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Online Newsletter for April 2007
This Issue Includes:

News Shorts

Upcoming Digital Lab Workshops

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

Educational Partner: HP

Featured On-the-Road Workshop

Apple Computer Sales

Center News

Calumet Photographic News

Photo-Eye Announces New Service for Photographers and Artists

National Geographic Traveler Seminars

Graphik Dimensions News

Quick Links:

Santa Fe Workshops Blog

Summer/Fall Photography Workshops

Digital Lab Workshops

On-the-Road Workshops & Tours

The Workshops Store

Quote of the Month

"The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. "

-Brooks Atkinson

Jerry's Digital Tip of the Month
This month’s tip illustrates an old traditional darkroom technique of burning down the edges of an image with an image adjustment layer. Download the PDF now.

View an archive of digital tips from Jerry.

Participant Image of the Month

© Beate Sass, participant in Marcia Reifman's "Beginning Photography with Digital Cameras" workshop

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News Shorts
» Here at the Santa Fe Workshops we have recently finished a highly successful Winter/Spring session and are starting to gear up for the next season. The Summer/Fall catalog is currently available as a PDF download from our Web site's home page. As well, if you usually receive our catalogs in the mail and have not already received your copy, please email us with your name and current mailing address so that we can check it against our mailing list.

» The deadline for scholarship applications is approaching quickly. With the support of Kodak, Nikon, and Corbis and the generosity of individual donors, the Santa Fe Workshops is offering over $10,000 in scholarship funding for deserving photographers of all levels. All scholarship applications, for workshops offered between June and December 2007, must be received by Tuesday, April 24. Details and application guidelines can be found in the Workshops catalog or online.

» Attention Santa Fe-area residents: The Santa Fe Workshops is offering a 7-week "Introduction to Digital Photography" workshop that will meet on Monday evenings. Visit the Web site for further details and a week-by-week schedule.

» The Santa Fe Workshops e-Newsletter is now being sent through Constant Contact. At the bottom of each email, you have the opportunity to update your profile /email address or unsubscribe from our list. We encourage everyone to keep their contact information current.

Upcoming Digital Lab Workshops

© Lewis Kemper
A Digital Journey: From the Field to the Print
with Lewis Kemper
May 21-25

In this workshop we undertake the journey together under the guidance of Lewis Kemper, who has been working with digital imaging for over a decade.

We start with our cameras, learning custom white balance, optimizing, and shooting for HDR (high dynamic range). We spend time photographing the Santa Fe region's unique landscape, architecture, and culture, accumulating a mini-portfolio of images to work with. Then, in the digital lab, we learn how to make the best use of our Raw files. The focus for the week is on finding the most efficient methods for optimizing images with the goal of producing fine-art prints.

Also, the Digital Workflow Intensive, a two-and-a-half day workshop that provides a wealth of information, inspiration, and the taste of the weeklong workshop experience will be offered April 27-29. This popular short course covers topics including digital camera tools; Raw file format and image resolution; successful digital capture; basic image adjustment; batch processing; and Web application features.

Also in the digital lab this spring:
Beginning Photoshop with Brenda Kelley, May 7-11
Photoshop: The Next Step with Genevieve Russell, May 14-18
Aperture Workshop with Ellen Anon, June 1-2

For more information click on the workshop titles above or 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 first two seminars will be held this spring in San Francisco on April 28 and 29 and in 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!

Educational Partner: HP
Get up to $1,000 cash back and up to $500 in free media with HP Extreme Upgrade.*

Check out this great way to add extreme excitement to your next printer upgrade: HP Extreme Upgrade. For a limited time, you can upgrade your 17"- 44" wide color inkjet printer to a new HP Designjet Z series photo printer and get:

· A $1,000 cash rebate* when you purchase an HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer (24" or 44")
· A $500 cash rebate* when you purchase an HP Designjet Z2100 Photo Printer (24" or 44")
· $500 in free media
when you purchase a 44" HP Designjet Z series printer
· $300 in free media when you purchase a 24" HP Designjet Z series printer

HP Designjet Z series printers come in 8-ink (Z2100) and 12-ink (Z3100) systems, both deliver vibrant color and true black and white prints for brilliant photos, proofs, portfolios, contact sheets or exhibition prints. They feature a built-in spectrophotometer for breakthrough color accuracy and consistency, as well as superior color gamut and neutral black and white prints from media to media, print to print, printer to printer.

Offer ends May 31, 2007—find out more today.

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*U.S. residents only. Cash back provided by mail-in rebate available for eligible purchases made February 1, 2007 through May 31, 2007. Free media available while supplies last. Additional restrictions apply. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. For qualifying product options, terms and conditions, and claim form, visit

Featured On-the-Road Workshop

© Jacque Steedle
Peru—Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu:
A Photographic and Cultural Exploration

with John Weiss
September 1-10, 2007

Peru is a fascinating mix of old and new. One of the greatest civilizations ever known, we will experience the proud heritage of the Quechua people and their rulers, the Incas. We will see farmers working mountain terraces build over 2000 years ago, and churches that rise from the stones of ancient Incan temples.

