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© Will Van Beckum
A magic Workshops moment, as captured by Will Van Beckum, our Digital Lab Coordinator.


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© Tamsin Blue
© Tasmin Blue, participant in Jennifer Spelman’s “Basics of Digital Photography”, October 2011. Jennifer next teaches her “Basics” workshop March 7-10, 2012.

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»Cuba: Your Camera as Your Passport, January/February 2012

Cuba Cultural Travel, in consultation with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, is running "Cuba: People-to-People Educational Exchanges" in January and February 2012. These educational programs have been developed to be not just travel experiences but opportunities to create shared experiences that foster dialogue, interaction and understanding. Discover Cuba and engage with its welcoming people on this licensed cultural exchange. There is limited availability in the following groups:

Discover Cuba: Its People and Culture
with Nelson Ramírez
January 25 - February 1, 2012
Visions of Havana
with Tony Bonanno
February 1 - February 8, 2012

Seeing Cuba
with Kip Brundage
February 1 - February 8, 2012

Visit the Cuba Program section on our web site for more details»

»Picture Perfect Gifts

Inspire your favorite photographer this holiday season with a gift from the Santa Fe Workshops. Our gift certificates and Inspirational Series DVD’s are one size fits all, and you can still order in time for holiday arrival.

Our gift certificates are available for any amount and can be purchased by calling 505-983-1400, ext. 11. Please call by December 15, 2011 to ensure timely delivery.

Our exclusive Inspirational Series DVD gift set is available for $70, including shipping/handling for U.S. deliveries. The set features intimate profiles of ten prominent photographers on two DVDs. Orders placed by noon on December 15 should arrive by December 24, and can be shipped directly to the recipient. For U.S. deliveries: purchase online via PayPal. For international orders: please call 505-983-1400 ext. 19.


»Get Your Scholarship Applications In

© Alison
© Alison Nguyen, past winner of a $1000 NIKON scholarship

The deadline for Winter/Spring 2012 scholarship applications is December 14, 2011.

We offer six $1,000 scholarships—two awarded by Nikon and four by the Workshops*—for workshops running between January through the end of May, 2012.

There are also two unique, $825 scholarships offered for the Winter/Spring 2012 season—the Rick Allred Scholarship for Young Photographers.

Get all the scholarship details on our web site and get your applications in! (*Special Note: Workshops scholarships are partially funded by sales of our Inspirational Series DVD's.)

Review Scholarship Opportunities and Guidelines, and get your application in! »

»Upcoming Workshops: 2012

Here’s a sampling of what we have planned for 2012. For a snapshot of the season download the PDF of the Winter/Spring catalog. Bonus: register by December 31, 2011 and we’ll waive your application fee for all of 2012.

© Jennifer Spelman
© Jennifer Spelman

The Basics
Getting a digital camera for the holidays? Come learn how it works from the best! Our instructors have outstanding skills and qualities, and they were beginners once, too.

Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred
January 16–20, 2012

Beginning Photography with Photoshop Elements
Dottie Lopez
February 20–24, 2012

Basics of Digital Photography
with Jennifer Spelman
March 7–10, 2012

© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

Digital Workflow
Did someone say “state-of-the-art”? We have the best-equipped and staffed digital lab this side of the Pecos!

Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
with Rick Allred
January 9–11, 2012

Digital Workflow Essentials: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
with Rick Allred
February 13–17, 2012

© Bill Ellzey
© Bill Ellzey

Landscape & Nature
If you’re a landscape or nature photographer, Northern New Mexico is the place.

The Art and Science of Landscape Photography
with Glenn Randall
January 23–27, 2012

A Natural Eye: The Spring Landscape
with Eddie Soloway
March 7–10, 2012

Composition and Light in Outdoor Photography
with Bill Ellzey
March 14–17, 2012           

Expressive Digital Landscape in Black and White
with Carlan Tapp
March 14–17, 2012

© Jeff Lipsky
© Jeff Lipsky

From beginners on up, our lighting workshops will teach you the skills necessary to make your work shine.

Lighting Portraits on Location
with Alan M. Thornton
March 7 - March 10, 2012

The Editorial Portrait
with Jeff Lipsky
March 14 - March 17, 2012

Flash: The Portable Sun
with Raul Touzon
March 14 - March 17, 2012

© David Julian
© David Julian

© Aline Smithson
© Aline Smithson

New Offerings
Sometimes you need to turn things upside-down, and look at the world in a new way. Add new skills to your your photographic tool kit, or try a workshop with a new instructor!

Multimedia Storytelling
with Carlan Tapp
February 6–10, 2012

Creative Alchemy: Beyond the Camera
with David Julian
February 27–March 2, 2012

The Big Picture
with Aline Smithson
March 7–10, 2012

Photographic Editing and Sequencing
Michelle Dunn Marsh
March 7–10, 2012

Creative Photography with Any Camera
with David Julian
March 14–17, 2012


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