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Online Newsletter for April 2008
This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Special Workshops Offered by SFPW Instructors

On-the-Road Workshop: Peru

Featured Digital Lab Workshop in Santa Fe

Educational Partner: HP

National Geographic Traveler Seminars

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Photography Workshops

Digital Lab Workshops

Workshops in Mexico

On-the-Road Workshops & Tours

The Workshops Store

Quote of the Month

“Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness. ”

—W. Eugene Smith

Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
Jerry Courvoisier
No new tip from Jerry this month, but check out the Adobe Lightroom Intensive he is teaching that is mentioned to the right.

View an archive of digital tips from Jerry.

Participant Image of the Month
© Ken Weaver
© Ken Weaver, participant in the "The Cultural Landscape" workshop with Len Jenshel, August 2007

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News Shorts
» Portrait photographer and workshop instructor Rosanne Olson is excited to announce the release of her new book This is Who I Am—our beauty in all shapes and sizes. Rosanne has been working on this project that combines photographs and essays for the past six years with the goal of helping women (and men) find compassion for themselves and others. LensWork Magazine is running a feature article about the book in their March/April issue, as well as a video interview for the "extended" version of the publication.

Rosanne is teaching a portrait lighting workshop in Santa Fe June 29-July 5 called The Poetry of Light.

» Call for EntriesPhotography.Book.Now celebrates the most creative, most innovative, and finest self-published photography books – and the people behind them. Take part in this international juried book competition, traveling salon, and symposium. Submit your book by July 14 for the chance to gain worldwide recognition plus $25,000 to finish – or start – any project you want. Learn more.

» The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is pleased to welcome Rick Allred to the full-time staff as Digital Lab Manager. He served as studio manager and digital lab assistant at SFPW before moving to Maui, Hawaii, to head the photography department at the Hui No’Eau Visual Art Center. Now back in Santa Fe, Rick has been teaching Photoshop classes for SFPW and continues to make fine-art portraits that capture the lighter side of human nature. Rick is also teaching a workshop this summer called Basics of Digital Photography. Welcome back to The Workshops family!

Jerry Courvoisier is now the Digital Programs Director and will also continue to provide individualized instruction (see March e-Newsletter for further details).

Special Workshops Offered by SFPW Instructors
The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops supports the following workshops being taught by veteran instructors Greg Gorman, Jay Maisel, and Eddie Soloway:

© 2007 Joe Mozden
Greg Gorman: After 30 years of taking photographs with various medium format analog cameras, Greg Gorman has now fully transitioned his photo studio into the world of digital photography. Greg has now decided to share his knowledge of digital photography in an intimate setting by conducting quarterly workshops.  Having built a studio adjacent to his home in the Northern California town of Mendocino, Greg has the perfect venue for teaching these workshops.  The picturesque coast, the redwood forests, the vineyards, and the local sites offer an amazing backdrop for photography students.

Greg’s workshop features a guest speaker for the week; an evening “meet and greet” dinner at Greg’s home, cooked by Greg himself; daily sessions with camera demos including setup and download, color management, editing techniques, Photoshop lessons, fine art printing techniques; and actual printing of images for all students.  The workshop provides models and the students have the opportunity to shoot both in studio and on location at one of the many locales nearby.

For complete details on these workshops visit

© Jay Maisel
© Jay Maisel
Jay Maisel: Jay is offering a unique opportunity to take a one week workshop with him at his bank building in New York City. The workshop will blend photography assignments with critique and discussion. The workshop is sponsored by SanDisk and will take place Monday April 14th through Friday April 18th, from 9am to 10pm each day. All meals are included. Space is limited to (9) participants and enrollment is based on a first come, first serve basis.

For complete details, download the following PDF: The Jay Maisel Workshop

© Eddie Soloway
© Eddie Soloway
Eddie Soloway: Eddie’s “Natural Eye Immersion in Tuscany," May 25 - June 1, has two spaces available.  The location is superb and the emphasis is on making photographs. Drop Eddie a note at for all the details.  Costs:  US$2,375.00 per person. Includes: Seven nights double occupancy lodging, all breakfasts, three group dinners with local wine, a fourth dinner at a Montalcino winery preceded by a wine tasting and access to the vineyards, and one lunch in the hillside village of Sorano. Take advantage of good airfares and enjoy the included costs of lodging and many meals while the euro remains strong.

Please mention that you learned about these opportunities from the Santa Fe Workshops.

On-the-Road Workshop: Peru
© Frank Lavelle
© John Weiss
Peru - A Photographic and Cultural Exploration
August 30 - September 8, 2008
Led by John Weiss

Journey through Peru and Machu Picchu with John Weiss. As we travel overland through the Sacred Valley you will discover many sites often missed by the casual tourist. We'll visit the local Quechua markets, affording us a view of the myriad colors of bright clothing and local produce. Perhaps the most spectacular part of the tour, we will walk the ancient pathways of Machu Picchu, where remarkable photography opportunities await.

John specializes in both documentary and portraiture photography; those who travel with him become immersed in the local culture, and learn to feel comfortable sharing themselves and their love of photography with native families and newfound friends in Peru.

An important element of your photographic experience is John's critique of your work and evening lectures. For digital photographers, John plans to offer a review of your ongoing work twice during our tour. Bringing a laptop will greatly facilitate the process. For people shooting film, please bring a portfolio of up to 20 prints.

Group size is limited to 12. Land cost in Peru is $3595. For complete information, please contact Strabo International Tour Company at 607-756-8676, or call John Weiss at (410) 392-2929. Please mention that you learned about this opportunity from the Santa Fe Workshops.

Featured Digital Lab Workshop in Santa Fe

Adobe Lightroom Interface
Adobe Lightroom Intensive
May 30-June 1
with Jerry Courvoisier

Adobe Lightroom is an essential new image management application that makes the digital photography workflow more efficient. It facilitates editing, processing, and preparing output for slide shows, Web galleries, and finished prints.

Led by Jerry Courvoisier, who used Lightroom over a two-year period during the pre-release development stage, this two-and-half-day, hands-on workshop provides a wealth of information on how to organize, develop, and process images with maximum efficiency so that you can spend less time processing images and more time taking pictures. Participants work with a series of their own images, Raw and/or JPEG files, as they become acquainted with and practice the fundamental processes of the Lightroom workflow. They also learn when to turn to Photoshop CS3 for adjustments that can't be made in Lightroom.

Visit the Web site for complete details including equipment requirements, Jerry's biography, and fees. Call the Workshops to register (505) 983-1400, ext 11.

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National Geographic Traveler Seminars
© Dan Westergren
© Dan Westergren
Learn from the pros!  Be sure to look for one of the National Geographic Traveler seminars coming to your area this spring.  Our experts contain a wealth of information and are sure to inspire you!

Nature and Outdoor Photography:
Chicago — April 6, 2008

Adventure Photography:
Denver — April 27, 2008
Seattle — May 18, 2008

Digital Photography:
— June 1, 2008
Vancouver, BC — June 8, 2008

For more information about the seminars and to register, please visit our Web site:
Santa Fe Workshops
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