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© Jennifer Spelman
Santa Fe returns to San Miguel de Allende in October 2013! Join us, and discover its many charms.
© Jennifer Spelman



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© Noreen O'Brien
© Noreen O’Brien, Workshops Director’s Award, OUTSIDE photo contest.

For Summer 2013 we are offering 2-day and 4-day workshops, running back-to-back each week. Our new format lets you customize your program and get more educational opportunities for your valuable time. Review all your options in our new catalog, available as a downloadable PDF from our web site.




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© Cynthia LaBarre
Our Cuba Programs are an opportunity to become richer in thought and spirit. Stay tuned for the Fall 2013 schedule! © Cynthia LaBarre, participant in the February 2013 program with Jock McDonald
















© William Swank
© William Swank, Lafayette, California; Honorable Mention in our Outside photo contest, Fall 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.
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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, a $125 credit will be applied to the tuition of the second, and any subsequent, workshop(s).
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© Zach Doleac















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»ANIMALS Photo Contest: Deadline is Approaching

© Norah Levine
© Norah Levine; Norah teaches The Creative Pet Portrait, July 31-August 3.

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The deadline for our ANIMALS photo contest is quickly approaching. May 7 (midnight MST) will be here quicker than a cat can pounce.

Our contest is an opportunity to join our international community of photographers and share your images of animals with our distinguished judges: Crista Dix, Founder and Director, Wall Space Gallery; Elizabeth Cheng Krist, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic; Ian Shive, Photographer, Founder/CEO, Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc; and Reid Callanan, Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

The Workshops is grateful to our educational partners and sponsors who have contributed to an impressive prize list with a total value of over $14,000. The Grand Prize alone is worth over $5,000!

Let your images of dogs, ladybugs, frogs, and whooping cranes out of their cages and enter ANIMALS today. Fee is $40 for 3 images, $10 for each additional image over 3.

The contest closes May 7, 2013.

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»Congratulations to our 2013 Summer/Fall Scholarship Winners!

We are proud to award five scholarships for workshops running between January and June 2013. Congratulations to Lynn Ledbetter, Andria Hautamaki, Alison Nguyen, Steven St. John, and Caitlyn Soldan. We applaud all who submitted their work.

We offer ten scholarships a year—four awarded by Nikon and six by The Workshops. Scholarships are awarded twice a year, once for January through May workshops, and once for June through December workshops. Learn more about future opportunities on our Scholarships page.

(up to $1000 per scholarship)

© Lynn Ledbetter
© Lynn Ledbetter, Enterprise AL

(up to $1000 per scholarship)

© Andria Hautamaki
© Andria Hautamaki, Loveland CO

(up to $1500 per scholarship)

© Caitlyn Soldan
© Caitlyn Soldan, Santa Fe NM
(up to $1500 per scholarship)

© Alison Nguyen
© Alison Nguyen, Brooklyn NY
(up to $1000 per scholarship)

© Steven St. John
© Steven St. John, Albuquerque NM

»Summer 2013 Workshops

For Summer 2013 we are offering 2-day and 4-day workshops, running back-to-back each week. Our 2-day intensive topics include Lightroom, printmaking, creative vision, lighting, and even getting the most from your Nikon D800. Our 4-day workshop line-up includes brand new workshops and the return of many popular workshops and instructors. Want advice on mixing and matching and maximizing your workshop experience? Call us at (505) 983-1400 ext 11.

© Tony Bonanno
© Tony Bonanno

2-Day Intensives: June 17–18

Intensive: Basics of Digital Printmaking
with Tony Bonanno

Dive into the skills and techniques you need to easily and consistently produce quality photographic prints.



© Michael Clark
© Michael Clark
Nikon D800 Intensive: Get the Most from your Camera
with Michael Clark

Master the ins and outs of this stellar camera with an expert as your guide.
© Eddie Soloway
© Eddie Soloway
Intensive: Eyes Wide Open
with Eddie Soloway

Enter the realm of delight and imagination to enhance your photographic vision.
© Will Van Beckum
Lightroom interface © Will Van Beckum
Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
with Will Van Beckum

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

4-Day Workshops: June 19–22

Alternative Photographic Processes
with Christopher James
NOTE: June 17–22

Add "alternative" to your artistic toolbox and explore Cyanotype, Kallitype, and a myriad of other processes.

© Karen Divine
© Karen Divine
Creative iPhone Photography
with Karen Divine

Tap into the power of your creative spirit and create stunning composite images using your iPhone.
© Alan M. Thornton
© Alan M. Thornton
Lighting Portraits on Location
with Alan M. Thornton

Delve into the technical aspects and creative possibilities of location, light, and the subject.
© Arthur Meyerson
© Arthur Meyerson
The Color of Light
with Arthur Meyerson

Strengthen your ability to see and work in color, and investigate color from a personal point of view.
© Elizabeth Opalenik
© Elizabeth Opalenik
The Art of Seeing
with Elizabeth Opalenik

Enhance your powers of perception to create photographs that stimulate the imagination and awaken the senses.
© Jennifer Spelman
© Jennifer Spelman
Basics of Digital Photography
with Jennifer Spelman

Grab control of your camera’s features and expand your creative photographic skills.
© Will Van Beckum, © Sophie Kuller
© Will Van Beckum, © Sophie Kuller

Extend your stay! Here’s what’s coming up June 24–29:

2-Day Intensives: June 24–25

Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
with Rick Allred

Adobe Lightroom Intensive: The Develop Module
with Michael Clark

Intensive: One-Light Portraits
with David Robin

Intensive: Introduction to Black-and-White Digital Photography
with Jennifer Spelman

4-Day Workshops: June 26–29

Wet Plate Collodion
with Christopher James
NOTE: June 24–29

Crafting Dramatic Light with Small Flashes
with Syl Arena

The Documentary Project
with Aaron Huey

Photoshop CS6: The Creative Composite
with Julieanne Kost

The Evocative Portrait
with Andrew Southam

Selective Focus and Creative Exposure
with Carlan Tapp

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