March 22, 2014
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops


© Reid Callanan; Santa Fe Workshops founder and director, Reid Callanan, is on Instagram! Follow his photo adventures in Santa Fe, L.A., Havana, Austin, and more at





© Aline Smithson

Our robust Winter/Spring 2014 catalog covers workshops running through early June. Review them all in this downloadable PDF from our web site.






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© Cate Goedert, past participant in a Norah Levine workshop.











© 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.
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© 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).
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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
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»The Seminar Series: Austin!

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

From beginners to professionals, photographers of all levels can learn new skills with us in the vibrant and innovative capital city of Texas. Our seminars cover topics that range from the competitive field of editorial and advertising photography to the experimental world of alternative processes.

May 17 - May 18, 2014
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 - May 18, 2014
Nikon D800: Successfully Using Your Camera
with Michael Clark

Michael helps you get to know the many features of your Nikon D800 in this in-depth, two-day seminar.

May 17 - May 18, 2014
Intro to Alternative Processes and Digital Negatives
with Eduardo Muñoz-Ordoqui

Eduardo will be your guide as you explore the practices, techniques, aesthetics and expressive possibilities of alternative processes.

May 17, 2014
Fine-Art Black-and-White Digital Printmaking
with Bill Kennedy

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

The Austin seminars will be held at St Edward's University, right on Congress Avenue.

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

»Scholarships: Deadline Heads-Up

Austin Seminar Series
© Stefan Wachs, past scholarship recipient

Santa Fe Workshops is committed to creating opportunities for photographers of all ages and skill levels. For workshops running between June and December 2014, we are offering six scholarships totaling $8000—two awarded by Nikon and four by The Workshops.

Nikon Scholarship (2 available): up to $1000 to amateur and professional photographers
Passionate Photographer (2 available): up to $1500, available to anyone wanting to engage their passion for photography
Student/Emerging Photographer: up to $2000 is available to 18-30 year olds
New Mexico Resident: up to $1000 is available to a full time New Mexico resident

Get a head start on planning your scholarship application—the Summer 2014 schedule is up now! Full details including pricing will be available by the end of March.

We are also pleased to announce a new, faster electronic application process. Get all the details on our web site, get your applications in, then pack your bags and come see us soon!

The deadline for Summer 2014 scholarship applications is May 15, 2014.

Scholarship details and application form »


»Final Spring Workshops

Santa Fe Workshops Spring 2014
©Lindsay Adler, © Rick Allred, © Michael Clark

Our Spring 2014 season closes in style with three inspiring options. These workshops start with a Monday evening welcome reception and close with the Friday evening group dinner and image presentation.

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

Renowned fashion photographer Lindsay Adler shares the central elements of fashion photography and how to apply them to your own portrait work to create striking imagery.

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

Rick guides you through the integration between Lightroom and Photoshop, basic Photoshop retouching tools and how to keep your changes stored in Lightroom.

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.

See All Upcoming Workshops and Register Online »


»Iceland: The Photo Hot Spot

Santa Fe Workshops on the road
© 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.

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

Looking for a coastal experience that’s a bit warmer? We also have On The Road offerings in awe-inspiring Big Sur and on the picturesque Oregon Coast.


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»Upcoming Workshops!

The experiential learning continues with these inspiring opportunities. Need advice on the right workshop for you? Call us at (505) 983-1400 ext 111.
Deanne Fitzmaurice
© Glenn Randall

April 14 - April 18, 2014
The Art and Science of Landscape Photography
with Glenn Randall

Master the craft, and the art will follow; Glenn gives each participant the solid foundation in craft that they need, and offers one-on-one portfolio reviews.

Carlan Tapp
© Tony Bonanno

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

Join Tony as he shares his expert knowledge and assists you in complementing your artistic vision with the know-how to create beautiful black-and-white photographic prints.

Jay Dickman
© Dan Burkholder

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

This is your opportunity to learn the creative power and stunning output possible with your iPhone from Dan Burkholder, one of today’s leading experts in “iPhoneography.”

David Robin
© Dan Burkholder

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

Under Dan's expert and innovative tutelage, you explore adventurous capture and editing techniques, combined with exciting alternative printing methods.

Charles Needle
© Jill Skupin Burkholder

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

Jill introduces you to the basics of working with photography and encaustic materials, exploring mixed-media assets, and techniques to integrate this seductive medium.

Michael Clark
© Will Van Beckum

May 5 - May 6, 2014
Nikon D800 Intensive: Successfully Using Your Camera
with Will Van Beckum

Join Will and discover why the D800 is so much more than a fancy, high-resolution imaging sensor.

Will Van Beckum
© Gurudarshan Khalsa

May 17 - May 18, 2014
Intensive: Introduction to Exposure—Understanding Manual Mode
with Gurudarshan Khalsa

In this two-day intensive, Gurudarshan helps you understand your camera’s tools and how to get the results you are looking for.

Will Van Beckum
© Jennifer Spelman

May 19 - May 22, 2014
Basics of Digital Photography
with Jennifer Spelman

Jennifer patiently guides you through the variables of aperture, shutter speed, and various settings and shooting modes.

Will Van Beckum
© Cotton Miller

May 23 - May 25, 2014
Intensive: Basics of Digital Printmaking
with Cotton Miller

Cotton provides an overview of what makes a good photographic print and teaches you the fundamentals of color management and printing workflow.

Will Van Beckum
© Jeff Frost

May 28 - May 31, 2014
Time-Lapse Photography: New Frontiers
with Jeff Frost

Join filmmaker, musician, and painter Jeff Frost as he exposes the process behind watching time through the creation of moving pictures.

Gurudarshan Khalsa
© Gurudarshan Khalsa

June 2 - June 6, 2014
The Artist's Way of Photography
with Gurudarshan Khalsa

An intuitive instructor trained in personal transformation, Gurudarshan helps you find the inspiration and clarity to live the life of the artist you were born to be.

Will Van Beckum
© Douglas Merriam

June 2 - June 4, 2014
Travel Photography Intensive: Capturing the Essence of a Place
with Douglas Merriam

Douglas shows you how travel photography involves capturing the essence of a place—the character and mood of its people, culture, food, and landscape.

Lindsay Adler
© Lorran Meares

June 6 - June 8, 2014
Intensive: 3-D Photography—Venturing Beyond Flatland
with Lorran Meares

Lorran Mears reveals how innovations in 3-D imaging can change the way you see the world as you explore the intersection of the real and the surreal.

See All Upcoming Workshops and Register Online »



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