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Online Newsletter for December 2006

This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Santa Fe Center for Photography News

Featured Photography Workshop in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Workshops Alumni Publish First Book

Apple Computers

Calumet Photographic News

On-the-Road Workshops

Upcoming Digital Lab Workshops

Photo-Eye's Photographer's Showcase presents New Work by Haruto Maeda

National Geographic Traveler Seminars

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Winter/Spring Photography Workshops, 2007

Digital Lab Workshops

On-the-Road Workshops & Tours

The Workshops Store

Quote of the Month

"There is one thing the photograph must contain: the humanity of the moment."

-Robert Frank

Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
This month, download a pdf that teaches you some quick keyboard shortcuts for the layer blending modes in Photoshop.

View an archive of digital tips from Jerry.

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News Shorts
· The Santa Fe Workshops and HP move forward with their newly formed educational partnership. Last week, HP's photo printers were installed on our campus in Santa Fe. This week, news of this alliance is the feature story on HP's home page. Visit to read about it.

· The Santa Fe Workshops is excited to have joined the Blog community! Visit for weekly information on workshops, current events, and alumni news from the Santa Fe Workshops.

· Give the gift of a workshop to someone you love! Gift certificates are available for any amount and can be purchased by calling the administration office (505) 983-1400, ext. 11. Please call before December 20 to insure timely delivery.

· Watch for the announcement of our Summer/Fall 2007 schedule coming later in the month. You will receive an email letting you know when it is available on our Web site.

Santa Fe Center for Photography News

Mirai and her pink things
© Jeongmee Yoon

Suspended, Burma 2005
© Monica Denevan

Untitled #2
© Carlos Tarrats

CALL FOR ENTRIES - DEADLINE: December 15, 2006

the only juried portfolio review event for photographers who are seeking wider recognition. Event Dates: May 18-20, 2007

PROJECT COMPETITION honors committed photographers working on documentary projects and fine art series.

Charles Guice, Director, Charles Guice Fine Art Photography LLC, Berkeley, California
Deborah Klochko, Director, Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), San Diego, California
Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, New York Times Magazine

Prizes Include:
$5,000 cash award; full-tuition scholarship for a week-long workshop of your choice at the Santa Fe Workshops (some restrictions apply); Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe 2007; A year-long Photographer’s Showcase at

SINGULAR IMAGE recognizes outstanding individual photographs in color and black & white.

Black & White - Brooks Jensen, Editor, Lenswork magazine
Color - Miriam Leuchter, Managing Editor, Popular Photography and Imaging magazine

Prizes Include:
$1000 scholarship for a week-long workshop of your choice at the Santa Fe Workshops; $1,000 gift certificate from Singer Editions fine art printing services; $500 gift card from Calumet Photographic, Stylus printer from Epson; $300 gift certificate from Light Impressions; $300 gift certificate from Blurb for creating your own custom photography books.

For complete information call 505-984-8353 or visit

Featured Photography Workshop in Santa Fe

© Joyce Tenneson
One of the most difficult challenges facing the serious photographer is developing a "signature style," a unique photographic identity. Whether your interest is in portraits, nudes, landscapes, or still lifes, this workshop is intended to help you achieve the next level and to provide a forum to discuss the possibilities. Join veteran instructor Joyce Tenneson in Santa Fe for a week of investigation and exploration into your future as a photographer. Developing and Promoting Your Signature Style is being offered March 4-10, 2007.

Other photography workshops that still have space available during the upcoming season are:
Light, Gesture, Color with Jay Maisel, February 11-17
Portraits Unplugged with Bobbie Lane, February 18-24
Photographing People with Cathy Maier Callanan, February 18-24
Creative Lighting Techniques with Chip Simons,February 25-March 3
Portraits: Beneath the Surface with Antonin Kratochvil, February 25-March 3
Getting Close with Norman Mauskopf, February 25-March 3

Click HERE to view the entire Winter/Spring 2007 workshops schedule or call The Workshops for full details and to register (505) 983-1400.

