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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


PAST Participant IMAGE:

© Annette Burke
© Annette Burke, participant in Arthur Meyerson's November 28-December 5 2012 Cuba program; Arthur returns to Santa Fe to teach his popular “Color of Light” workshop, June 19–22, 2013.






















© 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.
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© Tania Vasallo
















© Zach Doleac
If you take two or more four-day or longer workshops in Santa Fe during the same calendar year, a $125 credit will be applied to the tuition of the second, and any subsequent, workshop(s).
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© Zach Doleac















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
















Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
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»Easter Week in San Miguel de Allende

© Sarah Meghan Lee, © Carl Moore, © Jennifer Spelman
© Sarah Meghan Lee, © Carl Moore,
© Jennifer Spelman

To capture the events of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Mexico is to intimately experience a tradition that goes back centuries. San Miguel de Allende, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the ideal place to witness this week-long holiday—one filled with processions, altars, and passion plays expressing the full force of Latin America’s singular mix of Catholic and indigenous religious culture.

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

With Sarah and Jennifer’s guidance and unparalleled access, you’ll spend seven days taking full advantage of the many extraordinary sights and delights—from the San Juan de Dios Procession to the Firing of the Judases.

To deepen your understanding of what you see, a cultural expert will join the workshop to help explain Semana Santa’s significance to the people of the region.

Experience through your senses—and your lenses—the amazing array of Holy Week events in the beautiful colonial mountain town that is San Miguel de Allende.









»Get Your Hands on a Lensbaby

© Charles Needle
© Charles Needle

Whether you've never heard of Lensbaby creative effects camera lenses or you are already familiar with them, this workshop with Charles Needle, a self-described Lensbaby guru, is your chance to play and experiment. There will be plenty of demo units on hand, so there’s no need to worry if you don't currently own a Lensbaby!

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

Combining entertaining lectures, challenging assignments, supportive image evaluations, and lots of hands-on photographing opportunities, Charles will take an in-depth approach to demonstrating and exploring various photographic styles, employing the entire Lensbaby product line of lens bodies, interchangeable optics, and accessories.








»Rodney Smith’s Workshop of Wonders!

© Rodney Smith
© Rodney Smith

Prepare your portfolio, garner your gumption, and harness your Hasselblads and Holgas: you are hereby invited to be one of the lucky few to experience Rodney Smith revealing the secrets to his success.

Come May 16, Rodney will fling open the gates of his Sneden's Landing estate and transfer his photographic prowess directly into the minds of 14 lucky participants.

The Workshop of Wonders!
with Rodney Smith
May 16 - May 19, 2013

Don’t miss these four lavish days of portfolio reviews, lectures, food, and photographing. It’s bound to be a Workshop of Wonders!



»New Year’s Resolution: Take a Workshop!

Now’s the perfect time to resolve to acquire new photo skills. And what do you know! We have the workshops to help you do just that!

Top to bottom: © Aline Smithson, © R.Mac Holbert, © Tony Bonanno, © Jennifer Spelman, © Bobbi Lane, © Suza Scalora

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


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


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


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


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


Basic Lighting: Studio and Location
with Douglas Merriam
March 6 - March 9, 2013


Basics of Digital Photography
with Jennifer Spelman
March 6 - March 9, 2013


Santa Fe: Capture to Print
with Tony Bonanno
March 6 - March 9, 2013


Introduction to Portraiture
with Julien McRoberts
March 13 - March 16, 2013


The Photographic Journal
with Suza Scalora
March 13 - March 16, 2013

Beyond the Basics: Continuing Your Photographic Journey
with Jennifer Spelman
March 13 - March 16, 2013

Small Strobes, Big Results

with David X. Tejada
March 13 - March 16, 2013


Fine-Art Digital Printmaking
with R. Mac Holbert
March 13 - March 16, 2013


Photographic Editing and Sequencing
with Denise Wolff
March 20 - March 23, 2013


The Big Picture
with Aline Smithson
March 20 - March 23, 2013


Portraits: Natural and Flash
with Bobbi Lane
March 20 - March 23, 2013


Basics of D-SLR Video
with Will Van Beckum
March 20 - March 23, 2013


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CENTER’s Annual Call for Entries

Enter the 2013 International Awards, Project Grants and Review Santa Fe by January 23, 2013. Get your work seen by the industry’s tastemakers and enter to win $10,000, Santa Fe Workshops and much more.

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