Here at the Inn on the Paseo, we love the fact that Santa Fe has so much to offer those who like to spend their time being creative. Every year, thousands of artists come here to rediscover what it is they love about art. For photographers in particular, Santa Fe is a magical place that provides endless opportunities to engage the imagination and stimulate inspiration.
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One such organization that guides photographers in harnessing their creativity and reaching their photographic goals is Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Sharing their passion for photography and offering world-renowned instructors, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops offer a state-of-the-art photographic education for participants of all levels.
Operating year round and held with a stunningly beautiful campus, there are workshops suitable for every level of photographer. Those who are completely new to photography can take a class in the basics of digital photography. More experienced photographers can learn about the various techniques for studio lighting. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops offers it all. Participants leave Santa Fe with a whole new set of skills that could be the start of a passionate new hobby or even form the basis of a new career. There is even a workshop for those who want to capture the power of the iPhone to take better photos.
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The official website for Santa Fe Photographic Workshops has a complete list of the workshops that are taking place throughout the year. Some can be completed in just a few days while others span up to a week. Whatever you choose, be prepared to be inspired. In the words of the Director of the organization:
“Photography deepens our connections to the world around us, to ourselves, and to one another. It adds meaning and delight to our lives.” – Reid Callanan
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Art and creativity are a big part of life in Santa Fe. With such beautiful scenery all around, the desire to capture it for posterity is often too great to resist. Depending on the workshop you chose you may have the opportunity to make photographs of the many different landscapes and aspects of life in Santa Fe. Just think, one day your photos could even be gracing the wall of a gallery!
Remember that these workshops fill up fast and it’s important to register in advance. For more information, please visit Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
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