Featured Workshops in Santa Fe
Featured Workshops Around the World
Featured Workshops in San Miguel de Allende
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in Santa Fe
Workshops in San Miguel de Allende
Around the World
Summer/Fall 2009 Catalog (PDF)
Summer/Fall 2009 Brochure
of the Month
"I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational
programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it."
— Author Unknown
© Glenn Robelen; Participant
in "Exploring the People and Culture of San Miguel de
Marcela Taboada, fall 2008
|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!
|» San Miguel de Allende: Early Registration Discount
The deadline for the "early registration" discount of $100 off each workshop in San Miguel de Allende has been extended to September 1.
Don't miss out on some of the incredible workshops being offered by David Hobby, Paul Elledge & Leasha Overturf, Jock Sturges, and Greg Gorman, to name just a few. View the full list of workshops and call the Workshops to register at (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
» Special Discount: Bhutan:
Land of the Thunder Dragon
© David Samuel Robbins
Join David Samuel Robbins in visually astounding
and culturally fascinating Bhutan. It is utterly unique in
a world that seems to grow smaller and more homogenous with each
passing day. A country of almost surreal natural beauty, it is
graced with a traditional culture deeply rooted in Buddhist values
and practice. Until August 1, eNews subscribers will
$500 discount off the tuition as well as a waiver of the $795
single supplement fee for solo travelers. View the course description and information on registering.
» Instructor Image Presentations—FREE
Just a reminder for those of you who will be around Santa Fe this summer: Don't
forget the inspiring 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 our campus. View the schedule at www.santafe.org.
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to LinkedIn and inviting all of our participants, staff, instructors,
and partners to join the community. We’ll keep it updated with newsworthy
items from the Workshops while you help us grow this network aimed at supporting
photographic inspiration and instruction.
the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops group now!
Featured Workshops in Santa Fe
Portraits Wrapped in Silver
© Renie Haiduk
Calling all film users! If you long for the creative ambience of classic black-and-white film and the
traditional darkroom, this workshop is an opportunity to liberate your photographs
from what Richard Avedon called “the tyranny of technology.” Through
the hands-on magic of the darkroom, we transform our images into the unmistakably
sensuous format of silver-gelatin prints. Daily reviews of the previous day’s
work encourage participants to articulate their unique interpretations of a portrait
on paper. We experience how the contact sheet serves as a memory trigger, bringing
back with full clarity the thoughts, feelings, and visual gifts of the day.
Imagination and Dreams
© Elizabeth Opalenik
July 26-August 1
Elizabeth Opalenik has never forgotten the exciting moment, some 30 years ago, when she realized that she could convey her feelings and thoughts through her photographs. This workshop is about searching for that excitement and those images that move and sustain us. Good images don’t just happen. Most often, our best work lies just beyond our greatest failures. In the supportive environment of this workshop, we learn to use those failures to forge new ideas and new paths.
The Intimate Scenic and the Digital Edge
© Tony Sweet
This workshop is an exciting blend of creative outdoor photography, hands-on technical instruction in the latest digital tools, and daily critiques. We spend the week seeking out small, interesting scenes to interpret photographically, while incorporating compositional techniques to isolate the subject and simplify composition. The result is a more dramatic and powerful image. Along with learning to see more cleanly and simply, participants acquire a greater understanding and more effective use of software, an integral element in modern digital photography.
Also available the week of August 2-8:
Designing Photographs with Norman Mauskopf
Environmental Portraiture with Jonathan Torgovnik
Staying Fresh: Being Successful as a Photographer with Joe Buissink
To register for any of the above workshops, please call (505) 983-1400, ext.
Workshops Around the World
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
© Jerry Courvoisier
Jerry Courvoisier and Susan Hayre Thelwell
The annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an extravaganza of color that celebrates the world’s oldest aviation sport. The photographic opportunities abound. We spend the week photographing behind the scenes, meeting world-class balloonists as they prepare for competitions and events, learning the mechanics of the sport from the balloon pilots, and gaining an overview of the history of ballooning. Additional photography excursions take us to awe-inspiring Acoma Pueblo and Santa Fe, the “City Different.” This is an opportunity not to be missed!
