Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.
Visual storytelling is an essential skill set for every photographer to develop. Through the fine art of deliberate image selection and editing, we are able to transform a random collection of photographs into a compelling and dynamic visual narrative.
This instructive and inspirational three-week online workshop led by Sarah Leen, previously the award-winning director of photography for National Geographic magazine and current Founder of the Visual Thinking Collective and Bill Marr, former creative director at National Geographic and former director of photography at The Nature Conservancy, introduce participants to a skill set essential for every photographer: the art of editing their images. Sarah and Bill share the expertise that puts you on a path to achieving your project’s goals. By examining the elements of effective storytelling, we gain a clear, step-by-step approach to refining our narrative skills, organizing our images, and editing our photographs into an exhibit, book, or publishable story.
In a fun, collaborative, and inspirational environment, we learn and grow, through group and individual sessions, and from Sarah’s and Bill’s presentations, engage in editing exercises, and learn from each other’s solutions and successes. We are not concerned with creating new images, only with taking our existing storytelling projects to the next level. As we master the practical editing skills that further our photographic journeys, we put to rest the old adage that photographers are their own worst editors.
Working knowledge of your laptop computer
Class will meet 9:30 am -12:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Tuesdays and Fridays starting March 30 and ending April 16 (six 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.
Please Note: During the online registration process you will be asked about housing and meals. Answer no to both questions.
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.
Sarah Leen is the former Director of Photography for National Geographic Magazine, where she worked as a freelance photographer for more than 20 years before joining the publication’s staff in 2004. The winner of numerous awards for her photography and photo editing, Sarah has juried many contests, including Pictures of the Year International, Lens Culture, the W. Eugene Smith Grants, the Getty Images Editorial Grants, and the World Press Joop Swarts Masterclass. Sarah has taught photography and editing at the Missouri Photo Workshops, the International Center for Photography in New York, the Maine Photographic Workshops, and the Palm Beach Centre for Photography.
This workshop is currently full. Use this form to sign up for the waitlist, and SFW will reach out if a seat becomes available.