SFW Online

Lensbaby: Creative Vision

with April Milani

June 10 - 28, 2021

  • Tuition $595.00

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

Course Description

Are you ready to learn how to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary and bend your vision? If so, let creator extraordinaire April Milani be your guide in the comfort of your home in this online workshop. This opportunity promises to open your world to a wealth of inventive possibilities by tapping into your fertile mind and using the revolutionary selective-focus tools made by Lensbaby (lensbaby.com).

Whether you have a Lensbaby or are thinking about getting one — you have found the right workshop. Grab that unopened box, take your dusty lens off the shelf, or invest in your future by purchasing a Lensbaby and join April for an immersion into everything you need to get started as you learn to love your Lensbaby.

This technical as well as inspirational program is your opportunity to explore the world of unique lenses to transform your photography. April breaks down the fundamentals of photographing with Lensbaby lenses; including tilting, shifting, bending, twisting, sweet spots, slice of focus, blur and bokeh; giving you a technical foundation to become a master of selective focus. And once you know the rules, it’s then time to break them and enter into the magical kingdom of creative Lensbaby imagery.

Take a giant leap forward in your creative photography by incorporating Lensbaby into your universe and let April be your mentor and champion. This workshop is perfect for the first-time as well as the experienced Lensbaby user, and empowers all to produce creative imagery with the natural, organic optical effects that only comes from this unique equipment.

Additional Information

Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
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 and select images using image editing software for class sessions.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Thursdays and Mondays starting June 10 and ending June 28 (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.

View updated Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for 2021 online programs.

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.


View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Creative Vision, One-of-a-Kind
April Milani

April Milani’s love of the photographic image began with a Polaroid camera in the kitchen of her grandmother, who told her, “You only get one shot, so make it count.” April studied black-and-white photography in college but temporarily put aside the practice as a young adult, until motherhood inspired her to pick up a camera again. After completing a course at the New York Institute of Photography, she went on to immerse herself thoroughly in the medium. April is a believer in facing one’s fears, and her strong sense of curiosity continues to propel her forward creatively.

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