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may 7, 2014
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

cuba 2014

Joe Amodei
© Joe Amodei, past participant, Cuba program

We’ve developed our unique Cuba Program to foster dialogue, create interaction, and encourage understanding. On our licensed educational exchanges the focus is on exploring and celebrating the similarities between the U.S. and Cuba, and discovering what our societies can learn from one another. With our program, your camera is your passport: Register for Cuba 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 Cuba program Karen Novotny Tischer
© Karen Novotny Tischer, past participant in Cuba program. For more information about our Cuba program, click here.



















© 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.
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© 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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»Santa Fe Workshops Returns to San Miguel!

San Miguel

San Miguel de Allende is one of Mexico’s most charming colonial towns, voted the world’s best city by Condé Nast Traveler readers. Rich in culture, heritage and fiestas, San Miguel has long been a center for the arts and home to an international community of artists, writers and sculptors. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is offering 8 workshops in San Miguel this fall, and if you register before June 1, you can save $100 on the package price!

Join us in San Miguel, and perhaps you'll discover new techniques for portraits and figure studies with Jock Sturges in The Portrait and the Nude. Or maybe you'll seize the opportunity to learn from The Workshops founder Reid Callanan with his Cameras Don’t Take Pictures workshop. Also ideally set in sun-drenched San Miguel is Arthur Meyerson's The Color of Mexico, where you'll master light and color amidst many laughs with Arthur.

Register for a San Miguel workshop by June 1 and save $100 »


»Deadline Approaching: Scholarship Applications

© Paul Sivley
© Paul Sivley, past scholarship recipient

The deadline for Summer 2014 Scholarship Applications is Thursday, May 15, 2014! We are offering six scholarships totaling $8000 — two awarded by Nikon and four by The Workshops — for workshops running in Santa Fe between June and December 2014. Photographers of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to apply.

Nikon Scholarship: (two available) up to $1,000, open to all
Passionate Photographer: (three available) up to $1,500, open to all
Emerging Photographer: (one available) up to $2,000 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. Get all the details on our web site, get your applications in, then pack your bags and come see us soon!

Remember, the deadline for Summer 2014 scholarship applications is May 15, 2014.

Scholarship details and application form »


»Last Call: Austin Seminar Series, May 17-18

Austin Seminar Series
© Michael Clark

It’s your last chance to register for one of our Austin Seminar Series. Join us in the beautiful capital city of Texas for a weekend of learning, photography, and inspiration.

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

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

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  »


» 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 can pick and choose to get the experience that’s just right for you. Add multiple new skills to your creative toolbox with possible pairings like:

Take a short intensive like Photographic Retouching with Lee Varis, then go to the next level and get more in-depth with his Image Enhancement Workflow.

Lee Varis
© Lee Varis

June 21 - June 22
Intensive: Photographic Retouching
with Lee Varis



Bobbi Lane
© Lee Varis

June 22 - June 27
Adobe Photoshop: Image Enhancement Workflow 
with Lee Varis

Start your week learning the Basics of Digital Photography, then dive into processing those images in Adobe Lightroom: The Basics.

Eddie Soloway
© Jennifer Spelman

June 22 - June 27
Basics of Digital Photography
with Jennifer Spelman




Brandon Johnson
© Rick Allred

June 28 - June 29
Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
with Rick Allred


Experiment and get your hands dirty! Start with Hand-Colored Photographic Prints, follow up with Experimental Digital Printmaking, and give yourself the gift of a full week of creative discovery.

Norm Clasen
© Kate Breakey

July 13 - July 18
The Hand-Colored Photographic Print
with Kate Breakey





Sean McGann
© Cotton Miller

July 19 - July 20
Intensive: Experimental Digital Printmaking
with Cotton Miller


Start with the foundational technique in Flash Fundamentals, then take your new skills to the streets in Street Photography.

Will Van Beckum
© Carlan Tapp

July 19 - July 20
Intensive: Flash Fundamentals
with Carlan Tapp




John Weiss
© John Weiss

July 20 - July 25
Street Photography
with John Weiss

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 2014 Workshops: Our Community Continues to Grow!

