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Online Newsletter for December 2007
This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

New Year's Resolution: Learn Photoshop

Featured On-the-Road Workshop

Last Chance for the PDN On The Road Seminar Series

Center Announces Call for Entries for Upcoming Contests

Educational Partner: HP

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Quote of the Month

"I love the medium of photography, for with its unique realism it gives me the power to go beyond conventional ways of seeing and understanding and say, ‘This is real, too.’"

—Wynn Bullock

Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
Jerry Courvoisier
Exposing for the digital image is certainly different from exposing for the traditional photographic process. This month, Jerry shares a technique for optimizing your digital exposure. Download the pdf.

View an archive of digital tips from Jerry.

Participant Image of the Month
© Kimberley Freeman
© Kimberley Freeman, participant in the "Lighting on the Edge" workshop with Arlene Collins, Winter 2007

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News Shorts
» The workshop schedules for Summer and Fall 2008, including Mexico, have now been posted online. Registrations are being taken for all classes in 2008. Don't miss out on most the popular workshops; call The Workshops today to register by phone (505) 983-1400, ext.11.

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 18 to insure timely delivery.

» Another incredible gift idea for the person who has everything is the Ernst Haas Creation Portfolio. Ernst Haas has been called "the father of color photography." In the 1950s Ernst began working with Kodachrome films to create color compositions and a color palette that served to define fine-art color photography. Ernst died in 1986 leaving a legacy of poetic images
to inspire future generations of photographers.

In 1981, Daniel Wolf Press published Ernst's first portfolio called "The Creation." Eleanor Morris Caponigro of Santa Fe designed the project. All prints were made using the dye-transfer process, an extremely permanent and beautiful printing technique. Ten images were included and three hundred portfolios were made. Today, a handful of portfolios remain on the market. The portfolio sells for $12,000 (USD). Through a special arrangement, we are able to offer friends of the Santa Fe Workshops a discount off this price. Workshop friends can purchase the portfolio for $10,500 (USD).

If you are interested in further information please contact Reid Callanan at The Workshops via e-mail or call (505) 983-1400.

© Ernst Haas
© Ernst Haas
© Ernst Haas
© Ernst Haas
© Ernst Haas
© Ernst Haas

New Year's Resolution: Learn Photoshop
© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred
Beginning Adobe Photoshop
January 7-11
with Rick Allred

This five-day workshop will propel participants deep into the world of Adobe Photoshop—the most powerful imaging program available. After defining the term “resolution,” we’ll begin our journey into the endless possibilities that Photoshop has to offer: image adjusting and color correction, retouching and restoration, creative tips and filters, image compositing, adding text to images, and much more.

Through demonstrations and hands-on practice, participants will quickly gain the skills necessary to handle their most challenging imagery needs. Evening lab hours are available to continue practicing new skills and techniques or create

Visit the Web site for complete details, Rick's biography, and fees. Call the Workshops to register (505) 983-1400, ext 11.

Composited image by Big Swing
Adobe Photoshop: The Next Step
January 14-18
with Stephen Yadzinski

If you have attended any of our beginning level Photoshop workshops, or have a basic level of proficiency in Photoshop, you are ready for the next level of our Photoshop program. The workshop content reflects what participants have told us they wanted to learn next in Photoshop, including proven techniques, tricks, creative ideas, and timesaving tips that can double productivity. This is a workshop for photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, artists, photo lab technicians, educators, and all others who have mastered the fundamentals of Photoshop and are interested in advancing their professional and personal imaging work with guidance and inspiration from our staff.

The focus of the week is on developing a greater understanding of current advances in this powerful imaging application program. Anyone wishing to develop a greater understanding of current imaging possibilities, enhance creative potential, and improve productivity is encouraged to take this workshop.

Please visit the Web site for complete details, instructor biography, and fees. Call the Workshops to register (505) 983-1400, ext 11.

Featured On-the-Road Workshop
© Raul Touzon
© Raul Touzon
Easter Week in the Heart of Mexico
with Raul Touzon
March 17-24, 2008

Mexico is a photographer’s paradise during Easter week. This seven-day digital workshop with Raul Touzon—now in its fourth year—takes full advantage of the many extraordinary sights and delights of Holy Week in colonial Mexico.

With Raul’s guidance and support, we photograph the stirring Holy Week events of these beautiful mountain towns. Mornings are devoted to reviews and critiques of images made the previous day, as well as short lectures on ways to improve our photographic skills. For more information and images, visit Group size is limited to 12.

To register, call The Workshops at (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

Last Chance for the PDN On The Road Seminar Series
© Vincent Laforet
©Vincent Laforet
Photo District News (PDN) and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops are pleased to present the final destination for the PDN On The Road seminar series for professional photographers:

December 10-11 in Los Angeles

Making money and saving time are critical!
Find solutions and alternatives for this changing and intensely competitive market. A line up of impressive guest speakers scheduled for each seminar will include leading industry professionals and high profile photographers. The seminar will also include valuable hand-outs, lunch and a special reception on Monday night. The reception will provide you with an opportunity to network with speakers and specially invited photo professionals who can provide you with insight on their jobs and feedback on your work. You will get a chance to mingle with art buyers, photo editors, art directors, stock distributors and photography reps and get valuable guidance that may make a difference in your career.

Visit the PDN On The Road Web site for complete details and the online registration form. Also read testimonials from photographers who have attended previous seminars.

Center Announces Call for Entries for Upcoming Contests
© Carol Golemboski
Bending Spoons © Carol Golemboski, 2007 1st Prize Winner

Review Santa Fe is for photographers who have created a significant project or series and would like to meet with industry leaders. The event consists of portfolio reviews with renowned photography professionals, a night of portfolio sharing , and more.
Event Date: June 5-7, 2008
Deadline for Entries: January 18, 2008

The Project Competition is for photographers working on long-term documentary projects and fine-art series. Three jurors reach a consensus on the First Prize and three Finalists. Each juror also selects an additional project to receive a Juror’s Choice awards.
Jurors: Charlotte Cotton, Curator of Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); Chris Pichler, Publisher, Nazraeli Press; Susan Scandrett, Creative Director, Mother Jones Magazine
Deadline for Entries: January 18, 2008

The Singular Image award recognizes outstanding individual photographs in color and black & white.
Jurors: Black & White: Anthony LaSala, Senior Editor, Photo District News (PDN); Color: Jen Bekman, Director, Jen Bekman Gallery
Deadline for Entries: January 18, 2008

For complete prize details and  competition guidelines go to

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