Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) April 3, 2007
The Summer Schedule of Workshops
Seasoned and novice photographers searching for inspiration and solid hands-on training need look no further. Santa Fe Workshops recently announced its Summer/Fall 2007 schedule with a full-color 88-page catalog. The Summer/Fall season, which begins June 10, 2007, offers 48 photography workshops, including more than 20 workshops in the state-of-the-art digital facility, a variety of On-the-Road workshops, and 15 weeklong workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Workshops in Santa Fe
Santa Fe, with its sensuous adobe architecture surrounded by the inspiring vistas of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and sandstone-walled mesas, is the backdrop for a week of photographic discovery under the guidance of well-known photographers such as Chris Rainier, Sean Kernan, Jay Maisel, Jim Westegren, and Eddie Soloway, to name just a few.
"The Workshops continues to be the place to learn the craft of photography, to explore one's passion for the art, and to network with a creative community of peers," said Darcy Schwerin, Director of Marketing.
Workshops participants can enhance their lighting and portraiture techniques with dynamic commercial and editorial photographers like Frank Ockenfels 3, Tony Corbell, Joe McNally and Bobbi Lane. To stoke those creative fires, a participant might choose "Images of Grace: The Black-and-White Portrait" with Rodney Smith, or discover new processes in digital photography in Michael Long's workshop "Letting Go."
The Digital Explosion
Since its first Photoshop workshop in 1994, The Workshops has embraced the digital realm and quickly earned a reputation for being at the forefront of technological innovations and instruction. "We strive to offer our participants the opportunity to experience cutting-edge technology first-hand," said Jerry Courvoisier, Digital Lab Director.
Rob Sheppard, Jean Miele, Julianne Kost and Bob Roseare just a few of the top digital educators coming to Santa Fe this summer to lead workshops. Offerings include "Supercharged Photoshop and Bridge for Photographers" with Scott Kelby, "Black-and-White Digital Techniques" with Eliot Cohen, and "Beginning Photoshop and Lightroom for Photographers" with Susan Ruddick Bloom.
Newcomers to digital photography can learn the ins and outs of camera handling and file management, while those comfortable with their cameras can explore lighting techniques, portraiture, travel photography and visual storytelling.
Take It On-the-Road
There is no better way for a photo enthusiast to see the world than through the camera lens with the guidance of a seasoned professional photographer. The Santa Fe Workshops' expanded On-the-Road offerings will take participants to cultural and photographic destinations far and wide, including John Weiss's tour through Ireland to photograph villages, ancient abbeys, and druid woods, and Raul Touzon's visit to the cultural festival of Guelaguetza, Dance of the Gods, in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Plan On Mexico
It is not too soon to plan for a workshop in Mexico. The series of 15 weeklong workshops based in San Miguel de Allende -- one of Mexico's most charming colonial towns -- runs from October 14 to November 17 and includes workshops in personal vision, figure study, travel photography, and portraiture, with instructors Norman Mauskopf, Paul Elledge and Leasha Overturf, Raul Touzon, Jock Sturges, Robb Kendrick and many others.
The Santa Fe Workshops is offering a number of scholarships for workshops held in Santa Fe through December 2007.
The KODAK EDUCATORS SCHOLARSHIP awards $895 to a deserving and talented photographic or digital educator.
The NIKON VISION SCHOLARSHIP awards two $895 scholarships to amateur and professional photographers in recognition of the individual vision that animates all great pictures.
THE CRAIG AURNESS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND, sponsored by Corbis, awards two $1250 scholarships to talented and deserving emerging professional photographers.
THE NICHOLAS DEILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND, made possible by a generous donation to the Santa Fe Center for Photography from the Deily Family, awards two $1575 scholarships to the "Black-and-White Photography for Young Photographers" workshops as well as two Financial Assistance awards of $895 available to photographers in need.
The deadline for all scholarship applications is April 24, 2007. Information and guidelines are available in the catalog or on the Web site.
To request the 2007 Summer/Fall catalog or to find out more about workshops and scholarship opportunities, visit http://www.santafeworkshops.com, call 505.983.1400 or email.
The Santa Fe Workshops, an inspirational resource for imagemakers for the past 17 years, is an educational center covering a wide range of topics in digital, color and black-and-white photography as well as year-round digital programs. Each season, imagemakers of every kind travel to Santa Fe to engage their imaginations and rekindle their passion for photography. To find out more, call (505) 983.1400, log onto http://www.santafeworkshops.com, or email.