The Color Moment: A Master Class

Arthur Meyerson

August 4 – 6, 2017

Leica Store LA

Master Classes
Creative Vision
Fine Art


$25 Location Fee

© Arthur Meyerson

The great color photographer Ernst Haas once said, “The decisive moment in black and white is not the same in color. Each needs awareness in seeing and, because of this, a different discipline.”

Join Arthur Meyeson for a compelling new master class, limited to only 12 participants, designed to heighten your awareness of color so you can successfully capture those distinctive moments. Santa Fe—rich in color, texture, culture, and history—is our spectacular setting for more deeply exploring color photography.

Our week begins with a review of each participant’s images and a discussion of personal goals. Through daily assignments and discussions, participants acquire new techniques to sensitize themselves to light, color, and composition, while learning to capture those fleeting instants when all the elements converge, resulting in creative fulfillment and success.

Arthur shows examples of his own work to illustrate concepts and ideas while guiding participants in applying their unique vision of the world to the development and refinement of their individual style. In addition to addressing the aesthetics of the color moment, Arthur leads group critiques and spends individual time with each participant addressing their work. In the field, we put classroom techniques into practice as we take full advantage of the stunning light and colors of Santa Fe.

You depart your week with Arthur with a greater appreciation for color, a stronger awareness of your own personal vision and strengths, and an enhanced sensitivity to capturing “decisive moments” in color.

About the instructor

Arthur Meyerson is an award-winning photographer and highly sought-after workshop instructor. He travels throughout the world photographing for advertising, corporate, and editorial clients. He is a three-time winner of Adweek’s Southwest Photographer of the Year award, as well as being named one of the 30 best advertising photographers by American Photo. In 1999, Arthur was honored by Nikon’s illustrious Legends Behind the Lens series. His photographs are exhibited internationally and appear in such periodicals as Communication Arts, Rangefinder, and Graphis. In 2012, Arthur’s highly acclaimed book, The Color of Light, was published. This is his 25th year teaching for The Workshops. His website is

A popular workshop instructor, Arthur is also part of our Mentorship Program »

Get to know Arthur in our Inspiration Series video »

Arthur is very open and flexible, and he's an expert in managing the group and providing personalized advice.

Catiana Garcia Kilroy
Workshop Participant

Additional Information

Advanced Amateurs, Professionals

Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR camera

Due to the limited enrollment and nature of this Master Class, all participants must submit a portfolio of color images for admission. Please see the Portfolios section of Registration Information for guidelines on submitting.

Enrollment for this Master Class is limited to 12 participants.

On-campus housing available. Click here for pricing information and suggestions for off-campus housing.

Tuition includes a meal plan of a Sunday evening Welcome Cocktail Reception with appetizers, breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, and dinner at the Friday evening Image Presentations.