fEbruary 7, 2014
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

© Randal Ford

We’re hitting the road for a series of intensive workshops in Austin, May 17-18! From beginners to professionals, photographers of all levels can learn new skills in the vibrant and innovative capital city of Texas.




© Reid Callanan

Who’s that on Instagram? Reid Callanan, The Workshops founder and director. Follow his photo adventures in Santa Fe, L.A., Havana, Austin, and more at instagram.com/reidcallanan#




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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.







© Prem S. Virdi, participant in a 2013 workshop in San Miguel de Allende.

Our San Miguel de Allende, Mexico workshops for fall 2014 will be posted by the end of March. Stay tuned!


















Photos © Bob Hickok, past Cuba Program participant

We are currently accepting deposits for our April trips with Zack Arias and Syl Arena.

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
© 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
© 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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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
505 . 983 . 1400


»Welcome, Abigail and Melyssa!

© Will Van Beckum

We are excited to introduce two new members of our Santa Fe Photographic Workshops staff, and welcome them to The Workshops team.

Abigail Moore, our new Digital Lab Assistant, comes to us from Nashville, Tennessee. Abigail’s photographic work is landscape-based (she climbs ginormous mountains across the country) and she recently starting exploring portraiture. She enjoys folk music, eating delicious food (especially broccoli), hiking, snowboarding, and kayaking. Abigail’s web site is amoorephotographs.com.

Melyssa Holik, our new Marketing Assistant, has lived in Santa Fe for 8 years. As a photographer she is drawn to bright, cheerful, colorful subjects. A lover of the outdoors, you can often find her hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding. Melyssa has two dogs—Fufu Cuddly Poops and Bacon Bit—and her eclectic hobbies include making cheeses. Her web site is holikdesign.com.






»One Light Portraits: New Video Series

Guess what! You don’t need a huge amount of lighting equipment to create dramatic portraits. David Robin shows you how in our new One Light Portraits video series. David, a portrait and beauty photographer with more than 25 years of experiences, shares his best, easy-to-follow tips in our free nine-part series.

Interested in learning more from David? Join him in our 3,000 square foot studio for a workshop!

March 24-28
Lighting Dramatic Portraits
with David Robin

Learn to create evocative and meaningful portraits by mastering lighting and aesthetic choices.

Check out the videos »

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»Oh, Baby! Try a Lensbaby in our Workshops!

© Lindsay Adler, © Charles Needle

Whether you've never heard of Lensbaby creative effects camera lenses or you are already familiar with them, this is your chance to play and experiment. For the following workshops, Lensbaby is sending us demo gear, available for you to use as added creative tools.

March 24-28
Creative Macro Photography
with Charles Needle

Capture the beauty in ordinary objects without a lot of fancy equipment, lighting, or technical proficiency.

March 31-April 4
Portraits with a Fashion Flair
with Lindsay Adler

Break free of traditional portrait and wedding photography, and embrace the creative artist within yourself!

Many thanks to our partners at Lensbaby for their support!

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»Be Inspired by Nature: Three Landscape Destinations

© David Middleton, © Julien McRoberts

Embark on a landscape adventure, and explore the photo opportunities of the towering Redwood forests, Wildwood’s sun-soaked nostalgia, or Big Sur’s graceful splendor.

April 16-20
Redwood National Park: Land of Giants
with David Middleton and Brenda Berry

Beautiful forests, wild beaches, humongous trees—it doesn’t get better than this!

June 4-8
Beach Blanket Bingo: Wildwood, New Jersey
with Julien McRoberts

Julien’s "Americana" series continues with what just might be the most interesting and “Wildwood” one yet!

June 5-8
A Natural Eye: Big Sur
with Eddie Soloway

Find inspiration along the same rugged coast that captivated such icons as Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.


See all upcoming On The Road workshops  »


»Stretch Your Photo Muscles: 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.

© Jeff Lipsky, © Deanne Fitzmaurice, © Jay Dickman, © R. Mac Holbert, © Lindsay Adler, © Colby Brown, © David Robin


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

Light, Gesture, Color, And Perception
With Jay Maisel

Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred



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



Adobe Premiere Pro Intensive: An Introduction To Video Editing
with Will Van Beckum



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



Lighting Dramatic Portraits
with David Robin

A Natural Eye: The Spring Landscape
with Eddie Soloway

Creative Macro Photography
with Charles Needle

Shots in the Dark
with Jason Langer

Painting the Passion of Flamenco
with Jeremy Sutton



Portraits with a Fashion Flair
with Lindsay Adler

Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for Photographers
with Rick Allred

Chasing Light: Elevating Your Pictures into Photographs
with Colby Brown

Nikon D800: Get the Most from Your Camera
with Michael Clark

Seeing in Black and White
with Will Van Beckum

See All Upcoming Workshops and Register Online »

»News from Our Sponsors & Friends

Nikon School 2014

Take your photography to new heights…
Whatever level of your 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 info and to register »

Lensbaby: In-Camera Special Effects

Lensbaby makes lenses that help photographers see in a new way. Go beyond shallow depth of field to create truly unique portraits. Or take nature photos with tack-sharp focus on your subject while the rest falls off into beautiful blur.

Use code lensbabysantafe now through 2/14 to get 10% off your purchase at lensbaby.com.