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Stay tuned! Our Summer 2013 schedule will be posted to our web site in the next two weeks!
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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:

© Janine Lidell
© Janine Lidell, participant in Cig Harvey’s “The Personal Photographic Image” workshop, Summer 2012. Cig next teaches March 27 – 30.






















© 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, a $125 credit will be applied to the tuition of the second, and any subsequent, workshop(s).
Full details »

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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»
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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
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»Our Semi-Annual Photo Contest: ANIMALS

Our first photo contest for 2013 is now open! The theme is ANIMALS. From wild to domesticated, cuddly to fearsome, we express our interpretations of them in color and in black-and-white, using tools that range from digital and film cameras to alternative processes, to iPhones.

Our contest is an opportunity to join our international community of photographers and share your images with our distinguished judges: Crista Dix, Founder and Director, Wall Space Gallery; Elizabeth Cheng Krist, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic; Ian Shive, Photographer, Founder/CEO,Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc; and Reid Callanan, Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

The Workshops is grateful to our educational partners and sponsors who have contributed to an impressive prize list with a total value of over $14,000. The Grand Prize alone is worth over $5,000!

The early-submission deadline is March 19; fee is $30 for 3 images. ANIMALS closes May 7, 2013.

Enter Now and Save »






»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.










»Out and About with Santa Fe Workshops

bottom image © Eddie Soloway
bottom image © Eddie Soloway

In addition to our dynamic Spring 2013 workshop season in Santa Fe, March will also find us out and about at two exciting events. We look forward to catching up with old friends and new acquaintances.

SPE National Convention
Chicago, Illinois
March 7-10, 2013
Register here »


Memories, Moons, and Imagination: An Evening with Eddie Soloway
Calumet Photographic/Penn Camera
Vienna, Virginia
Friday, March 22, 7:00-8:30pm
Tickets: Free, but register/RSVP please!

Eventbrite - An Evening with Eddie Soloway & Santa Fe Workshops: Spring in Virginia


»Spring Workshops

Workshops designed to help you break out of winter’s cocoon.

© Douglas Merriam
© Douglas Merriam

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

Ready, set, light! Within a couple of hours of starting this four-day workshop Doug has you setting up strobes, metering, and understanding that studio lighting is really very easy.

© Michael O'Brien

Portraits: A Personal Style
with Michael O'Brien
March 27 - March 30, 2013

Michael devotes mornings to edits, critiques, and lighting demonstrations, and afternoons to guiding you in photographing models and subjects on location.


© Norman Mauskopf
© Norman Mauskopf

Classic Photography
with Norman Mauskopf
March 27 - March 30, 2013

Under Norman's guidance, you learn how to make photographs of people, events, places, and things, in real time and with a minimum of post-production techniques.

© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

Adobe Photoshop for Photographers
with Rick Allred
March 27 - March 30, 2013

Rick knows once the learning and creative energy gets going we don’t want to stop, so evening lab hours are available to continue practicing our new skills and techniques.


© David Robin
© David Robin

Lighting Dramatic Portraits
with David Robin
April 3 - April 6, 2013

David demonstrates his techniques for achieving meaningful portraits and you learn how to create the appropriate environment and lighting to convey mood and emotion.

© Michael Clark
© Michael Clark

Adventure Photography
with Michael Clark
April 3 - April 6, 2013

In addition to the adventure of adventure photography, Michael shares his insights on career development, portfolios, and photographing for stock, editorial, and commercial clients.

© Cig Harvey
© Cig Harvey


The Personal Photographic Image
with Cig Harvey
April 3 - April 6, 2013

Photograph across many genres—the landscape, the still life, the portrait, and the self-portrait—and learn to make pictures that are, as Cig puts it, “about things not just of things.”

© Carlan Tapp
© Carlan Tapp

Expressive Digital Landscape in Black and White
with Carlan Tapp
April 3 - April 6, 2013

On location with Carlan daily, we take the time to see and fully express the spirit of the black-and-white landscape as we discover a place and the secrets of its beauty.


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»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

National Geographic Traveler Photography Seminars

Get insider tips from some of the most talented photographers in the industry with more seminars in more cities than ever before. National Geographic experts share insights on every aspect of the art and science of picture taking—all skill levels welcome!

Visit the web site to register and for more details »

© Bob Krist
© Bob Krist

The Platypus Workshop 2013: Digital Video Storytelling
Since 1999, The Platypus Workshop has trained hundreds of photojournalists in the art of video storytelling. Join Dirck Halstead, Beth Corwin, and Tom Wolsky May 17 - May 26, 2013, and learn how to use DSLR cameras, compact lights, wireless microphones, and professional editing software.

More on The Platypus Workshop and to register »

The Nikon School
So that's how you do that!

No matter what you’re level of experience, Nikon School appeals to all enthusiasts who want to unleash their creative potential in translating great photographs. Regardless of the brand or type of photographic equipment a person owns, Nikon School is available to ALL!

Visit www.nikonschool.com for more about taking a great photo »