Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Offers 25th Anniversary Hotel Package, Photography Competition

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One of America’s most prestigious workshops commemorates 25 years of operation with hotel package at Santa Fe’s iconic Inn and Spa at Loretto, one of the most photographed buildings in New Mexico, and a water-themed photography competition. Package starts at $711.00 plus tax.

Photo By Allison Kruger Pierce

“The experience offered by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is part education and part creative vacation in culturally-rich Santa Fe,” said Reid Callanan, Founder and Director of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is excited to offer a photography package in honor of its 25 years of passion for photography and world-class instruction. The 25th Anniversary hotel package celebrates this milestone with a 2-day intensive workshop featuring the inspiring light and landscape of Santa Fe and a 2-night stay at the iconic Inn and Spa at Loretto, one of the most photographed buildings in New Mexico. The package starts at $711.00 plus tax, and is available now through August 31, 2014. In addition, Santa Fe Workshops is running a water-themed photography contest honoring this valued resource with a percentage of contest proceeds donated in support of water projects in communities around the world.

Offering state-of-the-art photographic education and cutting-edge technology, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops enriches lives with world-renowned instruction in the culturally rich setting of Santa Fe, a city with a unique culture and architecture, gorgeous natural landscapes and the extraordinarily enchanted natural light of the Southwest. The Workshop’s 2-day intensives run on Saturdays and Sundays to help participants incorporate their passion for photography into their busy schedule. Workshops are offered at all levels—from beginner through professional—with course topics that include Using Your Digital Camera, Experimental Digital Printmaking and Basics of Portraiture, as well as courses on digitally enhancing your images, social media photography and cooking and food photography.

“The experience offered by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is part education and part creative vacation in culturally-rich Santa Fe,” said Reid Callanan, Founder and Director of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. “We are delighted for our students to stay at the Loretto, a photographic destination in and of itself.”

Modeled after the Taos Pueblo, a national historic landmark, the Inn and Spa at Loretto is an exquisite luxury hotel and one of the most photographed buildings in New Mexico. Located at the end of the Santa Fe Trail and adjacent to the historic Loretto Chapel, the Inn offers photography students an introduction to the history and architecture of Santa Fe and endless photographic opportunities.

“We are excited to welcome Santa Fe Photographic Workshop students to the Loretto and invite them to begin their photographic exploration of Santa Fe with us” said Dana Syracuse, Marketing Director at The Inn and Spa at Loretto.

WORKSHOP DETAILS: Tuition for a 2-day intensive workshop begins at $520. For more information about tuition, details and availability, please visit their website, or call 505-983-1400, ext 111.

LODGING DETAILS: Lodging starts at $191.00, not including taxes and service fees, and is valid now through August 31, 2014. Please contact the Inn at Loretto for more information and to make a reservation. This offer is based on availability and is valid for new reservations only. Offer is available for purchase online at (promo code PHOTO) or via phone at 866-582-1646. Not valid for groups.

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST DETAILS: Photographers of any level, who are at least 18 years of age, are invited to submit original images for entry into the 25th Anniversary Photography Contest for a chance to win prizes and be recognized by Santa Fe Photographic Workshop’s international community of photographers. Participants are asked to focus on the theme of “water” and are invited to enter photographic imagery in any of the contest’s categories: landscape, portrait, documentary and abstract. A portion of the contest proceeds will be donated to Artists of the World, a Rotary International affiliated organization that funds water projects in local communities around the world. To date, Santa Fe Workshops photo contests have inspired over 4,600 people from 62 countries to register and enter almost 18,000 images.

Photos may be submitted any time before September 17, 2014 and winners will be announced by October 14th. Each category will have a grand prize winner who will receive prizes including $1,500 towards the workshop of their choice and products from B&H Photo, Nikon, Chimera Lighting and other Santa Fe Photographic Workshop partners. In addition to the 4 grand prize winners, 46 honorable mentions will be named and the top 50 images will be displayed in The Workshop’s online gallery.


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ABOUT SANTA FE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOPS: Located on a peaceful retreat center in historic Santa Fe, New Mexico, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is a year-round educational center offering state-of-the-art photographic education to participants of all levels. Founded by Reid Callanan in May of 1990, The Workshops has grown to create a supportive, international community of students and renowned instructors from all over the world. Participants build confidence and achieve their photographic goals both personally and professionally through course offerings such as: The Basics, Landscape and Nature, Portraits, Lighting, Fine Art Documentary, Creative Vision, Darkroom and Alternative Processes, Multimedia, Travel, Digital Workflow and Printing, The Business Side, One-of-a-Kind, San Miguel de Allende, Cuba Cultural Exchanges, and On The Road. The beautiful Santa Fe facility offers six classrooms, including a 3000 sq. ft. studio and 750 sq. ft. digital lab, a dining room with outdoor dining patio, housing for eighty participants in private or semi-private rooms with baths, a store, and several administrative offices.

Photography workshops are offered from January through December in week-long or four-day workshops or two-day intensives geared towards beginners, amateurs, advanced amateurs and professionals. Courses range from beginning classes like ‘The Basics’ and ‘Using your Digital Camera’ to advanced courses such as ‘Fine Art Digital Printmaking’ and ‘Zen & the Art of Photography.’ The Workshops’ popular ‘On the Road’ series offers destination-based photography workshops all around the US, as well as Mexico and Cuba, offering students the opportunity to focus on exploring the culture, people, wildlife and landscapes of remarkable places around the globe. For more information, please visit:

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