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On-the-Road:Olympic National Park
LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph
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of the Month
“The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the
most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see.
I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right,
even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting.
of the Month
© Robert Day, participant in the
"Your Future in Stock Photography" workshop with
Patrick Donehue, February 2008.
|» By popular demand, an additional session
Portraits on Location with Alan M. Thornton has been
added to the summer schedule June 29-July 5. This workshop is for
photographers with little or no lighting experience who wish to
improve their understanding and use of lighting techniques. Register
online or call us at (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
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in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: Don't forget
that registrants before July 1 will be give a $100 discount off
the package price of each workshop they register for. Call The
Workshops if you have any questions or if you would like to register
(505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
The Photographer's Eye
© Jennifer Davidson
with Jennifer Davidson
June 29-July 5
This workshop examines how we can use the camera to better capture
what we hold in the mind’s eye. We identify the predominant
features that all images have in common and explore how great
images use them most effectively. We look at work by historical
and contemporary photographers and examine the choices they made.
We also discuss each other's work, looking for patterns in the
way we see as individuals. Through daily assignments and critiques,
we practice fine-tuning and expanding our vision. Participants
are encouraged to use their cameras in new ways to capture what
the mind envisions while exploring a variety of unique locations
and subjects in and around Santa Fe.
Jennifer Davidson, a freelance photographer based in Santa
Fe, uses her camera to convey emotion in portraits and images
documenting life in the West and Mexico. Jennifer has worked
with some of the country’s foremost photographers, including
Keith Carter, Platon, Norman Jean Roy, and Joyce Tenneson at
The Workshops and has served as a co-instructor with
Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Expeditions.
For further details, including information on tuition and other
fees, click HERE or call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
Natural Light Portraits
with Renie Haiduk
This workshop is based on the concept that a great portrait, like
a mirror, reflects a spark of self-recognition between the subject
and photographer — a moment when both realize their inherent
human connection. Our focus throughout the week is on developing the ability to see
the quality of natural light in the environment and to combine that
with the “light” that emanates from our subject. This
joining of light helps us to experience the unique relationship we
develop with our subjects, and to understand the impact of both personalities
on the process and the product. By exploring the invaluable exchange
between photographer and subject, we transcend the limitations of
the traditional portrait.
Renie Haiduk has been associated with the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
for 14 years and is now Director of Operations for The Workshops in both
Santa Fe and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She has assisted and photographed
alongside the best- known contemporary black-and-white photographers, including
Keith Carter, Elizabeth Opalenik, Rodney Smith, and Joyce Tenneson. Renie’s
photography is an expressive interpretation of her subject, whether landscape or a loved one.
To read more about Renie's workshop, visit Natural
Light Portraits. Register
online or call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
Learning to See Photographically
© Sherry Conrads
with Sherry Conrads
This workshop is about capturing ideas and emotions photographically
by exploiting the gap between what we see and what the camera
is able to record. Participants learn to anticipate how color,
form, and size are recorded photographically and practice techniques
for overcoming photography’s limited tonal range. We explore
using depth cues so that our images become more three-dimensional,
and apply the Gestalt Laws of similarity, proximity, continuity,
and figure/ground to better convey our ideas in our photographs.
Other topics covered include techniques for directing the viewer’s
attention; making use of optical illusions; and applying human
psychology to create compositions that express our ideas.
Participants learn how to avoid many photographic pitfalls and
how to take advantage of the differences between visual and photographic
systems to create more powerful images.
Sherry Conrads is an award-winning photographer, teacher, and
writer. Her fine-art photographs are in the collections of numerous
corporations, educational institutions, and private individuals.
Sherry has worked on photography-based projects for such nonprofits
as the Global Fund for Children, Salaam Baalak Trust, and NEED.
See more about Sherry's workshop by clicking Learning
to See Photographically. You can register online or call
the office at (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
Digital Lab Workshop in Santa Fe
© John Canfield
with John Canfield
June 15 - June 21, 2008
Capturing an image is only the beginning of the photographic
process. One of the biggest challenges facing digital photographers
is producing quality prints from their images. The goal of this
workshop is to make the digital printing process as clear as
possible and to achieve the prints we envision.
