Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

»Last Call: Scholarship Deadline Next Week

© Rachael Hulme, winner of the Summer 2010 Emerging Photographer Scholarship

The deadline for Summer/Fall 2011 scholarship applications is next Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

We offer six $1,000 scholarships— two awarded by Nikon and four by the Workshops*—for workshops running between June and December 2011. There are also two unique, $825 scholarships offered for the Summer/Fall 2011 season—the Rick Allred Scholarship for Young Photographers. (*Special Note: Workshops scholarships are partially funded by sales of our Inspirational Series DVD's.)

Get all the details on our web site, get your applications in, then pack your bags and come see us this summer!!

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»Breaking News: 3 SFPW Instructors Featured on Nikon Site

Image © Jennifer Spelman

Nikon recently talked with three photographers—Jennifer Spelman, David X. Tejada, and Arthur Meyerson—who teach at the Santa Fe Workshops.

They covered a number of ideas and topics in the interviews, including what can be called the "teachable moment," that moment when, as an instructor or as a student, you realize that something is coming your way, something important.

Check out Jennifer, David and Arthur’s take on “The Teachable Moment” »



»New Feature: Alumni Spotlight

© Rosi Calderón
© Rosi Calderón

Many of our alumni, in addition to returning often, go on to accomplish amazing things. Raul Touzon, Jennifer Spelman, Terry Hauschulz, and Jennifer Davidson, among others, are now Workshops instructors. Rebecca Drobis and Ryan Heffernan were chosen by PDN for their "PDN's 30 2011." And Rosi Calderón was recently selected by Verve Gallery of Photography to exhibit in their Online Emerging Artist Exhibition.

If you have news you’d like to share, please drop us a line at media@santafeworkshops.com. Submissions will be considered for Alumni Spotlights on the SFPW blog, Facebook and Twitter.  We look forward to seeing you all again, and happy photographing!

See recent blog post on Rosi »


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© Sara Julsrud
© Sara Julsrud, participant in “Basics of Digital Photography” with Jennifer Spelman, February 2011

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»Summer Teasers

Get your summer off to an intensely inspired start …

© Cotton Miller
© Cotton Miller


Push beyond traditional boundaries and explore Experimental Digital Printmaking with Rick Allred and Cotton Miller, June 1–4.

Capture moments not normally seen by the naked eye, and create images limited only by your imagination in Triggered Photography with Terry Hauschulz, June 6–8.

Pop! go your photos after you dive quickly yet thoroughly into the essential features of Adobe Photoshop with Rick Allred, June 10–12.

»Summer Spotlights: Our First Two Weeks of Summer

Lights, cameras, camaraderie and … action!

© Michael Clark
© Michael Clark

© Christopher James
© Christopher James

June 19–25

Give yourself a powerful gift: a week of studying portraiture with Kurt Markus in The Portrait: Finding Your Voice. Strengthen your ability to see and work in color, and investigate The Color of Light with Arthur Meyerson.

Enter the realm of delight and imagination to enhance your photographic vision with Eddie Soloway’s Eyes Wide Open.

Challenge yourself with the thrill of photographing kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing in Michael Clark’s Adventure Photography.

Master your speedlight and learn to use artificial light creatively with David X. Tejada’s Small Strobes, Big Results.

Tackle your camera’s technical features and gain confidence in your photography in Beginning Photography Using Digital Cameras with Jennifer Davidson.

Add "alternative" to your artistic toolbox and explore Cyanotype, Kallitype, and a myriad of other processes in Alternative Photographic Processes with Christopher James.

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© Jesse Kalisher
© Jesse Kalisher

Image courtesy Darius Himes

June 26–July 2

Go back to the future, with Christopher James’ modern take on the time-honored process of Wet Plate Collodion.

Take a challenging and rewarding journey of self-exploration, authenticity, and fresh approaches to portraiture in Karen Kuehn’s Mojo Rising: Photographing from the Heart.

Re-discover the stories around you and re-tell them with Light and Meaning in Black-and-White Photography with Jesse Kalisher.

Expand your visual storytelling capabilities by taking a video project from concept to completion in Richard Newman’s Video Boot Camp.

Come learn your Layers, Blending Modes, Channels and Paths from Josh Withers in Photoshop for Photographers.

Traverse the ins and outs of publishing and take a giant step closer to creating your own book in Publish Your Photography Book with Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes.

Delve into the technical aspects and creative possibilities of location, light, and the subject in Lighting Portraits on Location with Alan M. Thornton.

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