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- Fall 2012 Workshops eCatalog

© Michael Long
© Michael Long

We have 30 workshops running
between September and December,
ranging from our new Focus Series,
to the basics to Lightroom intensives.
Review them all in our Fall 2012
eCatalog. The catalog is also available
as a downloadable PDF from our web site.



PAST Participant IMAGE:

© Norm Diamond
© Norm Diamond, participant in Norman Mauskopf's "The Art of Photographic Design" workshop, July 2012

















© Tania Vasallo
Help instill a passion for photography in the younger generation. Any parent or grandparent who attends a four-day or longer workshop in Santa Fe receives a $250 credit for their child or grandchild to attend during the same week. Full details »

© Tania Vasallo
















© Zach Doleac
If you take two or more four-day or longer workshops in Santa Fe during the same calendar year you’ll receive a 10 percent discount off the tuition of the lower-priced workshop(s). Full details »

© Zach Doleac















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

© Jock McDonald
© Jock McDonald
















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»
© Memphis Barbree
















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»Fall in Santa Fe: Golden Mountains and Bright Blue Skies

© Lisa Blair
© Lisa Blair, participant in Sam Abell's "Next Step" workshop, October 2011

Fall in Santa Fe: Golden Mountains and Bright Blue Skies
Autumn is the perfect time to be in Northern New Mexico. Almost every day is crystal clear, the air is cooler, and on the nearby mountains aspen trees show off their fall colors. It's the ideal season to enjoy all Santa Fe is famous for, including world-renowned photo workshops.

While nature is providing an incredible art display in the mountains, our city's vibrant creative community is putting on its own shows. There are museum events and gallery show openings galore. And if all this inspiration makes you hungry, remember that Santa Fe was recently named the best small city for food in the country in Rand McNally and USA Today’s Best of the Road. Hope we’ll see you soon!




»Last Chance for Focus Series Workshops

© Eddie Soloway, © Kate Breakey, © Arthur Meyerson
© Eddie Soloway, © Kate Breakey, © Arthur Meyerson

The Focus Series is our new program—part workshop, part festival, part seminar—that allows you to enroll in a workshop and also interact with the other workshop instructors and participants.

We have limited availability in the following workshops; don’t miss this chance to expand your photographic horizons and skills with master photographers and all-community activities.

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

Eddie celebrates the act of seeing and complete immersion in the landscape, encouraging you to take your technical proficiency and self-sufficiency to the next level.

Focus Series: COLOR, September 30 - October 5
The Hand-Colored Photographic Print
with Kate Breakey

Modern-day master Kate Breakey introduces you to the materials and techniques of hand-coloring, while inspiring you to experiment with your own creative process.

The Color Moment
with Arthur Meyerson

Join Arthur in a journey of exploration to heighten your awareness of seeing in color and refine your sensitivity to those distinctive color moments.

View full details on The Focus Series »







»Cuba: People-to-People Educational Exchanges

© Dustin Sammann
© Dustin Sammann

With your camera as your passport, discover Cuba and engage with its welcoming people on our licensed cultural exchanges.

Developed to offer you opportunities to create shared exchanges, our programs focus on celebrating and embracing our similarities, while looking at what our societies can learn from each other.

January 29 - February 6, 2013
Seeing Cuba: Discovering the Culture and People of Cuba with Dustin Sammann

February 5 - February 13, 2013
Portrait of Cuba with Jock McDonald

View full details on our Cuba program »







»Out and About This Fall: Chicago and New York

© Aline Smithson
© Aline Smithson

Chicago’s premiere photography festival, Filter Photo Festival 2012, is happening October 15-21. The majority of Filter events—including workshops, lectures, tours, panel discussions, networking events and portfolio reviews—take place in Chicago’s downtown Loop.

As the sponsor of Aline Smithson’s The Art of Presentation: Showing Your Work to the Fine Art Market seminar (Wednesday, October 17, 9am-1pm, Wyndham Blake Hotel) The Workshops is so pleased to be a part of Filter 2012. We look forward to seeing all our Midwest alumni and friends there!

Register for Aline's workshop, and learn more about Filter Photo Festival 2012 »






© Eddie Soloway
© Eddie Soloway

And the end of October is busy, busy, busy in New York City. There’s PhotoPlus Expo, BronImaging’s Shoot NYC, and Eddie Soloway’s A Natural Eye: Our Urban Parks—Central Park workshop. To pull it all together we invite our friends and alumni to join us on Friday, October 26, 6:00-9:00pm, for a Friends of The Workshops Cocktail Hour and a special presentation of Eddie’s "Memories, Moons, and Imagination" talk and video. The events take place at Calumet Photographic 22 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY. Tickets are free, but register/RSVP please!

View details on the October 26 events, and RSVP»

Eventbrite - October 26/NYC: An Evening with Santa Fe Photo Workshops & Eddie Soloway





»Our Backyard, and Beyond

© David Samuel Robbins, ©Scott Frier
© David Samuel Robbins, © Scott Frier

It’s a big, bold, beautiful world, just waiting to be photographed by you. Highlighted here are two of our upcoming Around The World workshops.

Incomparable Burma: A Photographic and Cultural Journey through Myanmar
with David Samuel Robbins
December 3 - December 13

Discover a magical land with 10 full days in-country and visits to nearly all of Burma’s most iconic settings, including the temple-studded plains of Pagan and the sublime beauty of Inle Lake.

The Birds of Bosque Del Apache: Capture to Print
with Scott Frier
January 6 - January 11, 2013

From photographing some of America’s most spectacular wildlife to the production of high quality prints, this workshop takes you through the entire digital photography creative process.

View all of our Around the World workshops »

»Upcoming Workshops in the Spotlight: October

Here’s a sampling of our inspiring offerings in October.

© Sam Abell
© Sam Abell

Writing for Photographers
with Leah Bendavid-Val, Sam Abell
October 6 - October 9

BREAKING NEWS: In addition to honing your writing skills, these two esteemed authors and teachers will give dedicated, individual attention to the editing of your photographs. The valuable result will be a stronger, more expressive body of work to take into your photographic life.


© Tony Corbell
© Tony Corbell


The Complete Nik Software Digital Workflow
with Tony Corbell
October 8 - October 11

Discover game-changing digital tools and techniques that allow you to minimize computer time.
© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred


Seeing the Light With Your Camera Flash
with Rick Allred
October 8 - October 11

Take your photography skills to the next level by mastering the use of your flash equipment.

© Norman Mauskopf
© Norman Mauskopf


The Art of Portraiture: Simple to Complex (Special 8-Session, Evening Program)
with Norman Mauskopf
October 9 - December 5

Our first-ever extended workshop offers the intense learning of our classic workshop experience in a two-month long format.
© Dottie Lopez
© Dottie Lopez


Composition and Light
with Dottie Lopez
October 22 - October 26

Develop a solid foundation in design elements and use of light to create compelling images.

© Jeremy Sutton
© Jeremy Sutton


Painting the Passion of Flamenco
with Jeremy Sutton
October 22 - October 26

Create colorful, evocative, painterly works of art using the passionate art of Flamenco as your inspiration.

© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

Digital Workflow Essentials: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
with Rick Allred
October 29 - November 2

Streamline your post-process workflow for less computer time, more photography time.


See all upcoming workshops »

»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

The Nikon School

A daylong program for folks who haven’t been able to translate creativity into good photographs. Yes, you’ll get the technical info you need to relax with a camera, but also the creative inspiration to raise your level. Better photos can be made; we’re going to show you how to make them!

Visit www.nikonschool.com to learn more about this amazing program »