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November 2009
This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Workshops in Santa Fe

Exclusive Workshop with Rodney Smith


Educational Partner: Calumet

One-Day Seminars with National Geographic Traveler


Educational Partner: Adobe


Quick Web Links:

All Workshops

Workshops in Santa Fe


Workshops Around the World

DOWNLOADS:

    - Winter/Spring 2010 Catalog

    - Winter/Spring 2010 Brochure

   - Image Call (76k PDF)

   - Photography Mentorships Brochure


Quote of the Month

"A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety."

— Ansel Adams

Image of the Month
© Guy Egri© Guy Egri; participant in "The Creative Eye: Digital Photography and Digital Darkroom Essentials" with Seán Duggan, spring 2009

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

News Shorts
© Rodney Smith
Cover image © Vincent Laforet
» Plan Now for 2010
All the details for the 2010 Winter/Spring season, from January through May, are now live on our web site. We are excited about the great line-up of new and returning instructors including Vincent Laforet, Joyce Tenneson, Alan M. Thornton, George DeWolfe, Jean Miele, David Robin, Bobbi Lane, Paul Mobley, Tony O’Brien, and Joe McNally, to name just a few! Browse through the workshops online or download the full catalog (6.5Mb PDF).

» Special Discount: Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon
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 November 15, eNews subscribers will receive a $500 discount off the package price for the March 25-April 10, 2010 workshop. View the course description and information on registering.

Workshops in Santa Fe
© Cotton Miller
©Cotton Miller
Exploring Alternative Processes: Ziatype and Cyanotype
with Cotton Miller and Rick Allred
November 30 - December 4

This workshop is designed to give photographers new outlets for their imagery and vision. Discover exciting ways to combine new technology with old-school creativity. Participants learn to create digital negatives on the HP printers in the digital lab and explore the application of two alternative processes: Ziatype and Cyanotype.
© Susan Hayre Thelwell
© Susan Hayre Thelwell
Blurb Intensive: Publishing Your Photographic Book
Susan Hayre Thelwell
January 8 - 10

Spend two and a half fast-paced days in Santa Fe with one goal in mind: creating your own photographic book. Each participant brings 30 to 40 images from one body of work, such as a personal project or a commercial venture, and learns how to edit, sequence, and lay out a beautiful and stylish photo book that can be ordered online, on demand.
© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred
Beginning Adobe Photoshop
Rick Allred
January 11 - 15

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.

Exclusive Workshop with Rodney Smith
© Rodney Smith
© Rodney Smith
Be one of twelve participants to study with legendary black-and-white photographer Rodney Smith in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 25-30, 2010. It promises to be six incredible days of portfolio review, lecture, food, and photographing.

For more information, contact Rodney’s studio at (845) 359-3814 or email studio@rodneysmith.com. Please mention that you learned about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity from the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. View complete details on Rodney's web site.

Educational Partner: Calumet
Calumet Photo's 70th Anniversary Sale Event Starts Nov. 4
To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Calumet Photographic is hosting an epic four-day anniversary event from Wednesday, November 4, through Saturday, November 7, 2009, across its 9 U.S. retail locations, call center, and website.

Highlights in stores include FREE demonstrations and seminars from some of the photo industry's leading manufacturers, raffle prizes, promotional giveaways, limited-time offers, and much more.

On the web, you'll save on hundreds of products: 15% off many bags and cases, 33% off Imagemakers Series DVDs, up to $200 off Calumet Travelites, and more.

So stop by and celebrate with Calumet.

Read the Full Details on Calumet's 70th Anniversary Sale Event »


One-Day Seminars with National Geographic Traveler
Join National Geographic Traveler professional photographers as they discuss methods to sharpen your skills and fine-tune your techniques to add depth and enduring significance to your photos. Topics include: The Versatile Travel Photographer, Nature and Outdoor Photography, and Photos That Tell the Story. These seminars are known for offering the most up to date techniques and information to take your photos to the next level after just one day.

© Jim Richardson
© Jim Richardson
Upcoming seminar dates include:

November 8, 2009: Nature & Outdoor, Dallas, TX
December 6, 2009: Photos that Tell a Story, Seattle, WA
January 10, 2010: Versatile Photographer, Tampa, FL
January 31, 2010: Nature & Outdoor, Los Angeles, CA

$195.00 per person
(includes lunch)
The sessions will run from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

To see Traveler's complete Fall 2009 - Spring 2010 seminar schedule, visit ngtravelerseminars.com.

Educational Partner: Adobe
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Beta – Available Now on Adobe Labs
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom team is proud to introduce the third public beta of its application designed by and for photographers. For those that aren’t familiar with Lightroom, it is an intuitive digital darkroom and efficient assistant that offers serious photographers-amateur and professional- what they need to easily manage, enhance, and showcase their images from one application.
 
Adobe is offering a public beta release of the next version of Lightroom to give photographers a chance to preview some of the new features and enhancements that will be part of Lightroom 3, and to help Adobe gather valuable user feedback to be used to help Lightroom 3 be an even better digital darkroom and efficient assistant solution.
 
Key new features and advancements in the Lightroom 3 Beta include:
·  Accelerated performance—work smoothly with growing image libraries
·  Importing made much  easier—see exactly where Lightroom will copy files off your card and then use import presets to get fast repeatable results
·  New image processing controls, including powerful noise reduction and new film grain simulation
·  New flexible watermarking—embed identities or other information in your images
·  More flexible print package layouts—add as many different images in whatever configuration desired on a single page or multiple pages
·  Ability to save slideshows as videos and include audio
·  Integration with online photo sharing sites (may require third-party plug-ins)

This exciting Lightroom 3 public beta is available world-wide, in English only, and can be found on Adobe Labs. You don’t need to be a current Lightroom user to try it. As important members of Adobe’s partner community, Adobe would like you to experience the Lightroom 3 beta and provide Adobe with early feedback.
 
Click here for more information and to download the Lightroom 3 Beta.
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
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