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September 2009
This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Issues Related to Travel to San Miguel

Featured Workshops in Santa Fe

Fall Offerings: Workshops Around the World

Educational Partner: Calumet

One-Day Seminars with National Geographic Traveler

Ernst Haas Portfolio

Quick Links:

All Workshops

Workshops in Santa Fe

Workshops in San Miguel de Allende

Workshops Around the World


   - Image Call (76k PDF)

   - Summer/Fall 2009 Catalog

   - Summer/Fall 2009 Brochure

   - Photography Mentorships Brochure

Quote of the Month

"There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment."

— Robert Frank

Participant Image of the Month
© Carl Moore
© Carl Moore, Participant in Doug Beasley's "Zen and the Art of Photography" workshop, San Miguel de Allende, fall 2008

To request a printed catalog, send an email to: info@santafeworkshops.com Include your name and complete address.

News Shorts
» Free Passes for PDN PhotoPlus Expo in New York
PDN PhotoPlus Expo is right around the corner and we can get you free access to the show floor. Ranked as one of the Top Trade Shows of 2008 by Exhibitor Magazine, this year's conference offers over 100 in-depth seminars taught by world-renowned photography experts. The show is in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, October 22- 24, 2009. Be sure to swing by booth number 763 to say "hi." Simply enter “santafe” when registering for a free pass.

» Santa Fe in the News!
Workshops staff and volunteers took part in the Santa Fe 400th Anniversary kick off event over Labor Day weekend by offering free portraits and prints. Families, kids, and couples had a blast dressing up in period clothing and striking a pose. As one of the busiest tents at the event, we made over 260 portraits! A very special thanks to instructor Alan M. Thornton for being photographer extraordinaire, while digital lab manager, Rick Allred, was our printing guru. Educational Partner HP helped sponsor the event by supplying printers and amazing 8ft banners with images by participants and instructors.

Also, check out the following links about Santa Fe:
USA Today discusses Santa Fe and its 400th Anniversary
Travel & Leisure ranks Santa Fe as #5 top U.S. city

Issues Related to Travel to San Miguel

© Tricia Cronin
© Tricia Cronin

As many of you know, each October and November we head south to the beautiful town of San Miguel de Allende for our fall program. Like our workshops in Santa Fe, these week-long explorations into the culture and soul of a place also inspire participants in their desire to create compelling and memorable images. San Miguel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the magical cities of the world with a local community that welcomes us with open arms.

Some of you have questions and concerns about traveling to Mexico to attend our workshops. There are places in Mexico that are unsafe, yet San Miguel de Allende remains a calm refuge. To ensure you're fully informed, we've pulled together a document with the facts about traveling safely (96k PDF) and enjoying your time in San Miguel.

This fall we offer workshops with many of our most experienced and trusted instructors. Sam Abell, Eddie Soloway, Greg Gorman, Paul Elledge and Leasha Overturf, as well as Alison Shaw are joining us in San Miguel. A workshop centering on Day of the Dead festivities with Sarah Meghan Lee is an event not to be missed. While on a private hacienda just outside of town, Joyce Tenneson leads a creative retreat for women. With native Mexican photographer Marcela Taboada, participants have a unique opportunity to photograph the daily lives of Mexican families. Jennifer Spelman provides the knowledge essential to explore all the capabilities of the digital SLR. Also, newcomer David Hobby teaches participants how to control ambient light to suit one's specific photographic vision and to enhance it with the use of flash.
I invite you to join us for a week you will remember forever. I am happy to help you decide if a workshop with one of our instructors in San Miguel would be a good step forward for you. Call any time at (505) 983-1400 x15.


Reid Callanan, Director

Featured Workshops in Santa Fe
© Kate Russell
© Kate Russell
Magazine Story Photography
with Kate Russell
October 19 - 23

Designed for photographers seeking to break into the magazine market, this workshop explores the magazine industry with a focus on learning how to effectively work within it. Daily assignments concentrate on three essential stages: communication and contact with publications, shooting an assignment, and the editing and delivery process. As part of the digital workflow, we examine the editing, archiving, and delivery process, potentially the most sensitive part of a magazine assignment.

