Your camera is a passport into new places and cultures. While some travelers are content to be tourists who visit the main sites and snap a few photos, you endeavor to be one who ventures off the beaten path, engaging in authentic interactions and making meaningful images that reveal the spirit of a place.
Whether Santa Fe is a familiar place or new territory, approach the area with fresh eyes under the guidance of seasoned travel photographer Krista Rossow. With an emphasis on making human connections, learn how to take your images beyond the cliché while having experiences that go beyond the surface. Using the vibrant city of Santa Fe as your muse, you develop a travel story and spend part of each day photographing in the field to build your story. In the classroom, you receive daily feedback from Krista in one-on-one and group critiques.
Krista's experience on both sides of the photo editing desk gives her a unique perspective that she generously shares with participants to hone their visual skills, including insights into the essentials of telling a travel story, how to research and prepare for an assignment, and how to create compelling images. She also imparts her self-promotion strategies—especially concerning social media—and how to approach getting published.
By the end of the week, you have improved your photography by learning to make photographs smartly, efficiently, and more creatively, and you return home with an engaging visual narrative about Santa Fe.