Photographers of All Levels Join Renowned Instructors in San Miguel de Allende

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In response to high demand, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops offers travel photography workshops in Mexico for the ninth consecutive year.

Portrait of Chicimeca girl in San Miguel de Allende. © Cristina Llerena.

Of all the marvelous things in my life, this experience tops them all. The instructors were so wonderful and everyone was so compatible. The whole week was amazing.

Photography enthusiasts ranging from beginners to professionals can immerse themselves in a photographic journey in San Miguel de Allende this fall. For the ninth consecutive year, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops hosts 12 weeklong workshops in this charming colonial town set in the northern highlands of central Mexico.

Veteran photographers such Sam Abell, Joyce Tenneson, Greg Gorman, Ralph Lee Hopkins, and Eddie Soloway, inspire all levels of photographers in pursuit of personal vision, portraiture, documentary storytelling, and travel photography. Participants explore the soul of San Miguel amid the vibrant culture, rich heritage, private gardens, and Day of the Dead festivities.

Page Bertelsen, an emerging documentary and wedding photographer, observes, "The wonderful thing about the Workshops is you have the freedom to experiment and play around with photography. It's an amazing community where you're surrounded by others just as excited -- whether they're an award-winning photographer or an enthusiast. We are all open to new ways of seeing and growing together."

The three-week program, occurring October 25 through November 15, is hosted on a private campus within walking distance of the main plaza of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Miguel remains a safe refuge for participants to grow creatively while capturing fireworks illuminating the gothic spires of the Parroquia, listening to strolling musicians in El Jardin, and making personal connections with local families. The photographic experience is extended to the local community during the free instructor images presentations on Monday nights at Teatro Angela Peralta.

Virginia Catherine Fairchild, participant in a San Miguel workshop with David Alan Harvey, sums up the Workshops' goal, "Of all the marvelous things in my life, this experience tops them all. The instructors were so wonderful and everyone was so compatible. The whole week was amazing."

For more information on workshops in San Miguel de Allende, or other workshops offered by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, visit, or call (505) 983-1400.

About Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, based in northern New Mexico for 20 years, is an inspirational and educational resource for all levels of photographers. Over 200 programs a year are offered in lighting techniques, personal vision, printmaking, storytelling, landscape, travel, nature, and portrait photography. Participants range from photography enthusiasts to professionals and are inspired by some of today's most influential photographers on campuses in Santa Fe and San Miguel de Allende. Partnerships, such as National Geographic Expeditions, extend offerings to locations around the world including Tuscany, Provence, Oaxaca, Ireland, Peru, and Africa.


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