Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.
Contemporary fine-art photography is a direct reflection of our ever-changing times, and it encourages us to consider our personal perceptions and experiences. When skillfully accomplished, it acts as a vehicle to transform ideas into images, and images into a voice. This online workshop investigates this process and the use of photography as a tool for individual expression, not just in terms of innovative or interesting approaches, but more importantly, as an exploration into the fundamental principles of contemporary visual art.
Susan’s workshop reviews the works of notable fine-art photographers and examines how classic styles of photography have influenced contemporary images created in the past ten years. Through weekly assignments, students are encouraged to survey various compositional and technical approaches and then consider which would best represent their own personal vision. Three guest speakers offer personal perspectives and insights into their creative approach over the course of this five-week workshop.
Through this journey of discovery, students gain a greater appreciation of photography as a fine-art form, a deeper connection to their own artistic voice, and most importantly, a clearer understanding of what they wish to communicate through their photographs.
Participants must be able to select and organize images using image editing software for class sessions.
Class will meet 10:45 am -1:15 pm (Mountain Time) on Wednesdays starting September 8 and ending on September 29 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.
Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.
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Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.
For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for two weeks after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after two weeks to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.
Susan Burnstine is an award-winning fine art and commercial photographer originally from Chicago now based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the world, widely published, teaches workshops internationally, and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography Magazine (UK).
A popular workshop instructor, Susan is also part of our Mentorship Program »
Get to know Susan in our Inspiration Series video »
This workshop is currently full. Use this form to sign up for the waitlist, and SFW will reach out if a seat becomes available.