January 10, 2014
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

© Carrie McCarthy

With a New Year comes a brand new Digital Lab! We’re putting on the finishing touches, and the Lab will officially re-open January 24, with Will Van Beckum’s Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images.




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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.






© Andria Hautamaki, part participant in Norman Mauskopf’s Rodeo de Galisteo workshop. Norman next teaches The Art of Portraiture, March 10-14.

















Top Image © Dinah McNew, past participant in a Cuba program. Bottom image © Zack Arias.

Join us in Cuba in 2014! 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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© 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


















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»Escape the Polar Vortex: Los Angeles

© Frank W. Ockenfels 3, © Art Streiber

Next week we’re bringing our world-renowned photographic education expertise to Los Angeles with the launch of our new Seminar Series. The Series kicks off 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

January 18-19, 2014
Nikon D800: Successfully Using Your Camera
with Michael Clark

January 18, 2014
Fine-Art Digital Printmaking
with Greg Gorman

Can’t make a full seminar? Join us Saturday, January 18, 4:00-6:00pm, for a thought-provoking, soup-to-nuts, two-hour panel discussion.

Art Streiber and Frank Ockenfels 3 are joined by
· Andrew Southam, Photographer, and moderator of the panel
· Amy Feitelberg, Photo Director, Los Angeles Magazine
· Brad Hochberg, Partner/Creative Director, The Refinery
· Kevin Vu, Photo Assistant Extraordinaire
· Rick Callahan, CEO, Copious Management

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 »









»Did You Receive a New Camera for the Holidays?

© Rick Allred

Don’t be overwhelmed by the manual! Join Rick Allred for one of his upcoming “Basics” workshops and explore shutter speeds, apertures, and shooting modes.

January 27 - January 31
Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred

March 3 - March 7
Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred

Rick creates a fun atmosphere for learning the technical processes of digital photography, and playful expression is encouraged. By the workshop’s end, you’ll be using your camera with ease!







»Escape the Polar Vortex: Miami

© Eddie Soloway

Shake off winter and join Eddie in Miami to re-energize your photography with exciting ideas, practical insights, an in-the-field session, and a chance to review your efforts.

Our base for the workshop is the Dina Mitrani Gallery, located in the hip and energetic Wynwood Arts District.

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

At the end of the weekend you’ll find yourself focused less on objects and things and more on the magic of moments and the essence of places.






»Escape the Polar Vortex: Cooking with Kim

© Gabriella Marks

Food and photography go together, especially on the campus of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Now participant-favorite Chef Kim is teaming up with experienced local food photographer Gabriella Marks to offer you this one-of-a-kind experience.

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

Our adventure of food and photography ends with a final dinner party and a presentation of your images on Sunday evening.

Join us and combine your passions for food and photography in a post–Valentine’s Day weekend to remember.



»Escape the Polar Vortex: January, February & March in Santa Fe

At 7,000 feet in the high desert it does get a bit cold in Santa Fe. But we rarely use the words “wind chill” and the sun is shining 300 days a year. Join us for one of our upcoming workshops, and bask in the relative warmth!

© Pei Ketron

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

What makes one photograph more captivating than another? Accomplished photographer and Instagram sensation Pei Ketron guides you harnessing inspiration and creating images that are uniquely your own.


© Memphis Barbree

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

Spend two-and-a-half informative days with Memphis exploring how to build a dynamic web site to showcase your work—even if you don't know computer code.

© Eric Swanson

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

Eric takes you step-by-step through a methodical workflow sequence and you leave with skill set to document your own artwork—or the work of others—consistently and successfully.

© Will Van Beckum

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

Join Will as he shares his knowledge and assists you in complementing your photographic vision with the know-how and confidence to produce beautiful photographic prints.

© Marc Vaugh

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

Using real-world tales from the front, Carolyn shares the insights, tips, and strategies that will transform your marketing struggle into a marketing adventure.

© Terry Monahan

March 1-2
Intensive: Lighting and Small Studio Basics
with Terry Monahan

Join Terry and experiment with studio lights, Hensel Electronic flash accessories, and Chimera panels, frames, and Beauty Dishes. Looking for even more time in the studio?

Consider combining this intensive with David X. Tejada's Small Strobes, Big Results, March 3-7*.


See All Upcoming Workshops and Register Online »

»Escape the Polar Vortex: The Spring Season!

Our Spring 2014 four-day workshop offerings start with a Monday evening welcome reception and close with the always-inspiring Friday evening group dinner and image presentation. Need advice on the right workshop for you? Call us at (505) 983-1400 ext 111.

© Aline Smithson, © Karen Divine, © Jay Maisel, © R. Mac Holbert

March 3 - March 7
Small Strobes, Big Results
with David X. Tejada
* consider starting with Intensive: Lighting & Small Studio Basics, March 1-2

The Big Picture
with Aline Smithson

An Inspired Eye
with Genevieve Russell

Light, Gesture, Color, and Perception
with Jay Maisel

March 4 - March 9
White Sands: Capture to Print
with Tony Bonanno

March 10 - March 14

Basics of Photographic Lighting
with Alan M. Thornton

Creative iPhone Photography
with Karen Divine

Fine-Art Digital Printmaking
with R. Mac Holbert

The Art of Portraiture
with Norman Mauskopf

Video Boot Camp: Master Your Movie Mode
with Richard Newman

Special: March 15 - March 16
Adobe Premiere Pro Intensive: An Introduction to Video Editing
with Will Van Beckum

March 17 - March 21
Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling
with Deanne Fitzmaurice

The Editorial Portrait
with Jeff Lipsky

Expressive Digital Landscape in Black and White
with Carlan Tapp

Creativity and the Photographer
with Sean Kernan

Travel Photography: Making Better Pictures on the Road
with Jay Dickman

See All Upcoming Workshops and Register Online »


»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

National Geographic Traveler Photo Seminars

Join us this Spring and get insider tips from top National Geographic photographers at these informative full-day and half-day events, now in 15 cities!

Register now at nationalgeographic.com/ngtseminars »


© Michael Melford


Two opportunities to elevate your career and get your work seen. Deadline: January 22, 2014!

1. REVIEW SANTA FE, the international juried portfolio review event, happening June 26-29, 2014. Scholarships available.
2. PROJECT LAUNCH grant offers $5,000, two exhibits, Santa Fe Workshop, Lenscratch publication and more.

Go to VisitCenter.org for more information and to apply. »