Led by Jon Canfield, a writer/photographer specializing in Raw
image processing, color management, and printmaking, this workshop
provides all the intermediate Photoshop user needs to know about
preparing your images for print. Topics include:
• acquiring images precisely and efficiently
• managing color correctly and easily
• converting from color to black and white, and
• choosing the best printer-driver options and when to use
the Web site for complete details including equipment requirements,
Jon's biography, and fees. Call the Workshops to register (505)
983-1400, ext 11.
Olympic National Park
5 SPACES LEFT!
© David Middleton
Olympic National Park Workshop
May 17-21, 2008
Join professional outdoor photographer David Middleton on the road in beautiful
Olympic National Park. After more than two decades of teaching workshops in Olympic
National Park, David knows the best photography and teaching locations and the
best time of day to visit each one. Daily classroom sessions include discussions
of many aspects of photography as well as demonstrations and critiques.
Olympic National Park, in the far northwest corner of Washington State, is a
place of astounding beauty. Late May is the perfect time to photograph in the
park, before the summer crowds arrive, and the forests are incredibly green and
practically oozing with life.
our Web site to read more about this on-the-road
workshop and David Middleton. To register, call The
Workshops at (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
Look3 Festival of the Photograph
Please join us for the second annual
LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, June 12
-14 in beautiful Charlottesville, VA.
Be part of 3 days of peace, love, and photography
as we transform historic downtown Charlottesville
into a "living
image" and celebrate
the careers of three legendary photographers: Mary
Ellen Mark, Joel-Peter Witkin and James Nachtwey.
These three seminal photographers
will each create a special gallery exhibit for
LOOK3 and then
individually share the stage at the historic Paramount
NPR's Alex Chadwick to discuss their lifetime of
Please visit www.look3.org for full
details about the Festival.
The Festival will showcase the work of many of
the world's most
celebrated photographers and exciting new artists,
ranging from the fields of photojournalism to fine
art. With 3
packed days of exhibitions, outdoor projections,
presentations, film screenings, on-stage interviews
events, LOOK3 creates the perfect setting to share
ideas and be
Attendees will be surrounded by photography: in
the trees, projected
in storefront windows, on the sides of buildings,
and in all the
galleries. And the popular "YourSpace" exhibit
will be back so that
everyone can print and hang their own work for
For more information and to buy festival passes
Educational Partner: Calumet
To complement your Santa Fe experience, we continue to expand
our Imagemakers DVD
series at Calumet so that you can bring some truly great photo
educators into your home.
Lighting maven and Santa Fe favorite, Bobbi Lane takes the
spotlight in our Portrait
Lighting Techniques and Portraits
Unplugged DVDs. Focused on the studio, Portrait
Lighting Techniques presents
the various tools of controlled lighting, demonstrating how
to use them and what effects can be achieved. In Portraits
Lane forgoes strobe lighting in favor of the sun. You’ll
learn to harness natural light to work for you. The DVDs can
be purchased individually or as a pair for
special savings and an all-inclusive lesson on manipulating
Our most recent addition to the series is The Essence
of Photography with John Upton.
The photographer behind the seminal textbook Photography,
Upton imparts comprehensive wisdom on the theory, history
and practice of photography. This DVD gives you a unique
window on Upton’s studied passion for the art form,
providing a guiding perspective for your own shooting.
Calumet’s Imagemakers video series can serve as both
a visual reference and inspiration for your work. And in DVD
form they’re never too far.
out the current line-up »
Center: Call for Entries
2008 EXCELLENCE IN PHOTOGRAPHIC TEACHING AWARD
© Joan Dooley, 2007 Excellence
in Photographic Teaching Award winner
The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award, honors
high school, college and postgraduate teacher's dedication. Educators
in all areas of photographic teaching are eligible, including
fine art, documentary, history and criticism.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 12, 2008
Teachers in all areas of photographic education are welcomed
$2,500 award and Complimentary Participation in Review
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