Santa Fe Workshops Alumni Publish First Book

The Santa Fe Workshops is thrilled to see the growth and achievements that come from our participants. Marybeth Flower and Joe Bauwens first came to The Workshops in 2004 ready to learn all they could about photography, taking numerous week-long workshops in Santa Fe, Tuscany, and San Miguel de Allende. Their instructors included Marcia Reifman, Eddie Soloway, Genevieve Russell, Arthur Meyerson, and Jim Stanfield, all of whom helped Marybeth and Joe move forward on their photographic journey.

Inspired by their long-held passion for Italy, Marybeth and Joe decided to put their images into a full–color book entitled Piazza: Italy’s Heart & Soul.  Over the past 15 years, they have made countless trips to the country researching and photographing the piazzas in various towns throughout Italy for their book. “From intensely personal moments to shared public events…Joe and Marybeth have succeeded at making us feel we’ve been there, as you will discover within the pages of this marvelous book,” states Jim Stanfield of National Geographic. The essence of Italian life has been wonderfully captured in 250 dazzling photographs.

For additional information on the book, please contact Marybeth Flower at 208-726-1600 or visit

Apple Computers

'Tis the season for great deals on all Apple products. Take 5 percent off all basic configurations on MacBookPros, MacPros and Cinema Displays. Then add any option at our cost.  Don't miss this chance to buy a special present for yourself or someone close to you.

Contact Alan Myers at The Workshops (505-983-1400 ext. 13, for further information on all available Apple products and to take advantage of this holiday offer. For additional products available through The Workshops, choose Apple Value Added Reseller from the home page. Use SFW1206 when asked for the password. For more information, go to

Calumet Photographic News

Starting December 1, 2006, take advantage of 12 days of special savings.

For 12 days Calumet will send one email per day highlighting one exclusive deal. It may be a huge discount on a DSLR, greatly reduced prices on photo gear, or it could be a free memory card when you purchase a qualifying product. Either way, you won't want to miss out on these exclusives - for yourself or someone on your list.

Each day from December 1st to the 12th we will send out an email with that day's exclusive offer. Follow the link from the email to take advantage of the deal - but don't think about it too long, because each offer is good for one day. The only way to take advantage of these special offers is to sign up for the 12 Days of Christmas emails. Even if you're already signed up for our weekly Enews, you will still need to opt in for this special savings notice. We won't add you to any other lists and we won't sell or share your information - it will be used for the 12 Days of Christmas promotion only.

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On-the-Road Workshops

© John Weiss
Cultural and Photo Tour of Morocco
Join photographer and group leader John Weiss, co-sponsored by Strabo Tours and the Santa Fe Workshops, for a truly fascinating cultural and photography tour, The Mystery of Morocco, April 17-May 1, 2007. With its exotic architecture, varied landscape, and friendly people, Morocco is a dazzling destination for photographers. Combining the history and natural beauty of this rich and fascinating country with first-person encounters, we’ll visit native villages, ancient medinas, and craftsmen’s workshops, sharing experiences and sipping mint tea—a symbol of the warm, sincere Moroccan generosity. We’ll have extended opportunities to photograph the landscape, kasbahs, the fortified harbor of Essaouira, the Djemaa el-Fna Square of Marrakesh, and medina of Fes el-Bali. Photo instruction will be available through out the program and participants are invited to bring portfolios for review.

For more information on this tour or to register, contact Strabo Photo Tour Collection at (607) 756-8676 or email them at Please mention that you heard about this opportunity through the Santa Fe Workshops e-Newsletter.

© John Weiss
The Heart and Soul of Tuscany with optional Venice Extension
Ah, Florence!  The city where the Renaissance began. It is a living museum of art and culture. Explore its streets, piazzas, and great works of art and architecture in the company of a local guide, and photo tour instructor John Weiss, from May 6-15, 2007. John will take you to premier photographic locations to capture the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Corridor, and the Duomo. A short drive from Florence transports us into the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will stay in Chianti, among the best-preserved landscapes in Italy, some virtually unchanged since artists depicted them five hundred years ago. The region has large areas of woodlands, interspersed with vineyards and dotted with medieval towns high on hills and ridges. Extend your stay in Venice, where images seem to 'pop-up' around every corner - truly a photographer’s paradise.  We will spend in-depth time exploring the city with our cameras.

