Upcoming Digital Lab
Santa Fe Workshops Goes On-The-Road this Spring
Featured Photography Workshops in Santa Fe
Festival of the Photograph—Charlottesville,
VA, June 7-9
Santa Fe Workshops Blog
Workshops in Mexico
Workshops & Tours
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of the Month
"Getting photographs is not the most important thing. For me it’s the act of photographing. It’s enlightening, therapeutic and satisfying, because the very process forces me to connect with the world. When you make four-hour exposures in the middle of the night, you inevitably slow down and begin to observe and appreciate more what’s going on around you. In our fast-paced, modern world, it’s a luxury to be able to watch the stars move across the sky."
|Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
Jerry is busy providing training for Corbis photographers and
speaking in San Francisco at the PDN On the Road seminar. Please
an archive of digital tips from Jerry
and check back next month for a new tip from him.
of the Month
© Marie "Binks" Solomon, participant
in Eddie Soloway's, A Natural Eye: Ghost Ranch, NM, fall 2006
|» The Santa Fe Workshops
is pleased to welcome two new staff members: Business Manager
Louise Quinn and Digital Lab Assistant Susan Thelwell. Also,
Jennifer Chapman joined the Administration Office staff in late
February. We are happy to have them join The Workshops family!
» The Santa Fe Workshops store is looking
for a full-time or part-time store clerk for the summer season.
We are looking for someone who can provide excellent customer
service to our participants. Retail experience and a photo
background are desirable. If interested, please contact Jay
in The Store at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 983-1400,
» Calumet Photographic recently announced
the results of their Second Annual Silver print competition of
black-and-white photography. Several Santa Fe Workshops alumni
showed up on the winners lists: Jon Edwards (2nd prize), Kim
Riegel (honorable mention), and Anita Gardner (honorable mention).
We would also like to commend Donna Pinckley on her first prize
win which includes a Santa Fe Workshop session. Congratulations
» Register Now! There are a few spaces
left in the Big Sur workshop with Eddie Soloway May 31-June
the Web page for further details or call The Workshops
(505) 983-1400, ext. 11
Digital Lab Workshops
Visual Storytelling with Audio
© Bob Sacha
with Bob Sacha
Storytelling is changing, thanks to the digital revolution. This great new offering
from photographer Bob Sacha, introduces photographers to the new age of storytelling
for the Web. In this workshop, participants learn how to add music, voices, interviews,
narration, and ambient sounds to images. Combined artfully, pictures and sound
together are many times more powerful than either is alone.
To read the complete course description and instructor biography, click HERE.
Photoshop for Black and White: From Capture to Print
with Jean Miele
Forget "convert to grayscale." Black and white is all
about mastering the interpretation of your original images, whether
they begin as color or black and white, film or digital. Through
step-by-step demonstrations of Photoshop techniques developed
specifically for black and white, we learn how to control contrast
and perform expert "burning and dodging." Participants
leave with an arsenal of new Photoshop techniques and a new understanding
of digital printmaking options that can facilitate the creation
of beautiful black-and-white images and prints.
To read the complete course description and instructor biography,
Other available digital lab workshops in July include Mastering
Digital Printmaking, Beginning
Photoshop and Lightroom for Photographers,
The Next Step.
To register for any of the above workshops, call the Santa Fe
Workshops (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
Fe Workshops Goes On-The-Road this Spring with PDN
Photo District News, in association with the Santa
Fe Workshops, presents a unique, two-day seminar for
professional photographers, emerging pros, college
photography students, and advanced amateurs who want
to expand their passion for photography into the commercial
© Don Hammond/DesignPics/IPNSTOCK.COM
Ten guest speakers are scheduled for each seminar and will include leading
photographers and industry professionals from the commercial, editorial,
wedding, and transitions market segments. Topics include the state of the
industry, increasing profits, sparking your creativity, marketing your
talent, hardware and software advances, your future in stock photography,
digital workflow and asset management, and much more.
Valuable prizes will be raffled during the weekend including free tuition
to the Santa Fe Workshops, HP printers, Adobe software, and portfolio reviews
with guest speakers. Portfolio sharing, networking, new technology demonstrations,
lunch, valuable handouts, and inspirational image presentations round out
this interactive, community-wide event.
