Photographic Workshops + Semi-Annual Photo Contest

Be Honored by Leaders in the Photographic Community … And Win the Workshop of Your Choice!

The portrait. Environmental, studio, candid or posed. Self or pet, color, black-and-white, alternative process or iPhone. No matter what the genre, there’s a power in a well-captured portrait, a sense of breath and life. A portrait can comfort us, unnerve us, cause us to smile, or move us to tears. Whatever the emotional response, portraits possess the capacity to connect us all through shared encounters.

This contest is an opportunity to pause and review your photography, then join an international community of photographers and share your portraits with distinguished judges. The winning images will be featured on Aline Smithson’s Lenscratch blogzine, and the prizes are great. The Grand Prize alone is worth over $5,000!

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The contest is privileged to have such an esteemed panel of jurors to view the entries and select the contest winners.
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Amber Terranova, Photo Editor, Photo District News (PDN)

Aline Smithson, Photographer, Founder/Editor of Lenscratch blogzine

Andrew Smith, Owner/Director, Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc.

Reid Callanan, Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

The Workshops is grateful to our educational partners and sponsors who have contributed to an impressive prize list with a total value of over $15,500. Entrants have the opportunity to win one Grand Prize, one Second Prize, one Third Prize, or one of 46 Honorable Mentions. Entrants who are alumni are eligible to win one Workshops Director’s Award.
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1) Grand Prize

  • The workshop of your choice in Santa Fe including tuition, fees, meals and housing at the Residence Inn by Marriott
  • Gitzo Leveling 3S G-Lock GT2531LVL Tripod and Mag Centre Quick Release GH2780QR Ball Head
  • Chimera Strobist Octa Beauty Kit
  • VisualServer Website Standard Account for One Year
  • A&I Studios, Epson Archival Pigment Print, up to 16×20″
  • Lumiquest Ready for Anything Kit
  • Aperture Magazine, One Year Subscription

2) Second Prize

  • Santa Fe Photographic Workshops $500 gift certificate
  • Dynalite RP400 W/S Power Pack and a RH1050 Flash Head
  • Nikon COOLPIX S6300 Digital Camera
  • Lumiquest Location Portrait/Children Kit
  • Aperture Magazine, One Year Subscription

3) Third Prize

  • Santa Fe Photographic Workshops $250 gift certificate
  • Bron Imaging California Sunbounce Micro Mini with Flash Bracket
  • Think Tank Photo’s Shape Shifter Back Pack
  • Lumiquest Strobist Kit
  • Aperture Magazine, One Year Subscription

4) The Workshops Director’s Award

  • The workshop of your choice in Santa Fe including tuition, fees, and meals
  • Calumet Genesis 300B with Power Port Battery System
  • Wacom Intuos4 Medium + Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Bundle
  • Sekonic L-358 Flash Master Light Meter
  • Lumiquest Special Effects Kit
  • Aperture Magazine, One Year Subscription

5) Honorable Mention

  • The Inspirational Series from Santa Fe Photographic Workshops—a 2-disc DVD set of words and images from Sam Abell, Keith Carter, Tony O’Brien, Joyce Tenneson, Nevada Wier, John Paul Caponigro, Jay Maisel, Joe McNally, Elizabeth Opalenik, and Eddie Soloway
  • A copy of PORTRAITS, the 50 winning Contest photographs in an A&I Studios soft cover book.

Get inspired! Review the 50 winners of SUMMER, LIGHT, and FAMILY.

One Response to “Photographic Workshops + Semi-Annual Photo Contest”

  1. San Diego Web Design Says:

    Now this is a great time for the photographers to show their creativity and share their views by their different photographs. And what to say about the prizes, these prizes are really very cool.