Traveling overland through the Sacred Valley, you will discover uniquely special sites often missed by the casual tourist. We'll explore both isolated villages and lovely colonial cities. One of the highlights of our tour will be the opportunity to photograph in the Quechua market, where we'll be captivated by the people, and the mixture of sounds and bright clothing.

But perhaps the most spectacular part of our trip takes place when we walk the ancient pathways of Machu Picchu, where remarkable photography opportunities await.

Group size is limited to 12. Land cost in Peru is $3495. For complete information, please contact Strabo International Tour Companyat 607-756-8676, or call John Weiss at (410) 392-2929. Please mention that youlearned about this opportunity in the Santa Fe Workshops catalog.

Apple Computer Sales
Now's the time to upgrade your computer system and take advantage of all the new features of Photoshop CS3. During April, take 5% off all Apple MacBookPro and MacPro base configurations. Throw in a 23" HD display for $945 and have a complete system!

Contact Alan Myers at The Workshops (505-983-1400 ext. 13, for further information on all available Apple products and to take advantage of this special offer. For additional products available through The Workshops, choose Apple Value Added Reseller from the home page. Use SFW0407 when asked for the password. For more information, go to

Center News

© John Weiss, 2006 Patron Saint Award winner
CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2007 Patron Saint of Photography

Encourage a teacher to apply for the Patron Saint of Photography award by nominating them and thus showing you value their efforts. Students or colleagues can do so by submitting a one-page statement describing why the teacher should receive this award. Teachers will be notified of their nomination and invited to apply.
Nomination by student or colleague deadline: April 13, 2007

Teachers in all areas of photography may apply without nomination. Teachers submitting independently have as equal a chance to win as those nominated.
Independent submission deadline: April 27, 2007

The Patron Saint of Photography, formerly the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award, honors high school, college and postgraduate teachers' dedication. The new award name better expresses our immense respect for teachers who give freely of their time, knowledge, and infectious enthusiasm so that students may discover a new world through photography.

Click HERE to read more about this award and visit Center's Web site for information on all of their programs.

Calumet Photographic News
Adobe says, "Lightroom is the efficient new way for photographers to import, select, develop, and showcase large volumes of digital images," and after some extensive testing and real-life experiments, we couldn't agree more. Read the Calumet review of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom now.

Buy before April 30, 2007 and save $100 before introductory pricing is gone. Expected retail price after April 30, 2007 is $299—act now!

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Know what's going on in the photo industry? Find out at At this year's PMA conference, we interviewed some of the industry's top manufacturers to get the scoop on new technology, cameras and accessories like the Canon EOS 1D Mark III and the QuikPod. Watch the interviews now!

Watch the Interviews »

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Photo-Eye Announces New Service for Photographers and Artists
We are excited to announce a new service arm of photo-eye with the release of VisualServer, our website creation and management solution for photographers and artists.

With VisualServer you can now take charge of your website's images and data. Update and change your work as often as you'd like. It's easy, powerful, affordable, and even pleasurable. There's no need to wait for a webmaster to update your website and there are no programming languages to learn or updates to install. VisualServer for Photographers is your smart, intuitive assistant freeing you to do what you do best: be creative.

Using VisualServer you may create a website in minutes and update it in seconds! If you already have a website, VisualServer may be used as the administrative back end to your site, making it easily updateable! If you prefer a custom design to the 7 elegant template designs that we provide, we can do that too! Just give us a call 505.988.5152 x111 to discuss your needs.

For well over 25 years, photo-eye has focused on bringing you the best in photography books and contemporary photography. With VisualServer, we are now making it easy for individuals to realize the potential of the web.

Learn more

National Geographic Traveler Seminars

© Bob Krist
Travel Photography in the Digital World
Unravel the mysteries of digital photography with Ralph Lee Hopkins and Bob Krist as they explain the nuts and bolts of this exciting technology—from choosing the right camera, to developing your own workflow, to strategies for covering your travel destination. Learn the secrets of these two top nature and travel photographers and get lots of useful, real-world advice to help make the most of the potential of digital photography while avoiding the pitfalls and exploding the myths that surround the medium. This seminar is intended for amateur to advanced amateur photographers new to digital or considering making the switch from film to digital capture. Using a slide show/lecture format, Ralph and Bob will help ease your transition into the digital world.

Philadelphia - April 15, 2007 (limited enrollment available)
San Francisco - April 22, 2007
Montreal - June 3, 2007

For more information and to register for one of these upcoming seminars, visit the National Geographic Traveler Seminars Web site.

Graphik Dimensions News
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