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of the Month
"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again."
of the Month
© John Langmore, participant
in David Alan Harvey's "National Geographic Expeditions: On Assignment
in Mexico" workshop, November 2006
|Chef Robert's Recipe
© Kendrick Disch
Chef Robert's fruit salsa is a refreshing alternative to hot
sauces during the summer. It goes well on all fish, as well
as chicken and turkey medallions marinated in achiote chile paste.
2 mangoes, peeled & diced small (substitute peaches or necatarines)
1 small red onion, diced
3 jalapenos, diced (fewer for less "fire")
1/4 cup (packed) cilantro, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
zest of 3 lemons (yellow part only)
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
1/8 cup vegetable or olive oil (for shine)
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Let sit for at least one hour
in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving on
desired meat or with pita or tortilla chips.
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» The winter/spring
workshop schedules for 2008 are now posted on the Web site. Course
desciptions, instructor biographies, and fees should be posted by
mid-September. In the meantime, registrations are being taken for
any of the listed workshops. Please call The Workshops (505) 983-1400,
Workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Travel Magazine Assignment
© Macduff Everton
with Macduff Everton
Macduff Everton believes that good travel photography
incorporates landscapes, cityscapes, architectural
and natural details, food shots, as well as environmental
and intimate portraits to visually evoke a sense of
place. Participants in this workshop are encouraged
to explore any and all of these approaches, in a variety
of methods, in order to discover and develop a personal
style that becomes discernible as the week progresses.
The colonial towns of San Miguel de Allende, our base,
and its neighbor, Guanajuato, have a rich cultural
and artistic past and an exciting contemporary life.
address the aesthetic and business sides of photographing
an assignment, including planning and preparation,
and the current market for magazine and stock photography.
By week’s end, participants have created a portfolio
suitable to show to an editor.
© Sarah Meghan Lee
with Sarah Meghan Lee
Photographing people in an honest, expressive, and
candid manner, capturing that moment when subject,
gesture, environment, and light all come together,
is a challenge that requires an openness to the unexpected
and a facility with the creative and technical aspects
of photography. This workshop in San Miguel de Allende
is for those who have always wanted to photograph people
but were hesitant to try, as well as those who have
started developing these skills and wish to improve
We learn how to approach and photograph people using
natural light, depth of field, and composition to create
images that capture subjects in a truthful and meaningful
way. Class discussions explore the use of different
perspectives, working with background, and layering
images. Daily assignments focus on practicing specific
skills while photographing people, and we have daily
editing and critique sessions.
We find our subjects in the colorful streets, markets,
and plazas of San Miguel, a fascinating cultural environment
providing a rich and varied opportunity for this adventure
in photographing people. Our week includes a field
trip to the nearby colonial capital of Guanajuato.
Sarah works individually with participants on location.
Other workshops available in
Mind, and Eye with Norman Mauskopf
the Surface: The Contemporary Color Portrait with
Paul Elledge & Leasha Overturf
and Dreams with Elizabeth Opalenik
Visual Journey with Renie Haiduk
To view the full calendar of workshops in San Miguel
this fall, visit
the Santa Fe Workshops Web site. Click on a course
title to read a complete description and the instructor's
International Conference: Free Admission Available
Be there as the rapidly changing world of photography
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Thursday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Platon is well known for taking risks in his portraiture.
This seminar offers an intimate and fascinating look
into the world of Platon’s portrait-creating
process from inception to the final image. How does
he conceptualize the portrait and prepare for the
session? How does he work with his subject on set,
often convincing them to be a player in his vision?
Blending both the technical and creative aspects
of portraiture, Platon describes and presents images
to illustrate his lighting techniques, the importance
of the chemical darkroom, his creative impulses and
personal style. This seminar is guaranteed to inspire.
Receive free general admission to the expo by registering
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Digital Lab Workshops
Black-and-White Digital Techniques
© Eliot Cohen
with Eliot Cohen
Black-and-white photographers traditionally have used film, filters, and processing
techniques to separate tone from color; combined with darkroom craft, they could
thus achieve an expressive range of possibilities. Today, using digital methods,
photographers can create tonal separation in even more nuanced ways.
lab workshop focuses on methods for making the conversion from color to grayscale
and on crafting images using digital darkroom procedures designed for grayscale
work. Although the workshop has a strong technical focus, expression and representation
are equally valued, and we direct attention to the aesthetic ideas behind each
image. Participants are encouraged to bring existing files
To read the complete course description and instructor biography, click HERE.
From the Field to the Fine Digital Print
with Linde Waidhofer and Lito Tejada-Flores
September 26-October 5
In this unique workshop, we follow the entire process, from landscape photography, to refinement of the image on the computer, to the finished archival fine art print. It is all about using digital techniques to capture, prepare, and present images in an optimum way.
We begin with three days of intensive landscape photography in one of the most mysterious and beautiful corners of the West—the Bisti Badlands of northern New Mexico. On Sunday we travel to Santa Fe to begin a week-long intensive in the Workshops state-of-the-art digital lab.
Our week in Santa Fe begins with editing, critiquing, and sequencing a small portfolio of images, after which Lito and Linde present a two-day intensive on Photoshop workflow for fine-art digital printing. The rest of the week is devoted to working on the images captured in the Bisti Badlands. Each participant creates a final portfolio of finished prints on the Workshops archival pigment printers.
To read the complete course description and instructor biography,
Other digital lab workshops in Santa Fe this fall include:
Digital Fine Print with George DeWolfe, October 8-12
Photoshop & Lightroom for Photographers with Genevieve
Russell, October 29-November 2
The Next Step with Joel Lipovetsky, November 5-9
To register for any of the above workshops, call the Santa Fe
Workshops (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
Apple Computer Sales
Jerry Courvoisier, the Digital Lab Director, has
put together four recommended configurations for those
of you looking to purchase new computer equipment this
summer—two for the MacBook Pro and two for the
Mac Pro. From the Santa Fe Workshops home page (www.santafeworkshops.com)
choose Apple Value Added Reseller. Use SFW0807 if
asked for the password.
Call Dottie Lopez or Jerry Courvoisier at the Workshops
(505-983-1400) for further information on all
available Apple products. You can also go to Apple's
Web site for complete product descriptions
and available options.
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