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Online Newsletter for February 2007

This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Featured Photography Workshop in Santa Fe

On-The -Road Workshops

Apple Computers

Calumet Photographic News

February Offer from Graphik Dimensions

Upcoming Digital Lab Workshops

Photo-Eye Announces New Service for Photographers and Artists

National Geographic Traveler Seminars

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Winter/Spring Photography Workshops, 2007

Summer/Fall Photography Workshops, 2007

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On-the-Road Workshops & Tours

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Quote of the Month

"While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see."

-Dorothea Lange

Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
This month, Jerry has come up with a handy digital workflow check list to help you prepare for your next photographic experience.

Stay tuned for part two of "Adobe Camera Raw from Adobe Bridge" in March!

View an archive of digital tips from Jerry.

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News Shorts
» The Santa Fe Workshops was recently featured in the January issue of Rangefinder. The article was written by photographer Paul Slaughter and highlights workshops taught by Arthur Meyerson and John Paul Caponigro. Click HERE to read the article and view images from the instructors and participants.

» Our winter/spring workshop season is right around the corner. We are excited to have Tim Householder, Jennifer Davidson, Jennifer Spelman, Valerie Sherrington, and Chelsea Freeman joining us once again as seasonal staff and welcome newcomers Nick Rapaz, Susan Thelwell, Elise Eberwein, and Carmen Brandenburg. The Workshops looks forward to having many of you join us for a workshop in the upcoming months.

» The Santa Fe Workshops is searching for a full-time Multimedia Coordinator beginning in March. Apply now for the opportunity to become part of the core team of one of the world's leading educational centers! For complete details, visit the Web site.

Featured Photography Workshop in Santa Fe

© Marcia Reifman
ADDED WORKSHOP! By popular demand, we have added a session of Beginning Photography with Digital Cameras with Marcia Reifman to our winter program. The new dates are March 11-17.

This workshop is an opportunity for beginners to learn the art and technique of photographing with the digital camera in a supportive, patient, and fun-filled atmosphere. By the end of the week, you will gain confidence and a deeper trust in your abilities and vision, as well as a better understanding of your camera's manual and automatic functions.

Click HERE to view the entire Winter/Spring 2007 workshops schedule or call The Workshops for full details and to register (505) 983-1400.

On-the-Road Workshops

© Raul Touzon
Guelaguetza—Dance of the Gods: Oaxaca, Mexico
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 digital workflow.

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.

© John Weiss
Cultural and Photo Tour of Morocco
Join photographer and group leader John Weiss, co-sponsored by Strabo Tours and the Santa Fe Workshops, for a truly fascinating cultural and photography tour, The Mystery of Morocco, April 17-May 1, 2007. With its exotic architecture, varied landscape, and friendly people, Morocco is a dazzling destination for photographers. Combining the history and natural beauty of this rich and fascinating country with first-person encounters, we’ll visit native villages, ancient medinas, and craftsmen’s workshops, sharing experiences and sipping mint tea—a symbol of the warm, sincere Moroccan generosity. We’ll have extended opportunities to photograph the landscape, kasbahs, the fortified harbor of Essaouira, the Djemaa el-Fna Square of Marrakesh, and medina of Fes el-Bali. Photo instruction will be available through out the program and participants are invited to bring portfolios for review.

For more information on this tour or to register, contact Strabo Photo Tour Collection at (607) 756-8676 or email them at Please mention that you heard about this opportunity through the Santa Fe Workshops e-Newsletter.

Apple Computers

February is a great month for Apples! Now that we're out of the holiday haze, maybe it's time to look at your desktop system and upgrade to the Core2Duo MacPro.  Take 5% off the base configuration for the 2.0, 2.66 & 3.0GHz MacPro and add a 23" HD Cinema Display for $925.  Each system comes with 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, 250GB Serial ATA, 16x SuperDrive, and the NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT with 256MB GDDR SDRAM.

Contact Alan Myers at The Workshops (505-983-1400 ext. 13, for further information on all available Apple products and to take advantage of this special offer. For additional products available through The Workshops, choose Apple Value Added Reseller from the home page. Use SFW0207 when asked for the password. For more information, go to

Calumet Photographic News

Calumet's Silver Conference and Photo Competition
Ilford Photo and Calumet are proud to present Silver, the second annual international conference and print competition of black-and-white photography.

The silver process is alive and well. That's a fact. And there's no better evidence than the thousands of incredible submissions we received for last year's Silver competition. This body of work was so impressive that we are eagerly anticipating the 2007 competition submissions.

About 150 attended last year's conference for informative presentations by photographers, panel discussions and the chance to see gorgeous black-and-white photos from peers. We heard time and again from attendees who considered this gathering of the black-and-white community a positive, inspiring event. We look forward to seeing you at the 2007 conference and can't wait to see your work.

