Santa Fe Photographic Workshops News - May 20, 2014
may 22, 2014
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santa fe workshops returns
to san miguel de allende!

San Miguel

This fall, we're offering 8 workshops in San Miguel de Allende, one of Mexico’s most charming colonial towns. Hurry! If you register before June 1, you save $100 on the package price!



Summer 2014 catalog
© Douglas Frierott

Our Summer 2014 catalog includes 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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cuba 2014

Bob Hickock, Cuba
© Bob Hickok, past participant, Cuba program

We’ve developed our unique Cuba Program to foster dialogue, create interaction, and encourage understanding. On our licensed educational exchanges, your camera is your passport. Our fall programs are filling fast: Register for Cuba now!


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 San Miguel Program Mike Roche
© Mike Roche, past participant in a Jennifer Spelman workshop in San Miguel. For more information about Jennifer's workshops in San Miguel, click here.













© Taylor Welch
© 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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© Megan Westervelt
© 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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505 . 983 . 1400

» 25th Anniversary Photo Contest Now Open

Photo Contest: WATER

Water. It may be the single most precious resource we have. It sustains us, surrounds us and, as photographers, fascinates and inspires us. It is the theme of our 25th Anniversary photo contest and in order to give you the opportunity to share all that WATER means we’ve created four categories: Landscape, Portrait, Documentary, and Abstract. We invite you enter more than one category!

You’ll share your images with our distinguished judges: Céline Cousteau, Founder/Executive Director, CauseCentric Productions; Sarah Leen, Director of Photography, National Geographic; Elizabeth Opalenik, Photographer; and Daniel Miller, Owner/Director, Duncan Miller Gallery. 

Entrants have the opportunity to win the Landscape Category Grand Prize, the Portrait Category Grand Prize, the Documentary Category Grand Prize, the Abstract Category Grand Prize, or one of 46 Honorable Mentions.

The 50 winning images are featured in The Workshops online gallery and, in honor of our 25th Anniversary, 5% of WATER proceeds go to the Artists of the World fund for clean, safe drinking water.

Enter WATER by July 1 and save $10»


» Congratulations to our 2014 Summer/Fall Scholarship Winners!

We are proud to award seven scholarships for workshops running between June and December 2014. Congratulations to Mary Fitzgerald, Andrew Leeson, Anastasia Stanecki, Jim West, Neil Rubino, Anna Eroshenko, and Gabriella Marks.

We applaud all who submitted their work. Learn more about future opportunities on our Scholarships page.

(up to $1000 per scholarship)

© Jim West
© Jim West, El Dorado Hills CA

(up to $1000 per scholarship)

© Neil Rubino
© Neil Rubino, Bethesda MD

(up to $1500 per scholarship)

© Mary Fitzgerald
© Mary Fitzgerald, Jackson MS
(up to $1500 per scholarship)

© Andrew Leeson
© Andrew Leeson, North Hollywood CA
(up to $1500 per scholarship)

© Anastasia Stanecki
© Anastasia Stanecki, Los Angeles CA
(up to $2000 per scholarship)

© Anna Eroshenko
© Anna Eroshenko, Allston MA
(up to $1000 per scholarship)

© Gabriella Marks
© Gabriella Marks, Santa Fe NM

(We hope you'll apply next time)



» The West Coast

Eddie Soloway
© Eddie Soloway

The rugged beauty of the Pacific coast has captivated such icons as Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, and generations of nature and photography lovers. It truly is a special place of astounding beauty and limitless wonder. Experience it to the fullest through your camera’s lens:

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

July 9 - July 13
The Oregon Coast
with David Middleton, Brenda Berry

You’re bound to find Inspiration everywhere—from mountain streams cascading through redwood groves, to gloriously lit sunsets, lighthouses, tidal pools to explore, sea stacks, and miles-long beaches with pounding surf.

See all upcoming On the Road workshops»

» Autumn in Snowmass

© Norm Clasen, © Clare O'Neill

Mid-September heralds the start of the fall foliage season in the Rocky Mountains, with Colorado’s famous aspen trees turning brilliant yellow-gold. It is a dream landscape for photographers and there is no better place to it than the valley of Aspen/Snowmass. So this year, we’re offering three workshops in Snowmass, September 9-14:

The Color Moment: Autumn in Snowmass
with Norm Clasen
Heighten your awareness of seeing in color in the picture-perfect setting of Snowmass, Colorado.

Encaustic: Autumn in Snowmass
with Clare O'Neill
Explore creative new dimensions in your photography by learning the technique for blending encaustic with photography.

The Color Landscape: Autumn in Snowmass 
with Ian Shive
Point your lens towards the iconic landscape of Snowmass and challenge yourself to create fresh and unique imagery.

In addition to the vibrant natural setting, the Snowmass Balloon Festival and Ferrari car event provide ample photographic possibilities!

Register for a Snowmass workshop and get all 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. Enrich your creative potential with pairings like:

Focus on your portrait skills with a double dose of workshops: Start with a flash intensive and follow up with truly capturing your subject’s personality.

Bobbi Lane
©Bobbi Lane

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



Paul Mobley
©Paul Mobley

June 22 - June 27
People of Character: Capturing the Soul of Your Subject
with Paul Mobley

Learn to work with Photoshop’s layers and masks, then put your new skills to use creating multi-layered collages that are greater than the sum of their parts.

Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

July 5 - July 6
Adobe Photoshop Intensive: Layers and Masks
with Rick Allred



Josh Withers
© Josh Withers

July 6 - July 11
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction to Compositing

with Josh Withers

Grow your abilities by leaps and bounds. Start with the basics with then dive in deeper with portraiture. You’ll go from a beginner to a confident portrait creator in one week!

Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

August 3 - August 8
Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred




David Robin
© David Robin

August 9 - August 10
Intensive: Basics of Portraiture
with David Robin

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: Join us in Santa Fe!

Our 25th Summer Season starts next month and it’s an exciting line-up of workshops covering a wide array of topics. Whether you want to start with the basics in a fun, no-pressure environment or you choose to pursue project development with a National Geographic photo editor, your vision and creativity are sure to blossom at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Here's a sampling from our first three weeks:

© Kike Calvo, © Brett Erickson,
© Eddie Soloway, © Jennifer Spelman

JUNE 22 - 27
Portraits Unplugged
with Bobbi Lane

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


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

The Art of Travel Storytelling
with Kike Calvo

The Project Workshop (A 25th Anniversary Special Offering!)
with Elizabeth Krist


JULY 6 - 11
The Editorial Portrait
with Marco Grob

A Natural Eye: The Summer Landscape
with Eddie Soloway

Photographing People
with Jennifer Spelman

Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction to Compositing
with Josh Withers

Crafting Dramatic Light with Small Strobes
with Syl Arena

Check out our Online Calendar for the full schedule»

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

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