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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.






Top image © Eric Politzer, past participant in a Jock McDonald Portrait of Cuba program. Bottom image © Jock McDonald.

Join Jock on his next Portrait of Cuba program, January 21-29, 2014, and delve beneath the tourist veil to make true connections with Cuba’s greatest treasure: its people. Read the interview with Jock on our A-Priority blog, where Jock shares his Cuban experiences.




































© 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

















Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
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»Don’t Miss Our First SEMINAR SERIES in LA

© Frank Ockenfels 3, Art Streiber

With all that Santa Fe has to offer photographers, there’s a lot to be said for bringing our world-renowned photographic education expertise right to your doorstep. In 2014, our new Seminar Series will be doing just that. The Series kicks off in Los Angeles, January 18-19 at Santa Monica College with seminars by Art Streiber and Frank Ockenfels 3, Michael Clark, and Greg Gorman.

January 18-19, 2014
An Insider's View: Editorial and Advertising Photography
with Art Streiber, Frank W. Ockenfels 3
Spend 2 days with Art Streiber & Frank Ockenfels 3 and take a giant step towards your career as a professional photographer.

January 18-19, 2014
Nikon D800: Successfully Using Your Camera
with Michael Clark
Get to know the many features of your Nikon D800 in this in-depth, two-day seminar.

January 18, 2014
Fine-Art Digital Printmaking
with Greg Gorman
Learn the steps to consistently producing prints that match your vision, from one of the world’s most respected printmakers.

The Seminar Series travels to Austin, May 17-18, and continues with three cities in the fall (locations TBD). Santa Fe is coming to a city near you!

Register for the Seminar Series and see the details














»Our Spring Season is Online and We’re Hiring!

© Aline Smithson

Whether you’re just beginning to explore photography or are looking to add depth and dimension to your work, our 2014 Spring Season is bound to have the perfect workshop for you.


Our instructors are the best in the world and this spring they include Lindsay Adler, Colby Brown, Karen Divine, Sean Kernan, Jeff Lipsky, and Aline Smithson. Catalogs will be arriving in mailboxes in early January, and will be available online by December 13, 2013.


A new season also means we’re hiring Seasonal Staff. Find out more about who and what we’re looking for, then join us for the job opportunities that have launched more than one career.


See upcoming Spring Season workshops »


See details on Seasonal Staff opportunities and apply »








»The Road is Calling You

© Eddie Soloway, © Julien McRoberts,
© Annette Burke

Jack Kerouac famously wrote that "the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream." As photographers, we often dream of new experiences and anticipate the impact that the unexplored will have on our work. Here are three of our upcoming On The Road photo adventures to spark your imagination.


February 5–9, 2014
Vintage Vegas
with Julien McRoberts

February 15–16, 2014
A Natural Eye: Our Urban Parks – Miami
with Eddie Soloway

February 15–22, 2014
Granada: Crown Jewel of Nicaragua
with Carlan Tapp, Morgan Smith, & Susan Boe


Join us On The Road and take yourself beyond old boundaries and tried territories into new worlds, new images, and new inspirations.

See all upcoming On the Road workshops »



»Picture Yourself in Cuba

Don’t forget that it’s not too late to register for our January and February 2014 programs in Cuba. Our years of experience navigating the travel logistics and language barriers offer you the security of exploring Cuba with a meticulously planned journey.

From Picturing Cuba: Havana and the Countryside to Dance in Cuba, your camera is your passport to experiencing Cuba before it changes forever.

See all upcoming Cuba programs »














»Holiday Delights: Picture-Perfect

In the spirit of the season, The Workshops is offering the picture perfect gifts for every photographer on your list. Our Inspirational Series DVD sets are just $50 (regularly $70) and include shipping/handling for U.S. deliveries. The set features intimate profiles of ten prominent photographers on two DVDs. Orders placed by December 13 should arrive in time for Christmas, and can be shipped directly to the recipient. For U.S. deliveries you can purchase online via PayPal. For international orders, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 119.

Our gift certificates are available for any amount and can be purchased by calling 505-983-1400, ext. 111. Please call by December 13, 2013 to ensure timely delivery.

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.

Purchase the Inspirational Series DVD Set (U.S. Deliveries) »



»Upcoming Workshops in the Spotlight: January & February 2014

Get out your 2014 calendar and check out these photogenic ways to kick off the New Year. Need advice on the right workshop for you? Call us at (505) 983-1400 ext 111.

© Will Van Beckum, David Halpern, Gabriella Marks, Pei Ketron, Marc Vaugh


January 24-26
Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
with Will Van Beckum

January 27-31
Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred

February 3-6
The Winter Landscape
with David Halpern

February 7-9
Intensive: The Art of Photo Composition
with Pei Ketron

February 10-12
Intensive: Web Presence For Photographers
with Memphis Barbee

February 15-16
Intensive: Cooking with Kim and Food Photography
with Chef Kim and Gabriella Marks

February 17-19
Intensive: Photographic Your Art: 2D, 3D, and Jewelry
with Eric Swanson

February 17-19
Intensive: Basics of Digital Printmaking
with Will Van Beckum

February 21-22
Intensive: Turning Your Photo Passion Into a Photo Business
with Carolyn Potts


See All Upcoming Workshops and Register Online »

»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

National Geographic Photography Seminars
Spring Series 2014 - now online!

The schedule for the spring series is being posted today! Register now for National Geographic's one-day photography seminars. Held in dozens of cities in the U.S., each seminar will teach you techniques of photographing every type of subject. All skill levels are welcome.

Register now at nationalgeographic.com/ngtseminars »



© Catherine Karnow

Give the Gift of Photography Education

Whether a full day seminar or an entire weekend of learning, give the gift of photo education to someone you love this holiday season! Nikon School hides a lot of the tech talk in the creative fun part; whatever level of experience and with whatever camera brand you shoot.

Visit www.nikonschool.com for more about giving the gift »