March 7, 2014
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Photos © Bob Hickok, past Cuba Program participant

Today (March 7) is your last chance to register for our Spring Cuba programs. We still have room in our April trip with Zack Arias but registration closes today. Don’t miss this chance to visit Cuba before it changes forever!


Austin Seminar Series
© Randal Ford, © Eduardo Muñoz-Ordoqui

We’re hitting the road for a series of intensive workshops in Austin, May 17-18! From beginners to professionals, photographers of all levels can learn new skills in the vibrant and innovative capital city of Texas.

Register for a Seminar Series: Austin workshop and see the details  »



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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.




© Erica Wissolik, participant in a 2014 Cuba program with Dustin Sammann and Jennifer Spelman; Jennifer next teaches Photographing People, July 6-11, in Santa Fe.





















© Reid Callanan; Who’s that on Instagram? Reid Callanan, The Workshops founder and director. Follow his photo adventures in Santa Fe, L.A., Havana, Austin, and more at



We’re Hiring Summer Staff

© Taylor Welch; Join us for the job of a lifetime during our 25th summer. We're seeking Studio Coordinators, Course Coordinators, Work/Study and more. Open positions and descriptions can be found on our web site at Employment Opportunities.














© Tania Vasallo
© 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 »

















© Zach Doleac
© 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 »














Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
505 . 983 . 1400

»Spring has Sprung!

Spring 2014
© Eduardo Rubiano

Our spring season is off to a fabulous start this week, with instructors David Tejada, Jay Maisel and Rick Allred leading the first workshops.

Participants headed out into the field with David Tejada and learned to creatively use lighting while on location in Small Strobes, Big Results. Jay Maisel's challenged participants to push their photography to new levels and heighten their understanding of Light, Gesture, Color, and Perception. Meanwhile, in Rick Allred's Basics of Digital Photography, they discovered how even basic skills open up new realms of creative expression.

Of course, a highlight of every season is the amazing cuisine from Piñon Catering, that so deliciously fuels the creativity of our participants.

See the full spring lineup and to register »






»David Robin: Live in Santa Fe!

Austin Seminar Series

You may know him as the star of our online lighting tutorials, but now’s your chance to meet David offline, in real life, and ready with his in-depth knowledge of the wonderful world of lighting.

Lighting Dramatic Portraits
with David Robin
March 24 - March 28, 2014

In this workshop, David aims to guides you in exploring techniques and developing your own unique voice and style. You'll learn to create evocative and meaningful portraits by mastering your lighting and aesthetic choices.

What’s the perfect way to prep for your workshop with David? View the complete One Light Portrait Series online!

See details and register for David Robin's workshop »








»On the Road with Giants

Santa Fe Workshops on the road
© Allen Birnbach

Witness the astonishing beauty of Redwoods National Park, where ancient trees tower over the lush forest floor.

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

And be sure to check out our other On The Road offerings, including Iceland, the retro allure of Wildwood, New Jersey, and awe-inspiring Big Sur.

June 4 – June 8
Beach Blanket Bingo: Wildwood, New Jersey
with Julien McRoberts

June 5 – June 8
A Natural Eye: Big Sur
with Eddie Soloway

August 10 – August 15
Iceland: The Photo Hot Spot
with Allen Birnbach

See all upcoming On The Road workshops »











»Summer Season Sneak Peek

Summer Sneak Peek
© Marco Grob

Get a head start on planning your summer workshops—the schedule is up now! Full details including pricing will be available by the end of March.

Our offerings range from the basics of digital photography to advanced studio lighting. For Summer 2014 we are offering 2-day intensives and 5-day workshops, running back-to-back each week.

Have we mentioned that it's our 25th summer? Join us to help celebrate our silver anniversary!

Take a peek at Summer 2014»

»Engage Your Passion: The Spring Season!

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.
Deanne Fitzmaurice
© Deanne Fitzmaurice

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

Deanne guides you in new modes of visual storytelling to create engaging narratives.

Carlan Tapp
© Carlan Tapp

March 17 - March 21
Expressive Digital Landscape In Black And White
with Carlan Tapp

Carlan helps you discover the extraordinary possibilities of the digital black-and-white landscape.

Jay Dickman
© Jay Dickman

March 17 - March 21
Travel Photography: Making Better Pictures On The Road
with Jay Dickman

Work side by side with Pulitzer Prize winner and National Geographic photographer Jay Dickman.

David Robin
© David Robin

March 24 - March 28
Lighting Dramatic Portraits
with David Robin

David aims to decode the mystery of creating evocative and meaningful portraits, and explore techniques to help you develop your own unique voice and style.

Jason Langer
©Jason Langer

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

Jason emphasizes the techniques of low-light, location ambient, and strobe photography as you acquire creative methods for increasing concentration and awareness.

Charles Needle
© Charles Needle

March 24 - March 28
Creative Macro Photography
with Charles Needle

Capture the beauty in ordinary objects without a lot of fancy equipment, lighting, or technical proficiency.

Michael Clark
© Michael Clark

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

Join Michael and explore the autofocus options and techniques, metering modes, custom functions, and video shooting capabilities (and more!) of your Nikon D800.

Will Van Beckum
© Rick Allred

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

Photographers unite! With the freedom that Lightroom & Photoshop can provide there’s nothing to lose but your disorganization.

Lindsay Adler
© Lindsay Adler

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

Lindsay shares the central elements of fashion photography and how to apply them to your own portrait work.

See All Upcoming Workshops and Register Online »

»Join Us in Our Newly Updated and Redesigned Digital Lab

Enjoy the new state-of-the-art equipment in our Digital Lab in these upcoming workshops:

April 11 - 13
Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
with Will Van Beckum

Turn on the power of Lightroom to simply and successfully organize and process your images.

April 22 - April 25, 2014
Fine-Art Black-and-White Printmaking
with Tony Bonanno

Gain the hands-on experience necessary to create exhibition-worthy prints in this combination field work/digital lab workshop

April 28 - April 30, 2014
Intensive: iPhone Artistry
with Dan Burkholder

Answer the call to explore the photographic horizons of your phone, from incredible captures to amazing prints.

April 28 - April 30, 2014
Intensive: Encaustic for Photographers
with Jill Skupin Burkholder

Discover the creative possibilities of using hot beeswax and pigments to enhance your images.

May 2 - May 4, 2014
Intensive: iPhone and iPad Artistry—The Next Step
with Dan Burkholder

Elevate your images above the ocean of “me-too” filter effects and borders with adventurous capture and editing techniques.

May 2 - May 4, 2014
Intensive: Encaustic for Photographers
with Jill Skupin Burkholder

Discover the creative possibilities of using hot beeswax and pigments to enhance your images.

See All Upcoming Workshops and Register Online »

© Tony Bonanno, Tony Bonanno, Brandon Johnson