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© Sophie Kuller
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© Sebron Snyder
© Sebron Synder, participant in Chris Buck's Surprising Portraits workshop, July 2012
















© Doug Scaletta
© Doug Scaletta, one of the 46 Honorable Mentions in our SUMMER 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!

© Jennifer Spelman
© Jennifer Spelman




















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» In Light of Sandy

© Erik Unger


» OUTSIDE Photo Contest: Deadline is November 13

A gentle reminder: OUTSIDE closes at 11:59pm MST on Tuesday, November 13. Don't miss the chance to have your work seen by our esteemed panel of jurors: Amy Silverman, Photo Editor, Outside magazine; Eddie Soloway, Photographer; Debra Klomp Ching and Darren Ching, Co-Owners, Klompching Gallery; and Reid Callanan, Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Our contest partners 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.

OUTSIDE Information
Fee: $40 for 3 images; $10 for each additional image

Image Format: Jpegs, 72 ppi resolution, 1,280 pixels on the longest side

Final Submission Deadline: November 13, 2012

50 Winning Photographs Announced: December 10, 2012

Sweeping landscapes, cityscapes, the geography of textures, forms and shapes—what do YOU see when you go OUTSIDE?







» Southwest Photo Summit, December 6–9, 2012

Southwest Photo Summit

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is excited to be joining forces with CENTER for a four-day event dedicated to photographers. Join us for a variety of offerings, including: the Refining Your Portfolio workshop with Aline Smithson, a portfolio walk, portfolio reviews, the SUMMIT Reception and Print Raffle, and the AN ELEVATED EVENING celebratory dinner.

SUMMIT Schedule
December 6-7: Refining Your Portfolio with Aline Smithson

December 7: Portfolio Walk, 6–8pm

December 8: Portfolio Review Sessions, 10am–6pm

December 8: Reception, Raffle Drawing, and An Elevated Evening Dinner Party, 6–10pm

December 9: Self-guided museum and gallery tours, 10am–4pm

The Summit Mix-n-Match system gives you the opportunity to customize your experience. Build the program that works for you with the à la carte event options, and close out the year at the top of your game at the Southwest Photo Summit.

Southwest Photo Summit information and registration »



» Unique Opportunities: From Quirky to Zen

© Kip Brundage, © Joyce Tenneson
© Kip Brundage, © Joyce Tenneson

Make 2013 the year that you expand your photographic horizons with programs that change the way you see the world, and help you discover new things about yourself.

Easter Week in San Miguel de Allende
with Sarah Meghan Lee and Jennifer Spelman
March 25 - March 31, 2013

Experience through your senses—and your lenses—the amazing array of Holy Week events in beautiful colonial Mexico.

Vintage Vegas
with Julien McRoberts
April 3 - April 7, 2013

Sharpen your visual and technical skills in the neon-saturated photographer’s paradise that is old-school Las Vegas.

Seeing Cuba: Discovering the Culture and People of Cuba
with Kip Brundage
April 9 - April 17, 2013

Don’t miss the rare opportunity to engage with the Cuban people and explore the country’s physical beauty with your camera.

Gathering of Creative Women
with Joyce Tenneson
May 12 - May 16, 2013

Join women from a range of artistic backgrounds for spiritual renewal, physical well-being and to celebrate the creative life.





» Around the World Workshops: Tropical Escapes

© Eddie Soloway, © Christian Ziegler
© Eddie Soloway, © Christian Ziegler

Sometimes a little paradise is exactly what you need. Grab your gear and join us!

The Natural Eye Retreat: Molokai, Hawaii
with Eddie Soloway
January 6 - January 12, 2013

Shake off winter and join Eddie on Molokai for the Natural Eye Retreat. Companions and non-photographers are welcome!

Wildlife Photography in Panama
with Christian Ziegler
January 12 - January 20, 2013

For photographers interested in natural history, Panama is a paradise of dazzling tropical diversity.

