DENVER and SANTA FE, N.M., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, the renowned Santa Fe Photographic Workshops now offers select courses online as part of a partnership with Craftsy, the preeminent online destination for passionate enthusiasts to learn, create and share. Curated for the beginner to intermediate photographer, these classes embrace the creativity and expert instruction central to both Craftsy and Santa Fe Workshops, a cutting-edge educational center that serves as an inspirational resource for photographers.
With Craftsy's state-of-the-art platform, students can now get a top-notch introduction to the basics of digital photography anytime, anywhere, even while on-the-go. Craftsy classes are available online or via download to the iPad® or iPhone® apps and allow members to slow down, rewind or fast-forward lessons, ensuring that they can learn at a pace that works for them. Instructors are available throughout the process to answer questions and give advice on student photos. Members can also bookmark key elements of a lesson and access their classes forever.
"Any student who's passionate about learning the craft of photography, whether a beginner enthusiast or someone looking to brush up on techniques, now has access to our high-quality workshops through Craftsy," said Reid Callanan, Director at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. "There are many free photo lessons online, but the quality of the Craftsy educational platform really brings Santa Fe Workshops' educational techniques to life. If you're someone who really wants to learn photography, and you aren't able to join us in Santa Fe for a workshop in-person, this is the answer."
The first class, Basics of Digital Photography, launches today. Expert instructor Rick Allred, who helped launch Santa Fe Workshops' digital program, teaches the course. In it, Allred breaks down how to make the most of your DSLR camera and shows students how to capture better photos every time – from assessing light to correcting exposure, to understanding depth of field and composition for professional-quality results.
"Santa Fe Workshops shares Craftsy's commitment to providing a best-in-class educational experience with expert instructors. These photography classes bring together a unique learning community of students from around the world to share their experiences and increase their camera literacy. So many people own great cameras and have a desire to get better but have never had access to great instruction on how to take their photography skills to the next level," said John Levisay, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Craftsy. "By giving students interactive access to great content, instructors, and fellow students, we really feel this is a revolution in education in the photography space."
Craftsy's partnership with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops further expands its diverse course offerings for photography students. Now, any enthusiast from beginner to intermediate can augment his or her skills and learn new, creative techniques. Next in the Santa Fe Workshops series is a class focusing on lighting techniques for digital photography. Launching this summer, the class will be taught by Alan Thornton, a 16-year photography veteran, regular Santa Fe Workshops instructor, and IPA Merit Award winner.
For more information, please visit www.craftsy.com or download the app for iPhone or iPad.
Craftsy is the preeminent online destination for passionate makers to learn, create and share. With classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, cooking, photography and many more categories, over three million makers are taking their skills to new heights alongside the world's best instructors. Craftsy's online classes combine top-quality content, anytime convenience and the intimacy of an in-person experience. Members of the Craftsy community – whether neighbors or makers across the world – inspire and support each other with ideas, tips and positive feedback along the way. For more information, visit www.craftsy.com.
About Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, an inspirational resource for photographers for the past 25 years, is an educational center offering over 150 programs a year in lighting techniques, personal vision, printmaking, storytelling, landscape, travel, nature and portrait photography. Participants, ranging from photography enthusiasts to professionals, are inspired by and learn from today's most influential photographers. To find out more, call (505) 983-1400 ext 111, or visit http://www.santafeworkshops.com.