If you can snap a simple photograph … you have what it takes!

Join us and over three power-packed days,
get all the details you need to
create better pictures … and sell them
for an income.

Work Less … Earn More …
Travel Anytime … and Have Fun!

Rich Wagner, Shelly Perry, Efraín Padró,
Mark Langford, Tom Reissmann, Bonnie Caton


PLUS WHEN YOU ACT FAST … You’ll also receive a copy of our new guide,
17 Places Where You Can Quickly and Easily Sell Your Photographs, and
How to Earn Back Your Workshop Fee in 90 Days or Less.

Dear Photographer,

Hi. I’m Lori Allen, the Director of Great Escape Publishing.

Whether you like to travel and take pictures or stay close to home and earn an income doing something fun … it’s no secret that amateur photographers today are creating images only the most well-trained pros could create just a few years ago.

If you can take pictures like these …

You could easily …

If you have a camera and a sense of adventure … If you love taking pictures and can learn a few secrets that will make your images stand out to photo buyers …

Then you have what it takes to turn your images into photos picked up by magazines, newspapers, online stock agencies, and photo buyers around the world.

And this year, we’re adding something new …

It’s an opportunity to cash in on all the benefits of selling pictures from your vacations for income – the money, the on-the-house travel perks, hotel upgrades, free meals, and more. Without a big upgrade in equipment. And without the hassle of sending photos to an editor, uploading them to a stock agency, or otherwise selling them online.

VIDEO is nearly as big a game changer in the photo world as the internet was.

It’s transforming the industry … creating a great opportunity for travelers willing to document their experiences in exchange for complimentary travel and a second income.

And this April in Santa Fe, you’ll see exactly how it’s done.

Hawaii, Paris, Spain – You decide where you want
to go and fund it using that tiny little video button on the top of your camera, iPad, or smartphone.

You don’t need a special video recorder. You don’t need a bunch of video editing software. And you don’t need a crew of people to help you.

What’s more, in some ways, video is even easier to sell than still photographs.

The competition is much less. The barrier for entry is much lower. And the market is HUGE.

And since you watched movies on VHS before DVDs came out, the idea of fast-forwarding, pausing, and rewinding through a scene is already familiar to you. Video editing is quite a bit more intuitive than editing a still photograph.

This is what we’ll explore in Santa Fe – a whole new opportunity for you to earn cash from your travels or start locally with videos of local hotels, businesses, or your community.

This is Your “Travel Like a Millionaire, Fast” Plan

In Santa Fe this spring, you’ll see exactly how this is done and quickly realize that this is something you can add to your photography toolbox to fund all sorts of great trips around the world.

And it can be quite lucrative, too.

Tom Reissmann, the author of Travel Videos for Profit (and one of the three travel video professionals you’ll meet in Santa Fe), has spent the last four years on a permanent working vacation shooting videos like the ones you’ll learn to create.

This is not a get-rich-quick scheme, he’ll tell you. But it IS a “travel like a millionaire, fast” plan. And if you can learn how to do it right, it can be quite lucrative. (Tom makes a cool $80,000-$90,000 a year on top of his complimentary travel.)

Here’s what Tom told me about shooting travel videos …

I have been a travel videographer for about four years now, and I have gone on safaris in Africa, climbed Kilimanjaro, trekked the Atlas Mountains, done yoga in Italy, walked in the Andalucian Mountains in Spain, sailed the Ionian Sea, stayed on mythical Ithaca, visited the pyramids in Egypt, and skippered down the Nile.

I have stayed in eco-resorts on Fraser Island, gone on 4WD camping trips in Tasmania, ridden in a helicopter, gone ballooning and swimming with dolphins, and had countless other incredible experiences that I will never forget.

I have gone on so many vacations that it would have cost me tens of thousands of dollars had I paid for them myself, but instead I got paid to go and do what I love to do, which is to film. I have literally been on vacation for the last four years.

We’re on the ground floor of something really big here. And that’s why we’re adding this to our biggest event of the year.

Join us in Santa Fe, NM this April 6-8 and learn how to profit from your still photographs and video!!

You Can Do This!
Even if you’ve only ever taken
snapshots of family and friends …

You’ll be surprised how easy and flexible it can be to earn this way.

If you’re looking for a full-time gig, you can treat it that way. Or this can easily be something you do on the side -- on weekends or only when you travel.

