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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:

© Sheila Ghidini
© Sheila Ghidini, Participant in Rick Allred's Photoshop workshop, July 2012













© George Perlstein
© George Perlstein, one of the 46 Honorable Mentions in our LIGHT contest.














© 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!

© Dustin Sammann
© Kip Brundage
















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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» Just Around the Corner: 2013

© Peter Yang
© Peter Yang; Peter is teaching “Editorial Portraiture” March 20 - March 23, 2013.

As we enter the home stretch for 2012 we begin to train our lenses on 2013. To give you a wide-angle view of our range of inspiring offerings, course descriptions for the Winter/Spring 2013 schedule are now available on our web site.

Workshops range from a Lensbaby Intensive with Charles Needle (February 14 - February 16) to Creative iPhone Photography with Karen Divine (March 6 - March 9) to Jay Maisel's classic Light, Gesture, Color, and Perception (March 27 - March 30). So check out our Winter/Spring schedule, and start thinking about your 2013 plans!

Visit the "All Workshops" section on our web site for the full schedule »














» Breaking News: Southwest Photo Summit December 6 - 9

Southwest Photo Summit

Close out the year at the top of your game at the Southwest Photo Summit. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is excited to be combining forces with CENTER for a three-day event dedicated to photographers. Join us for a variety of offerings, including: portfolio reviews, a portfolio walk, Refining Your Portfolio workshop with Aline Smithson, SUMMIT Reception and Print Raffle, and AN ELEVATED EVENING celebratory dinner. The Summit Mix-n-Match system allows participants the opportunity to customize their experience.

Join us at the Summit to honor, support and promote excellence in photography. Registration for all programming except Aline Smithson’s Refining Your Portfolio workshop opens on Tuesday, October 23 for CENTER members and on Wednesday, October 24 for non-members. Registration for Aline Smithson’s Refining Your Portfolio workshop is open now.

Southwest Photo Summit information »

Refining Your Portfolio with Aline Smithson information and registration »



» SHOOT NYC: October 25 - 26

© David Robin

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is very pleased to be a part of Broncolor and Hasselblad's SHOOT NYC, happening October 25 - 26 at The Terminal Building, 608 W. 28th St, NYC. We're sponsoring David Robin: Lighting Dramatic Portraits, Thursday, October 25, 3:45pm–5:15pm, and we know David's going to put on an amazing seminar. SHOOT NYC is ideal for professional photographers, photo assistants, advanced students or any imaging pro who wants to learn about cutting edge products and techniques in a hands-on and seminar-based forum. Register today—it's free!

David Robin: Lighting Dramatic Portraits
Thursday, October 25, 3:45pm–5:15pm
La Venue (Terminal Building)
608 West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001

View details on SHOOT NYC and register »



» Cuba: People-to-People Educational Exchanges

© Jock McDonald
© Jock McDonald

Santa Fe Workshops is authorized by the United States Treasury Department to operate people-to-people educational exchanges in Cuba. And it seems that a lot of folks are quite excited about this, as many of our Cuba programs are sold out. We have limited room in the following, and don’t hesitate to ask to be put on waiting lists.

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

April 9 - April 17, 2013
Seeing Cuba: Discovering the Culture and People of Cuba with Kip Brundage

View full details on our Cuba program »

» Upcoming Workshops in the Spotlight: Counting Down to 2013

It’s hard to believe, but there’s only a handful of workshops remaining in 2012. There’s still time to join us! Or get a jump on 2013 with January workshops!

© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

Digital Workflow Essentials: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
with Rick Allred
October 29 - November 2, 2012

Rick explains the integration between Lightroom and Photoshop, the basic retouching tools in Photoshop and how to keep your new changes stored back in Lightroom.

Premiere Pro Interface © Will Van Beckum
Premiere Pro interface © Will Van Beckum

Intensive: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
with Will Van Beckum
November 5 - November 7

Will begins this two-and-a-half-day intensive with a complete overview of the different tools this powerful program (the preferred video-editing suite among editing professionals worldwide) has to offer.

© Rick Allred
Lightroom interface © Rick Allred

Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
with Rick Allred
November 9 - November 11

Rick shares his know-how on streamlining your photographic workflow using Lightroom, to make it possible to quickly process your images and find them easily in the future.

© Tony Bonanno
© Tony Bonanno

Fine-Art Digital Printmaking
with Tony Bonanno
November 12 - November 16

Learn how to obtain consistent high-quality print output for your color and black-and-white photographic images in this combination fieldwork/digital lab workshop with master printer Tony Bonanno.

© Susan Hayre
© Susan Hayre

Intensive: Blurb Bookmaking
with Susan Hayre
November 27 - November 29

Spend two-and-a-half fast-paced days with Susan in Santa Fe with one goal in mind: creating your own photographic book. You’ll leave with your new book ready to be uploaded!


© Dottie Lopez
© Dottie Lopez

Intensive: Adobe Photoshop for Photographers
with Dottie Lopez
November 30 - December 2

Dottie covers the best techniques and shortcuts for image enhancing, retouching, color adjusting, black-and-white conversion, sharpening, and working with selections.

© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred
December 3 - December 7

Take that joyous first step into your future as a digital photographer. Under Rick’s guidance, you explore shutter speeds, apertures, and shooting modes.


© Aline Smithson
© Aline Smithson

Refining Your Portfolio
with Aline Smithson
December 6 and 7, 2012

Aline shares her knowledge of how to create and/or refine your personal portfolio and offers her insights into the contemporary photographic marketplace.

© Scott Frier
© Scott Frier

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

Watch your entire creative process take flight with Scott Frier, formerly the chief expedition photographer for the Cousteau Society as chief expedition photographer, as your instructor.

© Glenn Randall
© Glenn Randall

The Art and Science of Landscape Photography
with Glenn Randall
January 21 - January 25, 2013

Come conquer the barriers to creating stunning landscapes images. Glenn's approach to teaching landscape photography is master the craft and the art will follow.

© Will Van Beckum
© Will Van Beckum

Get the Most out of Your Mac: An Introduction to the Mac Operating System
with Will Van Beckum
January 29 - January 31, 2013

Learn the ins-and-outs of the Mac operating system and expand your knowledge of productivity-enhancing techniques in this hands-on workshop with Mac master Will Van Beckham.

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