»Spotlight on Our Cuba Team: Syl Arena
© Syl Arena, © Zack Arias
Syl Arena will be leading his second Santa Fe Workshops Cuba Program trip April 15-23. We talked with Syl about his impressions of his first visit to the Pearl of the Antilles. You can read the full interview in our A Priority blog post.
Q. What's the most challenging aspect of photographing in Cuba?
A. Going from intense sunlight to deep shadows, continually jumping back and forth, and having to photograph quickly and discreetly with minimal gear in a wide range of circumstances. Photographically it’s an amazing situation to be in. You definitely practice your people skills. Many Cubans speak English, and one of the things that surprised me is not one of them expressed any anti- American sentiment. They are warm-hearted people. Many have relatives or friends in the United States, and they want to meet and talk with Americans. Cubans are people of pride, in themselves and in their country. Whether you agree or not, they are entitled to their political pride.
Syl leads one of our final two spring Cuba Programs, and Zack Arias leads the other:
April 15 - April 23
Picturing Cuba: Havana and Viñales
with Syl Arena
Join photographer Syl Arena on his second trip to Cuba, and experience Havana and Viñales through your own eyes.
April 15 - April 23
Portrait of Cuba
with Zack Arias
Shared experiences allow you to create insightful portraits and true connections with Cuba’s greatest treasure: its people.
Join us to experience the Cuba that exists behind the tourist veil, and experience this beguiling country before it changes forever.
Details on Cuba and to register »
»The Seminar Series: Austin!
© Randal Ford, © Eduardo Muñoz-Ordoqui
With all that Santa Fe has to offer photographers, there’s a lot to be said for bringing our world-renowned photographic education expertise right to your doorstep. The next stop in our Seminar Series is the heart of Texas: Austin!
The Austin seminars are May 17-18, and will be held at St Edward’s University, right on Congress Avenue.
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.
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.
Intro to Alternative Processes and Digital Negatives
with Eduardo Muñoz
Explore the practices, techniques, aesthetics and expressive possibilities of alternative processes.
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: Austin workshop and see the details »
»Iceland: The Photo Hot Spot
© Allen Birnbach
Iceland has become one of the hottest destinations on the planet, and with good reason. With all but one of the world's ecosystems, there are breathtaking landscapes at every turn. And then there are the people. Warm, generous, and authentic in nature, they are wonderful subjects for portraits.
Allen Birnbach has traveled to Iceland on multiple trips and has formed lasting relationships there. Join him to experience Gullfoss, Thingvellir, Jokulsarlon, and so much more.
Iceland: The Photo Hot Spot
with Allen Birnbach
And be sure to check out our other On The Road offerings, including the grandeur of Redwood National Park, the retro allure of Wildwood, New Jersey, and awe-inspiring Big Sur.
See all upcoming On The Road workshops »
»We're Hiring! Seasonal Staff for Summer 2014
© Taylor Welch
What do photographers at National Geographic Society, Chiat Day in LA, PDN, Sesame Street, and Outside Magazine have in common? Santa Fe Photographic Workshops! Krista Rosow, Tess Vincent, Jake Rutherford, Ben Fitch, Josh Withers, Amber Terranova, and Ryan Heffernan all started as SFPW seasonal staff. Join us for the job of a lifetime, during our 25th summer as a top photographic workshop.
We're seeking Studio Coordinators, Course Coordinators, Work/Study and more. Open positions and descriptions can be found on our website.
Applications Accepted: February 21–March 21
Hire Date: April 15 (subject to change)
Employment Dates: June 16–August 15 (subject to change)
Apply now! »