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April 22, 2014
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

san miguel de allende

Tricia Cronin
© Tricia Cronin

Its cobblestone streets, gracious people, and rich cultural heritage make San Miguel de Allende, Mexico a photographer’s dream. Santa Fe Workshops returns this fall with a variety of workshops running October 19-November 7. Register by June 1 and get an early registration discount of $100. Register for San Miguel now!


Summer 2014 catalog
© Douglas Frierott

Our Summer 2014 catalog covers workshops running in Santa Fe through September, new September workshops in Snowmass, Colorado and the Fall program in San Miguel de Allende. Review them all in this downloadable PDF from our web site.





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Reid Callanan Instagram image
© 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





Photo from past Participant in Jennifer Spelman workshop, Wei-Drin Lee
© Wei-Drin Lee, past participant in an Jennifer Spelman workshop. Jennifer next teaches Basics of Digital Photography May 19-22 or June 22-27, Photographing People July 6-11, and Creativity Kick July 27-August 1



















© Tania Vasallo
© Taylor Welch

Pass along your passion for photography to the next 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
© Megan Westervelt

Can’t get enough of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops? If you take two or more four-day or longer workshops in Santa Fe during the same calendar year you’ll receive a 10 percent discount off the tuition of the lower-priced workshop(s).
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»Scholarships: Deadline May 15

Christina Kennedy
© Christina Kennedy, past scholarship recipient

To create opportunities for photographers of all ages and skill levels, we are offering six scholarships totaling $8,000—two awarded by Nikon and four by The Workshops— for workshops running between June and December 2014.

Nikon Scholarship: (two available) up to $1,000, open to all
Passionate Photographer: (two available) up to $1,500, open to all
Emerging Photographer: (one available) up to $2,000 is available to 18-30 year olds
New Mexico Resident: (one available) up to $1,000, for full-time New Mexico resident

We are also pleased to announce a new, faster electronic application process and no application fee. 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 »


»The Seminar Series: Austin

Austin Seminar Series
© Wyatt McSpadden, © Randal Ford

If you have not yet perfected the ability to consistently produce prints you are proud of—prints that mirror your vision for an image—this seminar with Bill is a smart (and fun!) way to spend your day.

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

Bill covers the tools you need to perfect the your printmaking process and the importance of developing a personal printing style and how to get there.

Topics covered include:
• choosing hardware, software, and the right printer
• color management and display calibration
• how to optimize and adjust images for printing
• making great black-and-white conversions
• archival paper and ink selections
• printing on unconventional media

Register for Fine-Art Black-and-White Digital Printmaking »

The other seminars in the Austin series are:

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

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

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

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

»Early June Workshops

Early June workshops
© Lorran Meares, Gurudarshan Khalsa

Jump start your summer with early June workshops in Santa Fe. Give yourself the gift of nurturing your creativity with The Artist’s Way of Photography, exploring Capturing the Essence of a Place with Douglas Merriam, or embrace new dimensions in 3-D Photography and see why future tech is heading toward 3-D.

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

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

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

See the Full Schedule and Register Online »

»Far-Flung Expeditions

Santa Fe Workshops Spring 2014
© Sean McGann, © Allen Birnbach, © Sean McGann

Get out on a photo adventure! Santa Fe Photographic Workshops has taken care of the details so you can focus on your experience and your craft. From the astounding glaciers of Iceland to the pre-globalization culture of Myanmar, these excursions are sure to spark your curiosity and inspire your creativity.

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

Diverse ecosystems, generous people and breathtaking landscapes: come see why Iceland is a photographer’s paradise.

October 21 - 31
The Golden Land: A Photographic Expedition through Myanmar
with Sean McGann

Catch a glimpse of pre-globalization Asia; Myanmar’s way of life is little-changed and very alluring.

November 2 - 15
The Berber Trail: A Moroccan Photographic Adventure
with Sean McGann

Take in the beauty of Morocco in traditional style—travel by camel, camp under the dunes, cross the valley of 1,000 casbahs!

See All Upcoming On the Road Workshops»

» Two + Five = A Whole New Way to Workshop

For Summer 2014 we offer 2-day and 5-day workshops, running back-to-back each week. You pick and choose to get the experience that’s just right for you.

Some examples of possible pairings are:

A double-dose of Bobbi! Learn to create portraits using flash, and then using natural light—and leave with a deeper understanding of both.

