2013 SEPTEMBER Mid-Month
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

© Anne Fuller
Click to play video, and get a sense of what to expect at our San Miguel workshops, October 13-November 2!


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© Tricia Cronin, © Michael Crouser,
© Annette Burke

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.




© Leslie McKellar
© Leslie McKellar, Honorable Mention in our SUMMER photo contest
















© Kip Brundage
© Kip Brundage
















© 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, a $125 credit will be applied to the tuition of the second, and any subsequent, workshop(s).
Full details »

© 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


















Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
505 . 983 . 1400


»Look No Further Than Your Own BACKYARD

© Courtney Reardon

Our fall photo contest is now open! The theme is BACKYARD. Whether it’s green grass and sprinklers, city streets, or the water’s edge, backyards are familiar places, rich with discoveries and stories. In color or in black-and-white, using tools that range from digital and film cameras to alternative processes, to iPhones—show us your impressions of your little corner of the world.

Join our international community of photographers and share your images with our distinguished judges: Jennifer Schlesinger Hanson, Director, VERVE Gallery of Photography; Jonathan Blaustein, Writer, New York Times Lens blog and A Photo Editor blog; Arthur Meyerson, Photographer; 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 $8,500. The Grand Prize alone is valued at more than $4,000!

The early submission deadline is October 15, fee is $30 for 3 images. BACKYARD closes November 19, 2013.

Enter BACKYARD today and save! »






»Travel with Us: Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua

© Tricia Cronin, Matthew Kamholtz, Carlan Tapp
© Tricia Cronin, Matthew Kamholtz,
Carlan Tapp

As one of the leaders in experiential photographic education, it’s only natural for us to take our expertise on the road and offer you opportunities to photograph in some of the most beautiful and enchanting locations in the world.

Join us this October and experience the wonders of San Miguel de Allende with once-in-a-lifetime workshops:

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

October 13-18
The Color of Mexico
with Arthur Meyerson

October 20-25
Faces of Mexico: Environmental Portraiture
with Holly Wilmeth

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

October 27-November 1
The Portrait and the Nude
with Jock Sturges

Or discover the beguiling beauty and diversity of Cuba with our Seeing Cuba: Discovering the Culture and People of Cuba programs. Jennifer Spelman leads the November 5-13 program, Norm and Jennifer Clasen lead November 12-20, and Dustin Sammann December 3-11.

Finally, we’re thrilled to look ahead to 2014 and announce that longtime instructor Carlan Tapp is leading a journey to Granada, Nicaragua, February 15-22, 2014. Carlan has crafted an experience that offers you the opportunity to not only grow as a photographer but also change the lives of others.

See all upcoming San Miguel workshops »

See all upcoming Cuba programs »

See Granada details »







» Filter Photo Festival, Chicago

© Carrie McCarthy

Filter Photo Festival 2013 kicks off in Chicago on September 25, and we’re thrilled to once again be sponsoring this dynamic festival. Join Aline Smithson and Carrie McCarthy (our Marketing Director) for Self-Promotion: How to Start & when to Stop, Debbie Fleming Caffery for Sustaining Long-Term Photographic Projects, or sign yourself up for portfolio reviews. The inspiration is sure to be rampant!

September 25-29
2013 Filter Photo Festival, Chicago
Blake Hotel, 500 South Dearborn

View the 2013 Filter Photo Festival site to learn more and register »







»New York: Shoot NYC & PhotoPlus Expo

© Paul Mobley
© Paul Mobley

© David Johnson
© David Johnson

October in New York is all about photography and community, and we look forward to seeing many of you there. Keep your eyes peeled for us at PhotoPlus Expo (no booth, but we’ll be walking the show) and visit with us at Shoot NYC. We’re sponsoring seminars at both of these dynamic events. Register soon, before they’re sold out!

Shoot NYC
Thursday, October 24
Capturing the Soul of Your Subject
with Paul Mobley

Register Now for Shoot NYC »


PhotoPlus Expo
Friday, October 25
The 5-Minute Portrait
with David Johnson

Register Now for David Johnson's seminar »






» Fall Workshops in Santa Fe

Fall is fully underway in Santa Fe. The air is crisp and the light is well, perfect. We have limited space in October workshops so check our calendar. Offerings include the Authenticity Intensive with George DeWolfe, a Lightroom Intensive with Rick Allred and White Sands: Capture to Print with Tony Bonanno. Need advice on the right workshop for you? Call us at (505) 983-1400 ext 111.

© Jane Conner-ziser
© Jane Conner-ziser

November 4-6
Adobe Photoshop Intensive: Restoration of Old and Damaged Photographs
with Jane Conner-ziser

Jane is an expert in restoring old or damaged photos—and she can put you on a path to becoming one as well. Under her guidance you delve into your own projects and learn to restore photographs in both color and black-and-white.
© Rick Allred
Lightroom Interface © Rick Allred

November 8-10
Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Creating a Photo Book
with Rick Allred

Looking for a beautiful way to present and share your photography? Rick leads you through Lightroom’s Book Module and addresses topics such as sequencing your images and exploring different layout styles.

© Tony Bonanno
© Tony Bonanno

November 11-15
Fine-Art Digital Printmaking
with Tony Bonanno

Join Tony as he shares his expert knowledge, first on location in the scenic autumn beauty of Northern New Mexico, then in The Workshops state-of-the-art digital lab as you process and print your images using Epson printers, inks, and papers.

© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

November 18-22
Basics of Digital Photography

with Rick Allred

Take that joyous first step into your future as a digital photographer. Rick creates a fun atmosphere for learning the technical processes of digital photography as you explore shutter speeds, apertures, and shooting modes.

© Scott Frier
© Scott Frier

December 1-6
The Birds of Bosque Del Apache: Capture to Print
with Scott Frier

Thousands of Sandhill Cranes, Artic Snow Geese and a wide variety of other birds—from photographing some of America’s most spectacular wildlife to the production of high quality prints, Scott takes you through the entire digital photography creative process.

© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

December 9-13
Digital Workflow Essentials: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
with Rick Allred

In this five-day workshop Rick combines field sessions to create new images with classroom time in The Workshops state-of-the-art digital lab. Our goal is to streamline our photographic workflow!


See All Upcoming Workshops »

»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

Alt-Photo Symposium and Albumen Workshop

This is the year for APIS—The Alt-Photo Int’l Symposium at Bostick & Sullivan in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jill Enfield will be a featured speaker so make plans to attend. The dates are October 17 - 19, 2013.

Following APIS Jill leads a three-day Albumen workshop, October 20-22, $400.00 per student. Eight students will practice the art of glossy and matt albumen as well as try out coated paper made by Bostick & Sullivan. Of course, digital negatives will be made as well.

Sign up on the Bostick & Sullivan web site»

© Jill Enfield