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Online Newsletter for August 2007
This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Photography Workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference: Free Admission Available

Upcoming Digital Lab Workshops


Apple Computer Sales

Graphik Dimensions: Exclusive Sale for Santa Fe Workshops



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Quote 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."

-Henri Cartier-Bresson



Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
This month, Jerry has compiled a list of 110 photography and digital imaging related Web links.
Enjoy surfing these informative sites! Download the PDF now.

View an archive of digital tips from Jerry.


Participant Image of the Month
© John Langmore
© John Langmore, participant in David Alan Harvey's "National Geographic Expeditions: On Assignment in Mexico" workshop, November 2006

Chef Robert's Recipe for August

© 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.

Fruit Salsa

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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News Shorts
» Out with the old, in with the new! All “old logo” clothing is on clearance in The Store. Save 40% on shirts, jackets, caps, and visors – limited sizes and colors. Click HERE to view and call The Store to check availability (505) 983-1428.

» 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, ext. 11.

Photography Workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
© Macduff Everton
© Macduff Everton
The Travel Magazine Assignment
with Macduff Everton
October 14-20

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.

Class discussions 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
© Sarah Meghan Lee
Photographing People
with Sarah Meghan Lee
October 14-20

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 them.

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 October are:
Heart Mind, and Eye with Norman Mauskopf
Beyond the Surface: The Contemporary Color Portrait with Paul Elledge & Leasha Overturf
Imagination and Dreams with Elizabeth Opalenik
A 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 biography.

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference: Free Admission Available
PDN/PhotoPlus
Be there as the rapidly changing world of photography and imaging comes into focus at PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo 2007. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an advanced amateur, PDN PhotoPlus International has the photographic education you need to strengthen your competitive advantage.

Catch a glimpse into the future of photography and imaging with over 60 NEW seminars including:

The Art of the Portrait [TB4]
Thursday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Platon
Sponsored by: Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

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. All levels.

Receive free general admission to the expo by registering online at www.photoplusexpo.com using the Promo Code NAAA1 Offer ends 9/26/07. Seminar registration is available for an additional fee.

Upcoming Digital Lab Workshops
© Eliot Cohen
© Eliot Cohen
Black-and-White Digital Techniques
with Eliot Cohen
September 24-28

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.

This digital 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, click HERE.

Other digital lab workshops in Santa Fe this fall include:
The Digital Fine Print with George DeWolfe, October 8-12
Beginning Photoshop & Lightroom for Photographers with Genevieve Russell, October 29-November 2
Photoshop: 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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