Late Summer Santa Fe

…during Fiestas de SFe

September 5-7, 2019


 Women Creating Imagery

Join me in Santa Fe in September, the most gorgeous time of the year, for 3 days of photographing and enjoying our beautiful New Mexico landscape and culture. During this time, the oldest continuous community celebration in the US, Fiestas de Santa Fe, will be in full swing. 

We will start with ‘The Basics' and go into the creative aspects of composition, viewpoints/perspectives, and rule of thirds. ‘The Art of Seeing’, how to photograph in all types of light from midday to ‘Magic Hour’, and of course, finding your own unique style.  

Whether you are looking to make your Instagram feed super eye-catching, you love to tell visual stories, or you are ready to know how to use your camera/ phone for creative effects, we will have plenty of visual stimuli to work with.  

$550 - 3 day workshop including transportation to/from Abiquiu


Day 1:  Thursday 9/5/19

Introductions:  Meeting one another, class time to begin with ‘The Basics’, including composition, lighting and your favorite apps/programs for creative expression.


Incredible Canyon Road….so much to see, absorb, photograph, interpret.  Nestled into the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Canyon Road is a magical half-mile in the Historic District of Santa Fe.

Day 2: Friday 9/6/19

Abiquiu!  Beloved home and muse of Georgia O’Keefe.  We will take a full, inspiring day to explore O’Keefe Country. The White Place, Pedernal, Abiquiu Village and Ghost Ranch.  And of course, Bode’s General Store is a must.  Spectacular, majestic and intriguing only begin to describe this area and the beauty and history it offers. The photographic opportunities are endless.

Day 3: Saturday 9/7/19

“Desfiles de Los Ninos” commonly known as ‘The Pet Parade’. Hundreds of kids and pets in costume in a 90 year old tradition… a favorite with locals.  So much to photograph!


Fiestas on the Plaza:  Music and entertainment! Locals and visitors alike, all gather on the Plaza to enjoy the rich, diverse cultures NM has to offer….Pueblo Indian Dances, Aztec dancers, Mexican folklorico dancers, and more. A feast for the eyes and incredible opportunities to use your newly honed photography skills to capture this amazing celebration.

Closing: recap of our 3 days together. 

More info:

All cameras welcome. Bring your Phone or digital camera or both.

Small class size (6 or less) allows for individual attention between instructor and student.

Class size limited to six creative, fun women.

Tuition includes all lectures, fieldwork, guiding, app/software instruction and critiques of your digital files. Transportation to Abiquiu is also included. 

Travel costs, lodging, entrance fees, software/app fees and meals are not included in the cost of tuition unless otherwise specified.

Santa Fe is gorgeous with lots of sun and beautiful light and air quality in September. Because it is at 7,000 feet elevation, it is critical that visitors stay hydrated and comfortable.  Water all day long is a requirement. We will be walking a fair amount so choosing comfortable clothing and shoes, as well as sun protection (lotion/hat/etc) is important.  Dressing in layers is also smart, as there can be up to a 30 degree difference in low and high temperatures.   

To register, please contact me.  Credit cards, checks and secure online bank transfers are accepted for payment. 505-577-1087 $550 - 3 day workshop including transportation to/from Abiquiu

What to bring:

Phones and digital cameras.  Bring your instruction manuals and familiarize yourself as much as possible with your camera beforehand. Carry portable chargers for phones to extend your battery life to all day, and extra batteries and memory cards for digital cameras.

Favorite apps or programs should be installed and ready for use. Familiarity with these programs will benefit your creativity.  My favorites are: Photoshop for computers, Snapseed for phones.

Laptops for digital camera operators, optional for phone users.

Comfortable walking shoes, a backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, raincoat and water/snacks.

Lodging recommendations available, please inquire.