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Online Newsletter for October 2008
This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Winter/Spring 2009 Catalog Now Available Online

Digital Lab Workshops in Santa Fe: November & December

Featured Workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Educational Partner: HP

PhotoPlus Expo Coming Soon!

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Quote of the Month

“You can find pictures anywhere. It's simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what's around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.”

—Elliott Erwitt

Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
Jerry Courvoisier
Jerry recently recorded three new podcast tips for PeachPit press at Photoshop World in September. Check out these links provided below:

Easy Integration Between Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4

Local Correction in Lightroom 2

Black & White Imaging in Lightroom 2

View an archive of digital tips from Jerry.

Participant Image of the Month
© Nita Gulbas
© Nita Gulbas, participant in the "On Assignment in San Miguel" workshop with National Geographic photographer David Alan Harvey, fall 2006.

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News Shorts
» Final Call for Calendar Images: Deadline is October 15
In 2009, we celebrate 20 years in photographic education! To honor this milestone we will produce a 20 month calendar illustrated with images made by workshop participants and staff. We invite you to submit images made in during a workshop in Santa Fe or San Miguel de Allende. All entrants 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 whose images are 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

» Photoshop: The Next Step workshop in October
Space is still available in the upcoming Photoshop: The Next Step workshop with Stephen Yadzinski, October 13-17. It is ideal for anyone who has attended any of our beginning level Photoshop workshops or has a basic level of proficiency in Photoshop. 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. The focus of the week is on developing a greater understanding of current advances in this powerful imaging application. Call now to register (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

Stephen Yakzinksi is the founder and creative director of Big Swing, a high-end photo illustration and retouching studio located in Santa Fe. Equally skilled in traditional and digital photography, Stephen possesses a rare combination of artistic sensibility and technological sophistication.

» Veteran workshop instructor Eddie Soloway recently called to say he has one more space available in his Molokai, Hawaii workshop, November 8-14. To receive workshop details, learn about Hui Ho’olana’s unique setting, or request a registration form, please e-mail Eddie at Please mention that you learned about this opportunity through the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Winter/Spring 2009 Catalog Now Available Online
The Winter/Spring catalog for 2009 is available to download as a PDF from our Web site. The individual course descriptions, instructor biographies, and fees are now posted online as well.

Since announcing the schedule in mid-July, several workshops have already filled and other popular workshops are receiving registrations daily. Don't wait too long to signup for that workshop you have been eyeing.

If you regularly receive our catalog by mail, be on the lookout for one in early November. If not, call us to be added to the mailing list (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

Digital Lab Workshops in Santa Fe: November & December
The Santa Fe Workshops Digital Lab has a number of workshop options available in 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
© Arduina Caponigro
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. A working knowledge of Lightroom and Photoshop is essential.

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

Featured Workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
© Jenn Spelman
© Marcela Taboada
We have gathered a talented, veteran staff for our upcoming workshop series in San Miguel de Allende and would love to have you join us south of the border. Space is still available in workshops with Frank Ockenfels 3 and Jock Sturges as well as the featured workshops below:

Exploring the People and Culture of San Miguel de Allende with Marcela Taboada
October 26 - November 2, 2008

Discover historic San Miguel de Allende with native Mexican photographer Marcela Taboada during the important days preceding Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Under Marcela’s guidance, participants photograph families as they prepare for this annual event, visiting local markets for marigolds, candles, and other goods to decorate family altars. The week includes daily discussions, thoughtful critiques of the previous day's work, and image presentations on creative and technical aspects of digital photography. Marcela introduces the images of renowned Mexican photographers to inspire us as we explore the culture and people of San Miguel.

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.

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PhotoPlus Expo Coming Soon!

The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is excited to participate at the 25th PDN PhotoPlus Expo in New York later this month. This year's conference offers over 100 in-depth seminars, including over 65 NEW sessions, taught by world-renowned photography experts. Our very own Jerry Courvoisier is leading numerous seminars on Photoshop techniques and Lightroom.

The show is in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, October 23 - 25, 2008. Be sure to swing by booth number 1322 to say "hi."

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