January 25, 2014
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

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© Aline Smithson

Our robust Winter/Spring 2014 offerings 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.






© Lynda Smith Schick, part participant in an Eddie Soloway workshop. Eddie next teaches A Natural Eye: The Spring Landscape with Eddie Soloway, March 24-28.

















Top Image © Dinah McNew, past participant in a Cuba program. Bottom image © Zack Arias.

Join us in Cuba in 2014! Our years of experience navigating the travel logistics and language barriers offer you the security of exploring Cuba with a meticulously planned journey.


































© 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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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
505 . 983 . 1400


»Our Newly Remodeled Digital Lab!

© Brandon Johnson and Cotton Miller

For 2014 we have a freshly remodeled Digital Lab with new carpeting, a new NEC digital projection system, and beautiful new workstations courtesy of alumnus Charles Martin and his contract furniture company JBRStudio.

We are especially excited about the flexibility of the work stations, and we will encourage participants and instructors to stand and work for a few minutes every hour to improve health, wellness and productivity. Be among the first to experience the new lab in one of these upcoming intensives:

February 7-9
Intensive: The Art of Photo Composition
with Pei Ketron

February 10-12
Intensive: Web Presence For Photographers
with Memphis Barbree

February 17-19
Intensive: Basics of Digital Printmaking
with Will Van Beckum

See all upcoming intensives »

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»The Seminar Series: Next Up, Austin!

© Randal Ford, © Eduardo Muñoz-Ordoqui

Last weekend we launched our new Seminar Series Los Angeles, at Santa Monica College, to huge success. Now we’re even more excited about sharing our "show on the road" and eagerly anticipate our next stop: Austin, Texas!

The Austin seminars are May 17-18, and will be held at St Edward’s University.

May 17-18
An Insider's View: Editorial and Advertising Photography
with Randal Ford and Wyatt McSpadden

Spend 2 days with Randal and Wyatt and take a giant step towards your career as a professional photographer.

May 17-18
Nikon D800: Successfully Using Your Camera
with Michael Clark

Get to know the many features of your Nikon D800 in this in-depth, two-day seminar.

May 17-18
Intro to Alternative Processes and Digital Negatives
with Eduardo Muñoz-Ordoqui

Explore the practices, techniques, aesthetics and expressive possibilities of alternative processes.

May 17
Fine-Art Black-and-White Digital Printmaking
with Bill Kennedy

Learn the steps to consistently producing prints that match your vision, from a gifted instructor and master printmaker.

We hope to see y’all in Texas!

Register for a Seminar Series workshop and see the details »







»Explore the Landscapes: Diverse Locations

© Eddie Soloway, © David Middleton

From the warmth of Miami, to the otherworldly beauty of White Sands, to the Spanish-Renaissance gardens of Balboa Park, to the majesty of the Redwoods: treat yourself to a landscape adventure, and explore the photo opportunities of one of these remarkable places.

February 15-16
A Natural Eye: Our Urban Parks — Miami
with Eddie Soloway

Take your photographs from snapshots to images that convey the magic of a beautiful moment or the essence of a special place.

March 4-9
White Sands: Capture to Print
with Tony Bonanno

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

April 12-13
A Natural Eye: Our Urban Parks — San Diego
with Eddie Soloway

Balboa Park is a photographic paradise: the perfect place to immerse yourself in Eddie’s eye-opening ideas and insights.

April 16-20
Redwood National Park: Land of Giants
with David Middleton and Brenda Berry

Beautiful forests, wild beaches, humongous trees—it doesn’t get better than this!

See all upcoming On The Road workshops »



»Escape the Polar Vortex: The Spring Season!

At 7,000 feet in the high desert it does get a bit cold in Santa Fe. But we rarely use the words “wind chill” and the sun is shining 300 days a year. Our Spring 2014 four-day workshop offerings start with a Monday evening welcome reception and close with the always-inspiring Friday evening group dinner and image presentation. Need advice on the right workshop for you? Call us at (505) 983-1400 ext 111.

© Alan M Thorton, © Aline Smithson,
© David Robin, © Michael Clark, © Jeff Lipsky, © Charles Needle, © Jason Langer, © Karen Divine


March 1 - March 2
Intensive: Lighting and Small Studio Basics with Terry Monahan

March 3 - March 7
Small Strobes, Big Results with David X. Tejada

March 10 - March 14
Basics of Photographic Lighting with Alan M. Thornton

March 24 - March 28
Lighting Dramatic Portraits with David Robin


March 10 - March 14
The Art of Portraiture with Norman Mauskopf

March 17 - March 21
The Editorial Portrait with Jeff Lipsky

March 31 - April 4
Portraits with a Fashion Flair with Lindsay Adler


March 3 - March 7
Light, Gesture, Color, and Perception with Jay Maisel

March 3 - March 7
An Inspired Eye with Genevieve Russell

March 17 - March 21
Creativity and the Photographer with Sean Kernan

March 31 - April 4
Seeing in Black and White with Will Van Beckum


March 3 - March 7
The Big Picture with Aline Smithson

March 10 - March 14
Creative iPhone Photography with Karen Divine

March 10 - March 14
Fine-Art Digital Printmaking with R. Mac Holbert


March 10 - March 14
Video Boot Camp: Master Your Movie Mode with Richard Newman

March 15 - March 16
Premiere Pro Intensive: Intro to Video Editing with Will Van Beckum

March 17 - March 21
Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling with Deanne Fitzmaurice


March 24 - March 28
Painting the Passion of Flamenco wiith Jeremy Sutton

March 24 - March 28
Shots in the Dark with Jason Langer

March 24 - March 28
Creative Macro Photography with Charles Needle


March 17 - March 21
Expressive Digital Landscape in Black & White with Carlan Tapp

March 24 - March 28
A Natural Eye: The Spring Landscape with Eddie Soloway


March 24 - March 28
Travel Photography: The Road to Better Pictures with Jay Dickman

March 24 - March 28
Chasing the Light: Elevating Your Pictures into Photographs with Colby Brown


March 3 - March 7
Basics of Digital Photography with Rick Allred

March 31 - April 4
Nikon D800: Getting the Most from Your Camera with Michael Clark

March 31 - April 4
Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop for Photographers with Rick Allred

See All Upcoming Workshops and Register Online »

»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

Nikon HD-SLR Video Tips

Visit Nikon’s Learn & Explore area of the website to check out the HD-SLR Video Tips Series. This series of 14 video tutorials covers a wide range of video shooting subjects including focusing, depth-of-field, lighting, audio for video, white balance, Using HDMI, advanced settings and more.

Click here to visit Nikon’s L&E to view the videos »

National Geographic Traveler Photo Seminars

Join us this Spring and get insider tips from top National Geographic photographers at these informative full-day and half-day events, now in 15 cities!

Register now at nationalgeographic.com/ngtseminars »

© Michael Melford