2012 JULY Mid-Month
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© Ni Rong's "Sun Dance", top 100 for SUMMER photo contest

We have 98 workshops running between
June and December, ranging from the basics
to advanced studio lighting and multimedia
storytelling. Review them all in our
Summer/Fall 2012 eCatalog
. The catalog
is also available as a downloadable PDF
straight from our web site.

PAST Participant IMAGE:

© Bernard Gateau
© Bernard Gateau, participant in Tony Corbell’s “The Power of Light,” July 2012.
















Be on the lookout for news on
our 2013 Cuba programs!

© Jennifer Spelman
© Jennifer Spelman













Workshops for College Credit

© Memphis Barbree
For 24 years, photographers of all levels have sought to learn from our world-renowned instructors. Now you can be earning college credit from Hastings College, too! Full details»
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»New for Fall 2012: The Focus Series

© Michael Long, © Marc Muench
© Michael Long, © Marc Muench

One of the truly valuable benefits of attending a workshop in Santa Fe is meeting and interacting with participants and instructors in other classes. Taking this benefit to the next logical step, we created The Focus Series—part workshop, part festival, part seminar.

Each of the eight Focus Series workshops has a photographic theme—LANDSCAPE in the first week and COLOR in the second. You select one workshop to focus on, with the added benefit of all-community activities throughout the week that include instructor image presentations, roundtable discussions with questions and answers, technical presentations, and all-group meals.

Focus Series: LANDSCAPE, September 23-28
A Natural Eye Master Class: Finding Your Voice
with Eddie Soloway

Deeper into Landscape
with Linde Waidhofer

High Desert Light
with Marc Muench

The Language of Landscapes
with Michael Long

Focus Series: COLOR, September 30-October 5
The Next Step
with Sam Abell

The Hand-Colored Photographic Print
with Kate Breakey

The Evocative Portrait
with Gregory Heisler

The Color Moment
with Arthur Meyerson

Come to Santa Fe during the magnificent autumn season for our inspirational new Focus Series. Expand your photographic horizons with master photographers and our broad community of workshop participants.

View full details on The Focus Series »



»Keep Your Momentum Going with a Photography Mentorship

© George DeWolfe
© George DeWolfe

Working with a mentor is a great way to continue to move your photographic pursuits forward. A mentor will champion your work—guiding and supporting your dreams and aspirations as a photographer.

You can read about three of our mentors—Bobbi Lane, George DeWolfe, and Alan M. Thornton—in the Fine Focus: A 1-to-1 Photo Learning Experience article Nikon just posted on their Learn & Explore page.

We work with 18 of our popular workshop instructors as mentors.

View the complete list and program details »



»Upcoming Workshops in the Spotlight: The Summer Season

It’s not too late to sign up for one of our Summer Season workshops!
© Jennifer B. Hudson, © Sarah Meghan Lee, 
© Rick Allred
© Jennifer B. Hudson, © Sarah Meghan Lee,
© Rick Allred

Workshops the Week of July 29–August 3

Digital Workflow Essentials: Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
with Rick Allred

The Creative Pet Portrait
with Norah Levine

Northern New Mexico: A Photographic Adventure
with Tony Bonanno

Creativity and the Photographer
with Sean Kernan

Workshops the Week of August 5–August 10

The Figure in the Western Landscape
with Allen Birnbach
Fine Art Women’s Portraiture
with Jennifer B. Hudson

Beginning Photography Using Digital Cameras
with Sarah Meghan Lee

A Natural Eye: The Summer Landscape
with Eddie Soloway

Photographing People
with John Weiss

See all upcoming workshops »

»Upcoming Workshops in the Spotlight: August & September

It’s also not too early to plan a bit ahead. Here’s a sampling of our inspiring offerings in August and September.

© Dottie Lopez
© Dottie Lopez

Black-and-White Digital Infrared Photography
with Dottie Lopez
August 20 - August 23

Expand the range of your artistic vision by delving into the otherworldly, surreal & dream-like world of infrared photography
© Will Van Beckum
Lightroom Interface © Will Van Beckum

Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
with Will Van Beckum
August 24 - August 26

Turn on the power of Lightroom to simply and successfully organize and process your images.


© David Halpern
© David Halpern

Seeing in Black and White
with David Halpern
August 27 - August 31

Enhance your ability to see in black and white, and at the same time increase your understanding of color.


© Blue Fier
© Blue Fier

Intensive: Time-Lapse Photography
with Blue Fier
September 1 - September 3

Get your still images moving and explore the endless subject possibilities and uses of time lapse movies.


© George DeWolfe
© George DeWolfe

Intensive: Authenticity—The Process of Photographic Creativity
with George DeWolfe
September 7 - September 9

Free yourself from the rules that constrain us and delve deeper into the skill of purely seeing.

© Jock McDonald
© Jock McDonald

Exceptional Portraits
with Jock McDonald
September 10 - September 14

Enter the intuitive realm and move beyond the technical to illuminate your portraits with emotion.


© Jennifer Spelman
© Jennifer Spelman

Basics of Digital Photography
with Jennifer Spelman
September 17 - September 21

Grab control of your camera’s features and expand your creative photographic skills.
© Julien McRoberts
© Julien McRoberts

Route 66 Photo Adventure: Capture to Print
with Julien McRoberts
September 18 - September 22

Take the off ramp into the bygone era of the "Mother Road” on a photo trip to the scenic kitsch of Route 66.


See all upcoming workshops »

»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

Calumet Photographic’s BIG Summer Sale

Calumet's Summer Sale is back. Save $$$ when you spend $$$. Click to find some great deals on photographic equipment. Some exclusions apply.

Shop the Calumet Photographic Sale»



Special Presentations: How to Make a Book that Works

On Friday, July 27 and Friday, August 3, from 3-5pm both days, Daniel Milnor, Blurb Photographer at Large, will demonstrate how to make a professional quality photography book. Topics will include what makes a great book, creating a body of work, defining book style, and more. Both presentations will be held on The Workshops campus (classroom TBD), and are free and open to the public.

Visit our Events page for complete details»


Filter Photo Festival: Early Bird Pricing

October is quickly approaching and we are thrilled about the stellar lineup of reviewers, workshop teachers and lecturers—including Aline Smithson—we have for this year's Filter Photo Festival! Filter takes place in Chicago, October 15-21. Take advantage of our early bird discount pricing and sign up today. Early bird pricing ends July 31!

View the Filter Photo Festival 2013 schedule, and register »


Special Offer from LumiQuest, Photographic Flash Accessories

For over two decades, LumiQuest has offered the most effective and comprehensive line of photographic flash accessories in the world. Our bounce and diffusion devices serve to improve flash photography for millions of professionals and serious amateurs. We appreciate the opportunity to be aligned with Santa Fe Workshops and are pleased to offer 20% off purchases from our online store. Use the code SANTAFE for 20% off your total order.

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