkholder
April 23 - April 27

In this hands-on workshop, you learn Dan’s gallery-proven methods for controlling both the shooting and processing sides of HDR. A seasoned instructor, Dan’s workshops are known for their energy, information, and humor.
© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred
April 30 - May 4

Take a joyful jump into the world of digital photography! Rick creates a fun atmosphere for learning the technical processes of digital photography and breaking through technical barriers. Playful expression is encouraged!
© Terry Hauschulz
© Terry Hauschulz

Triggered Photography: High Speed Photography and Time-Lapse Sequences
with Terry Hauschulz
May 7 - May 10

Open your eyes to the rarely seen world of triggered photography. Terry teaches you to use off-the-shelf technology to trigger your camera and flash to capture events that occur at speeds up to 1/20,000 of a second!


© George DeWolfe
© George DeWolfe

Intensive: Authenticity—The Process of Photographic Creativity
with George DeWolfe
May 11 - May 13

Free yourself from the rules that constrain us and delve deeper into the skill of purely seeing. George guides you in breaking away from entrenched rules of composition to explore the perceptual and technical processes involved in authenticity.


© Jennifer Spelman
© Jennifer Spelman

Basics of Digital Photography
with Jennifer Spelman
May 21 - May 25

Grab control of your camera’s features and expand your creative photographic skills. Jennifer’s workshop is an exciting five days of mastering the basics of digital photography and cultivating your creativity.

© Gordon Osmundson
© Gordon Osmundson

Intensive: Adobe Photoshop for Black and White
with Gordon Osmundson
May 26 - May 28

Look to the old and learn the new, to give your black-and-white prints a beauty all their own. Gordon covers Bridge, Camera Raw, and Curves—Photoshop’s most powerful but least understood interpretive tool.

© Francesca Yorke
© Francesca Yorke

Intensive: Flowers Close Up
with Francesca Yorke
June 1 - June 3

Create unique, personal renditions of flowers and plants by moving in close and revealing detail. Francesca’s workshop is bound to inspire any and all interested in flowers, nature and the art of photography.
© Janice Wendt
© Janice Wendt

Nik Retouching Techniques: The Image Whisperer
with Janice Wendt
June 11 - June 15

Come learn to listen to your images, see what is possible in the final steps of image enhancement, and be energized and inspired by Janice, one of the industry’s most respected retouching and image enhancement artists.

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»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

Nikon School HD-SLR Multimedia Workshops

Put your pictures in motion!  Learn to create, shoot and edit HD-SLR video. Work with pros using workshop-provided Nikon multimedia kits and computer laptops over a two-day period as you experience hands-on how to effectively use your gear to produce your own videos.

Learn more & register at nikonschool.com/teach »



National Geographic Traveler Seminars

Want to discover the secrets of taking outstanding photographs?  Learn from the pros at National Geographic Traveler’s photography seminars! Gain from our photographers’ experience as they share insights into producing powerful photos in any environment.

April 22: Denver
April 29: Atlanta

For more information and to register, visit ngtravelerseminars.com.

© Catherine Karnow
© Catherine Karnow