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Online Newsletter for January 2007

This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Featured Portrait Workshops in Santa Fe

Center News

Baby News!

Apple Computers

Calumet Photographic News

On-the-Road Workshops

Upcoming Digital Lab Workshops

Photo-Eye's Photographer's Showcase presents New Work by Joni Sternbach

National Geographic Traveler Seminars



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Winter/Spring Photography Workshops, 2007

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Quote of the Month

"At the heart of all photography is an urge to express our deepest personal feelings - to reveal our inner, hidden selves, to unlock the artist. Those of us who become photographers are never satisfied with just looking at someone else's expression of something that is dear to us. We must produce our own images, instead of buying postcards and photo books. We seek to make our own statements of individuality."

-Galen Rowell



Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
This month's tip will walk you through working with Adobe Camera Raw from Adobe Bridge. Download a QuickTime Movie now (Part One, 18mb).

Stay tuned for Part Two next month!

View an archive of digital tips from Jerry.








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News Shorts
» The Santa Fe Workshops is searching for a full-time Audio/Visual 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.

» Those of you who live near Santa Fe will be interested in our new Evening Digital Workshop Series, February 5-8. Join Dottie and Joel, our digital lab gurus, for an evening of digital instruction in one or more topics:
   · Getting to Know Your Digital Camera
   · Digital Workflow and Camera Raw with Adobe Bridge
   · Tonal and Color Adjustments in Adobe Photoshop CS2
   · Digital Printmaking
For complete details and pricing, visit the Web site.

» Digital Lab Open House: You are invited to visit the Santa Fe Workshops digital lab on Saturday, January 27th from 1-4 pm to see what's new and watch demonstrations of the new HP Photosmart pro B9180 and the Designjet Z2100 series photo printers. We hope you'll join us!

Featured Portrait Workshops in Santa Fe


© Cathy Maier Callanan
Photographing people is both exciting and challenging. Many photographers are reluctant to include people in their photographs, but doing so opens photography to another whole level, whether it involves taking better photos of the family or more formal portraits, the human presence adds an important component to “being there.”

Many portrait workshops are being offered this upcoming season, including the following that currently have space available:

Portraits Unplugged with Bobbie Lane, February 18-24
Photographing People with Cathy Maier Callanan, February 18-24
Portraits: Beneath the Surface with Antonin Kratochvil, February 25-March 3
Getting Close with Norman Mauskopf, February 25-March 3
The Natural Portrait with Kurt Markus, March 4-10

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

Center News

© Eric Klemm
Center Thyself
BRINGING YOU AND YOUR WORK IN TOUCH WITH THE FINE ART COMMUNITY


As a photographic artist, your career lies beautifully before you. The one caveat is that art only makes up half of the equation. On this journey, developing relationships will be key. As great as your work may be, it is by connecting with individuals who can get the work seen, that you gain an advantage. The first step will be to discover yourself.

We invite you to spend a half-day defining your relationship to your work, clarifying your personal and artistic objectives, and determining your idea of success. Concurrently, speakers from various segments of the fine art community—a curator, a gallerist, and a publisher—will enlighten you on all facets of working with the players in their respective fields. Now is your chance to center yourself and move ahead, or do nothing. Either way, your future will arrive. The question is, will you?

Saturday, January 20, 2007
10:00AM-1:00PM
Photo LA
Doubletree Guest Suites
1707 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, California

MODERATOR
Eric Miles,  photo-eye Books and Prints

PRESENTERS
Lisa Burroughs, Consulting Photography Director, Burroughs Pictures
Michael Dawson, Director, Michael Dawson Gallery/Dawson’s Book Shop, Los Angeles, CA
Mark Pinsukanjana, Publisher, MB Editions and Co-owner, Modernbook Gallery,  Palo Alto, CA
Tim Wride, Interim Director, LACMA and Executive Director of the No-Strings Foundation

TO REGISTER
$115; full-time students $45.
For complete information call 505-984-8353 or visit www.visitcenter.org.

Baby News!
Jerry Courvoisier (the Digital Lab Director) and his wife Julie are delighted to announce the birth of their son Oliver Woodrow “Woody” Courvoisier born December 11, 2006.


Apple Computers

HOT OFFER!
While supplies last, order a 17” MacBookPro 2.16GHz Core Duo, 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, 120GB Serial ATA, 8x SuperDrive, ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 w/256MB VRAM for only $1,690 (free ground shipping with restrictions, New Mexico residents must pay sales tax).  This computer is new, not refurbished. It is the previous generation MacBookPro—an overstock at our distributor.

Contact Alan Myers at The Workshops (505-983-1400 ext. 13, gamyers@santafeworkshops.com) 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 SFW0107 when asked for the password. For more information, go to www.apple.com.


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.

Find Out More »

On-the-Road Workshops

© Raul Touzon
Easter Week in the Heart of Mexico
Mexico is a photographer’s paradise during Easter week. This seven-day digital workshop with Raul Touzon—now in its fourth year—takes full advantage of the many extraordinary sights and delights of Holy Week in colonial Mexico.

With Raul’s guidance and support, we photograph the stirring Holy Week events of these beautiful mountain towns. Mornings are devoted to reviews and critiques of images made the previous day, as well as short lectures on ways to improve our photographic skills. For more information and images, visit www.touzonphoto.com.

To register for this unique opportunity, call The Workshops at (505) 983-1400. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

Upcoming Digital Lab Workshops

© David Julian
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 opportunites are still available in February and March.

Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for Photographers with Michael Ninness, February 11-17
Advanced Photoshop for Photographers with Matt Kloskowski, February 18-24
Raw File Photography: From Camera to Archive with Peter Krogh, February 25-March 3
Digital Portfolio Printmaking with Mac Holbert & Jonathan Singer, March 4-10
Creative Digital Alternative Processes with David Julian, March 11-17

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

Photo-Eye's Photographer's Showcase Presents New Work by Joni Sternbach

© Joni Sternbach, 2006
"[Montauk’s Ditch Plains] at the eastern end of Long Island is a community of surfers. Their avocation takes place right on the water; they are constant elements in a shifting scene. My approach is a simple one: introductions are made, and each person willing to collaborate steps out into the water and poses. The sea acts as both a backdrop and a watery stage. As the tide recedes the rocky surface underneath is revealed, looking more like the moon than the beach. Photographing people here at Ditch is a natural extension of my interests, exploring yet another dimension of landscape and its evolving state."--Joni Sternbach.

View Joni Sternbach's portfolio Ditch Plains.

The Photographer's Showcase is an online juried gallery at photoeye.com. Application is open to photographer's worldwide. Read more as to how you can submit work.

View other Photographer's Showcase portfolios.

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.”

Vancouver - January 21, 2007
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.

Seattle - January 14, 2007
Houston - January 28, 2007
Philadelphia - April 15, 2007
San Francisco - April 22, 2007
Montreal - June 3, 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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