Invest in Your Future—Photography Mentorships
January and February Digital Lab Workshops
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of the Month
“I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost - that is important.”
The Workshops would like to take this time to announce that after
14 years, Jerry Courvoisier has moved on from being the Digital
Lab Director and is now concentrating his time on teaching, photography,
and writing. He will be missed but we look forward to having him here
as an instructor. Watch for his name on the schedule in 2009!
Also remember that Jerry's new book Lessons in DSLR Workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop
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!
You can also continue to view
an archive of digital tips from Jerry
of the Month
© Jackson Nichols, participant in Alan
Thornton's "Lighting Portraits on Location" workshop, summer 2008
Workshop with Nevada Wier
A few last minute spaces are available in the On
the Road in Bangkok, Thailand workshop January 19-28, with
award-winning travel photographer Nevada Wier. The exotic surroundings
of Bangkok and its environs provide a spectrum of environments
and activities for our photographic workshop. This intensive workshop
is a lively blend of lectures, discussions, outdoor assignments,
and field trips while tackling the challenges of digital photography—including group and individual critiques, personal assignments,
and one-on-one meetings with Nevada. To register call the Santa
Fe Photographic Workshops at (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
» Summer/Fall 2009
The workshops schedule for Summer/Fall 2009 will be posted on the web site on
January 26. This will include the fall program in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
as well as on-the-road workshops. Registrations will be taken by phone as of
January 26. Course descriptions and online registration will be available by
» 20th Anniversary
20th Anniversary Calendar Cover
The calendar is now available
for purchase online. In honor of our 20th anniversary in 2009,
we present a 20-month calendar spanning January 2009 through August
2010. We are proud to showcase a wonderful collection of images
made by workshop participants and staff in Santa Fe and San Miguel
Each month includes holiday information for the U.S. and Mexico,
as well as useful highlights for photographers:
* Solstices and equinoxes
* Full and new moons
* Famous photographer birthdates
* Season start dates for the Workshops
The Workshops will donate $5 for every calendar sale to the
your limited edition calendar online now!
Invest in Your Future—Photography
|An exciting new educational program is being offered
in 2009 by the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. A Photography
Mentorship provides the rare opportunity of working one-on-one
from your home with one of our popular instructors to expand
your photographic skills and to refine your photographic personality.
Our mentors, including Nevada Wier, Sam Abell, Elizabeth
Opalenik, George DeWolfe, and Bobbi Lane to name a few, will
champion your work, guiding and supporting your dreams and aspirations
as a photographer.
The Photography Mentorships program offers three options.
In the first, you build a customized, long-distance, year-long
mentor relationship with one of 12 veteran photography workshop
instructors. This program includes 17 sessions with your mentor. The
second option is a six-month mentorship that includes 8 mentor
sessions. The third option allows for single sessions of 60
minutes each, communicating again with a mentor by phone and
View complete details on this
new program and biographies from our photography mentors.
Left to right: © Elizabeth Opalenik,
© Nevada Wier, © David Middleton, © Bobbi
and February Digital Lab Workshops
Improve your skills using Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2. Space
is still available in the following upcoming digital lab workshops. Register
online or call the Workshops to register (505) 983-1400, ext.
© Marcia Reifman
with Marcia Reifman
January 26 - January 30, 2009
It’s time to take your Photoshop skills to a new level of
expression. Participants in this workshop are encouraged to let
their ideas blossom through the power of Photoshop tools and techniques.
Working with scanned or digital images, as well as new images
made during the week, we learn how to create a desired mood using
tonal, color, and lighting adjustments combined with layer and
channel masks. Marcia works closely with each participant, helping
them develop personal imagination and expression, discover new
directions, and generate ideas.
Adobe Lightroom Intensive
February 6 - February 8, 2009
Adobe Lightroom 2 is an essential 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,
author of Lessons
in DSLR Workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop, this two-and-a-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 CS4 for adjustments
that can’t be made in Lightroom.
Portrait Photography: Beyond Skin Deep
© Lee Varis
February 22 - February 28, 2009
Take your portrait photography to the next level in this workshop
with photographer, author, and digital guru Lee Varis. Lee
guides participants through a digital photography and Adobe
Photoshop training course devoted to mastering all aspects
of the human subject. Topics to be covered include calibrating
for digital capture with Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom to
insure the best skin tone rendering; location lighting for
compelling portraits; image processing for ideal color; advanced
retouching techniques for lifestyle and glamour photography;
and special techniques for illustrative effects like cross-processing,
glamour glow, and texture effects.
Participants photograph camera tests and location portraits
and work with their own images to learn the advanced Photoshop
techniques of Hollywood professionals in the digital lab. Lee
shares materials based on his book Skin:
The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and
Retouching Faces and Bodies.
Great Lighting Starts with a Calumet Genesis
In the dark on where to start with lighting equipment? Light
your subjects with Calumet’s affordable yet sophisticated
Genesis 200 and 400 monolights. These acclaimed flash units
provide you with the lighting control and power needed to create
stunning portraits and still-life tabletop photographs. And
kits start at just $169.99.
Both models feature digital level adjustment over a 5-stop
range, allowing you to tweak power for any subject or space.
A modeling lamp with adjustable output makes finding the right
positioning easy. And a built-in optical photo cell provides
wireless flash synchronization when using multiple flash units.
Whether your photographs explore tiny details or entire worlds,
you can create the best lighting conditions to reveal them
with Calumet Genesis monolights.
Lighting with Calumet Genesis »
National Geographic Traveler Seminars
Versatile Travel Photographer
© Ralph Lee Hopkins
travel photography requires a command of several types of photography,
including portraits and candids of people, nature/landscapes,
festivals/celebrations, and architecture/cityscapes. Join National
Geographic Traveler photographers Bob Krist and Ralph Lee Hopkins
as they show you how to add depth and "local color" to
your travel photography by incorporating all of the elements
above. Simple tricks for using flash to expand when and where
you can shoot will also be discussed, as well as recording audio
so you can produce multimedia slide shows of your work.
• Understanding the Elements of Travel Photography
Tips for Improving Your Travel Images
Photography at Festivals and Celebrations
Your Images with Others
• Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 2009
• Chicago, IL, January 25, 2009
• Kansas City, KS, February 7, 2009
Click here for
more information and online registration.
If you have questions, please email info@NGTravelerSeminars.com or call 505-983-1400,