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»Get Your Scholarship Applications In

© Jake Rutherford
© Jake Rutherford

The deadline for Winter/Spring 2011 scholarship applications is January 11, 2011! We offer six $1,000 scholarships—two awarded by Nikon and four by the Workshops—for workshops running between January and May 2011. There is also a unique $825 scholarship offering for the Winter/Spring 2011 season—the Rick Allred Scholarship for Young Photographers.

Get all the details on our web site and get your applications in by January 11!

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»Spend Time with FAMILY

© Fred Levy
Image © Fred Levy

In honor of the Workshops first ever photography contest … the winners of FAMILY are proudly presented in our first ever Blurb book!

Photographs came from 25 countries, from Australia to Venezuela, and our contest inspired 702 photographers to enter 2544 images. Judges Tony Bannon, Julie Blackmon, Brenna Britton, and Reid Callanan honored 50 photographers for their poignant, heartfelt, humorous, and intimate views of family. Those 50 winning images are presented here.

FAMILY, Softcover   $30.95            
FAMILY, Hardcover  $40.95

Order your copy of FAMILY today!»

© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred. Rick teaches digital photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom workshops.


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© Rachel Taylor, participant in "Lighting Portraits on Location" with Alan M. Thornton, February 2010

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Get your new year off to an inspired start—sign up for a workshop!

© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

The Basics
You gotta start somewhere. Why not start with best? Our instructors have outstanding skills and qualities, including boatloads of patience. And they were beginners once, too.

Cotton Miller teaches you to navigate from camera to computer with ease in Beginning Photography with Adobe Photoshop Elements, January 31–February 4. Jennifer Spelman guides you in gaining control of your camera’s features in the Basics of Digital Photography, February 13–February 19.

And Rick Allred leads you in taking that joyous first step into the Basics of Digital Photography, February 20–February 26.

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© Bobbi Lane
© Bobbi Lane

Lighting & Portraits
From novice to pro, our lighting and portraiture workshops teach you the skills necessary to make your work shine. In the studio or on location, you learn from great photographers who love to teach.

Alan M. Thornton delves into the creative possibilities of Lighting Portraits on Location, February 13–February 19. Bobbi Lane immerses you in Lighting: Big, Small, and Natural, February 20–February 26.

And David Michael Kennedy compels you to expand your skills in non-traditional ways in Environmental Portraits, February 20–February 26.

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© Marc Muench
© Marc Muench

Landscape & Nature
This is the place if you’re a landscape or nature photographer. There’s nothing more dramatic than the light, the skies and the scenery of Northern New Mexico. And nowhere will you find more skilled and accomplished instructors.

Come view the natural world with fresh eyes and improve your technical skills in Eddie Soloway’s A Natural Eye: The Winter Landscape, February 13–February 19. Or enter the dreamscape world of landscapes lit by magical winter light with a contemporary master as your guide. Marc Muench teaches Winter Light, February 20–February 26.

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© Doug Menuez
© Doug Menuez

One-of-a-Kind Creative Opportunities
From the quirky, to the outré, to the nuts and bolts of business—we’ve got something for everyone. These instructors will turn your technical skills on end and change the way you look at the world.

Sylvia Plachy urges you to refine your personal perspective in Point of View, February 13–February 19. Doug Menuez turns your goals for a photographic project into an action-oriented working blueprint in The Human Experience: Making a Difference with Your Photographs, February 13–February 19. Patrick Donehue helps you grasp the ever-changing "stock market” with Opportunities in Stock: Turning Your Passion into Profits, February 13–February 19.

And Alexandra Huddleston leads you in the discovery of your own visual style so you Never Again Leave Your Camera at Home, February 20–February 26.

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© Ken Ross
© Ken Ross

Around The World
Grab your gear and join us—be it far-flung points on the globe, or the great North American backyard, let the adventures begin.

What happens in Vegas will be photographed in Vegas! Ken Ross and Jay Seldin take you on a trip through Las Vegas and Death Valley, February 27–March 4. You’ll find inspiration everywhere with Eddie Soloway’s A Natural Eye: Big Sur, March 10–March 13. Or photograph those amazing Irish faces and places in John Weiss’ Ireland:St. Patrick's Day in Western Ireland, March 15–March 25.

And with Casablanca, Fes, Marrakech, and the Sahara how can you not go with John Weiss for the Mystery of Morocco: A Photographic and Cultural Adventure, April 8–April 21 or April 21–May 3?

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Center's 2011 Call for Entries

Have your work seen by some of the most influential people in the business in the Project Competition, Project Launch, Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, Dealer’s Choice Awards, and Review Santa Fe.

Prizes include $5,000, NM Museum of Art exhibition, Santa Fe Workshops and more.

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