On Location
Santa Fe

The Allure of Botanicals

with Leanne Trivett S.

July 22 – 26, 2024

  • Tuition $1995.00
(includes meal plan, see below)
  • Location and Materials Fee $200.00
  • Standard Deposit $400.00

Course Description

What is the allure to the world of botanicals? Is it their tantalizing palette of color? Is it the mystery of the shapes intertwining together to make worlds within? Is it the patterns or textures? How can we see florals for what they are and for what they could be? In this new in-person workshop in magical Santa Fe, we are exploring the visual beauty of florals to create art that echos the voices that resonate and celebrate in nature.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the artist Leanne Trivett S., to explore photographing botanicals and to go further through experimentation to create unique artwork. By trying new camera techniques, playing with the abstract, exploring ICM and multiple exposures, and working in personal still life and journaling, we begin to recreate the essence of what these subjects unveil to us. We use our five senses and ideas of color to explore emotion and dramatic story. Our time together is spent making photographs, viewing creative and inspiring art in presentations, and working individually and together in small groups on assignments. Inspiration comes to the surface while visiting local gardens and parks as well as galleries and museums, in true Santa Fe Style.

Leanne cultivates a safe and supportive classroom environment for participants to experiment and try new things. She also provides her style of gentle coaching to encourage individual artistic voices to be heard. Join us to explore a new way to look at florals and find the inspiration to turn your photographs into living, breathing art.

This is an incredible meeting of creative minds to explore everything botanical. This brand-new workshop welcomes everyone, including alumni that have taken classes with Leanne before. You will not want to miss this fascinating opportunity and journey to the rarefied air of Santa Fe and further explore the allure of botanicals.

Additional Information


All are welcome, including alumni to any of Leanne’s classes. Open to all skill levels. Digital SLRs, mirrorless, digital point and shoot, or smartphone cameras are all suitable for this course. Apple iPhone users with digital workflow knowledge are welcome.

What You Should Know:

This workshop is open to all photographers with a working knowledge of their camera, whether a DSLR, mirrorless, or an iPhone. If you wish to participate in image reviews, you will need to bring a laptop or tablet, and a working knowledge of the digital workflow. This would include the ability to download your images to your laptop or tablet, make selections, size, name, and transfer images to the class computer.

Activity Level:
To get the most from your workshop experience, participants should be in good physical (mobility, stamina) and mental health. Come prepared for the high elevation of Santa Fe, long days, and seasonal weather including high temperatures. You must be able to carry your own photographic and personal gear at all times, both on campus and on location. You are responsible for being open and honest about your physical fitness, and we reserve the right to remove you from the workshop if we find your fitness to be less than that which you have described.
Participants should be able to engage in moderate outdoor exercise for up to an hour or more at a time including off-trail walking on uneven terrain including sand, dirt, and loose rock. Location work is likely to include early morning and/or late evening shoots.

Participants are responsible for making their own housing arrangements in Santa Fe. On-campus accommodations are not currently available.

Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner at the Friday evening Image Presentations, and daily beverage service are included.
Creative Vision, Fine Art, Nature & Landscape
Leanne Trivett S.

Leanne Trivett S. uses photography to explore experimental floral elements, self-portraiture and identity, and the visual interaction of color and emotion in the world. She has a BFA in Theater from Tisch School of the Arts, at New York University in New York, NY. Her background in musical theatre and her experience with performing as a professional singer have inspired her self-expression through imagery and photography.

Leanne is best known for her colorful self-portraits and her work with florals. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA, Foto Fest in Karuizawa, Japan, Barcelona, Spain, and PH21 Gallery in Budapest, among many others. She has also been published in numerous publications such as Shots Magazine, Art Ascent, Black & White Magazine, Dodho Magazine, Artist Talk Magazine and several exhibition books. Leanne was a Winner and Honorable Mention for the 18th and 20th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers in 2022 and 2023, Refocus Awards, for ND Awards for 2022, and the People and Portraits for Digital Photo for 2022. Currently, she spends her time teaching throughout the US and creating in her studio near Asheville, NC.

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