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Online Newsletter for February 2008
This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Limited Space Available in Workshop with Gregory Heisler

Featured Workshops in Santa Fe

On-the-Road Workshop: Olympic National Park

Upcoming National Geographic Traveler Seminars

Visual Server from Photo-eye

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Santa Fe Workshops Blog

Photography Workshops

Digital Lab Workshops

Workshops in Mexico

On-the-Road Workshops & Tours

The Workshops Store

Quote of the Month

"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box."

—Henri Cartier Bresson

Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
Jerry Courvoisier
This month Jerry demonstrates how Lightroom keywording can save time when searching for your images in the Library. Download the pdf.

View an archive of digital tips from Jerry.

Participant Image of the Month
© Brian Slanger
© Brian Slanger, participant in the "Stock Photography: Your Future" workshop with Patrick Donehue, Winter 2007

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News Shorts
» Internationally acclaimed photographer and popular workshop instructor Joe McNally has just released a new book called "The Moment It Clicks." This photography book blends rich, stunning images and the elegant layout of a coffee-table book with the invaluable training, no-nonsense insights, and photography secrets usually found only in those rare, best-of-breed educational books. Sure to be on the bookshelves of amateur and professional photographers alike, read more about the book and how to get your copy by going to Joe's Web site. The Santa Fe Workshops Store will also carry a limited number of copies.

» The Summer and Fall workshop descriptions, including workshops in San Miguel de Allende, have recently been added to our Web site. The catalog will be mailed in the next week or so and registrations are being taken now for all workshops in 2008. Click HERE to view the full list of workshop offerings; scroll through the months to see what's being offered and when.

» Be one of ten participants to study with legendary black-and-white photographer Rodney Smith at his Sneden’s Landing estate May 29-31. It promises to be three incredible days of portfolio review, lecture, food, and photographing. For more information, call The Workshops or contact Rodney’s studio at (845) 359-4814. Be sure to mention that you heard about this once-in-a-lifetime offering from the Santa Fe Workshops e-Newsletter. You can also download an invitation.

» Our Winter workshop season is underway and The Workshops is pleased welcome back seasonal staff members Nick Rapaz, Mike Sakas, Jennifer Spelman, Mike Donnor, and Karen Lenz. Also joining the crew are Lance Thorn, Laura Ryan, and Santiago Romero.

The Workshops would also like to announce the addition of Brook Buxton to the permanent staff as Media Coordinator. Brook recently relocated to Santa Fe from the Baltimore area.

Limited Space Available in Workshop with Gregory Heisler
© Jerry Courvoisier
© Gregory Heisler
Gregory Heisler will be in Santa Fe on February 17 to teach a week-long workshop titled "Choice and Vision." This workshop has been full for many months but has had several last-minute cancellations and now has three spots open. If you are interested in taking Greg's workshop or learning more about the week, call the Workshops office right away at 505-983-1400, ext. 11. Following is the course description:

The creative choices you make as a professional photographer are like your fingerprints; their patterns are uniquely yours. Whether aesthetic or technical, emotional or practical, conscious or unconscious, such choices ultimately define your photographic vision. This advanced workshop heightens your sensitivity to the decision-making process, increases your awareness of the creative possibilities available to you, and inspires you to work with both new and existing tools in exciting, effective, expressive, and unexpected ways. Our focus is not about validating your present work but, rather, it’s about laying the creative groundwork for the images you have yet to make, and making them truly, authentically yours.

Daily explorations in the Workshops’ fully-equipped studio or on location in Santa Fe offer each participant the opportunity to work with existing or artificial light to illuminate the subject and create new ways of seeing.

Featured Workshops in Santa Fe
© Jerry Courvoisier
© Daniel Milnor
Transitioning Into Weddings
March 9-15
with Daniel Milnor

How do you make wedding photography a successful part of your career? How do you keep wedding photography fresh, personal, and meaningful? Do you hope to photograph in a way that is personally meaningful to you, while meeting clients’ requests and achieving success on a business level? While such goals are certainly challenging, this workshop enables you to balance the personal and professional in a way that enlivens your work and takes your business to the next level.

Daniel shares his techniques for making personally engaging wedding images. He also details his philosophy and practice for running a successful and distinctive photography business. Daily assignments and lectures address both photographic skills and the search for a unique style. This workshop is an opportunity to rethink, adjust, and refine your wedding photography so that you have more fun and become more successful.

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

© David Saffir
Fine-Art Digital Printmaking
with Jack Duganne and David Saffir
March 9 - March 15, 2008

Translating one’s photographic vision into a fine-art print might seem like a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be. In this comprehensive workshop with master photographers and fine-art printmakers Jack Duganne and David Saffir, participants acquire the knowledge and skills essential to bringing a photographic vision to print.

We demystify the art of printmaking by systematically walking through each stage of the process. he week includes multiple photography sessions on location in the Santa Fe area, high-intensity classroom explorations of image processing, and time devoted to printing our new color or black-and-white images on state-of-the-art archival inkjet printers. We spend about one-third of our time in the field and two-thirds honing our image editing, processing, and printing expertise.

Read more about this opportunity on our Web site. Call the Workshops to register (505) 983-1400, ext. 11

© Jerry Courvoisier

Adobe Photoshop Intensive

April 4-6
with Jerry Courvoisier

Designed for photographers who are ready to take their images to the next step but don’t have time to attend a weeklong seminar, this two-and-a-half-day intensive provides a strong foundation in Photoshop CS3. Digital lab guru Jerry Courvoisier explains the advantages of working with Camera Raw and demonstrates a range of techniques for making global and local adjustments to images, such as color correction, creating black-and-white images, sepia toning, and retouching.

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

On-the-Road Workshop: Olympic National Park
© Raul Touzon
© David Middleton
Olympic National Park Workshop
with David Middleton
May 17-21, 2008

Join professional outdoor photographer David Middleton on the road in beautiful Olympic National Park. After more than two decades of teaching workshops in Olympic National Park, David knows the best photography and teaching locations and the best time of day to visit each one. Daily classroom sessions include discussions of many aspects of photography as well as demonstrations and critiques.

Olympic National Park, in the far northwest corner of Washington State, is a place of astounding beauty. Late May is the perfect time to photograph in the park, before the summer crowds arrive, and the forests are incredibly green and practically oozing with life.

Visit our Web site to read more about this on-the-road workshop and David Middleton. To register, call The Workshops at (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

Upcoming National Geographic Traveler Seminars
© Eddie Soloway
© Eddie Soloway
Be sure to look for one of the National Geographic Traveler seminars coming to your area in the next month. The seminars are taught by professional photographers who are experts in their fields and contain a wealth of information.

Nature and Outdoor Photography:
   • Jacksonville - Saturday , February 9
   • Houston – Saturday, March 15

Travel Photography:
   • Washington, DC – Sunday, February 24
   • Kansas City, MO – Sunday, March 9

For more information about the seminars and other cities and dates,
please visit the website at

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