© Elsa Kendall
© Elsa Kendall
Santa Fe Sojournal: From Image to Book
with Elsa Kendall
October 26 - 30

Participants take advantage of the beauty of northern New Mexico to create a small body of work by shooting a story of their choice in one day. Using these images, and with Elsa's guidance, we hone the skills of refined picture editing, sequencing, storytelling, and simple layout and construction to make our own soujournals, an accordian-fold book.

Beginning Adobe Photoshop
with Rick Allred
November 2 - 6

This five-day introduction to the concepts, language, and tools of Photoshop is one of our most popular workshops. Participants master the basics of navigation, selection tools, copy and paste functions, layers and photo compositing, image adjustment tools, and filters for interesting visual effects. Participants gain a complete understanding of the basics of Photoshop, leading them to creative experimentation and project work.

Fall Offerings: Workshops Around the World
Australian Photographic Journey
with Jerry and Julie Courvoisier
November 12 - 21

Explore Australia on an insider's tour to remote and exclusive locations, where Jerry and Julie Courvoisier share their deep knowledge of both Australia and photography. Locations include Melbourne, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, and Flinders Range. For complete details please visit www.jerrycourvoisier.com/workshops.html.

© Renie Haiduk
Tanzania: African PhotoAdventure
with Eddie Soloway and Renie Haiduk
December 4 - 14

Experience the classic romance of old Africa on a PhotoAdventure to Tanzania and the Serengeti. This promises to be an epic workshop for the adventurous traveler in search of an African countryside that is still wild and unspoiled. In addition to meeting the Maasai people, we spend 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.

For more information or to register for the above offerings, call the Workshops (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

Educational Partner: Calumet
Great Lighting Starts with a Calumet Genesis

In the dark on where to start with lighting equipment? Light your subjects with Calumet’s affordable yet sophisticated Genesis 200 and 400 monolights. These acclaimed flash units provide you with the lighting control and power needed to create stunning portraits and still-life tabletop photographs. And kits start at just $169.99.

Both models feature digital level adjustment over a 5-stop range, allowing you to tweak power for any subject or space. A modeling lamp with adjustable output makes finding the right positioning easy. And a built-in optical photo cell provides wireless flash synchronization when using multiple flash units.

Whether your photographs explore tiny details or entire worlds, you can create the best lighting conditions to reveal them with Calumet Genesis monolights.

Start Lighting with Calumet Genesis »

One-Day Seminars with National Geographic Traveler
Great travel photography requires a command of several types of photography, including portraits and candids of people, nature/landscapes, festivals/celebrations, and architecture/cityscapes. Join National Geographic Traveler photographers Bob Krist and Ralph Lee Hopkins as they show you how to add depth and "local color" to your travel photography by incorporating all of the elements above. Simple tricks for using flash to expand when and where you can shoot will also be discussed, as well as recording audio so you can produce multimedia slide shows of your work. Additional topics include:

© Ralph Lee Hopkins
•Understanding the Elements of Travel Photography
•Ten Tips for Improving Your Travel Images
•Photographing People
•Street Photography at Festivals and Celebrations

Register online for the upcoming seminar in Denver, Colorado.

September 27, 2009
Denver Art Museum
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
$195.00 per person (includes lunch)

View Traveler's complete Fall 2009 - Spring 2010 seminar schedule.

Ernst Haas Portfolio
Ernst Haas has been called “the father of color photography” and for good reason. In the 1950’s 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 few of the portfolios remain in the vault. The portfolio usually sells for up to $15,000.

Through a special arrangement with the Haas estate, a special discounted price of $9,500 is offered to friends of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. A limited number of single prints are also available. If you are interested in viewing the portfolio or for more information please contact me at (505) 983-1400 ext. 15.

© Ernst Haas
© Ernest Haas
© Ernst Haas
© Ernest Haas
© Ernst Haas
© Ernest Haas
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