Friday, January 16, 2009

Santa Fe Workshops

Small Strobes, Big Results
David X. Tejada
March 29 - April 4, 2009

This workshop is filling quickly. Please call soon to register (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

Knowing how to use artificial light creatively on location is an essential skill for most photographers, and traveling light and compact is similarly becoming a necessity today. David’s hands-on workshop is designed to address these challenges, as participants discover how to use small speedlights, or small strobes, to produce big results.

We learn to effectively control the light quality, direction, and shape from speedlights by incorporating soft boxes, grids, snoots, reflectors, color gels, and bounce techniques for more professional results. We learn how to choose the lighting techniques that are best suited to a particular subject and scene. Other topics covered include grip equipment for proper rigging, and packing and preparing for location assignments.

Mornings are devoted to lectures, demonstrations, and critiques; the remainder of the day is spent practicing lighting techniques on campus and on location, in and around Santa Fe. Participants leave this workshop with confidence in their new lighting skills and with a strong foundation for developing their own lighting techniques and style.


David X. Tejada is one of the Colorado’s most highly regarded location photographers, recognized for his dramatic and innovative techniques and graphic style. He has specialized in location work for corporate annual reports for 25 years and has traveled around the world on assignment for clients such as Fluor Engineering, Newmont Mining, Barrick Gold, Washington Group, CH2M Hill, Anadarko Energy, Chevron Energy, and many others.

David’s work has been featured in Photo District News, Nikon Net, and Shutterbug Magazine. His Web site address is

Who Should Attend
This workshop is for amateur and emerging professional photographers who want to improve their skills in using small strobes. Participants must use digital capture for this workshop. See the "Digital Cameras" section of General Information. A portfolio of recent photography is required for admission.

Accommodations Available:

On-campus housing available.
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Meal plan required
Breakfast available

Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $975.00
Location Fee: $30.00