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San Miguel de Allende

The Color Moment

with Arthur Meyerson

October 21 – 25, 2024

  • Package Price $2995.00
  • International Deposit $1500.00

Course Description

The great color photographer Ernst Haas once said, “The decisive moment in black and white is not the same in color. Each needs awareness in seeing and, because of this, a different discipline.”

San Miguel de Allende is a virtual explosion of brilliant hues, making it a spectacular setting for more deeply exploring color photography. Join Arthur Meyerson for this one-of-a-kind workshop that he teaches only for Santa Fe Workshops in San Miguel.

Our week begins with a review of each participant’s images and a discussion of personal goals. Through daily assignments, discussions, and select group field trips, participants acquire new techniques to sensitize themselves to light, color, and composition, while learning to capture those fleeting instants when all the elements converge, resulting in creative fulfillment and success.

Arthur shows examples of his own work to illustrate concepts and ideas while guiding participants in applying their unique vision of the world to the development and refinement of their individual style. In addition to addressing the aesthetics of the color moment, Arthur leads group critiques and spends individual time with each participant addressing their work. In the field, we put classroom techniques into practice as we take full advantage of the stunning light and colors of San Miguel.

You depart your week with Arthur with a greater appreciation for color, a stronger awareness of your own personal vision and strengths, and an enhanced sensitivity to capturing “decisive moments” in color.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Advanced Amateurs, Professionals
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera; sorry no phone cameras. Participants need to be technically self-sufficient, as this is not a workshop to learn how to use your gear or editing software. Participants must be able to download, select, and submit images for class each day. 

Portfolio Required:

Please see the Portfolio Section of Registration Information for guidelines on your submission of recent color images pertinent to this class.

Special Notes:

Participants should plan to travel to San Miguel no later than Sunday, October 20. Workshop check-in will be on Monday morning, followed by breakfast and a brief orientation. The workshop ends on Friday evening with a final dinner and image presentations.

Visit the San Miguel Campus page on our website for details on accommodations, meals, transportation, and more.

Enrollment for this San Miguel workshop is limited to 12 participants.

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 San Miguel de Allende, long days, and seasonal weather. 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 walking on uneven terrain such as cobblestone walkways and roads, dirt, and loose rock. Location work is likely to include early morning and/or late evening shoots.
Policies:

View Payment, Refund, Withdrawal, and Transfer Policies for this International Program.

Accommodations:

For participants wanting to stay at Hotel Posada de la Aldea, double accommodations are $440 per person for 6 nights, Sunday through Friday, (for couples taking workshops and friends traveling together), or $830 per person, single accommodations for 6 nights, Sunday through Friday. Additional nights at the hotel can be arranged for participants; please discuss needs with the Administration Office in Santa Fe.

Package Price INFO:

$2,995 (USD) includes tuition, breakfast Monday through Saturday, lunch Monday through Friday, final dinner on Friday, and model/location/materials fees if applicable to the class. Hotel accommodations are not included in the package price; see details above.

Categories
Creative Vision, Fine Art
about
Arthur Meyerson

Arthur Meyerson is recognized as one of America’s finest color photographers and a highly sought-after workshop instructor. He has traveled throughout the world and all seven continents photographing for advertising, corporate, and editorial clients. He is a three-time winner of Adweek’s Southwest Photographer of the Year award, as well as being named one of the 30 best advertising photographers by American Photo. In 1999, Arthur was honored by Nikon’s illustrious Legends Behind the Lens series. His photographs are exhibited internationally, appear in numerous publications, and are part of several permanent museum collections. Arthur’s highly acclaimed book, The Color of Light was published in 2012 and his latest book, The Journey was released in 2017 to much praise. In 2022, the Briscoe Center in Austin, Texas acquired his photography archive.

A popular workshop instructor, Arthur is also part of our Mentorship Program »

Get to know Arthur in our Inspiration Series video »

Instagram: @arthurmeyerson

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