Sunday, January 11, 2009

Santa Fe Workshops

Photographing People
Genevieve Russell
March 22 - March 28, 2009

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The art of photographing people is rooted in the ability to listen, to observe, and to connect with another human being. Whether your aim is a formal portrait or a candid document of a moment, this workshop with Genevieve Russell can help you use light to enhance a mood, compose a compelling image, and recognize the unique expression of your subject. It is designed for intermediate-level photographers who would like to make stronger, more meaningful portraits and who are hesitant about approaching people.

Through daily assignments, we develop the necessary awareness and sensitivity to move beyond literal renderings to more intimate portraits as we learn effective methods for approaching strangers and putting friends and family at ease. With stunning landscapes and a colorful, diverse population, Santa Fe and northern New Mexico provide a wealth of portrait opportunities to test new found skills and build confidence. Daily field sessions follow morning critiques, lectures, and visits from several successful portrait photographers. This is a spirited, insightful week of good coaching, fun, and the challenge of moving beyond where you thought you could go in photographing people.


Genevieve Russell is a photographer, personal historian, and producer who has been involved with photography and storytelling for nearly ten years. She founded StoryPortrait Media in 2007 to help individuals, families, and communities preserve important cultural stories by creating video, Web, multimedia, and print productions. Genevieve has received grants from the New Mexico Humanities Council and the City of Albuquerque for her collaborative work on photographic exhibits, multimedia presentations, and Web sites for the Jazz of Enchantment projects (

Genevieve’s clients include the Heart Gallery of New Mexico, the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department, Design with Nature, Good Radio Shows and Peace Talks Radio, Inc., the Santa Fe Reporter, the New Mexican, Jane Bernard Wedding Photography, and numerous individuals and families. This is her seventh year teaching at The Workshops. Genevieve’s Web site address is

Who Should Attend
This workshop is for intermediate level photographers who wish to explore portraiture. Participants must use digital capture in this workshop. A working knowledge of your digital SLR camera and digital workflow is essential. See the "Digital Cameras" section of General Information. A portfolio is not required for admission.

Accommodations Available:

On-campus housing available.
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Meal plan required
Breakfast available

Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $975.00
Model, Location, and Materials Fee: $90.00