Craftsy and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Launch Online Beginner Photography Classes

Craftsy and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Launch Online Beginner Photography Classes

DENVER and SANTA FE, N.M., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ For the first time ever, the renowned Santa Fe Photographic Workshopsnow 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 25 th 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."

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