Santa Fe Photographic Workshops News - June 18, 2014
june 18, 2014
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

25th anniversary photo contest

Photo Contest: WATERThis year our WATER photo contest has 4 grand prizes, one for each category: Landscape, Portrait, Documentary and Abstract. Enter by July 1 and save $10. Get all details on WATER and enter today!


cuba 2014

Bob Hickock, Cuba
© Mark Enzler, 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!


santa fe workshops returns
to san miguel de allende!

San MiguelDISCOUNT EXTENDED! Register by Friday, June 20 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!



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- Summer 2014 Workshops Catalog

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.




Reid Callanan Instagram image
© Reid Callanan

Santa Fe Workshops founder and director, Reid Callanan, is on Instagram! Here, he's captured our seasonal staff either prepping for the 25th summer season, or getting a lesson in the hokey pokey. Follow all of his photo adventures in Santa Fe, L.A., Havana, Austin, and more at




Photo from past participant in Elizabeth Opalenik's workshop
© Jerry Tomanek, past participant in an Elizabeth Opalenik workshop. For more information about Elizabeth's upcoming workshops, 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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» Summer in the Studio

Digital Lab
© Paul Mobley, © Andrew Southam, © Gregory Heisler

Our summer season starts next week, and we’re so excited to welcome a fresh group of seasonal staff! Among the new recruits is Studio Manager Leah Woodruff, who comes to us from Arlington, Virginia. Leah studied commercial photography at Ohio University, where she focused on studio lighting and fashion photography, and she recently interned with Sarah Silver in New York City, where she gained the skills and experience that made her the ideal candidate for the Studio Manager position.

Leah, along with instructors Paul Mobley, Gregory Heisler, Marco Grob, Allen Birnbach, Michael Karsh, Andrew Southam, and David Johnson, can help you take your lighting skills to the next level—in the studio and on location:

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

June 29 - July 4
Illuminating People: Expressive Lighting for Portraits Space is limited!
with Gregory Heisler

July 6 - 11
The Editorial Portrait Space is limited!
with Marco Grob

July 13 - 18
Photographing Dance Space is limited!
with Allen Birnbach

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

July 27 - August 1
The Evocative Portrait
with Andrew Southam

August 3 - 8
The 5-Minute Portrait
with David Johnson

Join us this summer in our 3,000 square foot studio; it’s fully stocked with equipment from Chimera, Dynalite, Pocket Wizard, Sekonic, Manfrotto, Hensel, Profoto, California Sunbounce, Lumiquest, and Savage Paper Products. Now all we need is you!

See details on our lighting workshops and register »


» Join us in Cuba and Mexico

Cuba and San Miguel
© Carrie McCarthy

One of the best things about the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops experience is how well it travels.

We take our unique approach to photographic education on the road to deliver the inspiration, feedback, and sense of community that Santa Fe Workshops is known for, in stimulating, gorgeous settings the world over.

Join us this fall in Cuba or San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to simultaneously broaden both your cultural and artistic horizons.

See our Cuba schedule and register »

See the San Miguel schedule and register »


» Last Call for these Popular Workshops

© Allen Birnbach, © Brett Erickson,
© Seth Resnick

These workshops are filling up fast and have just a few spaces left. Don’t miss your chance; nab your spot before they’re full!

June 29 - July 4
The Project Workshop (A 25th Anniversary Special Offering!)
with Elizabeth Krist

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

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

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

July 27 - August 1
How to Create Killer Images
with Seth Resnick

August 3 - 8
Visual Storytelling with Audio
with Bob Sacha

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

Due to the limited number of spaces left in these workshops, online registration is not available for many of them. Call 505-983-1400 x111 today to register.

» Get Your Images Off Your Computer

Printing and Digital Workflow
© Tony Bonanno, © Brandon Johnson

Do you miss photographs you can hold in your hands? Yearning to give a photographic print as a gift, hang it in your home, or even submit your printed work to galleries?

Whether you want to learn the basics, or you’re looking to refine your skills for fine-art printing, we’ve got the workshops that get you there, and our state-of-the-art Digital Lab is full of top-of-the-line Epson printers.

July 5 - 6
Intensive: Basics of Digital Printmaking 
with Will Van Beckum

July 20 - 25
Fine-Art Digital Printmaking
with Will Van Beckum

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

August 22 - 26
Rio Chama: Capture to Print
with Tony Bonanno

September 5 - 7
Intensive: Basics of Digital Printmaking
with Will Van Beckum

See all Digital Workflow and Printing Workshops and register »


» 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 you’d like to master the craft of artificial lighting, your vision and creativity are sure to blossom this summer at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Take a look at a sampling from our summer season:

Summer 2014
© David Robin, © John Weiss, © Jennifer Spelman, © Eddie Soloway

JUNE 29 - JULY 4
Imagining Paradise
Henry Horenstein

JULY 6 - 11
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

JULY 13 - 18
NEW! Creative Infrared Photography
with Laurie Klein

Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred

The Hand-Colored Photographic Print
with Kate Breakey

JULY 20 - 25
NEW! Street Photography
with John Weiss

Visual Narratives
with Susan Burnstine

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

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

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

The 5-Minute Portrait
with David Johnson

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 School 2014: Take Your Photography To New Heights

Nikon School

Whatever your level of experience, and with whatever camera brand you shoot, Nikon School will teach you how to make great photos!

For more information and to register for a class in your area; visit! »



Nikon School

Filter Photo Festival 2014

Chicago in the fall is perfect. Especially when you’re with Carrie Mae Weems, Susan Burnstine, Mary Virginia Swanson, David Robert Farmerie, and Judy Natal. Come to The Windy City this September 24-28 for workshops, portfolio reviews, lectures, exhibitions, and more. We hope you can join us!

View the 2014 Filter Photo Festival site to learn more »