2013 JULY
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

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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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© Kim Karpeles
© Kim Karpeles, participant in a previous San Miguel de Allende workshop.






















© 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
















© 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! Check individual workshop descriptions on our web site to see which workshops are available for credit.
© Memphis Barbree
















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»San Miguel de Allende: Join Us There

© Joann Puskarcik, ©Sheila Bernard, © Rob Elliott, © Julien McRoberts
© Joann Puskarcik, ©Sheila Bernard,
© Rob Elliott, © Julien McRoberts

With its narrow cobblestone streets, leafy courtyards, fine architectural details and sumptuous interiors, San Miguel de Allende is arguably the prettiest town in Mexico.

We started running workshops in San Miguel in 2000, and for 10 years participants were wowed, charmed, and infatuated with all this UNESCO-recognized World Heritage of Humanity site has to offer photographers.

This spring we did a scouting trip, and fell in love with San Miguel all over again. So we are returning this fall with the following workshops:

October 13-18
Traveling Light, Lighting Well
with Joe McNally

The Color of Mexico
with Arthur Meyerson

San Miguel de Allende: A Visual Diary
with Todd H. Williams


October 20-25
Exploring the Soul of a Portrait
with Greg Gorman

Poetic Storytelling
with Amy Toensing

Faces of Mexico: Environmental Portraiture
with Holly Wilmeth


October 27-November 1
Photographing the People & Culture of San Miguel de Allende
with Jennifer Spelman

The Portrait and the Nude
with Jock Sturges

Day of the Dead in Colonial Mexico
with Sarah Meghan Lee
(Note: October 27-November 2)


The New York Times recently ran a 36 Hours in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico article; we, of course recommend a week-long workshop!


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»August in Santa Fe

© Dottie Lopez
© Dottie Lopez

Even though our Summer season technically ends on August 3 we’ll still be “workshopping” away here in Santa Fe later in August. Dottie Lopez starts the late August workshops with her otherworldly Black-and-White Digital Infrared Photography. Here’s the full late-August line-up:

August 12-15
Black-and-White Digital Infrared Photography
with Dottie Lopez

August 16-18
Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing & Enhancing Your Images
with Will Van Beckum

August 19-23
Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred

August 26-29
Composition & Light
with Dottie Lopez

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»Almost Sold Out: The Workshops & Eddie Soloway San Francisco

© Eddie Soloway

Eddie Soloway’s July 12 evening of Memories, Moons, and Imagination in San Francisco is almost sold out! The event, to be held at Calumet Photographic at 2001 Bryant Street is free, but we ask that you register on EventBrite. For tickets and further information you can also visit our Events page.

Eventbrite - An Evening with Eddie Soloway & Santa Fe Workshops: San Francisco

Memories, Moons, and Imagination also kick’s off Eddie’s A Natural Eye: Our Urban Parks—San Francisco workshop, July 12-14.

A Natural Eye: Our Urban Parks—San Francisco is also almost sold out. Register soon! For details on the workshop, click here.







»Around the World: Incomparable Burma

© David Samuel Robbins
© David Samuel Robbins

Burma and Myanmar are hot “go-to” destinations now, and David Samuel Robbins times this extraordinary journey to include the Ananda Pagoda Festival.

Incomparable Burma: A Photographic and Cultural Journey through Myanmar
with David Samuel Robbins
January 7-January 17, 2014

Discover a magical land that feels overlooked by the modern world and develop your personal style of travel imagery.

View all Around the World workshops »


»Summer 2013 Workshops

For Summer 2013 we offer 2-day intensives and 4-day workshops.They are running back-to-back each week so you can customize your program and get more educational opportunities for your valuable time. Want advice on mixing and matching and maximizing your workshop experience? Call us at (505) 983-1400 ext 11.

© David Johnson
© David Johnson

July 17-20
The 5-Minute Portrait
with David Johnson

Did you know that David Johnson is prepping for his workshop by interviewing photo editors, art buyers, and other photographers about their experiences with extremely short shoots?

David will share their “behind the scenes” perspectives and advice with those attending the workshop!


© Sarah Meghan Lee
© Sarah Meghan Lee

July 17-20
Beginning Photography with Digital Cameras
with Sarah Meghan Lee

Did you know that Sarah Meghan began her career as an assistant photo editor for USA Today and she pursued her dream of being a photojournalist by traveling to Rwanda?

Her “start-from-scratch” workshop takes you from the basics of proper exposure to creating more compelling photographs.

© Norman Mauskopf
© Norman Mausopf

July 20-23
Rodeo de Galisteo: Capture to Print
with Norman Mauskopf

Did you know that Norman travelled over 50,000 miles, mostly by car, to attend 150 rodeos when he was producing the photographs for his award-winning book Rodeo?

The 1985 book is now a valuable collectible, if you can find one!

© Allen Birnbach
© Allen Birnbach

July 24-27
The Figure in the Western Landscape
with Allen Birnbach

Did you know that Allen’s images have been exhibited in galleries around the world and celebrated by Communication Arts, Photo District News, Photo Design, DoubleTake, and the Black and White Spider Awards?

Join us for 4 days with this acclaimed artist!

© Tony Bonanno
© Tony Bonanno

July 24-27
Northern New Mexico: A Photographic Adventure
with Tony Bonanno

Did you know that Tony has photographed extensively in the American Southwest, the Appalachians, the Northeast sea coast, as well as Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Australia, and Africa?

This is bound to be an adventure!

© Will Van Beckum
© Will Van Beckum

July 24-27
Image Enhancement: Beyond the Basics
with Will Van Beckum

Did you know that Will was once told "there are no careers in photography"?

Despite this advice he pursued a degree in the visual arts at Emerson College and is now a full time photographer and educator.

Follow your passion and things will work out!

© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

July 31-August 3
Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred

Did you know that for Rick “creating is breathing” and finding beauty in the ordinary, and the joy of photography, is what he shares with everyone?

Rick creates a fun atmosphere for learning the technical processes of digital photography, and playful expression is encouraged!

© Norah Levine
© Norah Levine

July 31-August 3
The Creative Pet Portrait
with Norah Levine

Did you know that Norah’s "Lifelines" project on homeless people and their pets was exhibited in Austin's City Hall this past April, and hundreds of people had the opportunity to view her photographs?

Join Norah and discover how rewarding photographing pets can be!


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»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

Filter Photo Call for Entries

Filter Photo’s 4th annual call for entries is open! The theme is Mapping: borders, bodies, memories and this year’s juror is Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director of the Griffin Photography Museum. The deadline is August 5. Mapping will open September 27, as part of the 2013 Filter Photo Festival.

Get more information and enter Filter’s Mapping call »