Jerry is also leading a workshop to Australia, November 12-21. This insider’s tour takes you to remote and exclusive locations, including the Flinders Ranges, with its renowned mountain views and gorges.
© Renie Haiduk
Tanzania: African PhotoAdventure
Eddie Soloway and Renie Haiduk
Experience the classic romance of old Africa on our second PhotoAdventure to Tanzania and the Serengeti with photographers Eddie Soloway and Renie Haiduk. The Kiswahili word “safari” means “journey,” and this promises to be an epic one for the adventurous traveler in search of an African countryside that is still wild and unspoiled.
This workshop includes time on a privately owned 10,000-acre ranch of Ndarakwai, the Serengeti Plains, a visit to Olduvai Gorge, and an overnight at the Ngorongoro Crater. The workshop also includes opportunities to meet and photograph the Maasai people.
Call the Workshops for further details on either workshop or to register (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
Other Around the World workshops to consider this fall are:
Colossal Rome with Tomasz Tomaszewski and Diana Grandi, September 20-26
Autumn on the Coast of Maine with David Middleton, October 14-18
A Natural Eye: Ghost Ranch, New Mexico with Eddie Soloway, October 21-25
Mexico: The Spirit of Day of the Dead with Arthur Meyerson and Sebastian Belaustegui, October 30-November 6
Digtal Lab Offerings in Santa Fe
As Jerry Courvoisier says, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are the "complete package!" Come to Santa Fe August 2-8 and learn how these two function together to remarkably improve efficiency in the digital photography workflow by automating routine tasks. Digital Imaging Essentials: Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom explores the possibilities, limitations, essential shortcuts, and straightforward techniques for getting the most out of the digital photography process.
© Jamey Stillings, imaging by Big Swing
If you have the basics of Photoshop mastered, consider the August 17-21 workshop called Adobe Photoshop: The Next Step with digital master Stephen Yadzinski. Designed for photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, artists, photo lab technicians, and educators, “The Next Step” inspires participants to advance their professional and personal imaging work under Stephen’s guidance. 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.
Finally, for those enamored with the idea of creating black-and-white digital images, have a look at Susan Hayre Thelwell's workshop titled Black and White: Capture to Print August 24-28. Explore northern New Mexico’s distinctive light, expansive landscape, and unique culture in this dynamic workshop for beginning digital photographers. Learn the correct camera settings for optimal exposures, we then explore conversion methods from color capture to black and white in Photoshop, then move on to the black-and-white printing process.
You can register for any of the above classes online or by calling the Workshops at (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
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: George DeWolfe
As a mentor, George DeWolfe charges students with the most arduous task of an artist's life: the development of authenticity as an artist. Through a series of exercises and assignments created over his 30 years of teaching and mentoring, he works like a coach, encouraging the authenticity, courage, and skill needed to become a real artist. Authenticity is different from originality and just trying to be different; it challenges a student to photograph who they are, not someone else.
While authenticity deals primarily with seeing, awareness, and personal world view, it also encompasses technical issues as they arise in the process. Many photographers never learn to integrate the seeing with the technical, and this is a fundamental element in George's mentoring.
© George DeWolfe
© George DeWolfe
© Lydia Goetze
Calumet Travelites are Now Radio-Enabled
Radio triggers are used in almost every photographic studio
these days, and now they're in Calumet's Travelites too.
Optional PocketWizard or LiteLink receiver cards plug directly
into the Travelite 375R and 750R, eliminating the need for
PC cords. And by using the specific selectable frequencies
of these radio trigger systems, you'll be the only one setting
off your flashes.
For over 15 years, Travelites have been the flash-of-choice
for countless pros and enthusiasts alike. The new models incorporate
all the smart features of previous generations, including five
stops of variable power and Travelpak battery compatibility
for mobile use.
Plus, all Travelites come with a five-year warranty, ensuring
their dependability for the haul.
About Radio-Enabled Travelites »