On Location
New York

Photo Editing Essentials

with Andrea Wise

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Course Description

If your passion lies in photography and the collaborative creation of stories, your calling may be that of a photo editor. Dive into hands-on exercises to master essential skills for professional photo editing—conceptualizing photo-based storytelling approaches, selecting the right photographers for the story, understanding the basics of photo contracts and image licensing, supporting photographers in the field, navigating thorny ethical dilemmas, and finally, building incisive and emotionally resonant sequences of photographs that tell a story. This workshop is crafted to support you in refining and advancing your photo editing skills, offering practical guidance and insights to enhance your proficiency.

Join photo editor Andrea Wise, who brings her expertise from ProPublica and National Geographic, in this hands-on, two-day workshop in New York City designed for anyone looking to acquire practical skills in photo editing—whether you’re a photographer seeking insights into the workings of photo editors, an early-career photo editor aiming to build confidence and sharpen skills, or someone contemplating a career in photo editing.

Additional Information


This advanced workshop is for working photo editors and photographers, anyone contemplating a career in photo editing, and students working in either field are also welcome.

What You Should Know:

Participants must be proficient in Adobe Bridge and Lightroom. As necessary, participants will be given access to this Adobe software during the workshop.

Portfolio Required:

Submission of website or Instagram link is required for final admission; please email this information to portfolio@santafeworkshops.com. Please do not submit individual images.

Activity Level:
Tuition INFO:

$595 includes instruction, classroom fees, and coffee service.  Does not include meals, local transportation, or accommodations (if needed).

2-Day, Documentary, One-of-a-Kind, Pop-Ups, Professional Development
Andrea Wise

Andrea Wise is an interdisciplinary photo editor, art director, and entrepreneur. She is the visual strategy editor at ProPublica, where she visually edits investigations into abuses of power with an emphasis on documentary photography and editorial illustration. She is also the co-founder of Diversify Photo, a community-based organization committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable visual media industry. As a photo editor, she has also worked with National Geographic, Newsweek, BuzzFeed News, The Intercept, and more. She has juried competitions for the Overseas Press Club, Getty Images, American Photography, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She earned her M.S. in Photography from Syracuse University and her B.A. in Studio Arts from Trinity College, and she is an alum of the Eddie Adams Workshop, the Kalish Visual Editing Workshop, and the Mountain Workshops.

Website: andreawise.com

Instagram: @andreawise_

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