2012 September MID-MONTH
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

© Zach Doleac
Arthur Meyerson, doing what he does so well: instructing. Arthur is teaching “The Color Moment” September 30 - October 5. © Course Coordinator Zach Doleac



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- Fall 2012 Workshops eCatalog

© Michael Long
© Michael Long

We have 30 workshops running
between September and December,
ranging from our new Focus Series,
to the basics to Lightroom intensives.
Review them all in our Fall 2012
eCatalog. The catalog is also available
as a downloadable PDF from our web site.



PAST Participant IMAGE:

© Evelyn Maruko
© Evelyn Maruko, participant in Francesca Yorke's “Intensive: Flowers Close Up” workshop, June 2012












© David DesRocher
© David DesRocher, one of the top 100 in our LIGHT contest; David’s image was one of several chosen to represent our OUTSIDE contest.




















© Tania Vasallo
Help instill a passion for photography in the younger generation. Any parent or grandparent who attends a four-day or longer workshop in Santa Fe receives a $250 credit for their child or grandchild to attend during the same week. Full details »

© Tania Vasallo
















© Zach Doleac
If you take two or more four-day or longer workshops in Santa Fe during the same calendar year you’ll receive a 10 percent discount off the tuition of the lower-priced workshop(s). Full details »

© Zach Doleac















Be on the lookout for CONTINUING
news on our 2013 Cuba programs!

© Dustin Sammann
© Dustin Sammann
















Workshops for College Credit

© Memphis Barbree
For 24 years, photographers of all levels have sought to learn from our world-renowned instructors. Now you can be earning college credit from Hastings College, too! Full details»
© Memphis Barbree
















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»Now Open: Our OUTSIDE Photo Contest

© Marc Muench

© Marc Muench

Our photo contests have gained such positive momentum we now offer them on a semi-annual basis. So it is with enthusiasm that we announce that our second contest for 2012 is open for entries. The theme is OUTSIDE. Sweeping landscapes, cityscapes, the geography of textures, forms and shapes—how OUTSIDE is defined is largely up to you.

We’re offering an Early Entry discount fee, $30 for 3 images. And here’s the inside scoop on the OUTSIDE contest: register by October 12 to get the Early Entry discount, and you’ll still have until November 13 to upload your images.

OUTSIDE Information
Fees: $30 for 3 images submitted by October 12, 2012; $40 for 3 images submitted October 13-November 13, 2012; $10 for each additional image over 3
Call for Entries Open: September 19, 2012
Early Entry Deadline: October 12, 2012
Final Submission Deadline: November 13, 2012
50 Winning Photographs Announced: December 10, 2012

Our educational partners and sponsors have contributed to an impressive prize list with a total value of over $12,000. And the 50 winning images will be featured in The Workshops online gallery.

So, what do YOU see when you go OUTSIDE?




»Cuba: People-to-People Educational Exchanges

© Jock McDonald
© Jock McDonald

90 miles. It’s the distance between mainland America and the island nation of Cuba, but for over half a century more than just water has divided the two countries.

Our licensed cultural exchanges bridge the many degrees of separation that have distanced these two nations and their people.

January 29 - February 6, 2013
Seeing Cuba: Discovering the Culture and People of Cuba with Dustin Sammann

February 5 - February 13, 2013
Portrait of Cuba with Jock McDonald

View full details on our Cuba program »







»Out and About This Fall: Chicago and New York

© Aline Smithson
© Aline Smithson

The Workshops is so pleased to be a part of Filter 2012, as the sponsor of Aline Smithson’s The Art of Presentation: Showing Your Work to the Fine Art Market seminar, Wednesday, October 17, 9am-1pm, at the Wyndham Blake Hotel.

Filter, Chicago’s premiere photography festival, happens October 15-21. The majority of Filter events—including workshops, lectures, tours, panel discussions, networking events and portfolio reviews—take place in Chicago’s downtown Loop. We look forward to seeing all our Midwest alumni and friends there!

Register for Aline's workshop, and learn more about Filter Photo Festival 2012 »





© Eddie Soloway
© Eddie Soloway

New York City is a-buzz with photo activity at the end of October. There’s PhotoPlus Expo, BronImaging’s Shoot NYC, and Eddie Soloway’s A Natural Eye: Our Urban Parks—Central Park workshop. To pull it all together we invite our friends and alumni to join us on Friday, October 26, 6:00-9:00pm, for a Friends of The Workshops Cocktail Hour and a special presentation of Eddie’s Memories, Moons, and Imagination talk and video, at Calumet Photographic 22 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY. Tickets are free but space is limited, so register/RSVP please!

View details on the October 26 events, and RSVP»

Eventbrite - October 26/NYC: An Evening with Santa Fe Photo Workshops & Eddie Soloway

»Upcoming Workshops in the Spotlight: Unique Offerings

Sometimes you need to do a one-eighty on the way you look at the world. From the quirky, to the outré, to the ever-expanding possibilities of multimedia, our One-Of-A-Kind workshops are a great place to start.

© Kate Breakey
© Kate Breakey


The Hand-Colored Photographic Print
with Kate Breakey
September 30 - October 5

Modern-day master Kate Breakey introduces you to the materials and techniques of hand-coloring, while inspiring you to experiment with your own creative process.  (This is a Focus Series: COLOR workshop.)
© Sam Abell
© Sam Abell

Writing for Photographers
with Leah Bendavid-Val, Sam Abell
October 6 - October 9

In addition to honing your writing skills, these two esteemed authors and teachers will give dedicated, individual attention to the editing of your photographs. The valuable result will be a stronger, more expressive body of work to take into your photographic life.


© Tony Corbell
© Tony Corbell


The Complete Nik Software Digital Workflow
with Tony Corbell
October 8 - October 11

In Tony’s first-ever workshop in the digital lab he shows you why reviewers say Nik Software’s game-changing tools “should be required” for all photographers.
© Norman Mauskopf
© Norman Mauskopf


The Art of Portraiture: Simple to Complex (Special 8-Session, Evening Program)
with Norman Mauskopf
October 9 - December 5

Our first-ever extended workshop offers the intense learning of our classic workshop experience in a two-month long format. Norman’s weekly assignments build one upon the other, taking you from simple to complex portrait sessions.

© Jeremy Sutton
© Jeremy Sutton


Painting the Passion of Flamenco
with Jeremy Sutton
October 22 - October 26

Santa Fe has a rich history of Flamenco and the week begins with an inspiring photo session with local Flamenco performers. Jeremy then introduces you to Corel Painter 12 and the Wacom tablet, tools for transforming your photographs into beautiful, evocative paintings.

Premiere Pro Interface © Will Van Beckum
Premiere Pro interface © Will Van Beckum


Intensive: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
with Will Van Beckum
November 5 - November 7

Will begins this two-and-a-half-day intensive with a complete overview of the different tools this powerful program (the preferred video-editing suite among editing professionals worldwide) has to offer.

© Susan Hayre
© Susan Hayre

Intensive: Blurb Bookmaking
with Susan Hayre
November 27 - November 29

Spend two-and-a-half fast-paced days with Susan in Santa Fe with one goal in mind: creating your own photographic book. You’ll leave with your new book ready to be uploaded!


See all upcoming workshops »

»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

The Art of Photography Show Opening Gala Reception

The public is invited to this presentation of world-class photography.

When: Saturday, September 29, 6:00–10:00 pm
Where: San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park, San Diego.

The judge for the exhibit was Julian Cox, Founding Curator of Photography and Chief Curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Details on The Art of Photography Show and Exhibit »