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Online Newsletter for May 2007
This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Upcoming Digital Lab Workshops

Santa Fe Workshops Goes On-The-Road this Spring with PDN

Featured Photography Workshops in Santa Fe

On-the-Road Workshops

Festival of the Photograph—Charlottesville, VA, June 7-9

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Summer Photography Workshops

Digital Lab Workshops

Workshops in Mexico

On-the-Road Workshops & Tours

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Quote of the Month

"Getting photographs is not the most important thing. For me it’s the act of photographing. It’s enlightening, therapeutic and satisfying, because the very process forces me to connect with the world. When you make four-hour exposures in the middle of the night, you inevitably slow down and begin to observe and appreciate more what’s going on around you. In our fast-paced, modern world, it’s a luxury to be able to watch the stars move across the sky."

-Michael Kenna

Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
Jerry is busy providing training for Corbis photographers and speaking in San Francisco at the PDN On the Road seminar. Please
view an archive of digital tips from Jerry and check back next month for a new tip from him.

Participant Image of the Month

© Marie "Binks" Solomon, participant in Eddie Soloway's, A Natural Eye: Ghost Ranch, NM, fall 2006

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News Shorts
» The Santa Fe Workshops is pleased to welcome two new staff members: Business Manager Louise Quinn and Digital Lab Assistant Susan Thelwell. Also, Jennifer Chapman joined the Administration Office staff in late February. We are happy to have them join The Workshops family!

» The Santa Fe Workshops store is looking for a full-time or part-time store clerk for the summer season. We are looking for someone who can provide excellent customer service to our participants. Retail experience and a photo background are desirable. If interested, please contact Jay in The Store at or call (505) 983-1400, ext. 19.

» Calumet Photographic recently announced the results of their Second Annual Silver print competition of black-and-white photography. Several Santa Fe Workshops alumni showed up on the winners lists: Jon Edwards (2nd prize), Kim Riegel (honorable mention), and Anita Gardner (honorable mention). We would also like to commend Donna Pinckley on her first prize win which includes a Santa Fe Workshop session. Congratulations to all!

» Register Now! There are a few spaces left in the Big Sur workshop with Eddie Soloway May 31-June 3. Please visit the Web page for further details or call The Workshops (505) 983-1400, ext. 11

Upcoming Digital Lab Workshops

© Bob Sacha
Visual Storytelling with Audio
with Bob Sacha
June 17-23

Storytelling is changing, thanks to the digital revolution. This great new offering from photographer Bob Sacha, introduces photographers to the new age of storytelling for the Web. In this workshop, participants learn how to add music, voices, interviews, narration, and ambient sounds to images. Combined artfully, pictures and sound together are many times more powerful than either is alone.

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

Photoshop for Black and White: From Capture to Print
with Jean Miele
June 24-30

Forget "convert to grayscale." Black and white is all about mastering the interpretation of your original images, whether they begin as color or black and white, film or digital. Through step-by-step demonstrations of Photoshop techniques developed specifically for black and white, we learn how to control contrast and perform expert "burning and dodging." Participants leave with an arsenal of new Photoshop techniques and a new understanding of digital printmaking options that can facilitate the creation of beautiful black-and-white images and prints.

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

Other available digital lab workshops in July include Mastering Digital Printmaking, Beginning Photoshop and Lightroom for Photographers, and Photoshop: The Next Step.

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

Santa Fe Workshops Goes On-The-Road this Spring with PDN

© Don Hammond/DesignPics/IPNSTOCK.COM
Photo District News, in association with the Santa Fe Workshops, presents a unique, two-day seminar for professional photographers, emerging pros, college photography students, and advanced amateurs who want to expand their passion for photography into the commercial realm.

Ten guest speakers are scheduled for each seminar and will include leading photographers and industry professionals from the commercial, editorial, wedding, and transitions market segments. Topics include the state of the industry, increasing profits, sparking your creativity, marketing your talent, hardware and software advances, your future in stock photography, digital workflow and asset management, and much more.