For more information on this tour or to register, contact Strabo Photo Tour Collection at (607) 756-8676 or email them at Please mention that you heard about this opportunity through the Santa Fe Workshops e-Newsletter.

Upcoming Digital Lab Workshops

© Brenda Kelley
Added Session of Beginning Photoshop
By popular demand, an extra session of Beginning Photoshop has been added to the digital lab schedule during the week of January 22-26. Brenda Kelley will lead participants through the basics of navigation, selection tools, image adjustment tools and much more. This solid introduction gives participants a complete understanding of Photoshop, leading them to creative experimentation and project work.

Other workshops available in the digital lab in January are:
Photoshop: The Next Step
with Genevieve Russell, January 15-19
Layers and Channels with Photoshop with Jerry Courvoisier, January 29-February 2

For more information click on the workshop title above or call the Santa Fe Workshops (505) 983-1400.

Photo-Eye's Photographer's Showcase Presents New Work by Haruto Maeda

© Haruto Maeda, 2006
"The Transkai in South Africa is a desolate landscape which stretches as far as the eye can see. It is a different image of Africa than what you would expect. Many Xhosa people live in arid areas (which they call home land) as a result of the Apartheid regime. During this time Native Africans were forced to live within a designated 13 percent of the country, the majority of which is arid. One Xhosa village in this homeland is “Cacadu”, located in a hilly district twelve hours by car from Johannesburg. In this area there is little rain. The land is dry and sterile. It is difficult to farm the land there, so most young people and fathers leave the village to find work. Cacadu’s population is about 1,200. The inhabitants are mostly old people, women and children. Here, the traditional lifestyle has become impossible. The villagers can only earn an income from work outside the village. This situation has not changed since the difficult Apartheid era. There are a lot of children who grow up not knowing their father’s face, another legacy left by Apartheid."--Haruto Maeda.

View Haruto Maeda's portfolio Quiet Life - The Village of South Africa.

The Photographer's Showcase is an online juried gallery at Application is open to photographer's worldwide. Read more as to how you can submit work.

View other Photographer's Showcase portfolios.

National Geographic Traveler Seminars

© Bob Krist
Inside Secrets of Successful Travel Photography
Join National Geographic Traveler photographer Jim Richardson and one of the magazine’s editorial staff—senior photo editor Dan Westergren or editor-in-chief Keith Bellows—for a one-day seminar on how to make successful travel photos. Instead of simply producing “pretty pictures,” discover how to capture the spirit of a place by using a cultural documentary approach to your travel photography. Also, learn how excellence in travel photography furthers Traveler’s commitment to “take readers on a journey of exploration, discovery, and enrichment,” according to Keith Bellows. “We’ll help you turn your pictures into stories—which will make your pictures more meaningful.”

Vancouver - January 21, 2007
Denver - February 18, 2007
Dallas - March 4, 2007
Minneapolis - April 1, 2007

Travel Photography in the Digital World
Unravel the mysteries of digital photography with Ralph Lee Hopkins and Bob Krist as they explain the nuts and bolts of this exciting technology — from choosing the right camera to developing your own workflow to strategies for covering your travel destination. Learn the secrets of these two top nature and travel photographers and get lots of useful, real-world advice to help make the most of the potential of digital photography while avoiding the pitfalls and exploding the the myths that surround the medium. This seminar is intended for amateur to advanced amateur photographers new to digital or considering making the switch from film to digital capture. Using a slide show/lecture format, Ralph and Bob will help ease your transition into the digital world.

Seattle - January 14, 2007
Houston - January 28, 2007
Philadelphia - April 15, 2007
San Francisco - April 22, 2007
Montreal - June 3, 2007

For more information and to register for one of these upcoming seminars, visit the National Geographic Traveler Seminars Web site.

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