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Online Newsletter for March 2008
This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Discount Available for Workshops in Mexico

On-the-Road Workshop: Ireland

Featured Digital Lab Workshops in Santa Fe

Custom Training Available

Visual Server from Photo-Eye

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Quote of the Month

"The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking."

—Brooks Atkinson - 1951, Once Around the Sun

Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
Jerry Courvoisier
This month Jerry describes his "standard operating procedure" for safe downloading of images from the camera. Download the pdf.

View an archive of digital tips from Jerry.

Participant Image of the Month
© Chip Coscia
© Chip Coscia, participant in the "Stock Photography: Your Future" workshop with Patrick Donehue, February 2008

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News Shorts
» Popular workshop instructor Christopher James is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of "The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes." The first edition received unprecedented critical acclaim and is recognized as the definitive reference text in alternative process photography. This significantly expanded second edition is a full-color, lavishly illustrated, comprehensive resource that explores every aspect of alternative process image making. The Santa Fe Workshops Store will carry a limited number of copies or the book can be ordered through photo-eye Books and Amazon.

Christopher will be teaching two workshops during our summer season:
Alternative Photographic Processes and Advanced Alternative Photographic Processes. Call The Workshops to register for these workshops.

» The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Web site now allows for online registration of many of our upcoming workshops. Just click on the "Register Online" link on a course description page and fill in the necessary information. You will then be contacted by the Administration Office to confirm availability and finish processing your registration and deposit. You can also still register by phone or by using the application form available online or in the catalog.

Discount Available for Workshops in Mexico
© Michael Morse
© Michael Morse, participant in Day of the Dead in the Heartland of Mexico, 2007
The Santa Fe Workshops will return to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in the fall of 2008 for its eighth season of photography workshops. Popular instructors Frank Ockenfels 3, Ralph Lee Hopkins, Julia Dean, Patrick Donehue, Platon, and Jock Sturges are among those leading workshops for us in San Miguel.

NEW THIS YEAR: All participants registering before July 1 will receive an "early sign-up" discount of $100 off each workshop.

San Miguel is one of Mexico’s most charming colonial towns, with narrow, serpentine, cobblestone streets that wind through sixteenth- and seventeenth-century stone buildings. Rich in culture, heritage, holidays, and fiestas, San Miguel is a National Historic Landmark, and as such, no new buildings can be constructed in the downtown area. It has long been a center for the arts and home to an international community of artists, writers, and sculptors. San Miguel has the feel of a small European city. Its people are friendly and warm, and it is a safe town where strolling its beautiful streets at night is a local tradition.

Consider joining us south of the border this fall! Click HERE to view the full schedule of workshops and read course descriptions, instructor biographies, and the general information. Call The Workshops for more information or to register (505) 983-1400, ext 11.

On-the-Road Workshop: Ireland
© Frank Lavelle
© Frank Lavelle
Western Ireland: A Photographic and Cultural
Workshop in County Mayo & the Donegal Peninsula

May 26-June 5, 2008
A new tour led by professional photographer and tour leader Frank Lavelle

This special itinerary in 2008 includes three evenings on the Donegal Peninsula, an exciting addition to our workshop. The peninsula presents quaint fishing villages, and harbors. Western Ireland is a land of remarkable light, rugged natural beauty, and warm people eager to share their rich heritage of music, folklore, literature, and history. The journey itself will display huge panoramas that will look different from every segment of the road we travel.

Days are spent photographing in one or two spots - uniquely special places you could never find on your own, tiny villages, spectacular panoramas, hidden beaches, and ancient abbeys. Our Irish host is Olcan Masterson, an authority on the history of western Ireland, an accomplished traditional musician, and a living embodiment of Irish charm and hospitality. He shows us the spirit and soul of Ireland as few visitors ever experience it. We attend gatherings in village pubs, where Olcan performs with local musicians. A neighbor may invite us to a party, or a potter may show us around her studio. We discover a land and culture through living it, not just visiting it. Join Frank for a very personal experience of this land and its culture.

Only four spaces still available! Group size is limited to 10. For complete information, please contact Strabo International Tour Company at 607-756-8676. Please mention that you learned about this opportunity through the Santa Fe Workshops.

Featured Digital Lab Workshops in Santa Fe

© Stephen Yadzinski
Adobe Photoshop: The Next Step
April 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.

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

© Stephen Johnson
The Digital Landscape
with Stephen Johnson
April 21-25, 2008

Spend a week with digital photography pioneer Stephen Johnson exploring the landscape of New Mexico with the extraordinary tools of the digital age. Blending traditional aesthetics with innovative techniques and deep digital experience, this workshop emphasizes our newfound freedom to capture what we see, rather than adjusting a photograph after the fact.

Our week of information and inspiration includes fieldwork in digital image capture, exposure, and composition; critiques; and lab sessions on Raw conversion, image processing, color management, printing, and presentation. The primary focus is on empowering participants to overcome technological hurdles and pursue their vision. We spend about one-third of class time in the field, two-thirds in the digital lab.

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

Custom Training Available
© Brenda Kelley
© Brenda Kelley
According to Business Week magazine, the single most cost-effective step both an organization and individual can take to get the most out of today's technology is training.

Jerry Courvoisier, the Santa Fe Worskhops Digital Programs Director, is available for custom training “on site” at your facility or here in Santa Fe. Available year-round, The Santa Fe Workshops offers custom training sessions to meet your needs and fit your schedule and budget. From one-on-one to small groups, and from one-day to week-long workshops, Jerry can tailor a program for you in our state-of-the-art digital lab or at your home or business. Jerry provides worldwide, “on-site” digital training for individuals, small businesses, corporations, and government agencies. All training is customized to fit the specific needs and schedules of each client.

Jerry can create a curriculum customized your particular needs in the following areas: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop CS3 -- Basic and Advanced, digital SLR photography, color management, and fine-art printmaking. For more information, please contact Jerry at 505-983-1400, ext. 18 or

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