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Fall 2013 Workshops Catalog

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There are certain cities in the world where the magic of place runs deeper, where the light is richer, where life feels more vibrant. Santa Fe, San Miguel de Allende, and Havana are three such places. Our Fall 2013 workshops and programs offer you unique opportunities to experience these intriguing places. Review all your options in our new catalog, available as a downloadable PDF from our web site.


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© Joel Davidson
© Joel Davidson, participant in a previous Cuba cultural exchange led by Tony Bonanno, February, 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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© 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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© 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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© Kevin Vu

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.

Over the last several years we have been keeping a close eye on travel advisories for Mexico. If you are at all concerned about safety in Mexico please be aware that the U.S. State Department has no travel advisory for San Miguel de Allende nor the states of Guanajuato and Queretaro. We feel totally safe in San Miguel, as will you, and we hope you will join us. For further information on travel to Mexico visit the Journey Mexico site.

On our scouting trip this past spring we fell in love with San Miguel all over again and have decided to offer nine workshops between October 13 and 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 with Joe McNally, Arthur Meyerson, Todd H. Williams, Greg Gorman, Amy Toensing, Holly Wilmeth, Jennifer Spelman, Jock Sturges, or Sarah Meghan Lee!

See all upcoming San Miguel workshops »



»Just Announced! Cuba Cultural Exchanges

© Arthur Meyerson
© Arthur Meyerson

We are excited to report that our license from the U.S. Treasury Department to offer people-to-people educational exchanges in Cuba was recently renewed and we are now announcing our upcoming programs. Developed to offer you opportunities to create shared exchanges that foster interaction and understanding, our programs focus on celebrating our similarities, while looking at what our societies can learn from each other.

Cuba provides not just another travel experience, but an opportunity to become richer in thought and spirit. We have 7 programs on the schedule right now, running between November 5, 2013 and January 18, 2014. With your camera as your passport, join us in discovering Cuba before this beguiling country changes forever.

See all upcoming Cuba Cultural Exchanges »





»Santa Fe Heads East

© Kip Brundage, © David Middleton
© Kip Brundage, © David Middleton

With all Santa Fe has to offer photographers we do occasionally head down off the mountain. This fall the East Coast beckons, with three workshops that encourage you to give your senses free rein on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay or in the photographer’s playground that is New England.

The Power of Place: Chesapeake’s Eastern Bay
with Kip Brundage
September 22-26

Fall Colors of Vermont
with David Middleton
October 9-13

Autumn on the Coast of Maine
with David Middleton and Brenda Berry
October 16-20

We’ve covered the details so you can focus on exploring the culture, people, wildlife and landscapes of these remarkable places.

See all upcoming Around the World workshops »


»Late Summer and Early Fall Workshops

When the hustle and bustle of high summer starts to fade a welcome calm seems to descend, like a relaxing afternoon on a porch. It’s the perfect time to pause and embrace your passion for photography with our late summer and early fall workshops. Need advice on the right workshop for you? Call us at (505) 983-1400 ext 11.

© Karen Kuehn, © Mary Virginia Swanson, © Rick Allred, © Marc Muench, © Norman Mauskopf
© Karen Kuehn, © Mary Virginia Swanson, © Rick Allred, © Marc Muench,
© Norman Mauskopf

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


Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred

August 19-23


Composition and Light
with Dottie Lopez
August 26-29


Seeing the Light with Your Camera Flash
with Rick Allred
September 4-7


Basics of Digital Photography
with Jennifer Spelman
September 9-13


Portrait of the New Mexico State Fair: Capture to Print
with Karen Kuehn
September 12-17


Creativity and Travel Photography
with Nevada Wier
September 16-20


Intensive: Adobe Photoshop for Photographers
with Dottie Lopez
September 20-22


The Photographic Project: An Eight-Week Workshop
with Norman Mauskopf
September 21 - November 9
(Note: eight-week workshop, meets once a week)


The Master Color Print
with Bob Korn
September 23-27


Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs
with Mary Virginia Swanson
September 23-26


The Next Step
with Sam Abell
September 30 - October 4


High Desert Light
with Marc Muench
September 30 - October 3


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»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

Filter Photo Festival 2013

Friday at the 2013 Festival: Networking breakfast. Reviews. Free workshops. Reception at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Collecting panel with the Bidwells. Artist talk from Debbie Fleming Caffery. And that’s just 1 of 5 days! Chicago, Sept. 25-29th, the 2013 Filter Photo Festival. Early bird pricing available until 7/22.

Visit Filter Photo’s site for more details on the festival »

Nikon School 2013-2014
So that's how you do that!

Nikon School will take your photography to new heights, whatever your level of experience and with whatever camera brand you shoot. We hide a lot of the tech talk in the creative fun part. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the digital photography process from shooting to editing to sharing photos.

Visit www.nikonschool.com for more about taking a great photo »