Santa Fe Photographic Workshops News - June 3, 2014
june 3, 2014
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cuba 2014

Bob Hickock, Cuba
© Doug Haight, past participant, Cuba program

Cuban visas? Not a problem with our licensed educational exchanges! Our unique Cuba Program fosters dialogue, creates interaction, and encourages understanding. With our program, your visa is covered and your camera is your passport. Register for Cuba now!





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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santa fe workshops returns
to san miguel de allende!

San Miguel

DISCOUNT EXTENDED! Register by Monday, June 16 and save $100 on the package price of one of our eight workshops in San Miguel de Allende. Voted the Top City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler readers, San Miguel is one of Mexico’s most charming colonial towns. Register now and join us there!





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
© Carmen Kern, past participant in a Paul Mobley workshop. For more information about Paul Mobley's June 22-27 workshop, 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. Full details »



















© 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 $125 off the tuition of the lower-priced workshop(s). Full details »























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» Share Your Love of Photography!

Friends and Family
© Jane Phillips/Santa Fe New Mexican; workshop participant Steve Torres makes a portrait while his daughter, Maria Torres, waits her turn.

Like many things in life, the joy of photography is even better when you share it with your friends and family. Whether there is a family member you want to introduce to photography, a young person you want to help along the way, or a friend or partner you want to share an inspiring week with, now is the time to sign up together.

In honor of our 25th anniversary, for a limited time we are expanding our Next Generation Discount to include all family members, friends, and partners.

When you register for a 5-day summer workshop, your companions receive a $250 credit to attend any workshop during the same week.

Mention the Next Generation/Friends and Family Discount when you call to register, 505-983-1400 x111. Not available for online registrations and may not be combined with other offers.

Check the schedule and start making your plans »


» WATER Photo Contest Supports Artists of the World

Photo Contest: WATER
© Ken Sullins

In honor of our 25th Anniversary, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is donating 5% of our WATER photo contest proceeds to the Artists of the World fund for clean, safe drinking water.

Artists of World brings together galleries, artists and art collectors to fund clean water and sanitation projects around the world.

Their goal is to sell art, or partner with creative projects like photo contests, to fund water projects, reduce suffering, and aid economic development.

Working in partnership with Rotary International, Artists of the World is able to extend the reach of their mission to developing communities around the world.

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is proud to partner with Artists of the World. Our 25th anniversary photo contest is more than great prizes, it also supports a great cause!

Enter by July 1 and save $10. Get all details on WATER and enter today »






» After the Shutter Closes

Digital Lab
© Tony Bonanno, © Tony Corbell,
© Brandon Johnson

What happens after the shutter closes and your image is captured? Learn all the ins-and-outs of the post-processing workflows that take your images from good to great.

Is summer the best time to spend two or five days inside? Absolutely! Sometimes in the dark is where you see the light! So join us to get a handle on organizing and enhancing your images with one of our Digital Workflow workshops:


June 28 - June 29
Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Developing Your Creative Vision
with Eduardo Rubiano

July 6 - July 11
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction to Compositing
with Josh Withers

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

July 26 - July 27
Adobe Photoshop Intensive: Layers and Masks
with Rick Allred

July 27 - August 1
Image Enhancement with Nik Software
with Tony Corbell

August 9 - August 10
Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Developing Your Creative Vision 
with Eduardo Rubiano

August 15 - August 17
Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
with Will Van Beckum


Creating images is only half the story. How do you share your images with the world? Pei Ketron shares her expertise with you in her one-of-a-kind intensive:

August 9 - August 10
Intensive: Social Media Marketing
with Pei Ketron

See all upcoming Digital Lab 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»

» The Oregon Coast: Picturesque Variety

© David Middleton

The entire Oregon coast is magnificent and beautiful. All sorts of superlatives can be used to describe it, but none really capture how pretty it actually is. Newport, on the mid-Oregon coast, is a particularly perfect spot for a photographic workshop.

There are two lighthouses, tidal pools to explore, sea stacks, and miles-long beaches with pounding surf. To top it off there is an active harbor full of picturesque fishing boats, stacks of colorful crab pots, and piles and piles of brightly colored ropes and nets. Photos of the harbor at twilight (usually foggy this time of year) are breathtaking.

This is one of instructor David Middleton's favorite places to photograph. Join him and see why.

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

See details and register for The Oregon Coast workshop »

» Summer 2014 Workshops: Join us in Santa Fe!

Our 25th Anniversary Summer Season starts June 22 with an exciting line up of workshops that cover a wide array of topics. Whether you want to start with the basics in a fun, no-pressure environment or pursue project development with a National Geographic photo editor, your vision and creativity are sure to blossom this summer at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Here's a sampling of our inspiring offerings:

Summer 2014
© David Robin, © John Weiss, © Jennifer Spelman, © Seth Resnick, © Eddie Soloway, © Brenda Tharp

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


JUNE 29 - JULY 4
NEW! The Project Workshop (A 25th Anniversary Special Offering!)
with Elizabeth Krist

Imagining Paradise
Henry Horenstein


JULY 6 - 11
Crafting Dramatic Light with Small Strobes
with Syl Arena

A Natural Eye: The Summer Landscape
with Eddie Soloway

Photographing People
with Jennifer Spelman

Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction to Compositing
with Josh Withers


JULY 13 - 18
NEW! The Expressive Travel Photograph
with Brenda Tharp

NEW! Creative Infrared Photography
with Laurie Klein

Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred

The Hand-Colored Photographic Print
with Kate Breakey

NEW! Photographing Dance
with Allen Birnbach


JULY 20 - 25
Zen and the Art of Photography
with Doug Beasley

NEW! Street Photography
with John Weiss

Fine-Art Digital Printmaking
with Will Van Beckum

Visual Narratives
with Susan Burnstine

True Grit: Cowboy Country
with Norm and Jennifer Clasen

NEW! The Fundamental Art of Studio and Location Lighting
with Michael Karsh


The Art of Seeing
with Elizabeth Opalenik

NEW! Creativity Kick
with Jennifer Spelman

NEW! Being Personal
with Phil Toledano

Image Enhancement with Nik Software
with Tony Corbell

How to Create Killer Images
with Seth Resnick

The Evocative Portrait
with Andrew Southam


AUGUST 3 - 8
Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred

NEW! The Portrait Essay
with Debbie Fleming Caffery

The 5-Minute Portrait
with David Johnson

NEW! The Art of Photographic Composition
with Pei Ketron

NEW! The Intimate Portrait: Connect With Your Subjects 
with Just Loomis

Visual Storytelling with Audio
with Bob Sacha


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.

» News from Our Sponsors & Friends

Nikon Representatives in Santa Fe

Empowerment International camera request
© Michael Corrado

Nikon is sending two of its experts to lead workshops in Santa Fe this summer. Each workshop is designed to give participants a thorough and comprehensive understanding of their Nikon D800, D3000 or D5000 cameras.

We’re excited to welcome these 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

D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300 AND D5000, D5100, D5200 and D5300 ... Kristine covers them all! Get to know your Nikon, and unlock your creative potential.