Valuable prizes will be raffled during the weekend including free tuition to the Santa Fe Workshops, HP printers, Adobe software, and portfolio reviews with guest speakers. Portfolio sharing, networking, new technology demonstrations, lunch, valuable handouts, and inspirational image presentations round out this interactive, community-wide event.

The next seminar is scheduled for New York City on May 19 and 20. Complete details and registration information are available at

Join us for a memorable weekend of innovation, inspiration, and information!

Featured Photography Workshops in Santa Fe

© George Schaub
Our summer season is just weeks away and many workshops are filling quickly. We look forward to having many of you join us for an exciting and rewarding week of photographic stimulation, personal growth, and fun. If you are not already registered for a workshop, feel free to call us to discuss which workshops would be best for your level of experience and your interests.

Workshops of note that start in June include:
June 10-16
Digital SLR Photography with George Schaub
Lighting Portraits on Location with Alan M. Thornton

June 17-23
Creative Portrait Lighting Techniques with Bobbi Lane
A Master Class in Beginner's Mind with Connie Imboden
Stepping in Front of the Lens with Sean Kernan

June 24-30
The Editorial Portrait with Francis Hills
Exploring the Personal Narrative with Cig Harvey
Marketing: The Advanced Course with Mary Virginia Swanson
Making a Difference with Your Photography with Richard Falco

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.

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.

© Joe McNally
Location Photography and Lighting in Milan, Italy
with Joe McNally and Jerry Courvosier
September 30-October 5

Join location lighting master Joe McNally and digital workflow guru Jerry Courvoisier this fall for a memorable workshop in Milan, Italy. With Joe’s guidance, we explore the use of natural and artificial light, reflectors, strobes, and tungsten to light interiors, exteriors, large and small spaces, street scenes, and people in a wide range of situations and locales. Jerry leads the digital workflow component of the workshop, sharing his knowledge of how to organize, develop, and process images with maximum efficiency.

Milan, recognized as contemporary Europe’s fashion and design center, is the ideal place to experience Italy at its most cosmopolitan and stylish. With an enthralling mix of old and new, the city provides stunning backdrops for daily location lighting sessions.

For complete details, visit the Web site; to register, call The Workshops at (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

Festival of the Photograph—Charlottesville, VA, June 7-9
Festival of the Photograph will be a 3-day program of exhibitions, outdoor projections, master classes, interviews with world-famous photographers and special events that will transform the downtown of historic Charlottesville, Virginia into a "living image." Premiering June 7 - 9, 2007, the Festival will showcase the work of many of the world's most celebrated photographers and exciting new artists, with images ranging from the fields of photojournalism to fine art. NPR's Alex Chadwick will interview this year's featured photographers William Albert Allard, Sally Mann and Eugene Richards on three separate evenings at the Paramount Theater.

The Festival will provide an immersive experience with shows virtually everywhere: in the trees, projected in storefront windows, on the sides of buildings, and in all the galleries. Additionally, all festival guests can show work at a special collaborative exhibit called "Yourspace."  Photographers David Alan Harvey, Maggie Steber, Alex Webb, and Rebecca Norris Webb will be teaching master classes for those looking to push their photography to a new level.  Other presenting artists include: Paolo Pellegrin, Lalla Essaydi, David Liittschwager, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Zalmai, Roger Ballen, Paul Nicklen, Simon Norfolk, David Alan Harvey, Alexandra Boulat, Mark Moffett, Luis Mazariegos, Jonas Bendiksen, Christopher Morris, Larry Towell, Anton Corbijn, Alex Webb, Tyler Hicks, and Donna Ferrato

This festival will provide an exceptional opportunity for young people to experience some of the most inspirational work being done   today. The combination of emerging talent and legendary masters will create an unforgettable mix. The first 200 students get a special reduced ticket rate of $50 and there are great affordable housing options at the University of Virginia. Passes, room reservations, and other info can be found at our website

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