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© Steven Stokan
© Steven Stokan, participant in Keith Carter's Visual Poetry workshop, July 2011; made with a Nikon D80

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»SUMMER’S Golden Glow: The Winners!

It may have been hazy, but it was certainly not lazy. SUMMER, the theme of our second photo contest for 2011, inspired 545 photographers to submit 1985 images that captured, embraced, or defined the personality of summer. Jurors Kathy Ryan, Scott Thode, Katherine Ware, and Sean Kernan reviewed this body of inspiring interpretations and chose 50 award-winning photographs.

The Grand Prize goes to Suhaimi Abdullah of Singapore for Energy. Second Prize was awarded to Romona Robbins of Fort Walton Beach for Econfina; the Third Prize winner is Fernando Garcia of Mexico City for Playing with Sun. And the esteemed Director’s Award belongs to Santa Fe’s own Carl Moore for Graciela 2.

© Suhaimi Abdullah
Energy, © Suhaimi Abdullah
© Romona Robbins
Econfina, © Romona Robbins
© Fernando Garcia
Playing with Sun, © Fernando Garcia
© Carl Moore
Graciela 2, © Carl Moore

In addition to these prize winners, 46 photographers were awarded an Honorable Mention.

Color or black-and-white, an object, a person, a location, a moment—the magic of summer lingers in these images. We congratulate the winners, we thank one and all for entering, and send a special thanks to the jurors and sponsors of SUMMER.

»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 everyday, and will be holding an Alumni & Friends gathering Thursday, October 27, 5-7pm at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue (corner of 8th and 34th Street, three blocks from the Javits Center).

Come join us!

»November/December Workshops: The Learning Continues

Our Fall Season ends soon (it’s not too late to sign up for next week!), but the photographic opportunities don’t stop.

© Doug Merriam
© Douglas 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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© 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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© Dottie Lopez
© Dottie Lopez

Intensive: Adobe Photoshop for Photographers
with Dottie Lopez
December 2 - December 4, 2011

Focusd on the most essential features of Photoshop, this fast-paced workshop demonstrates how this powerful program can be used to satisfy the basic requirements of a photographer.

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© Rick Allred
© Rick Allred

Flash and Light: Joy Beyond the Basics of Digital Photography
with Rick Allred
December 5 - December 9, 2011

Now that you have learned the basics of your camera, it is time to tackle available light and your flash equipment—sometimes called speedlites, off-camera flashes, or small strobes!

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»And Here Comes 2012…

© Scott Frier
© Scott Frier

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

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» News from Our Partners

Nikon School: Multimedia Workshops
Put your pictures in motion with Nikon’s new Multimedia Workshops. The first two-day, full immersion HD-SLR Video Multimedia Workshop will be held in San Diego, November 5-6.

The class is geared to photographers interested in multimedia and videographers transitioning to HD-SLR.

Get the details and register here »

Bron Imaging’s Shoot-NYC
Learn how to harness your talents to face the ever-changing photographic business at Bron Imaging’s Shoot-NYC. Top industry professionals lead educational seminars in topics from reproduction, fashion and commercial photography, to the ever-changing business of photography. The event runs October 27–28, Terminal Building, 608 West 28th Street, New York, NY.

Get the details and register here »