»Spotlight on Our Cuba Team: Dustin Sammann
© Dustin Sammann
Dustin Sammann is a key member of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Cuba Program. He is fluent in Spanish and, having spent almost three months out of the last year in Cuba, he has an intimate understanding of and love for the country. We talked with Dustin about his experiences so far. (You can read the full interview in our A Priority blog post.)
Q. How have you seen people in your groups react to the experience of Cuba?
A. Great question. What I see is what happened to me when I first went there. Cuba is so visually stimulating and at first you’re totally overwhelmed. It’s fresh and strange, yet familiar at the same time. At first participants photograph everything; they want to capture it all, then they start to work with the rhythm of Cuba. And when they get that rhythm, their work really starts succeeding. It’s only a week, but it’s enough access that Cuba won’t leave you alone. In the best possible way I see folks having far more questions when they leave than when they arrived.
Join Dustin and The Workshops Cuba Team for Seeing Cuba: Discovering the Culture and People of Cuba, December 3-11, and discover for yourself all the magic, mystery, and joy of Cuba.
And be sure to check our newly added trip dates for January and February 2014. More programs will be added soon.
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»San Miguel Here We Come!
© Holly Wilmeth, © Jennifer Spelman,
© Arthur Meyerson
Renie and Anne have packed their bags (and projectors, and welcome packets, and helpful Spanish phrases for photographers) and are on their way to San Miguel for our 11th season of San Miguel workshops.
Old friends await their arrival, and yours, and the San Miguel community is once again opening its welcoming arms to photographers eager to explore this warm and photogenic little city. Join us this October and experience the wonders of San Miguel de Allende with once-in-a-lifetime workshops:
Traveling Light, Lighting Well
with Joe McNally
The Color of Mexico
with Arthur Meyerson
Faces of Mexico: Environmental Portraiture
with Holly Wilmeth
October 27-November 1
Photographing the People and Culture of San Miguel de Allende
with Jennifer Spelman
October 27-November 1
The Portrait and the Nude
with Jock Sturges.
AIRFARE ALERT! It's not too late to join us in San Miguel! We recently noticed prices going down on flights into Leon (BJX), Queretaro (QRO) and Mexico City (MEX). Shuttles are available from all three airports to San Miguel.
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»Journey to Granada, Nicaragua
© Carlan Tapp
We’re thrilled to look ahead to 2014 and announce that longtime instructor Carlan Tapp is leading a journey to Granada in February. Carlan has crafted an experience that offers you an authentic cultural experience, one that will not only transform your photography but will also make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
Granada: Crown Jewel of Nicaragua
with Carlan Tapp, Morgan Smith, and Susan Boe
February 15-22, 2014
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»New York: Shoot NYC & PhotoPlus Expo
© Paul Mobley
© David Johnson
October in New York is all about photography and community, and we look forward to seeing many of you there. Keep your eyes peeled for us at PhotoPlus Expo (no booth, but we’ll be walking the show) and visit with us at Shoot NYC. We’re sponsoring seminars at both of these dynamic events. Register soon, before they’re sold out!
Thursday, October 24
Capturing the Soul of Your Subject
with Paul Mobley
A gifted storyteller and skilled technician, Paul discusses the stories behind his images, shares his lighting techniques and provides insight on what it takes to make an impactful and compelling portrait.
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Friday, October 25
The 5-Minute Portrait
with David Johnson
Any photo assignment, regardless of limitations, has the potential to be a great one. As David knows so well: to get the most out of any assignment, you simply need to have a greater understanding of the possible challenges it might present.
Register Now for David Johnson's seminar »