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February Offer from Graphik Dimensions

We Love Photographers and Photographers Love Our Print & Frame Services. We understand that some photography deserves an extra special treatment beyond the frame. When you capture and fall in love with THE photograph of your dreams, explore our many giclee canvas wrap options for the ultimate in unique photography displays.

NEW! White Border Gallery Wrap 
Also known as “museum wrap,” now offers you the clean, elegant style of White Border Gallery Wrap. Your photographs will undoubtedly get noticed when printed on fine art quality glossy or matte canvas and mounted as a chic gallery wrap with a crisp, white edge.

Also discover the possibilities of our original Black Border and Continuous Image Gallery Wrap!

*Santa Fe eNewsletter subscribers receive 20% off any Print & Frame purchase until February 28th! Remember to enter your discount code: SANFE12 at checkout.


Other special services for photographers brought to you by Graphik Dimensions Ltd./ found at

Upcoming Digital Lab Workshops

© Peter Krogh
Improve Your Photoshop Skills
Now is a great time to commit to learning Photoshop and Lightroom or improving your current skills with these powerful image applications from Adobe. Some great opportunities are still available in February and March.

Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for Photographers with Jerry Courvoisier, February 11-17
Raw File Photography: From Camera to Archive with Peter Krogh, February 25-March 3
Creative Digital Alternative Processes with David Julian, March 11-17

Also, the Digital Workflow Intensive, a two-and-a-half day workshop that provides a wealth of information, inspiration, and the taste of the weeklong workshop experience will be offered April 27-29. This popular short course covers topics including digital camera tools; Raw file format and image resolution; successful digital capture; basic image adjustment; batch processing; and Web application features.

For more information click on the workshop titles above or call the Santa Fe Workshops (505) 983-1400.

Photo-Eye Announces New Service for Photographers and Artists
We are excited to announce a new service arm of photo-eye with the release of VisualServer™, our website creation and management solution for photographers and artists.

With VisualServer™ you can now take charge of your website's images and data. Update and change your work as often as you'd like. It's easy, powerful, affordable, and even pleasurable. There's no need to wait for a webmaster to update your website and there are no programming languages to learn or updates to install. VisualServer™ for Photographers is your smart, intuitive assistant freeing you to do what you do best: be creative.

Using VisualServer™ you may create a website in minutes and update it in seconds! If you already have a website, VisualServer™ may be used as the administrative back end to your site, making it easily updateable! If you prefer a custom design to the 7 elegant template designs that we provide, we can do that too! Just give us a call 505.988.5152 x111 to discuss your needs.

For well over 25 years, photo-eye has focused on bringing you the best in photography books and contemporary photography. With VisualServer™, we are now making it easy for individuals to realize the potential of the web.

Learn more

National Geographic Traveler Seminars

© Bob Krist
Inside Secrets of Successful Travel Photography
Join National Geographic Traveler photographer Jim Richardson and one of the magazine’s editorial staff—senior photo editor Dan Westergren or editor-in-chief Keith Bellows—for a one-day seminar on how to make successful travel photos. Instead of simply producing “pretty pictures,” discover how to capture the spirit of a place by using a cultural documentary approach to your travel photography. Also, learn how excellence in travel photography furthers Traveler’s commitment to “take readers on a journey of exploration, discovery, and enrichment,” according to Keith Bellows. “We’ll help you turn your pictures into stories—which will make your pictures more meaningful.”

Denver - February 18, 2007
Dallas - March 4, 2007
Minneapolis - April 1, 2007

Travel Photography in the Digital World
Unravel the mysteries of digital photography with Ralph Lee Hopkins and Bob Krist as they explain the nuts and bolts of this exciting technology—from choosing the right camera to developing your own workflow to strategies for covering your travel destination. Learn the secrets of these two top nature and travel photographers and get lots of useful, real-world advice to help make the most of the potential of digital photography while avoiding the pitfalls and exploding the the myths that surround the medium. This seminar is intended for amateur to advanced amateur photographers new to digital or considering making the switch from film to digital capture. Using a slide show/lecture format, Ralph and Bob will help ease your transition into the digital world.

Philadelphia - April 15, 2007
San Francisco - April 22, 2007
Montreal - June 3, 2007

Inside Secrets of Successful Travel Writing
Join top National Geographic Traveler writer Andrew Nelson and one of the Traveler editorial staff: editor-in-chief Keith Bellows, executive editor Paul Martin, or senior editor Sheila Buckmaster for a one-day seminar on how to write the kinds of stories that have earned Traveler the “World’s Most Widely Read Travel Magazine” distinction. Come to understand the mindset and strategies behind stories that get inside — and communicate — the heart of a place. Learn how story telling — and not guidebook journalism — captures the attention of readers. Find out what it takes to make good on Traveler’s commitment to tell the stories of “destinations of distinction and character” and the belief that “to enhance an authentic ‘sense of place’ will benefit both travelers and the locations they visit.”

Boston - February 25, 2007
Los Angeles - March 18, 2007

For more information and to register for one of these upcoming seminars, visit the National Geographic Traveler Seminars Web site.

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