One of the key elements to reaching 25 years of workshops is the incredible access to top instructors that we provide. In addition to veterans like Arthur Meyerson, Keith Carter and Sam Abell, each year we add new top professionals to our team. Here are a few of the fresh faces teaching at The Workshops this summer.

© Eduardo Rubiano

June 28 - June 29*
Adobe Lightroom: Developing Your Creative Vision
with Eduardo Rubiano
*also available August 9 - August 10

Eduardo Rubiano is a former picture editor and digital imaging specialist at the National Geographic Society; his mentors include Magnum Photos veterans Burt Glinn, Dennis Stock, and David Alan Harvey. His web site is

Kike Calvo
© Kike Calvo

June 29 - July 4
The Art of Travel Storytelling

with Kike Calvo

A National Geographic Expeditions Expert, Kike Calvo’s images have been featured in publications such as Time, The Wall Street Journal, and Vanity Fair, among others. His work,, is often described as hopeful, beautiful, and serene.

© Steve McCurry

June 29 - July 4
The Project Workshop
with Elizabeth Krist

Elizabeth Krist, a National Geographic senior photo editor, has also won awards and a fellowship for her own work. Her discerning eye has led her to judge competitions for CENTER, Kodak, Nikon, NPPA, PDN, and more.

©Brett L. Erickson

June 29 - July 4
The American West: The Vision and the Print
with Brett L. Erickson

A former journalist, Brett L. Erickson specializes in making fine-art images of the Great Plains and American West. The strong documentary element work,, is blended with his firsthand knowledge of the natural world.

Jennifer Schlesinger-Hanson
©Jennifer Schlesinger-Hanson

July 5 - July 6
Traditional Albumen Process 
with Jennifer Schlesinger-Hanson

Jennifer Schlesinger Hanson is an artist, educator, and director of VERVE Gallery of Photography. She describes her work in alternative processes as “the perfect combination of the magical and the scientific.” Her web site is

© Marco Grob

July 6 - July 11
The Editorial Portrait
with Marco Grob

Marco Grob’s career more than 20 years ago, but in 2003 he turned his focus to portraiture and has since captured prominent figures from Leonardo DiCaprio to Barack Obama. Marco also works for the United Nations to educate the world about landmine tragedies. His web site is

Jennifer Schlesinger-Hanson
©Laurie Klein

July 13 - July 18
Creative Infrared Photography
with Laurie Klein

Laurie Klein is recognized worldwide for her infrared photography. She began photographing with infrared under the tutelage of Ansel Adams and today her work,, embodies a soft, passionate style that depicts the human experience.

© Michael Karsh

July 20 - July 25
The Fundamental Art of Studio and Location Lighting
with Michael Karsh

Michael Karsh spent several seasons as the studio manager at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and is a freelance portrait photographer who contributes to Outside Magazine and San Francisco Magazine, among others. His web site is

©Phillip Toledano

July 27 - August 1
Being Personal
with Phil Toledano

Phillip Toledano works conceptually, examining subjects ranging from gamers to phone sex operators to his own relationship with his father. The result is fascinating, sometimes heartbreaking, and always deeply personal. His web site is

© Just Loomis

August 3 - August 8
The Intimate Portrait: Connect With Your Subjects 
with Just Loomis

Just Loomis began his career as an assistant to Helmut Newton, and the two remained close friends until Newton’s death. Newton’s widow, June, is still one of Just’s most ardent supporters. His web site is

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

Nikon Representatives in Santa Fe

Empowerment International camera request
© Michael Corrado, © Kristine Bosworth

Nikon is leading two workshops in Santa Fe this summer, each designed to give participants a thorough and comprehensive understanding of their Nikon D800, D3000 or D5000 cameras.

We’re excited to welcome two Nikon representatives who will provide you with in-depth knowledge straight from the source!

July 19 - July 20
Nikon D800 Intensive: Successfully Using Your Camera
with Mike Corrado

Go beyond the basics and learn to take control of your D800—from capturing still images to creating stunning HD video.

August 2 - August 3
Nikon D3000/D5000 Intensive: Successfully Using Your Camera
with Kristine Bosworth

Get to know your D3000/5000 series Nikon camera inside out, and unlock your creative potential.