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Online Newsletter for September 2008
This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Featured Workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Digital Lab Workshops in Santa Fe: October-December

Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities

Center: Call for Entries Deadline Announced

Educational Partner: Calumet

Ernst Haas Creation Portfolio

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Quote of the Month

“Photography has the capacity to provide images of man and his environment that are both works of art and moments in history.”

—Cornell Capa

Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
Jerry Courvoisier
This month, Jerry describes the process for making local corrections in the new version of Lightroom (2.0). Download the QuickTime Movie.

View an archive of digital tips from Jerry.

Participant Image of the Month
© Virginia Fairchild
© Virginia Fairchild, participant in the "Day of the Dead in Heartland of Mexico" workshop with Raul Touzon, fall 2007.

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News Shorts
» 20th Anniversary Calendar
In 2009, we celebrate twenty years in photographic education. To honor this milestone we will produce a calendar illustrated with images made by workshop participants and staff. This calendar will be twenty months long starting January 2009 and ending August 2010. To choose the twenty calendar photographs, we invite you to submit images made in Santa Fe or San Miguel de Allende during a workshop. All entrants will have a chance to win one of eight $500 tuition certificates to a workshop in Santa Fe or San Miguel in 2009 or 2010. All photographers with images selected for the calendar will receive 20 calendars. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go to the Workshops scholarship fund.

Send prints (8”x10” or smaller) or digital files on a disc (300 dpi at 8”x10”, jpgs) to the address below. Entries will not be returned. Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2008. There is no fee to enter, but a limit of 10 images per person please.

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
20th Anniversary Calendar
50 Mt. Carmel Road, #F2
Santa Fe, NM  87505

» From Beginning to Advanced: Two Black-and-White Fall Workshop Options
If black-and-white photography and printing are your interests, we offer two exciting new workshops this fall. For the beginner to intermediate we offer Black and White: Capture to Print with Susan Hayre Thelwell September 22-27 and for intermediate to advanced we offer George DeWolfe's The Black-and White-Master Print workshop September 29-October 3. However, this date for George's workshop is already full so we are offering a second option for this workshop December 1-5. Bring your B&W workflow up to speed and take both workshops! (There is a $100 discount for those who sign up for both Susan and George's class.)

» Evening Workshops for Locals
Those of you who live in the Santa Fe area should take note of two workshop opportunities geared for the local photographer.
• Dottie Lopez is offering a six-week workshop entitled Introduction to Digital Photography & Adobe Photoshop CS3. Participants meet once a week on Wednesday evenings to learn basic camera functions, including aperture and shutter speeds, to gain complete control over the camera. Digital imaging is reviewed to include capture, workflow and print. Photographic assignments are given each week.
• Dottie Lopez and Susan Thelwell are offering a two-night Blurb Bookmaking Workshop. This workshop explores online publishing options for your projects. Whether you are looking to create fine art photography project or memory albums of your family trips, today there are a myriad of online options for creating e-books. Get a jump on your Christmas projects or get started on that promo piece of your work with this fun, fast-paced trip through state of the art of e-publishing.

Featured Workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
© Jenn Spelman
© Jennifer Spelman
Our four-week photography program in San Miguel de Allende is fast approaching. A number of workshops are full, however space is still available in workshops with Frank Ockenfels 3, Jock Sturges, Eddie Soloway, Marcela Taboada and in the featured workshops below:

A Gathering of Creative Women in Mexico with Joyce Tenneson, October 26-November 2, 2008
This week-long retreat is a unique opportunity for women from all creative backgrounds to gather for spiritual renewal, to connect with their physical well-being, and to celebrate their lives as artists. Our base is the magnificent Hacienda Las Trancas, a private, beautifully restored hacienda near San Miguel de Allende. It is an ideal setting for artists who wish to network and recharge their energies.

Travel Stock Photography with Patrick Donehue, November 2-9, 2008
The stock photography industry is undergoing dynamic change, and new opportunities are available to those who can successfully navigate these exciting times. This workshop is designed to help travel photographers recognize opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

Zen and the Art of Photography with Doug Beasley, November 2-9, 2008
Revitalize your photography while exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera, and yourself. Through photo exercises, assignments, and daily field trips in and around San Miguel de Allende, participants learn to deepen their visual awareness while clarifying their approach.

Mastering Your Flash with Julia Dean, November 9-16, 2008
The goal of this workshop is for participants to learn how to use a flash so well that the outcome looks like beautiful ambient light. Participants learn to work with a variety of lighting situations, using the flash as both the main source of light and as a fill light. We spend the week using a flash in TTL wireless mode, both on and off camera.

Rich in culture, heritage, holidays, and fiestas, San Miguel is a National Historic Landmark and was recently named to the UNESCO World Heritage List. View the full schedule of workshops in San Miguel and call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11 if you have any questions or if you would like to register.

Digital Lab Workshops in Santa Fe: October-December
The Santa Fe Workshops Digital Lab has a wide variety of workshop options available in October, November, and December. Brief descriptions are listed below, and if you are interested in speaking with someone regarding your workshop choice, please call Rick Allred, digital lab manager (505) 983-1400, ext. 24.