All Sorts of Images Sell.

It’s Not about Taking Pretty Pictures. It’s about Taking Images Photo Buyers Need. And We’ll Show You How.

While Betty Santoyo was caring for some farm animals, she pulled out her camera and started clicking.

“Kind of hard taking photos of chickens while they are on the run, but this turned out great! The owner bought a CD of photos from me for $100.”

Before Terry Robinson attended one of our live workshops a few years ago, he had sold a handful of images to family and friends for $25 to $50.

But when he got home, he immediately put to use the secrets and tricks he picked up at the event. In his spare time he set up a photo shoot in his hometown (you don’t necessarily have to travel beyond your backyard to make this work) …

 … and he made $275 on his first set of images.

Today, he “works” only part-time. When he wants extra spending money, he breaks out the camera and knows he can make $500-$1,000 in a single weekend.

He told us last year that his camera put an extra $10,000 into his bank account that year. And he’s not alone.

Patrick S. in Colorado isn’t a professional photographer either – though he always took photos on vacation and, like most parents, lots of his kids. One day, out at a nearby park with the family, he had his camera in tow and started taking a few shots … shots he then sold to an airline in-flight magazine (that is, the magazine that sits in the seat back pockets on a plane).

He was hooked. Everyplace is a destination for somebody, after all … and these photos were designed to entice vacationers to come to his hometown. The best part? The first collection of shots he sold earned him $450. And then he did it again to the tune of $800. And then again for $1,300!

And you’ve heard me talk about Danny Warren before.

Danny is now the proud father of a beautiful baby girl. He has a full-time job as an information technology specialist. Photography is just a hobby for Danny. And since time isn’t something he has a lot of (along with sleep and drool-free baby toys), Danny’s grateful that his income is coming from something he’s doing anyway – taking pictures.

His photos are in an online stock agency where they sell without any extra work on his part. It’s a passive income (enough to pay the mortgage on his new house) whether he’s outside taking more pictures, inside changing diapers, or hard at work as an information technology specialist.

Point is: Not one of these folks had formal training as a photographer. They simply learned a few tricks behind creating a good photograph and who to sell it to … and next thing you know, they’d turned a fun photo hobby into a viable income stream. An income they can take with them anywhere in the world – whether they do it full-time, part-time, or even just on vacation.

It doesn’t take special equipment or years of experience.
In fact, if you can snap simple photographs
like these, you can do it …

And this spring, I’d like to show you how at our annual Ultimate Money-Making Photo Workshop, April 6-8, 2014 in Santa Fe, NM. Join us and you’ll …

And more including …

All new sessions on creating and selling travel videos for profit.

Get paid to have FUN!

If you’d like to set your own hours … travel when you please … wake up every morning loving what you do, then you absolutely have to join us at this year’s event.

You’re not alone. And the folks who have joined us in the past will tell you they’re happier, healthier, and more successful because they did.

There’s something very rewarding about seeing your photos in a magazine. Something very cool about walking into Bed Bath & Beyond or another department store and seeing your photo in a picture frame on the shelf.

I’m telling you …

I’ve literally stood next to a photo of me on the shelf at Bed Bath & Beyond, taken by professional stock photographer Shelly Perry whom you’ll meet in Santa Fe, and just waited for someone to pass by so I could point out that it’s me inside the picture frame.

And my grandmother is as proud as punch, too. She found a picture of me at Walgreens in Florida while shopping with a friend. “That’s my granddaughter,” she told her friend. And together they bought every frame on the shelf!

Jump-Start Your Success

Lucy Brown dreamed of being a travel photographer and writer before she attended this same workshop that’s coming up in Santa Fe. But she always thought it was too competitive and way beyond her experience and capabilities. She was an English teacher, she told herself. Not a photographer.

“The value is excellent. I can’t imagine a better way to jump-start a career, such sincere, energetic, qualified, and friendly lecturers, along with presentations by real-world regular people with inspiring and attainable success stories.”

– Vera Bojnel

What if that were your photo?

But after attending The Ultimate Money-Making Photography Workshop Lucy said …

“Other than offering me invaluable advice and tips, it opened my eyes to the fact that with motivation and perseverance the inexperienced could also break into the industry. Now I’ve had a number of articles and photos published in International Living’s magazine and on their website – and gotten paid for them, too.

