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Online Newsletter for August 2008
This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Call for Entries—SFPW 20th Anniversary Calendar

Featured Digital Lab Workshop in Santa Fe

Workshops in San Miguel de Allende

Educational Partner: HP

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Quote of the Month

“It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.”

—Paul Strand

Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
Jerry Courvoisier
No single tip from Jerry this month—how about a full book of them! Please see the announcement of his new book in the "News Shorts" above.

View an archive of digital tips from Jerry.

Participant Image of the Month
© Lucia Arana
© Lucia Arana, participant in the "Lighting the Editorial Portrait" workshop with Andrew Eccles, Summer 2008.

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News Shorts
JC bookcover
» You've captured great images with your DSLR, now what? Jerry Courvoisier, Director of Digital Programs, is pleased to announce his new book entitled "Lessons in DSLR Workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop" This book provides an easy-to-follow roadmap for importing, organizing, and editing your images using the best features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. The combined power of using both programs—automation with Lightroom and specialized processing in Photoshop—offers a complete and flexible solution for both serious hobbyists and professional photographers.

Loaded with tips and techniques from a seasoned photographer, including a pre-shoot checklist for camera settings, Jerry delivers a digital workflow system that allows you to spend less time at your computer and more time behind the camera capturing great images.

The book is available from Peachpit Press and you can receive a 35% discount by entering code SANTAFE during checkout. Plus, U.S. customers get free shipping!

» The Winter/Spring 2009 workshop schedule is now posted on our Web site (click on link and scroll towards the bottom). Course descriptions should be available by the end of September. We are excited about the line-up and invite you to join us.As many of you know, some workshops fill very quickly and you won't want to hesitate too long!

Call for Entries—Santa Fe Photographic Workshops 20th Anniversary Calendar
© John Arrison
The first Santa Fe Photographic Workshops catalog cover, 1990 © John Arrison
In 2009, we celebrate twenty years in photographic education. To honor this milestone we will produce a calendar illustrated with images made by workshop participants and staff. This calendar will be twenty months long starting January 2009 and ending August 2010. To choose the twenty calendar photographs, we invite you to submit images made in Santa Fe or San Miguel de Allende during a workshop.

All entrants will have a chance to win one of eight $500 tuition certificates to a workshop in Santa Fe or San Miguel in 2009 or 2010. All photographers with images selected for the calendar will receive 20 calendars. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go to the Workshops scholarship fund.

Send prints (8”x10” or smaller) or digital files (300 dpi at 8”x10”) to the address below by October 15. Entries will not be returned.

Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2008. There is no fee to enter, but a limit of 10 images per person please.

Mail entries to:
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
20th Anniversary Calendar
50 Mt. Carmel Road, #F2
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Fall Digital Lab Workshop in Santa Fe
© Susan Thelwell
© Susan Thelwell
The summer season may be winding down here in Santa Fe, but we are gearing up for our fall program in the digital lab. Check out the featured workshops below and read more about them by clicking on the workshop titles. Register online or call The Workshops to register by phone before September 1 and receive $100 off any digital lab workshop between September 15 and December 10. Also, if you are interested in speaking with someone regarding your workshop choice, please call Rick Allred, digital lab manager (505) 983-1400, ext. 24.

Adobe Photoshop Intensive with Jerry Courvoisier
September 12 - September 14, 2008

Designed for photographers who are ready to take their images to the next level but don’t have time to attend a weeklong workshop, this two-and-a-half-day intensive provides a strong foundation in Photoshop CS3.

Professional Digital Retouching with Lee Varis
September 15 - September 19, 2008

Intended for photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, printmakers, artists, photo lab technicians, educators, and all others who have mastered the fundamentals of Photoshop, this workshop is for those interested in advancing their professional and personal imaging work. Our focus is on exploring the intersection of photography and illustration, and discovering how Photoshop can be used to manipulate and combine images in limitless ways.

Black-and-White: Capture to Print with Susan Hayre Thelwell
September 22 - September 26, 2008

Explore northern New Mexico’s distinctive light, expansive landscape, and unique culture in this dynamic workshop for beginning digital photographers. This workshop is an opportunity to study the region’s master black-and-white photographers and to learn how light influences every step in the process, from the initial digital exposure to the final ink-jet print.

© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred
Beginning Photoshop with Rick Allred
October 6 - October 10, 2008

This five-day introduction to the concepts, language, and tools of Adobe Photoshop is one of our most popular workshops. Participants master the basics of navigation, selection tools, copy and paste functions, image adjustment tools, layers and photo compositing, and filters for interesting visual effects.

Photoshop: The Next Step with Stephen Yadzinski
October 13 - October 17, 2008

The workshop content reflects what participants have told us they wanted to learn next in Photoshop, including proven techniques, tricks, creative ideas, and timesaving tips that can double productivity. This is a workshop for photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, artists, photo lab technicians, educators, and all others who have mastered the fundamentals of Photoshop and are interested in advancing their professional and personal imaging work with guidance and inspiration from our staff. The focus of the week is on developing a greater understanding of current advances in this powerful imaging application program.

Exploring the Photographic Narrative with New Visual Media with Carlan Tapp
October 20 - October 24, 2008

Today's new digital media provide exciting opportunities for photographers to take viewers someplace unexpected, opening up new avenues for the photographer to share a narrative, family vacation, personal story, or documentary project. This workshop is for photographers who want to use these new media technologies to share their stories.

Layers and Channels with Adobe Photoshop with Jerry Courvoisier
October 27 - October 31, 2008

In this workshop we examine in depth the layers and channels features of Photoshop to create complex darkroom effects. We also explore the various properties that can be used to control and interact with different image elements. Our goal is to acquire a comprehensive understanding of how layers and channels allow us to blend, move, composite, color correct, and mask, and to explore these creative potentials.

Click HERE to view the other digital lab workshops being offered in November and December, including an added session of The Black-and-White Master Print with George DeWolfe, December 1 - December 5.

Workshops in San Miguel de Allende
© Kendrick Disch
Guanjuato, 2007 © Kendrick Disch
Each October and November staff of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops travels south of the border to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Rich in culture, heritage, holidays, and fiestas, San Miguel is a National Historic Landmark and was recently named to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Featured workshops include:
Travel Stock Photography with Patrick Donehue
November 2 - November 9, 2008

The stock photography industry is undergoing dynamic change, and new opportunities are available to those who can successfully navigate these exciting times. This workshop is designed to help travel photographers recognize opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

Zen and the Art of Photography with Doug Beasley
November 2 - November 9, 2008

Revitalize your photography while exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera, and yourself. Through photo exercises, assignments, and daily field trips in and around San Miguel de Allende, participants learn to deepen their visual awareness while clarifying their approach.

Mastering Your Flash with Julia Dean
November 9 - November 16, 2008

The goal of this workshop is for participants to learn how to use a flash so well that the outcome looks like beautiful ambient light. Participants learn to work with a variety of lighting situations, using the flash as both the main source of light and as a fill light. We spend the week using a flash in TTL wireless mode, both on and off camera.

In addition, one special workshop being 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.

View the full schedule of workshops in San Miguel and call if you have any questions or if you would like to register.

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