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of the Month
“Photography has the capacity to provide images of man and his environment that are both works of art and moments in history.”
|Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
This month, Jerry describes what High dynamic range (HDR) imaging
is and how it permits photographers to capture a larger range
of tonal detail with a series of image captures rather then using
the limited range of a single image capture. Download
an archive of digital tips from Jerry
of the Month
© David Morris Cunningham, participant
"Zen and the Art of Photography" workshop with
Doug Beasley, Winter 2008.
|» The Santa
Fe Photographic Workshops is honored to be included in American
Photo's exclusive survey of The 12 Best Photography Workshops.
The article is running in the current July/August issue now on
newsstands. The feature indicates, "As the meeting place
of the photographic world, Santa Fe has a workshop for every
approach, interest, and skill level." Call us to discuss
workshop offerings this summer and fall!
» Watch for the Winter/Spring 2009 workshop
schedule to be posted online in mid-July; course descriptions will
be available in September. If you regularly receive our e-Newsletter,
you will receive an email letting you know when the schedule is
available. As many of you know, some workshops fill very quickly
and you won't want to hesitate too long!
The Meaning of Light
© Carlan Tapp
with Carlan Tapp
This workshop is about taking the time to slow down, look
at the light, and think about what it is we want to say through
our photographs. Whether our focus is on portraits, still lifes,
or landscapes, we learn to adopt an open mind and a willingness
to play and experiment with light. We take the ordinary and
allow ourselves to capture the extraordinary through the use
of light. We learn to observe, feel, and understand
the meaning of light. We then respond, react, interpret, and
express ourselves with the camera. Discussions, daily image
reviews, and assignments fill the days as we see, frame, and
translate light into photographs. The workshop schedule includes
time alone contemplating light and playing with it as well as
time spent together discussing our work and what it is we see.
For further details, including information on tuition and other
fees, click HERE, register online, or
call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
Developing Your Photographic Style
© Craig Stevens
with Craig Stevens
This workshop is for photographers seeking to move their photographic
process to the next level. The week is devoted to examining each
participant’s work, uncovering ideas and interests, and investigating
ways to create images more aligned with our personal vision. We examine
the disparity between the photographs we imagine and those we produce,
and work to reduce the distance between the two. Beginning with portfolio reviews, the week continues with daily
assignments and critiques of works in progress so that participants
develop a more concrete understanding of their own imagery and work
process. Rather than focusing on subject matter, software, or hardware,
this workshop is about the most important element in photographic
work: you, the photographer.
To read more about Craig's workshop, visit Developing
Your Photographic Style.
Register online or call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
Digital Lab Workshop in Santa Fe
Photoshop for Nature Photographers
© Ellen Anon
with Ellen Anon
July 27-August 2
Nature photographers have different Photoshop needs than
commercial and portrait photographers, and this workshop
focuses specifically on those needs. Participants learn and
practice a workflow designed to streamline the process of
selecting, organizing, optimizing, and outputting their best
images. Ellen demonstrates techniques for each step and then
participants practice—first on her images, then on
their own. The week includes plenty of time to practice techniques
by photographing in and around Santa Fe and making prints
of our best images. If you have a working knowledge of Photoshop
but do not always get the results you hope for, or find that
it takes too long, this workshop is for you. Participants
leave with an arsenal of new techniques and a game plan for
presenting their best images.
Ellen Anon is an internationally recognized nature
photographer, educator, and writer. Her photos have been
showcased in calendars, galleries, magazines, and books,
and her fine-art images are in collections on several continents.
An Apple VIP Pro Photographer, she teaches Photoshop, Aperture,
and photography workshops at a variety of venues. Ellen is
the co-author of Photoshop CS3 for Nature Photographers (Sybex,
2007). Her Web site address is www.ellenanon.com.
Also check out the added Beginning
Photoshop workshop with
Genevieve Russell, August 3-9.
in San Miguel de Allende
In the fall of 2008, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops travels
south of the border to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. 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.
© Raul Touzon
One special workshop offered is the Gathering
of Creative Women with Joyce Tenneson and Elise Wiarda, October
29-November 2. This week-long retreat is a unique opportunity
for women from all creative backgrounds to gather for spiritual
renewal, to connect with their physical well-being, and to celebrate
their lives as artists. Our base is the magnificent Hacienda
Las Trancas, a private, beautifully restored
hacienda near San Miguel de Allende. It is an ideal setting for
artists who wish to recharge their energies and network. Our
workshop coincides with the Day of the Dead religious observations
in Mexico. In addition to joining the colorful local festivities
during the week, participants build their own altars to offer
personal remembrances and celebrations.
Also, popular workshop instructor Doug Beasley will offer his
and the Art of Photography workshop November 2-9. In this
workshop participants learn to deepen their visual awareness
while clarifying their approach.
This workshop provides a unique opportunity to rethink expectations
of what it means to see. We work on cultivating simplicity
and making more powerful photographs, building on the notion
that a photograph is not “taken” but made. Doug sparks
inspiration with a balance of conversation, meditation, readings,
poetry, and other activities that invite creativity. Photographic
exercises and assignments are designed to nurture each participant’s
internal and external experiences and growth.
the full schedule of workshops in San Miguel and call if
you have any questions or if you would like to register.
Offered by SFPW Instructors
The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops supports the following workshops
being taught by Jay Maisel and David Turnley:
© Jay Maisel
Jay Maisel, long-time and popular Santa Fe Workshop
instructor, 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,
July 14th through Friday, July 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
Jay's Web site and download the PDF.
© David Turnley
Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David
Turnley is pleased to
announce that he is now conducting week-long workshops on street
photography and the photographic essay from his studio in the West
Village in New York City. This is a unique oppportunity to have
access to intimate coaching from one of the more accomplished and
seasoned photographers in the world. The workshops are limited
to 10 people per session. Three dates are currently scheduled for
2008: July 27-August 3, August 10-17, and September 7-14. Download
a PDF with further details, including a day-by-day schedule.
In support of Center, Flak
feature fifty-five of the Review Santa Fe photographers weekdays
from June 16 - August 29, 2008. Flak Photo is a photography
blogzine that promotes interesting visual approaches to seeing
© Sara Stathas
Santa Fe, the premiere
juried portfolio review event in the US, was held in Santa Fe on June 5-7, 2008.
Click HERE to
see the 2008 photographers along with a sampling of their work
and links to their websites. Check out the RSF venue and candid
For more information about Center call 505.984.8353 or go to visitcenter.org
Calumet Photographic is teaming up with Santa Fe Workshops
to bring the educational oasis out of the desert for
a summer tour of the United States. Calumet’s New York,
Chicago and Los Angeles locations will host intensive
digital seminars, giving you the unique opportunity
to study with Santa Fe in these world-class cities
Each workshop is taught by Jerry Courvoisier, Santa
Fe Photographic Workshops’ Digital Programs
Director, whose prolific talents and decades of shooting,
consulting and teaching experience provide rewarding
perspective on any subject he covers.
For more details (including dates at each location)
please visit the
events’ page of Calumet’s
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Weekend Intensive
This two-day, hands-on workshop (with your own laptop)
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. You will work with
a series of your own images—RAW and/or JPEG
files—to practice the fundamental processes
of the Lightroom workflow.
HP Digital Printmaking Weekend Intensive
Take your images to new heights! This comprehensive
two-day, hands-on workshop streamlines the digital
printmaking process using Photoshop CS3 and HP
printers. You’ll learn how to tune images
to perfection with a thorough understanding of
accurate color management and fine art printmaking.
The course will demonstrate how to build an image
that preserves excellent detail by using maximum
control to adjust your photos.
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