“As well as the obvious financial benefits, it’s extremely rewarding to see my photos and writing in print.

“I’ve also become much more observant. Now I walk around looking at the world with the eyes of a photographer and writer (whether I’m at home or traveling), picking up leaflets and rarely leaving home without my camera. I feel like I have a purpose wherever I go, always looking for a story to tell with photos and words and delving much deeper into the local culture than I would have before.

“Although I’m only just breaking into the industry, I’ve never been happier, working on my own schedule and earning doing what I love. My income doesn’t support me yet, but it certainly helps toward paying for some of my trips and it makes living in Guatemala (or anywhere!) and traveling a much more enjoyable and fulfilling experience.” – Lucy B.

And Lucy’s not the only one to get her start this way. In fact, over the years we’ve shared the secrets to success with thousands of readers just like you. Ginger S. is a good example …

No Experience Needed

“Lots of good information and the workshops were appropriate for beginners. I was afraid I would be overwhelmed but I was not. The Great Escape Publishing folks are terrific – very approachable and helpful.”

– Kathleen Preston

She had been working for years in the green-energy industry, spending her days in an exciting but high-stress environment. Then one day that environment went away entirely – her employer folded up shop and just like that she was out of work.

Being a grandmother, Ginger didn’t have any interest in moving to a new city and leaving her family behind. But she did have an interest in photography. She also had a camera gathering dust on a shelf.

And that’s when she turned to us.

We showed Ginger how easy and fulfilling it really can be to earn money by taking pictures. She started out snapping shots of everything from the dog park to the way her tea glistened in the morning light at her favorite breakfast spot. Today, Ginger is working full-time on a contract to provide a 2,000-image portfolio to an international stock agency. And she couldn’t be happier.

Does the program work?
Our results from past workshop attendees
speak for themselves …

Join us in Santa Fe this spring, and you’ll learn everything you need to get started. But don’t just take my word for it. Folks who have used the tricks and secrets taught in our programs in the past are enjoying tremendous success …

Our Speakers Earn Rave Reviews

Everyone was amazingly knowledgeable and willing to share. A lot of humor and experiences were shared, giving valuable context. Kudos to all and much thanks for a wonderful four days! I can’t say enough about the speakers and their willingness to spend extra time providing feedback and encouragement!

– Susan Schmeiler

“Rich Wagner has a refined passion for photography. He not only loves and knows his stuff, his passion resonates, and he really gets you to understand and appreciate whatever it is that he’s teaching. He was awesome!”

– Valerie Lackey

“Everyone is gracious and helpful! This was a wonderfully positive experience. All presenters were very attentive to my questions and needs. Thank you! This was delightful, instructive and energizing!”

– Nan Miller

“Shelly’s relaxed style and the amount of technical expertise in all aspects of working with microstock photography was such a blessing! I felt she gave us so much – the real inside story – and how to succeed. She’s organized and takes the intimidation out of considering pursuing a dream like this.”

– Roni Java

Lots of bang for the buck. Excellent instructors, well designed programs  … ”

– Diane Simpson

Harrison Lee told us he’s now earned more than $3,000 selling photos with his travel articles.

Kim Bechthold turned her photos into an extra $993 when she put them into an online stock agency. And now that she’s moved overseas to Costa Rica, her photos continue to sell even though she’s stopped uploading more to her portfolio.

Sue Wright came to one of our very first events and made over $1,500 in sales of a single photograph she took at the workshop within three months of her return home.

Rick Jordan sold his photos to a softball magazine for upwards of $1,200.

Lisa Norrgard sold three of her local photographs following Rich’s advice for a total of $900.

Rosemary Findley sold her photos for $90 each to a German lifestyle magazine.

Caroline Maryan entered five of her photos in an exhibition for emerging artists in Seoul, South Korea where she lived at the time. Three of them sold. Two for $500 each and $600 for the third.

Susan Frenchman told us she got $75 each for prints in her local coffee shop.

Leslie Ehrin sold hers to a textbook for nearly $30,000. (Note: Not everyone can expect this. Wow!)

Jim Mitchell got $600 for his images in a magazine spread.

Valerie Leroyer sold hers to the city hall for $200.

Anne Boyes did a shoot at her local diner for $65 and a free dinner. She was later paid $190 for photos she took for a recipe book.

