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- Winter/Spring 2013 Workshops Catalog

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

Our robust Winter/Spring 2013 offferings
range from the basics of digital photography,
to advanced studio lighting, to Lightroom
intensives. Review them all in our new
catalog, available as a downloadable PDF
from our web site



PAST Participant IMAGE:

© Christine Szeredy
© Christine Szeredy, participant in “Lighting Dramatic Portraits” with David Robin; David next teaches his popular workshop April 3 – April 6, 2013.















© 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.
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© 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).
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© Zach Doleac















2013 Cuba programs

© Jock McDonald
There is one space left in Jock McDonald's "Portrait of Cuba" program, February 5-13. Jock is a long-time visitor to Cuba and knows the people and culture well. Don't miss this great opportunity! Please call soon to register (505) 983-1400, ext. 11
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© Jock McDonald




















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»OUTSIDE Contest: The Winners

What do you see when you go outside? That's what we asked with our OUTSIDE contest, and 585 photographers—from 24 countries including Argentina, Namibia, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan—responded with almost 3,000 interpretations that range from sweeping landscapes, to cityscapes, to the geography of textures, forms and shapes. Jurors Amy Silverman, Debra Klomp Ching and Darren Ching, Eddie Soloway, and Reid Callanan reviewed this diversely eloquent group of photographs and chose 50 award-winning images.

The Grand Prize goes to Brian Toogood of Clio, California, for Is It Live, Or Is It Memorex?. Second Prize is awarded to Kendall Davis of Fort Worth, Texas for Flip; the Third Prize winner is Randy Bronkema of Climax, Michigan, for Sand Wave. And the esteemed Director’s Award belongs to Noreen O’Brien of Santa Fe, New Mexico, for Mantis.

Grand Prize
© Brian Toogood
© Brian Toogood, Clio CA

Second Prize
© Kendall Davis
© Kendall Davis, Fort Worth TX

Third Prize
© Randy Bronkema
© Randy Bronkema, Climax MI
Director's Award
© Noreen O'Brien
© Noreen O'Brien, Santa Fe NM

In addition to these top prize winners, 46 photographers were awarded an Honorable Mention. All 50 winning images can be viewed in the online gallery on The Workshops web site.

Collectively, these 50 photographs represent an auspicious range of how differently we all see. We congratulate all the winners, we thank one and all for entering images of our big, wide, wonderful world, and we send a special thanks to the jurors and sponsors of OUTSIDE.

View the 50 winners of OUTSIDE »

»Picture Perfect Gifts

Inspire your favorite photographer this holiday season with a gift from 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 14, 2012 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 December 14 should arrive in time for Christmas, 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.



»Around the World: The Great North American Backyard

© Sarah Meghan Lee, © Julien McRoberts, © Tony Bonanno
Top to bottom: © Sarah Meghan Lee,
© Julien McRoberts, © Tony Bonanno

Grab your gear and join us in discovering the photographer’s playground that is North America. We’ve covered the details so you can focus on exploring the culture, people, wildlife and landscapes of these remarkable places. Let the adventures begin!

Easter Week in San Miguel de Allende
with Sarah Meghan Lee and Jennifer Spelman
March 25 - March 31, 2013

Experience through your senses—and your lenses—the amazing array of Holy Week events in beautiful colonial Mexico.

Vintage Vegas

with Julien McRoberts
April 3 - April 7, 2013

Sharpen your visual and technical skills in the neon-saturated photographer’s paradise that is old-school Las Vegas.

White Sands: Capture to Print

with Tony Bonanno
April 4 - April 9, 2013

Traverse the total photographic process and experience the natural wonder of New Mexico's glistening White Sands.

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»Upcoming Workshops in the Spotlight: January & February 2013

Get out your 2013 calendar and check out these smart ways to kick off the New Year.

© 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
Mac OS desktop © 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.
© Will Van Beckum
Lightroom Interface © Will Van Beckum

Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
with Will Van Beckum
February 1 - February 3, 2013

Turn on the power of Lightroom to successfully organize and process your images; Will takes you through everything from how Lightroom handles files to the Develop module.

© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred
February 4 - February 8, 2013

Take a joyful leap into the world of digital photography with the enthusiastic and supportive Rick Allred as your intrepid instructor. Fun and play are encouraged!


© Charles Needle
© Charles Needle

Intensive: Creative Macro Photography
with Charles Needle
February 11 - February 13, 2013

With the expert guidance of Charles, you learn how to make compelling close-ups using the props and tools of a veritable creative arsenal.

© Charles Needle
© Charles Needle

Lensbaby Intensive: Creativity Unleashed
with Charles Needle
February 14 - February 16, 2013

Charles, a self-described Lensbaby guru, shares tips and techniques for controlling with precision the “sweet spot” area of sharp focus.


© Dottie Lopez
© Dottie Lopez

Understanding the Elements: Photoshop and Premiere
with Dottie Lopez
February 18 - February 22, 2013

Dottie helps you demystify these powerful programs, to discover new ways of enhancing your images and how to transform them into books, calendars, and videos.

© Tony Bonanno
© Tony Bonanno

Basics of Digital Printmaking
with Tony Bonanno
February 25 - March 1, 2013

Develop the skills you need to easily produce quality photographic prints in this combination fieldwork/digital lab workshop with master printer Tony Bonanno.

Our Spring 2013 season is the perfect time to just get started, or to add dimension to your photographic skills. Workshops include Basics of Digital Photography with Jennifer Spelman (March 6-March 9), Introduction to Portraiture with Julien McRoberts (March 13-March 16), Basics of D-SLR Video with Will Van Beckhum (March 20 - March 23), Adobe Photoshop for Photographers with Rick Allred, (March 27-March 30), and Expressive Digital Landscape in Black & White with Carlan Tapp, April 3-April 6.

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»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

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