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- Winter/Spring 2013 Workshops Catalog

© Peter Yang
© Peter Yang; Peter is teaching “Editorial Portraiture” March 20 - March 23, 2013.

Our robust Winter/Spring 2013 offferings range from the basics of digital photography, to advanced studio lighting, to Lightroom intensives. Review them all in our new catalog, available as a downloadable PDF from our web site.



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© Peter Sills
© Peter Sills, past participant in the Seeing Cuba program.



















© 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




















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» Workshops Calendar Now Available on Our Site

You asked, and we listened. Check out the new Workshops Calendar on our web site!

Designed to help you get a visual sense of what we have running when, the workshop titles are hotlinks to the course description pages.

You can find the link for the calendar under the "Find a Workshop" tab on our home page.

View Workshops Calendar »










» Scholarships: Deadline Heads-Up

© Nina Freer
© Nina Freer, winner of the New Mexico Resident scholarship for Summer 2012, and recent participant in "The National Geographic Assignment" workshop.

The deadline for Winter/Spring 2013 scholarship applications is Friday, December 7, 2012.

Santa Fe Workshops is committed to creating opportunities for photographers of all ages and skill levels. For workshops running between January and May 2013, we offer five scholarships totalling $6000—two awarded by Nikon and three by the Workshops*.

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

(*Special Note: Workshops scholarships are partially funded by sales of our Inspirational Series DVDs.)

Scholarship details »




» Come Work With Us!

Since 1990, Santa Fe Workshops has achieved a well-earned reputation as a valuable and supportive environment for participants and employees alike.

We’re now hiring for our Spring 2013 season. Past seasonal employees have gone on to become a studio assistant for Norman Jean Roy, a first assistant to Ruven Afanador, a photo editor at National Geographic, a phoo editor at Outside Magazine, a photo editor at PDN, and photo instructors on local, national and international levels.

Apply today, or pass this along to someone you think would make a great member of The Workshops seasonal staff. You never know where the experience will take you. Just hurry… the application deadline is Wednesday, November 28!

Seasonal Employment details »





» Southwest Photo Summit, December 6 - 8, 2012

If you ever wanted to tap into the vibrant Santa Fe art scene, this is your opportunity. Join Santa Fe Workshops and Center at the Summit, to honor, support and promote excellence in photography. Curators, publishers, editors and gallerists will be reviewing portfolios and connecting with photographers. The Santa Fe photo community will be gathering to celebrate, and the mood will be inclusive and convivial.

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

December 7: Portfolio Walk, 6–8pm

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

December 8: Reception and Raffle Drawing, 6–8pm

December 8: An Elevated Evening Dinner Party, 8–10pm

The Summit Mix-n-Match system gives you the opportunity to customize your experience, and means you can attend for as little as $30 (Portfolio Walk). Build the program that works for you and close out the year at the top of your game at the Southwest Photo Summit.

Southwest Photo Summit information and registration »





» Answer the Call of the Wild

© Ian Shive, © Tony Bonanno
© Ian Shive, © Tony Bonanno

Our OUTSIDE contest just ended, but that’s no reason to stay inside. In fact, with these great Landscape & Nature workshops how can you resist the lure of heading a little farther afield?

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

Watch your entire creative process take flight, then process and print in our digital lab.

White Sands: Capture to Print
with Tony Bonanno
April 4 - April 9, 2013

Traverse the total photographic process and experience the natural wonder of New Mexico's glistening White Sands.

America's Galapagos: Photographing Channel Islands National Park
with Ian Shive
May 2 - May 5, 2013

Gain confidence in your photography skills while learning about a stunning beautiful and one-of-a-kind environment.


»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.

© 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.

Our Spring 2013 is the perfect time to take your lighting skills to the next level. Workshops include Basic Lighting: Studio and Location with Douglas Merriam (March 6 - March 9), Small Strobes, Big Results with David X. Tejada (March 13 - March 16), Portraits: Natural and Flash with Bobbi Lane (March 20 - March 23), Editorial Portraiture with Peter Yang, (March 20 - March 23), Portraits: A Personal Style with Michael O'Brien (March 27 - March 30), and Lighting Dramatic Portraits with David Robin, April 3 - April 6.

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