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Online Newsletter for January 2008
This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Featured Workshops in Santa Fe

On-the-Road Workshop: Easter Week in Mexico

Center Announces Third Annual Portrait Session Auction

Visual Server from Photo-Eye

National Geographic Traveler Seminar Series

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Quote of the Month

"The photograph isolates and perpetuates a moment of time: an important and revealing moment, or an unimportant and meaningless one, depending upon the "

—Edward Weston

Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
Jerry Courvoisier
This month we explore the View mode when working with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom's Library viewing options. Download the pdf.

View an archive of digital tips from Jerry.

Participant Image of the Month
©Charlie Thiel
© Charlie Thiel, participant in the "Advanced Photoshop for Photographers" workshop with Matt Kloskowski, Winter 2007

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News Shorts
» New Year's Baby! Congratulations to Darcy Schwerin, director of PR and Marketing for The Workshops, and her husband Michael on the birth of their son Aidyn Honor. All are doing well and we wish them the very best. They made the front page of the local paper as he was the first baby born in Santa Fe in 2008! Read the full story and see pictures at

» The workshop schedules for Summer and Fall 2008, including Mexico, have now been posted online. The catalog will be mailed in about a month. If you do not regularly receive our catalogs and would like to do so, send us an email and put Add me to your mailing list in the Subject Line. 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.

Featured Workshops in Santa Fe
© Jerry Courvoisier
© Jerry Courvoisier
Digital Printmaking Intensive
January 27-29
with Jerry Courvoisier

This intensive two-and-a-half-day, hands-on workshop compresses and streamlines the digital printmaking process. Jerry guides participants as they discover how to craft images to perfection with Adobe Photoshop and HP printers, developing an in-depth understanding of managing color accurately and achieving smooth, subtle transitions when creating fine-art-quality prints.

Using Photoshop CS3, we learn to build an image file that preserves excellent detail by adjusting images with maximum control. The workshop covers all the bases, including the best way to convert color to black-and-white, sharpening methods that enhance detail, and simple layering and masking techniques—everything necessary to successfully navigate the HP printer and software. We experiment with different kinds of printing papers to understand how they affect image presentation and quality. We also explore image size and its effects on tone, sharpness, and the overall character and impact of a printed image.

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

© Sarah Meghan Lee
Beginning Photography with Digital Cameras
February 17-23
with Sarah Meghan Lee

This start-from-scratch primer workshop takes you from the basics of exposure, manipulation of depth of field and shutter speed to the ultimate goal of creating compelling photographs with your digital camera. You gain a solid technical foundation that permits you to take the photographs you’ve always wanted to take as well as push your creative side. You learn to be comfortable with your camera by understanding manual modes of exposure, depth of field and focus with subsequent discussions covering composition, lenses, natural light, and difficult lighting situations.

Participants are on the move with Sarah, practicing new skills during daily field trips in and around beautiful Santa Fe. Sarah encourages a lively, energetic atmosphere that builds confidence in photographic abilities and personal vision. By the end of the week, participants leave invigorated about photography and with a collection of images that illustrates their growth technically and creatively.

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

On-the-Road Workshop: Easter Week in Mexico
© 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.

Center Announces Third Annual Portrait Session Auction
© Julie Blackmon
© Julie Blackmon
January 9-15, 2008

You are invited to bid on a portrait session with some of the most talented photographers of our time. The successful bidders may book the portrait session for themselves, or present it as a fabulous gift to a loved one.

Sam Abell - Charlottesville, VA
Julie Blackmon - Springfield, MO
Gay Block - Santa Fe, NM
Phil Borges - Mercer Island, WA
Rachael Dunville - New York, NY
Larry Fink - Martins Creek, PA
David Graham - Newtown, PA
Cig Harvey - Boston, MA
Gregory Heisler - New York, NY
Molly Landreth - Seattle, WA
Doug Menuez - Woodstock, NY
Elizabeth Opalenik - Oakland, CA
Rachel Papo - New York, NY
Robert Stivers - Santa Fe, NM

Online auction hosted by eBay GivingWorks: January 9-15, 2008. For complete details, visit


All proceeds benefit Center, a 501(c)3 organization
For more information call 505.984.8353 or go to:

Visual Server from Photo-Eye
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National Geographic Traveler Seminar Series
© Ralph Lee Hopkins
© Ralph Lee Hopkins
Check out the exciting new seminars from National Geographic Traveler. All seminars are taught by leading pros in the field.

The seminars cover four topic areas in the following cities:

—Travel Photography – Washington, DC, Kansas City and Portland, OR
—Digital Photography – Atlanta, San Diego, Dallas, Minneapolis and Vancouver, BC
—Nature Photography – Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Houston, San Francisco and Houston
—Adventure Photography – Los Angeles, Boston, Denver, Seattle and Toronto

For more information and to register, go to
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