Personal Project Workshop

with Joyce Tenneson

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Course Description

We all have personal photographic projects, but most are hiding on hard drives or stored away in print boxes. Moments and stories recorded, waiting for the right time to bring them back to life. Now is the perfect time to re-open these images and bring them into the light in the supportive environment of a workshop. There is purpose and magic in community.

As we start a fresh year and are still sequestered at home for these winter days, join Joyce Tenneson and eight other photographers to unleash the power of the collective spirit to take the next step for your personal photographic project.

Joyce is passionate about helping photographers finish projects that resonate deeply with their own creativity, interest, and goals. She has published sixteen books and has had countless exhibitions that showcase work that all started as personal projects. Joyce loves empowering others and has a long history of helping others bring their photographic dreams into reality.

In this online workshop, limited to only 9 photographers, Joyce offers each participant the guidance necessary to bring their photographic projects to completion, and then the perspective and tools to share it in an appropriate format to the right audience. Editing and sequencing tasks that seem overwhelming on our own become fun when shared together.

The group meets online twice weekly for lively conversations and reviews of individual projects. Over the course of the three weeks, each participant works to edit and sequence their images, complete a short written introduction, as well as an initial cover design for their project. The energy from collaboratively brainstorming and shared feedback ensures that each project moves forward to its destined future.

Immerse yourself in the rich realm of possibility as you take your personal photographic project on a path to completion with Joyce and eight other passionate photographers. You finish the workshop reinvigorated, honoring your project with fresh ideas and approaches.

Additional Information

Advanced Amateurs, Professionals
What You Should Know:

Each participant needs to have a broad digital edit of a project they are currently working on or have recently completed.


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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.

One-of-a-Kind, Professional Development
© Joyce Tenneson
Joyce Tenneson

Joyce Tenneson’s images have been displayed extensively around the world, and most recently in Stockholm, Sweden where she had a major retrospective of her work. Her portraits have appeared on covers of publications such as Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire, and The New York Times Magazine. She is the author of sixteen books, including the bestseller Wise Women, which was featured in a six-part Today Show series. Joyce is the recipient of the Lucie Awards for Fine Art Photographer of the Year (2005) and Portrait Photographer of the Year (2019), as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America.

Get to know Joyce in our Inspiration Series video »


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