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A workshop participant pauses to enjoy the beauty of New Mexico, © Course Coordinator Erik Unger


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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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© Jean Boyd
© Jean Boyd, participant in Francesca Yorke’s “Intensive: Flowers Close Up,” June 2012. Francesca next teaches “Intensive: The Gardens of Santa Fe,” August 17 - August 19.











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»Seasonal Staff Arrive

© Jake Snider
© Jake Snider

One sure sign that our summer workshop season is right around the corner is the arrival of young and energetic photographers to join our staff.  Most are fresh out of college or on their way to graduate school in the fall, but for now they will be in Santa Fe for a summer to remember for the rest of their lives.

They have joined our year-round staff to get campus ready this week and welcome our first workshop participants who arrive on Sunday. Our 23rd summer workshop season is about to begin!  It’s not too late to make plans to join us in beautiful Santa Fe…

Back row (L to R): Yuko Hirao, Zach Doleac, Amanda King, Tania Vasallo, Michael Karsh
Middle row (L to R): Ruby Kelley, Will Van Beckum, Jordan Haiduk, Sophie Kuller, , Allison Pierce, Elise Eberwein
Front: Brandon Johnson






»New Offering! Workshops for College Credit!

© Taylor Welch
© Taylor Welch

For 23 years, photographers of all levels have sought to learn from world-renowned instructors and draw inspiration at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Starting on June 24, 2012, you can be earning college credit for your workshops, too.

In partnership with Hastings College, a four-year, liberal arts institution located in Hastings, Neb., Santa Fe Photographic Workshops participants can earn one credit hour in select five-day classes they complete. 

Initially, academic credit will be offered for seventeen workshops.

“Both institutions are deeply rooted in a sense of place—Santa Fe Workshops in the Southwest and Hastings College in the Plains, and both also highly value experiential learning. This is an ideal way to link two world-class facilities,” said Dennis Trotter, President of Hastings College.

View workshops now available for college credit »



»Special Event Friday, June 29: The Workshops & Eddie Soloway in Chicago

© Eddie Soloway
© Eddie Soloway

We invite you to join photographer and storyteller Eddie Soloway for an entertaining and informative presentation of Memories, Moons, and Imagination. Friday, June 29, 7:30-9:00pm at Columbia College’s Ferguson Memorial Theater. For tickets and information see our Events page.

Eventbrite - Santa Fe Photographic Workshops presents "Memories, Moons, and Imagination: An Evening with Eddie Soloway"




»A Very Cool Around the World Workshop

© Mary Ellen Mark
© Mary Ellen Mark

Iceland is a country of beauty and contrasts. Known for its dramatic landscapes and natural marvels, it has been an inspiration for artists for centuries. Photographic opportunities are sure to be bountiful, and don't miss this chance to study with world-reknowned documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark.

Iceland Photo Workshop
with Mary Ellen Mark & Einar “Effi” Falur Ingólfsson
July 22 - August 3

View all upcoming destinations including Route 66, White Stallion Dude Ranch, and Africa »

»Upcoming Workshops in the Spotlight

The Summer 2012 season (our 23rd summer!) kicks off Sunday, June 24. Here’s a sampling of our upcoming workshops.
© Sarah Meghan Lee
© Sarah Meghan Lee

You gotta start somewhere. Why not start with the best? From learning how your camera works to learning what to do with all those great new images (digital workflow!), Santa Fe is the place to be!

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

Digital Workflow Essentials: Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
with Rick Allred
July 29 - August 3

Beginning Photography Using Digital Cameras
with Sarah Meghan Lee
August 5 - August 10

© Sean Kernan
© Sean Kernan

Are you ready to tap the hidden creative forces within? Ready to ask questions and take some risks? These workshops challenge you to explore your artistic and aesthetic sensibilities.

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

Seeing Light
with Carlan Tapp
July 1 - July 6

Creativity and the Photographer
with Sean Kernan
July 29 - August 3

A Natural Eye: The Summer Landscape
with Eddie Soloway
August 5 - August 10


© Karen Kuehn
© Karen Kuehn

Learn to make compelling portraits by studying with some of the finest portraitists working today. In the studio or on location, novice or pro, you’ll learn from great photographers who love to teach.

Mastering the Portrait
with Karen Kuehn
July 22 - July 27

The Fashion Portrait
with Andrew Southam
July 22 - July 27

The Creative Pet Portrait
with Norah Levine
July 29 - August 3

Portraits That Make a Difference
with Scott Pasfield
July 29 - August 3

The Modern Portrait in Black and White
with Paul Elledge & Leasha Overturf
August 5 - August 10


© David Robin
© David Robin

The Workshops’ 3000 square foot studio rivals any facility in the country, and our instructors are world-renowned. From beginners on up, our lighting workshops will teach you the skills necessary to make your work shine.

The Surprising Portrait
with Chris Buck
July 1 - July 6

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

Crafting Dramatic Lighting on Location

with Syl Arena
July 8 - July 13

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

Corporate Photography and the Annual Report
with David X. Tejada
August 5 - August 10


© Jennifer B. Hudson
© Jennifer B. Hudson

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.
The Art of Photographic Design
with Norman Mauskopf
July 22 - July 27

Alternative Processes for Educators
with Michael Webb
July 29 - August 3

The Figure in the Western Landscape
with Allen Birnbach
August 5 - August 10

Fine Art Women’s Portraiture
with Jennifer B. Hudson
August 5 - August 10

© Tony Bonanno
© Tony Bonanno

What better excuse to travel than for a photographic adventure? The multi-cultural diversity of Santa Fe provides a unique opportunity to expand your travel photography skills.

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

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

Discovering New Mexico: Its People and Landscape
with David Michael Kennedy
July 22 - July 27

Northern New Mexico: A Photographic Adventure
with Tony Bonanno
July 29 - August 3

See all upcoming workshops »

»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

Deadline June 30: 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»