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Summer/Fall 2009 Catalog (PDF)
Summer/Fall 2009 Brochure
of the Month
"Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world."
— Arnold Newman
© Gloria Whitney; Participant
in "On Assignment in Santa Fe" with Robb Kendrick,
|20th Anniversary Calendar
Through August 2010
20th Anniversary Calendar Cover
© Page Bertelsen
Keep track of dates while you support the Scholarship Fund. In
honor of our 20th anniversary in 2009, we present a 20-month calendar
spanning January 2009 through August 2010. The Workshops will donate
$5 for every calendar sale to the Scholarship Fund. We are proud
to showcase a wonderful collection of images made by workshop participants
and staff in Santa Fe and San Miguel de Allende.
Each month includes holiday information for the U.S. and Mexico,
as well as useful highlights for photographers:
* Solstices and equinoxes
* Full and new moons
* Famous photographer birthdates
* Season start dates for the Workshops
your limited edition calendar online now!
» Featured on CNN.com!
As part of an adult summer camp article, Santa Fe Photographic
Workshops was featured in the Travel section of CNN.com on Friday,
May 29, 2009. Check it out!
» Instructor Image Presentations—FREE
For those of you living in or near Santa Fe, don't
forget the upcoming instructor presentations on Monday and Tuesday nights starting
at 8:30pm. Once again, these will be held at the Santa Fe Prep Auditorium on
Camino Cruz Blanca, just across the street from the Workshops campus. The first
two nights of presentations will be June 22 and 23. Click here for a schedule or call the Workshops for an up-to-date
schedule (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
» Forging New Partnerships
The Workshops is pleased to announce its new partnerships with SmugMug and Outside
magazine. Watch for more information in the July e-Newsletter.
Catalog Available to Download
Did you know that you can download
the full catalog from our web site or check out the
course descriptions online? Workshops are offered in Santa
Miguel de Allende and various destinations
around the world. Call us to discuss the best workshop
for you! (505) 983-1400, ext. 11
Featured Workshops in Santa Fe
© Carlan Tapp
wtih Carlan Tapp
June 28-July 4, 2009
Novice photographers and professionals alike sometimes take for granted what
light is about and forget its subtleties. The highest function of the photographer
is to translate these elements of light and allow viewers to see things they
have not seen before. This workshop is about taking the time to slow down, look
at the light, and think about what it is we want to say through our photographs.
Discussions, daily image reviews, and assignments fill the days as we see, frame,
and translate light into photographs.
Advanced Adobe Photoshop for Photographers
© Joshua Withers
with Joshua Withers
June 28 - July 4, 2009
Participants in this workshop use their own photographic images to practice advanced
techniques for photo-realistic retouching and photo-surrealistic image compositing.
Topics include developing the best strategies for compositing complex yet realistic
image combinations using Photoshop’s layers and masks, using blending modes,
exploring the History palette, advantages of channels and paths, creating custom
actions for productivity, color correcting for image consistency, manipulating
photographic elements, and advanced retouching techniques. Each topic is explained
in detail with plenty of time for individual exploration. This is a workshop
for those proficient in Photoshop who are looking to learn advanced power and
capabilities, while focusing on creativity.
© Chris Buck
The Surprising Portrait
with Chris Buck
June 28 - July 4, 2009
Nothing charms like a surprise, yet in portraiture there seems to be so little
of it. This workshop explores a different approach to portraiture. We examine
the strategies and pitfalls involved in executing truly fascinating portraits
of celebrities and regular folks alike, as we learn to deal gracefully with time
constraints, shy or difficult subjects, and our own fears.
Assignments concentrate on taking ordinary portrait situations, both in the studio
and on location, and making intriguing images out of them. Classroom discussions
cover the business side of professional portrait photography, including building
and maintaining a successful career, marketing, challenges and opportunities
of new technologies, and how to stay vital and creative in a competitive commercial
Also on the upcoming Summer schedule:
Color Moment with Arthur Meyerson
Photographic Processes with Christopher James
the Portrait with Karen Kuehn
June 28-July 4:
Photography: The Next Step with Marcia Reifman
Personal Photographic Image with Cig Harvey
To register for any of the above workshops, please call (505) 983-1400, ext.
Workshops Around the World
Whales of Alaska
© Bob Smith
with Scott Frier and Bob Smith
July 20 - July 27, 2009
Discounted package price now available: $2750
Spend six incredible days photographing
humpback whales in Auk Bay and the Inside Passage, off the coast of Juneau, Alaska.
We observe them up close as they feed in groups and perform the "bubble-net" feeding
technique or lunge feeding. We capture spectacular breaching displays, when the
45-foot-long whales thrust themselves into the air in a tremendous explosion
of water. In addition to the whales, we can expect to encounter otters, seals,
sea lions, and a wide variety of marine birds. A 40-foot-long charter boat takes
us to a variety of sites around the rich waters near Juneau.
Both Bob and Scott accompany the group into the field each day and are always
available to answer questions and provide assistance. In the evenings we return
to our home base, the Goldbelt Hotel in Juneau. Classroom sessions include reviews
and critiques of the day's images, as well as discussions on creativity and composition.
© John Weiss
Portraits of Western Ireland
with John Weiss
July 27 - August 6, 2009
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. From our home base in County Mayo, we travel south to Connemara and
north to Achill Island, photographing tiny villages, hidden beaches, ancient
abbeys, and Druid woods. Days are spent photographing in two or three locations—special
places you could never find on your own.
Workshop leader is John Weiss and our guide is the well-known photographer and
author, Ron Rosenstock. Ron has a long standing love affair with Ireland and
has guided tours to Ireland for the last 30 years. His affection for the land
and the people is contagious.