© Rick Allred
© Carlan Tapp
Beginning Photoshop with Rick Allred, October 6-10
This five-day introduction to the concepts, language, and tools of Adobe Photoshop is one of our most popular workshops. Participants master the basics of navigation, selection tools, copy and paste functions, image adjustment tools, layers and photo compositing, and filters for interesting visual effects.

Photoshop: The Next Step with Stephen Yadzinski, October 13-17
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.

Exploring the Photographic Narrative with New Visual Media with Carlan Tapp, October 20-24
Today's new digital media provide exciting opportunities for photographers to take viewers someplace unexpected, opening up new avenues for the photographer to share a narrative, family vacation, personal story, or documentary project. This workshop is for photographers who want to use these new media technologies to share their stories.

© Susan Thelwell
© Fred Drury
Layers and Channels with Adobe Photoshop with Jerry Courvoisier, October 27-31
In this workshop we examine in depth the layers and channels features of Photoshop to create complex darkroom effects. We also explore the various properties that can be used to control and interact with different image elements. Our goal is to acquire a comprehensive understanding of how layers and channels allow us to blend, move, composite, color correct, and mask, and to explore these creative potentials.

Beginning Digital Photography and Photoshop Elements with Dottie Lopez, November 3-7
This workshop is designed for beginning and advanced amateur photographers who want to take control of their digital imaging and have their work stand out. We start by learning to understand our digital cameras, insuring that proper camera controls are set to allow seamless transfer of images from camera to computer. Back in the digital lab, we learn and practice techniques for downloading, importing, organizing, editing, processing, and printing images using Photoshop Elements.

A Professional Approach to Photoshop with Fred Drury, November 10-14
This workshop is for Photoshop users who want to move beyond the basics and bring their skills to a higher level. The procedures Fred teaches in this workshop use Photoshop tools specific to the information palette, highlight/shadow, channel blending, curves (working in the component channels, not the composite), and sharpening. By the end of the week, participants have a better understanding of Photoshop’s essential tools and the image optimization process, and have acquired new techniques to significantly improve the image enhancement workflow.

Digital Printmaking with Arduina Caponigro, November 17-21
Based on the principle that sophisticated doesn’t have to mean complicated, the goal of this workshop is to make the digital printing process as clear as possible, so that you can spend more time making images. Topics explored include how to manage color correctly and easily, and how to acquire images (scanning film or processing Raw files with Camera Raw) precisely and efficiently. Participants learn everything they need to know to successfully navigate printer software and make the most of their work in print.

The Black-and-White Master Print with George DeWolfe, December 1-5
This workshop combines advanced perceptual practice with simple tools. As artists and photographers, our perceptual abilities must be honed to a fine degree; our tools should be simple, elegant, and few, and yet complete enough to create any effect of light and form we need to produce presence. We begin with a detailed study of presence in Old Master paintings and photographs. The next three days are devoted to learning and applying the perceptual and photographic skills necessary to achieve presence. The last two days are spent on printing inkjet photographs for presence achieved in the images.

To register for any of these workshops, please call The Workshops at (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities
© Ansel Adams
© Ansel Adams
Through September 7, 2008 at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street, Santa Fe

Take time to see and enjoy this extremely popular exhibition. It brings together for the first time an important selection of paintings and photographs by two of America’s most celebrated and well-known artists: Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. Their works in the exhibition date from the 1920's forward and reveal each artist’s ongoing and profound appreciation of the natural world.

The works in the exhibition clarify the depth and complexity of their mutually and deeply felt affinities for the natural world and demonstrate aspects of the ways in which both succeeded in capturing the essence of particular areas of the American landscape. In fact, through their work, each artist effectually claimed a different part of this country as their own: Northern New Mexico for O’Keeffe and Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada wilderness for Adams.

For more information, visit the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Web site.

Center: Call for Entries Deadline Announced
© Dorthe Alstrup
© Dorthe Alstrup, 2008 1st place Color Singular Image
Center is pleased to announce the deadline of January 23, 2009 for Review Santa Fe, Project Competition and Singular Image awards.

Here are three opportunities to have your photography reach a wider audience.

• Review Santa Fe: This is a juried portfolio review event. It is a two-day conference for photographers who have created a significant project or series and are seeking wider recognition. For more information, visit: Review Santa Fe

• Project Competition: The 14th Annual Project Competition honors committed photographers working on long-term documentary projects and fine art series. For more information, visit:
Project Competition

• Singular Image: The Singular Image recognizes outstanding individual photographs in color and black and white. For more information, visit: Singular Image awards

Educational Partner: Calumet

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We've built Calumet backpacks with a fully customizable interior compartment that includes staunchly padded removable dividers to give your equipment maximum protection. We covered the exterior in 100% ballistic pattern nylon and used water-resistant self-sealing zippers for rugged durability. For weary backs and shoulders, the back panel and shoulder straps are lined in breathable mesh fabric to add comfort and air flow. A fully adjustable suspension system—like those found in high-end camping and hiking packs—with generously padded shoulder straps, sewn-in waist belt and dual-adjustment chest strap assure maximum comfort and safety for you and your gear.

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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

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