Serving as Witness to Your Life: A Photographic Practice

with Ibarionex Perello

August 6 – 27, 2024

Tuesdays; 5:30 – 8:00 pm (Mountain Time)
  • Tuition $645.00

Course Description

Your personal spaces, relationships, and experiences all can be used launching pads for creativity, and this inspirational workshop invites you to do exactly that. With the guidance of Ibarionex Perello, host and producer of “The Candid Frame” photography podcast, you are immersed in a range of exercises that expand your familiarity with—and access to—the unique components of your life.

As you learn how your own specific point of view provides a uniquely valuable creative advantage, you find yourself making images that go far beyond simple documentation. Instead, they express complex human themes: love, loneliness, absence, transition, aging, loss, and any other aspect of life imaginable.

You embark on this journey of creation tethered to who and where you are in your life right now, and your exploration culminates in a tight selection of images that can serve as the beginning of a short- or long-term personal project.

By spending some time delving into the multifaceted richness that lies just beneath the surface of everyday life, you discover that nothing in your experience is too ordinary or mundane to be transformed into a thoughtful, beautiful, and engaging photograph.

Additional Information


The workshop is open to photographers of all experience levels. Equipment can range from smart phones to DSLRs. The use of Adobe Lightroom is recommended but not mandatory.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 5:30 – 8:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Tuesdays starting August 6 and ending August 27 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

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.


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, Documentary, Fine Art, One-of-a-Kind
© 2018 David Burnett
Ibarionex Perello

Ibarionex Perello is a photographer, writer, educator, and host of “The Candid Frame” photography podcast, which he has produced since 2006. His body of work focuses on street and documentary photography, and his 30-plus years of experience in the industry includes thousands of magazine articles and half a dozen books on photography. Ibarionex has led workshops throughout the United States and abroad, in countries including France, Japan, and South Africa. He serves as a special projects photographer at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in Southern California. He is a Fujifilm X-Photographer.

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