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© Alan Fishleder, participant in Eddie Soloway's A Natural Eye: Big Sur, May 2010

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»The Home Page Face Lift

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s all about getting to the information you need quickly and easily. Hence, our updated homepage.

We’ve added more information on workshops, and a video field. Our A·Priority blog is front and center, as are Sponsor News and Participant Testimonials.

The expanded index at the bottom of the pages means the information you need is easier to find.

We hope you enjoy the updates, and we look forward to seeing you in Santa Fe soon!

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»We’re in a New York Frame of Mind

The Workshops is heading to New York for PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo, October 27–29. No booth this year, but we’ll be at the Javits Center every day, and there are rumors of organizing an Alumni cocktail party with Center. Stay tuned!

»Globetrotting Opportunities

© Scott Frier, © David Samuel Robbins
© Scott Frier, © David Samuel Robbins
Grab your gear and join us for photographic explorations Around the World. Be it the great North American backyard or far-flung points on the globe, let the adventures begin!

The Birds of Bosque del Apache: Capture to Print

with Scott Frier
January 8 - January 13, 2012

Thousands of Sandhill Cranes, Artic Snow Geese, and a myriad of other birds—watch your entire creative process take flight, then process and print in our digital lab.

Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon,
including the Talo Festival

with David Samuel Robbins
March 30 - April 11, 2012

Develop your personal style of travel imagery in visually astounding Bhutan. $500 early registration discount ends November 1, 2011.


»Fall Season Is Under Way

Our Fall 2011 season is up and running and blazing away. With four-day workshops that run Wednesdays through Saturdays you’re looking at less time, less money, same great Workshops experience.

© Michael Crouser
© Michael Crouser

October 19-22
With Michael Crouser as your guide, begin the journey to developing and honing your own personal aesthetic in Finding Your Voice as a Photographer.

Join Francesca Yorke for a get-close macro photography adventure, including backgrounds, lens choices and framing, in Macro Photography: The World Up Close.

In The Fine Art of Travel Photography with Mark Edward Harris you'll create photographs that go far beyond the “I was there” pictures.

© Michael O'Brien
© Michael O'Brien

October 26-29
Michael O'Brien's modus operandi is learning through doing in Portraits: A Personal Style, with the focus on lighting and relating to your subject.

Rick Allred makes breaking through technical barriers and launching into a new realm of great photographs lots of fun in Basics of Digital Photography.

With Embry Rucker’s lectures, demonstrations, and production projects you gain hands-on experience in Motion: A Guerilla Approach to Expanding Your Vision to Motion.

»The Fun and Learning Continues in November

© Doug Merriam
© Doug Merriam

Travel Photography Intensive: Capturing the Essence of a Place
with Douglas Merriam
November 4–6

With the world-class travel destination of Santa Fe as the willing assistant and Doug as your photographic guide, come learn to capture the culture, landscape, character, and essence of a place.

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© Jay Seldin
© Jay Seldin

Perfecting Your Digital Printmaking
with Jay Seldin
November 7–10

Whether you are new to making photographic prints, or have been producing prints for years, it's never too early, or too late, to learn about proper color management and black-and-white printing techniques.

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© Rick Allred
Lightroom Interface, image © Rick Allred

Adobe Lightroom Intensive
with Rick Allred
November 11–13

This intensive is for people who are ready to get up to speed with Adobe Lightroom and finally organize the hundreds, or even thousands, of images cluttering up their computers and hard drives.

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© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred
November 14–18

Join Rick for four fun-filled days, and take a joyful leap into the world of digital photography. By the end you’ll be using your camera in manual mode with ease and processing photographs in Adobe Lightroom!

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» News from Our Partners

Photographer's Forum Photography Contest

Calling all high school and college aged photographers: Photographer's Forum has announced their 32nd Annual College & High School Photography Contest, sponsored by Nikon.  Prizes include two Nikon D7000 camera and lens systems (MSRP $1,200).

Final Entry Deadline: November 21, 2011

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