Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

© Nina Callanan

With 2013 drawing to a close, I’d like to thank all of you who joined us in Santa Fe, San Miguel de Allende, or Cuba to live the photographic life. Happy and safe holidays to all, and I hope to see you in 2014.

With all good wishes, Reid



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© Aline Smithson

Our robust Winter/Spring 2014 offerings range from the basics of digital photography, to advanced studio lighting, to Lightroom intensives. Review them all in our new catalog, available as a downloadable PDF from our web site.






Top image © Annette Burke, part participant in an Arthur Meyerson program in Cuba. Bottom image © Arthur Meyerson

Join Arthur for Picturing Cuba: Havana and Viñales, March 11-19, 2014 and discover two sides of Cuba: the urban bustle of Havana and the verdant farming community of quaint Viñales. Read the interview with Arthur on our A-Priority blog, where Arthur shares his Cuban experiences.

Our years of experience navigating the travel logistics and language barriers offer you the security of exploring Cuba with a meticulously planned journey.








































© 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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»Happy Holidays from Santa Fe Photo Workshops

At this special time of year we express our gratitude for our dynamic photographic community and send holly-jolly wishes to you and your family for a wonderful holiday season and a joyful New Year.

With warm regards,

Sharon, Renie, Suey, Cindy, Will, Anne, Reid, Jay, Mignon, Cotton, Brandon, Carrie … and Mickey





»Los Angeles Here We Come!

© Frank W. Ockenfels 3, © Art Streiber

In 2014 we’re bringing our world-renowned photographic education expertise right to your doorstep with our new Seminar Series. The Series kicks off in Los Angeles, January 18-19 at Santa Monica College.

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.

Or join us Saturday, January 18, 4:00-6:00pm for the thought-provoking, soup-to-nuts, two-hour panel discussion. Art Streiber and Frank Ockenfels 3 are joined by Andrew Southam, Amy Feitelberg of Los Angeles Magazine, Carol Leflufy of Eye Forward: A Photography Agency, Brad Hochberg of The Refinery, and Kevin Vu. Tickets for the panel discussion are available on Eventbrite.

Eventbrite - Insider's View on Editorial and Advertising Photography: Panel Discussion

Register for the Seminar Series and see the details »







»Cuba Cultural Exchanges: Not To Be Missed

© Arthur Meyerson, © Tony Bonanno

Yes, there is something about Cuba. One visit, and you find it lives in your dreams, calling you back and changing your outlook forever. Our Cuba programs give you unparalleled access to the citizens and culture of Cuba, with unique opportunities to not only photograph but create the shared exchanges that foster interaction and understanding.


March 11 - March 19, 2014
Portrait of Cuba
with Paul Elledge and Leasha Overturf
An authentic portrait of Cuba emerges when you combine insightful conversations with Cubans & the stunning backdrop of Havana.

March 11 - March 19, 2014
Picturing Cuba: Havana and Viñales
with Arthur Meyerson
Discover two sides of Cuba: the urban bustle of Havana and the verdant farming community of quaint Viñales.

March 11 - March 19, 2014 (new dates)
Architectural Havana
with Nick Merrick
Explore architectural Havana, and meet the people who protect it, on this unique exploration of Cuba's capital city.

Join us, and experience Cuba before it changes forever.

See all upcoming Cuba Programs »








»The Road is Calling You

© Eddie Soloway, © Julien McRoberts

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
Sharpen your visual and technical skills in the neon-saturated photographer’s paradise that is old-school Las Vegas.

February 15–16, 2014
A Natural Eye: Our Urban Parks – Miami
with Eddie Soloway
Take your photographs from snapshots to images that convey the magic of a beautiful moment or the essence of a special place.

February 15–22, 2014
Granada: Crown Jewel of Nicaragua
with Carlan Tapp, Morgan Smith, & Susan Boe
Embark on authentic cultural experience designed to transform your photography and make a difference in the lives of others.


Join us On The Road in 2014 and take yourself beyond old boundaries and tried territories into new worlds, new images, and new inspirations.

See all upcoming On the Road workshops »



»Happy Holidays Sale: January & February 2014 Workshops!

Give yourself—or family or friends—the gift of a workshop in Santa Fe. The following January and February workshops are specially priced and the picture-perfect way to kick off 2014. Register by January 4, 2014 to secure your savings. Need advice on the right workshop for you? Call us at (505) 983-1400 ext 111.

January 24-26
Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
with Will Van Beckum
$75 discount

January 27-31
Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred
$200 discount


February 3-6
The Winter Landscape
with David Halpern
$200 discount


February 7-9
Intensive: The Art of Photo Composition
with Pei Ketron
$75 discount


February 10-12
Intensive: Web Presence For Photographers
with Memphis Barbee
$75 discount



February 15-16
Intensive: Cooking with Kim and Food Photography
with Chef Kim and Gabriella Marks
$75 discount


February 17-19
Intensive: Photographic Your Art: 2D, 3D, and Jewelry
with Eric Swanson
$75 discount



February 17-19
Intensive: Basics of Digital Printmaking
with Will Van Beckum
$75 discount


February 21-22
Intensive: Turning Your Photo Passion Into a Photo Business
with Carolyn Potts
$75 discount


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 »