View all Around the World workshops »

»Upcoming Workshops in the Spotlight: January & February 2013

Get out your 2013 calendar and check out these smart ways to kick off the New Year.

© Scott Frier
© Scott Frier

The Birds of Bosque Del Apache: Capture to Print
with Scott Frier
January 6 - January 11, 2013

Watch your entire creative process take flight with Scott Frier, formerly the chief expedition photographer for the Cousteau Society as chief expedition photographer, as your instructor.

© Glenn Randall
© Glen Randall

The Art and Science of Landscape Photography
with Glenn Randall
January 21 - January 25, 2013

Come conquer the barriers to creating stunning landscapes images. Glenn's approach to teaching landscape photography is master the craft and the art will follow.

© Will Van Beckum
Mac OS desktop © Will Van Beckum

Get the Most out of Your Mac: An Introduction to the Mac Operating System
with Will Van Beckum
January 29 - January 31, 2013

Learn the ins-and-outs of the Mac operating system and expand your knowledge of productivity-enhancing techniques in this hands-on workshop with Mac master Will Van Beckham.
© Will Van Beckum
Lightroom Interface © Will Van Beckum

Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
with Will Van Beckum
February 1 - February 3, 2013

Turn on the power of Lightroom to successfully organize and process your images; Will takes you through everything from how Lightroom handles files to the Develop module.

© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred
February 4 - February 8, 2013

Take a joyful leap into the world of digital photography with the enthusiastic and supportive Rick Allred as your intrepid instructor. Fun and play are encouraged!


© Charles Needle
© Charles Needle

Intensive: Creative Macro Photography
with Charles Needle
February 11 - February 13, 2013

With the expert guidance of Charles, you learn how to make compelling close-ups using the props and tools of a veritable creative arsenal.

© Charles Needle
© Charles Needle

Lensbaby Intensive: Creativity Unleashed
with Charles Needle
February 14 - February 16, 2013

Charles, a self-described Lensbaby guru, shares tips and techniques for controlling with precision the “sweet spot” area of sharp focus.


© Dottie Lopez
© Dottie Lopez

Understanding the Elements: Photoshop and Premiere
with Dottie Lopez
February 18 - February 22, 2013

Dottie helps you demystify these powerful programs, to discover new ways of enhancing your images and how to transform them into books, calendars, and videos.

© Tony Bonanno
© Tony Bonanno

Basics of Digital Printmaking
with Tony Bonanno
February 25 - March 1, 2013

Develop the skills you need to easily produce quality photographic prints in this combination fieldwork/digital lab workshop with master printer Tony Bonanno.

And our Spring 2013 season starts March 6. Workshops include Creative iPhone Photography with Karen Divine (March 6–9), The Photographic Journal with Suza Scalora (March 13 –16), Photographic Editing and Sequencing with Denise Wolff (March 20 –23), Portraits: A Personal Style with Michael O'Brien (March 27–30), and The Personal Photographic Image with Cig Harvey (April 3–6).

See all upcoming workshops »

»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

The Nikon School

A daylong program for folks who haven’t been able to translate creativity into good photographs. Yes, you’ll get the technical info you need to relax with a camera, but also the creative inspiration to raise your level. Better photos can be made; we’re going to show you how to make them!

Visit www.nikonschool.com to learn more about this amazing program »

November 9: Carlan Tapp’s Question of Power Fundraiser
Join Carlan and the Santa Fe community on November 9 for a great cause evening of good food, live music, a silent auction and the Sharing The Stories photography exhibit. Can't be there? Email your bid to carlan@questionofpower.org and we'll mark it down for you, or contact us about a donation. All donations are tax deductible. When: Friday, November 9, 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Where: Phil Space Gallery, 1410 Second Street, Santa Fe, NM. Suggested donation at the door is $15.00.

Learn more and help support Question of Power »

Question of Power © Carlan Tapp