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Online Newsletter for July 2007
This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Upcoming Digital Lab Workshops

Photography Workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Featured Photography Workshops in Santa Fe

Apple Computer Sales

On-the-Road Workshops

Photo-eye: Service for Photographers and Artists

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Santa Fe Workshops Blog

Summer Photography Workshops

Digital Lab Workshops

Workshops in Mexico

On-the-Road Workshops & Tours

The Workshops Store

Quote of the Month

"Up to and including the moment of exposure, the photographer is working in an undeniably subjective way. By his choice of technical approach, by the selection of the subject matter…and by his decision as to the exact cinematic instant of exposure, he is blending the variables of interpretation into an emotional whole."

-W. Eugene Smith

Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
This month, Jerry presents a PDF with information on how to turn off the Develop defaults in Adobe Lightroom. Download the PDF now.

View an archive of digital tips from Jerry.

Participant Image of the Month

© Aaron Walburg, participant in Tony Corbell's "Portrait Lighting" workshop, summer 2005

Chef Robert's Recipe for July

© Kendrick Disch
Many workshop participants have requested recipes for various lunch items. We are happy to feature the following recipe from Chef Robert:

Watermelon Gazpacho
4 cups peeled watermelon, diced
1 cup red bell pepper, diced & seeded
1 cup diced roma tomato
1/2 cup red onion
1/4 cup jalapeno, diced & seeded (+/-)
1/4 cup cilantro (packed)
2 tbsp Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup squeezed lime juice
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cups diced white bread
kosher salt & black pepper to taste

Roughly dice all ingredients and combine in large mixing bowl. Let sit in bowl for at least 1/2 hour to soften and break up (ideally in fridge or on ice). Puree all ingredients using mixer or blender and strain using a medium hole strainer. Check seasoning and acidity level and adjust as necessary. Chill at least one hour prior to serving.

Note: For pronounced watermelon flavor, half of all ingredients by volume should be watermelon. Watermelon seeds do not need to be removed prior to pureeing (they are a good source of nutrients).

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News Shorts
» Back in December, 2006 we featured a couple of former Workshops students named Marybeth Flower and Joe Bauwens who had recently published their first book. We recently received news that Piazza: Italy's Heart & Soul won the Independent Publisher's Gold Medal Award for "Best Coffee Table Book." Congratulations to both of you! For more information and to view images from the book, click HERE.

» Scott Kelby recently led a workshop in Santa Fe on Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. He documented his stay on his daily blog, available at In the "Search for Stuff" area enter Santa Fe to read about his experience; spend some time exploring the rest of the site—there are great links to other valuable sites as well.

» PhotoArts Santa Fe produces a ten-day Biennial Festival which includes city-wide photography exhibitions and special events in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The festival creates opportunities for photographers, galleries, educational institutions and non-profit organizations to promote, exhibit, and sell photographs. Other events include demonstrations, lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews and guided photo shoots. This year's event will be held July 13-23. Click HERE to view a calendar of events and complete details.

Upcoming Digital Lab Workshops

© Joshua Withers
Photoshop: The Next Step
with Joshua Withers
July 15-21

If you have attended any of our beginning level Photoshop workshops, or have a basic level of proficiency in Photoshop, you are ready for the next level of our Photoshop program. In "Photoshop: The Next Step," you learn proven techniques, tricks, creative ideas, and time-saving tips that can double your productivity. The focus of the week is on developing a greater understanding of current advances in this powerful imaging application program. We examine advanced retouching, layering, masking, color adjustment, and multiple image design, while exploring the productive application of the Actions Palette and the "life-saving" History Palette. Anyone wishing to develop a greater understanding of current imaging possibilities, enhance creative potential, and improve productivity is encouraged to take this workshop.

To read the complete course description and instructor biography, click HERE.

Beginning Photoshop and Lightroom for Photographers
with Susan Ruddick Bloom
August 13-17

This popular workshop focuses on learning the most essential features of Photoshop and Lightroom with the photographer in mind. This solid introduction provides a comprehensive understanding of the basics of Photoshop and Lightroom; building on this firm foundation, participants can proceed to creative experimentation and project work. The week includes hands-on demonstrations, practical lab exercises, in-the-field photography in the Santa Fe area, and extensive time processing images in Photoshop.