Bobbi Lane
© Bobbi Lane

June 21 - June 22
Intensive: Portraits with Flash
with Bobbi Lane




Bobbi Lane
© Bobbi Lane

June 22 - June 27
Portraits Unplugged
with Bobbi Lane


View the natural world with fresh eyes with Eddie Soloway, then stay on and learn to process and organize the images you created with Lightroom.

Eddie Soloway
© Eddie Soloway

July 6 - 11
A Natural Eye: The Summer Landscape
with Eddie Soloway




Brandon Johnson
© Brandon Johnson

July 12 - 13
Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
with Brandon Johnson

See your vision through from start to finish: photograph the American West with Norm and Jennifer Clasen, then finish up by learning how to print those images with Cotton Miller.

Norm Clasen
© Norm Clasen

July 20 - 25
True Grit: Cowboy Country
with Norm and Jennifer Clasen




Sean McGann
© Sean McGann

July 26 - 27
Intensive: Basics of Digital Printmaking
with Cotton Miller

Pair a practical video editing intensive with a project-oriented visual storytelling workshop, and bring your technical and creative skills together.

Will Van Beckum
© Will Van Beckum

August 2 - 3
Adobe Premiere Pro Intensive: Introduction to Video Editing
with Will Van Beckum




Bob Sacha
© Bob Sacha

August 3 - 8
Visual Storytelling with Audio
with Bob Sacha

These are just a few examples of the combinations you can create. Want advice on mixing and matching and maximizing your workshop experience? Our seasoned staff is happy to work with you; call us at (505) 983-1400 ext 111.

» Summer Workshops: Camera Basics, Advanced Portrait Lighting, Everything in Between

Lighting, portraits, printmaking, experimental processes and creativity boosters: there's something for every skill level and interest in our summer lineup. Here's a look at the first three weeks. To see the full calendar, click here.

Summer 2014
© Jennifer Spelman, © Paul Mobley, © Will Van Beckum, © Arthur Meyerson, © Kike Calvo, © Gregory Heisler

2-Day Intensives: June 21 - 22
Portraits with Flash
with Bobbi Lane

Adobe Muse CC: Web Design for Photographers
with Will Van Beckum

Photographic Retouching
with Lee Varis

5-Day Workshops: June 22 - 27

Wet Plate Collodion
with Christopher James

Portraits Unplugged
with Bobbi Lane

The Color of Light
with Arthur Meyerson

People of Character: Capturing the Soul of Your Subject
with Paul Mobley

Basics of Digital Photography
with Jennifer Spelman

Adobe Photoshop: Image Enhancement Workflow 
with Lee Varis

2-Day Intensives: June 28 - 29
Adobe Lightroom: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
with Rick Allred

Adobe Lightroom: Developing Your Creative Vision
with Eduardo Rubiano

Nikon D800: Successfully Using Your Camera 
with Will Van Beckum

5-Day Workshops: June 29 - July 4
The Art of Travel Storytelling
with Kike Calvo

Imagining Paradise
with Keith Carter

The American West: The Vision and the Print
with Brett L. Erickson

Illuminating People: Expressive Lighting for Portraits
with Gregory Heisler

Advanced Alternative Processes: Projects
with Christopher James

The Project Workshop
with Elizabeth Krist

2-Day Intensives: July 5 - 6
Adobe Photoshop: Layers and Masks
with Rick Allred

Traditional Albumen Process 
with Jennifer Schlesinger-Hanson

Basics of Digital Printmaking 
with Will Van Beckum

5-Day Workshops: July 6 - 11
Crafting Dramatic Light with Small Strobes
with Syl Arena

The Editorial Portrait
with Marco Grob

A Natural Eye: The Summer Landscape
with Eddie Soloway

Photographing People
with Jennifer Spelman

Introduction to Alternative Processes 
with Michael Webb

Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction to Compositing
with Josh Withers

See All Upcoming Workshops and Register Online »

Need advice on the right choice for you? Call us at (505) 983-1400 ext 111.

» News from Our Sponsors & Friends

Digital Cameras Needed for Empowerment International

Empowerment International camera request
© Carlan Tapp

One of the highlights of our February 2014 workshop in Granada, Nicaragua was working with young photographers who are part of the educational program we raised money for, Empowerment International (EI). The big issue for them now is equipment, as camera equipment is prohibitively expensive in Nicaragua.

This is your chance to share your passion for photography. Instructors Carlan Tapp and Morgan Smith have organized a drive for donations of equipment, mainly used (or new!) digital cameras, to donate to Empowerment International. Carlan is collecting them and then passing them along to Empowerment International, to be distributed in Nicaragua. Interested in making a donation? Please email for details on how you can help.