The next seminar is scheduled for New York City on May
19 and 20. Complete details and registration information
are available at www.pdnontheroad.com.
Join us for a memorable weekend of innovation, inspiration, and information!
Featured Photography Workshops in Santa Fe
of the Gods: Oaxaca, Mexico
© Raul Touzon
with Raul Touzon
Join Raul Touzon and award-winning Mexican photographer Marcela Taboada, a long-time
resident of Oaxaca, for this incredible photographic opportunity. Guelaguetza—a
Zapotec word signifying “offering”—was the term used for the
annual ceremony and celebration by which the pre-Hispanic inhabitants of Oaxaca
thanked the gods for sufficient rain and a bountiful harvest. During this workshop
week, participants will witness the Guelaguetza celebration in the village of
San Antonino, one of the few remaining places where the event is celebrated in
the traditional way, where we have access to photograph the dancers and the event.
Other excursions include Monte Alban, Teotitlan del Valle, and Mitla.
Each day we review the previous day’s images. Our week also includes discussions
and demonstrations of digital camera settings, accurate metering and exposure,
the rules of composition, and creative uses of light. Other topics explored in
this digital photography workshop are editing, sequencing, story development,
and the key tools in Photoshop and Bridge for the development of an efficient
The Oaxacan Tourism Board is pleased to announce that the
City of Oaxaca, Mexico and Central Valleys have returned to normal
activity. Hotels, restaurants, and other services have reopened
their doors and look forward to visitors returning to their beautiful
and secure city.
For complete details and additional photos, please visit
Raul's Web site. To register for this workshop, call the
Santa Fe Workshops at (505) 983-1400.
Location Photography and Lighting in Milan, Italy
© Joe McNally
with Joe McNally and Jerry Courvosier
September 30-October 5
Join location lighting master Joe McNally and digital
workflow guru Jerry Courvoisier this fall for a memorable workshop
in Milan, Italy. With Joe’s guidance, we explore the use
of natural and artificial light, reflectors, strobes, and tungsten
to light interiors, exteriors, large and small spaces, street
scenes, and people in a wide range of situations and locales.
Jerry leads the digital workflow component of the workshop, sharing his knowledge
of how to organize, develop, and process images with maximum efficiency.
Milan, recognized as contemporary Europe’s fashion and design center, is
the ideal place to experience Italy at its most cosmopolitan and stylish. With
an enthralling mix of old and new, the city provides stunning backdrops for daily
location lighting sessions.
For complete details, visit
the Web site; to register, call The Workshops at
(505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
of the Photograph—Charlottesville, VA, June 7-9
Festival of the Photograph will be a 3-day program
of exhibitions, outdoor projections, master classes,
interviews with world-famous photographers and special
events that will transform the downtown of historic
Charlottesville, Virginia into a "living image." Premiering
June 7 - 9, 2007, the Festival will showcase the work
of many of the world's most celebrated photographers
and exciting new artists, with images ranging from
the fields of photojournalism to fine art. NPR's Alex
Chadwick will interview this year's featured photographers
William Albert Allard, Sally Mann and Eugene Richards
on three separate evenings at the Paramount Theater.
The Festival will provide an immersive experience with shows virtually everywhere:
in the trees, projected in storefront windows, on the sides of buildings, and
in all the galleries. Additionally, all festival guests can show work at a special
collaborative exhibit called "Yourspace." Photographers David
Alan Harvey, Maggie Steber, Alex Webb, and Rebecca Norris Webb will be teaching
master classes for those looking to push their photography to a new level. Other
presenting artists include: Paolo Pellegrin, Lalla Essaydi, David Liittschwager,
Debbie Fleming Caffery, Zalmai, Roger Ballen, Paul Nicklen, Simon Norfolk, David
Alan Harvey, Alexandra Boulat, Mark Moffett, Luis Mazariegos, Jonas Bendiksen,
Christopher Morris, Larry Towell, Anton Corbijn, Alex Webb, Tyler Hicks, and
This festival will provide an exceptional opportunity for young people to experience
some of the most inspirational work being done today. The combination
of emerging talent and legendary masters will create an unforgettable mix. The
first 200 students get a special reduced ticket rate of $50 and there are great
affordable housing options at the University of Virginia. Passes, room reservations,
and other info can be found at our website www.festivalofthephotograph.org