To read the complete course description and instructor biography, click HERE.

To register for any of the above workshops, call the Santa Fe Workshops (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

Photography Workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

© Norman Mauskopf
In the fall of 2007, the Santa Fe Workshops presents its seventh annual series of one-week photography workshops in the historic Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende. Veteran Santa Fe Workshops instructors lead 14 workshops in personal vision, figure study, documentary story telling, travel photography, and portraiture, along with workshops exploring Mexican culture and heritage. Instructors include Macduff Everton, Norman Mauskopf, Sarah Meghan Lee, Paul Elledge & Leasha Overturf, Elizabeth Opalenik, and Renie Haiduk.

San Miguel is one of Mexico’s most charming colonial towns, with narrow, serpentine, cobblestone streets that wind through sixteenth- and seventeenth-century stone buildings. Rich in culture, heritage, holidays, and fiestas, San Miguel is a National Historic Landmark, and as such, no new buildings can be constructed in the downtown area. It has long been a center for the arts and home to an international community of artists, writers, and sculptors. San Miguel has the feel of a small European city. Its people are friendly and warm, and it is a safe town where strolling its beautiful streets at night is a local tradition.

To view the full calendar of workshops, visit the Santa Fe Workshops Web site. Click on a course title to read a complete description and the instructor's biography.

Featured Photography Workshops in Santa Fe

© Jamey Stillings
As the summer workshop season in Santa Fe reaches its mid-point, it's appropriate to mention the following photography workshops that are still available before the season ends:

July 15-21
The Power of Light with Tony Corbell
Location Lighting in the Digital Age with Jamey Stillings

July 22-28
The Travel Magazine Assignment with Jim Richardson & Dan Westergren
The Nikon Digital SLR Camera with Anne Cahill

July 29-August 4
The Cultural Landscape with Len Jenshel
Sharpen Your Photographic Skills with Raul Touzon
The Educated Photographer with David Scheinbaum and Janet Russek

For additional information on these workshops, click on the course title or visit the Santa Fe Workshops Web site. To view our full summer schedule, click HERE. If you have questions or would like to register, call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

Apple Computer Sales
Jerry Courvoisier, the Digital Lab Director, has put together four recommended configurations for those of you looking to purchase new computer equipment this summer—two for the MacBook Pro and two for the Mac Pro. From the Santa Fe Workshops home page ( choose Apple Value Added Reseller. Use SFW0707 if asked for the password.

Call Dottie Lopez or Jerry Courvoisier at the Workshops (505-983-1400) for further information on all available Apple products. You can also go to Apple's Web site for complete product descriptions and available options.

On-the-Road Workshops

© Raul Touzon
Guelaguetza—Dance of the Gods: Oaxaca, Mexico
with Raul Touzon
July 21-28

Join Raul Touzon and award-winning Mexican photographer Marcela Taboada, a long-time resident of Oaxaca, for this incredible photographic opportunity. Guelaguetza—a Zapotec word signifying “offering”—was the term used for the annual ceremony and celebration by which the pre-Hispanic inhabitants of Oaxaca thanked the gods for sufficient rain and a bountiful harvest. During this workshop week, participants will witness the Guelaguetza celebration in the village of San Antonino, one of the few remaining places where the event is celebrated in the traditional way, where we have access to photograph the dancers and the event. Other excursions include Monte Alban, Teotitlan del Valle, and Mitla.

Each day we review the previous day’s images. Our week also includes discussions and demonstrations of digital camera settings, accurate metering and exposure, the rules of composition, and creative uses of light. Other topics explored in this digital photography workshop are editing, sequencing, story development, and the key tools in Photoshop and Bridge for the development of an efficient digital workflow.

The Oaxacan Tourism Board is pleased to announce that the City of Oaxaca, Mexico and Central Valleys have returned to normal activity. Hotels, restaurants, and other services have reopened their doors and look forward to visitors returning to their beautiful and secure city.

For complete details and additional photos, please visit Raul's Web site. To register for this workshop, call the Santa Fe Workshops at (505) 983-1400.

Other upcoming "on-the-road" workshops include Location Photography and Lighting in Milan, Italy, A Natural Eye: The Coast of Maine, and The Australian Photographic Journey.

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