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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

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

We have 98 workshops running between
June and December, ranging from the basics
to advanced studio lighting and multimedia
storytelling. Review them all in our Summer/Fall 2012 eCatalog. The catalog is also available as a
downloadable PDF straight from our web site.

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© Kent Deitemeyer, participant in Carlan Tapp’s “Expressive Digital Landscape in Black and White,” Spring 2012. Carlan next teaches “Seeing Light,” July 1-6.









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»Congratulations to our 2012 Summer/Fall Scholarship Winners

We are proud to award six $1,000 scholarships for workshops through December 2012, and we applaud all who submitted their work. Learn more about future opportunities on our Scholarships page.
Nikon Scholarship© Christine Pearl
© Christine Pearl, Washington DC

Nikon Scholarship
© Michelle Kelley
© Michele Kelley, Meadow Bridge WV

Passionate Photographer Scholarship
© Hillary Atiyeh
© Hillary Atiyeh, Lyons OR
Passionate Photographer Scholarship
© Stefan Wachs
© Stefan Wachs, Santa Fe NM
New Mexico Resident Scholarship
© Nina Freer
© Nina Freer, Albuquerque NM
Emerging Photographer Scholarship
© Alison Nguyen
© Alison Nguyen, Long Island City NY

»Where In The World do You Want To Go?

©David Samuel Robbins, ©Renie Haiduk
© David Samuel Robbins, © Renie Haiduk

Far-flung points on the globe sometime require a bit more time for planning. Here’s three remarkable photo opportunities scheduled for later in 2012.

The Best of Turkey—A Photographic and Cultural Exploration
with John Weiss
October 4 - October 15, 2012

From the city of Istanbul to the harems of Topkapi Palace, this tour is a highlight for photos of both landscape & people.

Nepal: The Kathmandu Valley and Beyond
with David Samuel Robbins
November 1 - November 14, 2012

Transcend the boundaries of mainstream "travel photography" while you explore the marvels of vibrant, exotic Kathmandu.

Africa PhotoAdventure
with Jennifer Spelman, Renie Haiduk
December 7 - December 18, 2012

Experience an authentic Africa and challenge the photographer in you to capture its landscape, culture and wildlife.

It’s a big, wide, wonderful world…let the photographing begin!

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

»Just Around the Corner: Summer 2012

From just-starting-out to advanced studio lighting and multimedia storytelling, our Summer 2012 season offers something for all levels of photographers. Our instructors—veterans and new—are the best in the world. And our seasoned staff is ready to help you find the right workshop for you—call us at 505-983-1400 ext 11. Here’s a sampling of our Summer workshops.

The Basics
Come learn how it works from the best! Our instructors have outstanding skills and qualities, and they were beginners once, too.

June 24 - June 29: Basics of Digital Photography
with Jennifer Spelman

July 15 - July 20: Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred

See all upcoming Basics workshops »

The multi-cultural diversity of Santa Fe provides a unique opportunity to expand your travel photography skills. It’s like going to a foreign country without needing a passport.

June 24 - June 29: In Search of Spirit: Its Land and People
with Chris Rainier

July 1 - July 6: The National Geographic Assignment
with Jim Richardson

July 15 - July 20: Photographing the Travel Magazine Assignment
with Douglas Merriam

See all upcoming Travel workshops »

Our natural light will blow you away and we’re also the place to learn how to create extraordinary light artificially. From beginners on up, our lighting workshops will help to make your work shine.

June 24 - June 29: Lighting Portraits on Location
with Alan M. Thornton

July 8 - July 13: The Power of Light
with Tony Corbell

July 8 - July 13: Crafting Dramatic Light on Location
with Syl Arena

See all upcoming Lighting workshops »

In the studio or on location, novice or pro, you’ll learn to make compelling portraits by studying with some of the finest portraitists working today.

June 24 - June 29: The Portrait: Finding Your Voice
with Kurt Markus

July 1 - July 6: The Surprising Portrait
with Chris Buck

July 1 - July 6: Photographing People
with Cathy Maier Callanan

July 15 - July 20: Portraits Unplugged
with Bobbi Lane

See all upcoming Portraits workshops »

Sometimes you need to turn things upside-down, and look at the world in a new way. Add new skills to your your photographic tool kit, or try a workshop with a new instructor!

July 1 - July 6: Advanced Multimedia Storytelling
with Bob Sacha

July 15 - July 20: Lighting and Retouching for Portrait and Beauty
with David Robin & Carrie Beene

July 15 - July 20: Building a Career as an Editorial & Advertising Photographer
with Amber Terranova, Ryan Heffernan

See all upcoming One-of-a-Kind workshops »

Creative Vision
Are you ready to tap the hidden creative forces within? These workshops challenge you to examine yourself through the prism of artistic and aesthetic sensibilities.

June 24 - June 29: The Color of Light
with Arthur Meyerson

July 1 - July 6: Seeing Light
with Carlan Tapp

July 8 - July 13: Eyes Wide Open
with Eddie Soloway

July 15 - July 20: Learning to See in Santa Fe
with Todd H. Williams

See all upcoming Creative Vision workshops »

Fine Art
Boasting one of the largest artist enclaves in the world and the third largest art market in the United States, Santa Fe is like immersion therapy for those seeking inspiration.

June 24 - June 29: Alternative Photographic Processes
with Christopher James

July 1 - July 6: Finding Your Voice as a Photographer
with Michael Crouser

July 8 - July 13: Imagination and Dreams
with Elizabeth Opalenik

July 15 - July 20: Alternative Processes Portraits
with Jill Enfield

See all upcoming Fine Art workshops »

See all upcoming workshops »

© Jennifer Spelman, ©Jim Richardson, ©Syl Arena, ©Chris Buck, ©Bob Sacha, ©Ryan Heffernan, ©Jill Enfield, ©Todd H. Williams, ©Elizabeth Opalenik
© Jennifer Spelman, ©Jim Richardson, ©Syl Arena, ©Chris Buck, ©Bob Sacha, ©Ryan Heffernan, ©Jill Enfield, ©Todd H. Williams, ©Elizabeth Opalenik

»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

Call for Entries: The Art of Photography Show

Now in its 8th year, The Art of Photography Show international exhibition provides photographers with exhibition and publication opportunities, photo industry connections and monetary awards. The judge for 2012’s exhibit is Julian Cox, Founding Curator of Photography, de Young Museum, San Francisco. Final deadline: June 30, 2012.

For complete The Art of Photography Show details go to www.artofphotographyshow.com »