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Bajo la Luna: Beneath the Moon in San Miguel de Allende

with Sam Abell

October 13 - 18, 2021

  • Package Price $3095.00
  • International Deposit $1000.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

COVID-19 Update: For all in-person workshops and trips in 2022, Santa Fe Workshops requires that all participants attending be fully vaccinated (per definition of the CDC) and provide proof of vaccination. This requirement applies to students, staff, and instructors.

Course Description

Nightfall transforms San Miguel de Allende. During a magical period that begins at dusk and lasts until dawn, this world-class city is dynamically alive with the color and mood of nightlife.

San Miguel’s compelling after-hours activity is the subject of a new workshop led by esteemed photographer Sam Abell. Designed for advanced photographers comfortable working in cultures other than their own, it offers participants a unique opportunity to continue creating images after the sun sets and the light of night takes over.

Working alone or in small groups, we go behind the scenes to capture the intimacy and color of San Miguel’s renowned nocturnal life, both social and cultural, paying extra attention to the ways in which daytime activities are made possible by workers of the night. Throughout, participants meet individually and as a group with Sam for regular editing sessions, reviews of photographs, and constructive critiques.

By traversing San Miguel and engaging in its multifaceted nightlife, we produce pieces that reveal a fresh perspective on the authenticity of this fascinating ancient city and its inhabitants.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Advanced Amateurs, Professionals
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download, select, and transfer images to their own jump drive for class each day.

Portfolio Required:

Please see the Portfolio Section of General Information for Guidelines on your submission of recent images, including some showing low-light photography.

Special Notes:

Enrollment for this San Miguel workshop is limited to 12 participants. Visit the San Miguel Campus page on our website for details on accommodations, meals, transportation, and more.

View updated Payment, Refund, Withdrawal, and Transfer Policies for this 2021 International Program.

Policies:

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Accommodations:

For participants wanting to stay at Hotel Posada de la Aldea, double accommodations are $415 per person for 6 nights, Wednesday through Monday, (for couples taking workshops and friends traveling together) or $830 per person, single accommodations for 6 nights, Wednesday through Monday. Additional nights at the hotel can be arranged for participants; please discuss needs with the Administration Office in Santa Fe.

Package Price INFO:

$3,095 (USD) includes tuition, breakfast Thursday through Tuesday, lunch Thursday through Monday, final dinner on Monday, and model/location/materials fees if applicable to the class. Hotel accommodations are not included in the package price; see details above.

Categories
Creative Vision, Fine Art, Storytelling
about
Sam Abell

Sam Abell is a gifted and insightful teacher, an expressive artist, and a sensitive photographer who learned photography from his father, Thad Abell. Sam worked for National Geographic as a contract and staff photographer, and also as a Photographer in Residence. In 1990, Sam’s work was the subject of a one-person exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York. Since then he has published three collections of his work: Seeing Gardens, Sam Abell: The Photographic Life, and The Life of a Photograph. In addition, Sam maintains a career as a writer, teacher, and lecturer on photography.

Get to know Sam in our Inspiration Series video »

Website: samabell.com

Instagram: @samabellteacher

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