Accommodations are at Hillcrest House, a comfortable home, set in rolling green
fields, with a view of Croagh Patrick. At our home base, which exclusively hosts
photography groups, you will enjoy local culinary favorites for breakfast and
dinner prepared by a resident cook. This charming setting provides both inspiration
complete information, please contact Strabo International Tour Company at (607)
756-8676, or call John Weiss at (410) 392-2929. Please mention that you learned
about this opportunity through the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
in San Miguel de Allende
In the fall of 2009, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops returns
to San Miguel de Allende for the ninth year to present a four
week series of photography workshops. San Miguel is
one of Mexico’s most charming colonial towns. Rich in culture,
heritage, holidays, and fiestas, it is a National Historic
Landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has long been a
center for the arts and home to an international community of
artists, writers, and sculptors. Our workshops are hosted on
a lovely campus a few blocks from el Jardín, the central
plaza. Comparable to a small European city, San Miguel’s
people are gracious and warm, and it is a safe town where strolling
the picturesque streets at night is a local tradition.
© Paul Elledge
are just a couple of the 15 workshops being offered.
with Paul Elledge and Leasha Overturf
October 18 - October 25, 2009
This is a workshop for accomplished photographers
who are ready for the challenge of overcoming the limited nature
of traditional portraiture. To create dynamic portraits, Paul
and Leasha encourage participants to avoid photographic clichés
and discover new ways of seeing that come from one’s imagination. Through
lectures, critiques, demonstrations, assignments, portfolio reviews,
and study of their own portraits, Paul and Leasha inspire the
class to forgo the traditional rules of portrait making to define
a more contemporary approach. The workshop emphasizes creating
one’s own style of portraiture through the non-traditional
use of black and white and environment.
Dancing with the Ambient: Using Small Flashes
with David Hobby
October 18 - October 25, 2009
No strobe can compete with Mother Nature when it comes
to soft, beautiful, glowing light, but photographers can learn
to expand their control of natural light. Photographers
who can skillfully combine flash with existing light have a nearly
unlimited range of exposure options. In this workshop, we learn
to light with flash by building lit photos around an existing
ambient environment. We begin by learning to master our small
flash units, working entirely in manual mode. Once in complete
control of our flashes, we need never again be dependent on the
vagaries of TTL. Under David’s expert guidance, we learn
to control ambient light to suit our specific photographic vision,
and to enhance it with the use of flash.
Early Registration Discount!
Participants registering for workshops in San Miguel de Allende
before July 1, 2009, receive a discount of $100 off each workshop.
Call the Workshops to register at (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
REVIEW SANTA FE
© Sara Stathas
JUNE 4-7, 2009
Center is honored to provide the photographic community with
a dynamic platform to exhibit and support photography at Review
Santa Fe. Please join Center and photographers from all over
the world at the Portfolio Viewing happening in conjunction
with the annual portfolio review event. For more information
on Review Santa Fe, please visit www.visitcenter.org
Friday, June 5, 6:00-8:00pm, free and open to the public
Center for Contemporary Art (CCA)
1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa
Review Santa Fe opens its doors to the public for a one night
of the outstanding photographic works of 100 top image-makers
who will show their portfolios and discuss their work. This
photographic projects explore significant topics including,
social, environmental, political issues and more.
REVIEW SANTA FE 100 ONLINE
Get a bird's eye view of contemporary image-making by visiting ‘The
Review Santa Fe 100’ an online listing and showcase of
the 2009 photographers.
Center is excited to
team up with Flak Photo editor, Andy Adams, for a summer-long
feature highlighting forty-five of the 2009 Review Santa Fe
photographers in an online gallery from May 27-July 28, 2009.
Flak Photo is a contemporary, online photography magazine
that highlights new series work, photo books and gallery exhibitions
from established and emerging photographers. Take a look at
this worthy online magazine at http://www.flakphoto.com.
with World-renowned Photographers
Designed for advanced amateur photographers and
professionals, our Mentorship
Program connects you with
talented photographer instructors—from anywhere
in the world. The customizable program focuses on your
goals, whether it’s refining your photographic
style, exhibiting in a gallery, publishing a book, or
recreating your portfolio. Our mentors draw from their
lifelong careers in photography to help you develop and
expand your passion for imagemaking.
We’re thrilled to present twelve veteran photographers
as our mentors:
Sam Abell, George DeWolfe, Patrick Donehue, Bobbi Lane, Arthur
Meyerson, David Middleton, Elizabeth Opalenik, Eddie Soloway,
Mary Virginia Swanson, Alan M. Thornton, John Weiss, and Nevada
The Photography Mentorships program offers three customizable
options spanning one year, six-months, or single sessions.
• Year-long mentorship: tailored to participant’s
goals and structured to include photographic assignments, online
critiques and phone consultations every three weeks.
• Six-month mentorship: tailored to
participant’s goals and structured to include photographic
assignments, online critiques and phone consultations every three
• Single sessions: provide the opportunity
to focus on a specific topic for one hour with a mentor.
Learn more about the program and our mentors by visiting www.santafeworkshops.com
Featured Mentor: Mary Virginia Swanson
Mary Virginia Swanson's goal is to help photographers find the
strengths in their work and identify appreciative audiences for
it. Her diverse professional background includes coordinating
educational, publication, and exhibition programs for a wide
range of institutions and businesses, and she is considered an
expert in the area of marketing and licensing fine art.
Mary Virginia currently works individually with photographers
as a marketing consultant and is a sought-after portfolio reviewer
at events such as Review Santa Fe, FotoFest, and PhotoLucida.
Her workshops and lectures on the subjects of industry awareness
and marketing opportunities have helped numerous photographers
move their careers to the next level.
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