The pleasure of photography

By Sandra Ríos

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops returns to San Miguel, celebrating its 25th anniversary with leading professional photographers to present workshops and conferences.

October 19 to 24. Workshop “Bizarre World” taught by Keith Carter.

His workshop is aimed at raising aesthetic and personal meaning to perfect vision and one’s own creative style through assignments, field trips, discussions, and review of individual portfolios.

October 19 to 24, Arthur Meyerson teaches the workshop “The Color of Mexico.” This workshop is for both amateur and advanced amateur photographers who want to appreciate and understand color to a higher degree.

October 19 to 24, Workshop “The Portrait and the Nude” taught by Jock Sturges.

Mornings are spent on critiques and discussions of images created the day before, as well as lectures and demonstrations. Afternoons are devoted to group and solo assignments, working with male and female models on location in some of San Miguel’s enchanting private gardens, homes, and selected public spaces.

October 26 to 31, Workshop “Imagination and Dreams” taught by Elizabeth Opalenik. Through various exercises designed to heighten awareness, you will learn to make photographs that express your ideas, dreams, and emotions.

October 26 to 31, Workshop “Photographing People and Culture of San Miguel de Allende” taught by Jennifer Spelman. You will examine the crucial elements of photographing in another culture. The focus is on capturing the authentic and responding confidently with the camera in a variety of different settings and lighting conditions.

November 2 to 7, Workshop “Creative Photography with iPhone” taught by Karen Divine. You will be given exercises to calm the mind, leaving your comfort zone, expanding perspectives, and establishing a sense of playfulness. Explore the process of letting go and allow creativity to reveal stories and capture them with the iPhone.

On Monday November 3, the photographer Daniela Edburg will present her latest works at Teatro Angela Peralta. 7:30 pm. Entry is free.

For more information on costs and venues:
Tel. 505 983 1400 ext. 111
There will be special discounts for residents of San Miguel.

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