Helena Long received $240 for a 12-photo series in a magazine.

Sue Henderson sold one photo three times for a total of $900.

Jami Lupold got $185 for her photo of the Houston Symphony that illustrated an article.

Tim Napp photographed his cat for Friskies Cat Food and the Carnation Company and won $5,000 and a trip to Los Angeles, CA.

Ralph Brannan gets $300 and a lot of free stuff (like B&B stays and meal tickets) for his photos.

Mary Alice Murphy gets $100 for each 8x10 art photo she sells.

Beverly Shook puts her nature and still life prints in calendars and has made almost $1,000 so far.

Susie Carey gets $200 for enlarged photos and also sells them as greeting cards.

Diane Watson was invited to exhibit her work in a local gallery for Atlanta Celebrates Photography. She received $300 for one photo and $150 to $200 for others.

Julie Diebolt Price said she’s sold prints at art shows and to small and large businesses, corporations, families, and magazines. She gets $250 for magazine cover photos and approximately $60 for others depending on the usage.

And our very own Steenie Harvey carries a point-and-shoot camera with her now. She got $375 for six photos she sent in with an article she wrote on Edinburgh.

Stories like these continue to roll in – from around the country and around the world.

And now we’d like to add your story, too.

Get off to a fast start with insider tips
from experts in the field.

This spring in Santa Fe, you’ll get real “boots on the ground” advice from experts who are making it happen themselves. They’re all approachable and generous with their time and expertise. They firmly believe that anybody – armed with the right secrets and a commitment to use them – can turn his or her photos into cash. You’ll hear from …

Rich Wagner, who has images hanging in public corporations and private foundations from the Americas to the Far East. But he makes the most money selling photos of his own hometown in Connecticut. Years of experience have made him a master at teaching just about anyone with any kind of camera how to take better pictures and sell them. And he understands the art of selling and reselling the same photo over and over again to reach its full potential. Two of his photos in particular have brought in more than $20,000 in the last ten years and both were taken just a few miles away from where he lives. You might look at them and say: “Yeah, nice photos of a pumpkin patch.” But to the people who live nearby, the pumpkin patch in his photos is a landmark. A place where memories are made. And that’s what makes the image saleable. If you can shoot simple photos like these of the places in your hometown that hold the most memories, Rich will show you how to turn them into an income. (Enough in his case to put all five of his daughters through college and maintain a nice equipment and travel “fun account” he can count on as additional income.)

Shelly Perry, from Portland, Oregon, specializes in stock photography. Her images have been seen all over the globe on music CD covers, books, magazines, catalogs, websites, ad campaigns, and even on TV. Just recently, Shelly received an award from Getty Images for her editorial photography work in Istanbul. And this past year she decided to drop her “exclusive” contract with istockphoto.com to join another agency where half the number of photos are selling for the same money she was earning at istock. Shelly will talk to you about that transition and how to decide whether or not exclusive deals are right for you. In addition, because Shelly earns more money in online stock agencies with a small portfolio than others earn with their very large collections of images, Shelly will tell you her secret for getting the most bang for your buck and why you should avoid wasting your time on images that won’t sell.

Efraín M. Padró is a full-time professional photographer specializing in nature and travel subjects. His work has appeared in Outdoor Photographer, Frommer’s Budget Travel, Geographic Expeditions catalogs, and other publications. And he is the author of The Photographer’s Guide to New Mexico. Having lived in Santa Fe for years, Efraín is helping us find all the best spots to host our outdoor shoots. And this year he has something new to add – his recent move to Colorado puts him exactly in YOUR shoes. He’ll tell you what he’s doing – step-by-step – to establish himself in a new city – which photos he’s taking, how much time he spends taking photos and editing, who he contacts, what he says, and more. You’ll get the complete From Zero to Pro Guide on Starting from Scratch when you join us in Santa Fe this spring and his sessions alone will be worth the cost of attending.

Bonnie Caton is the creator of the Breakfast Stock Club. She started as a writer wanting to take photos to accompany her travel articles but today she sells more photos than she does articles. And because she was in your shoes just two years ago, she knows exactly what kinds of lessons you need – how to be a scaredy-cat photographer and still make a sale … how to understand light and your camera … the easiest way to learn it all in a single weekend … and more.

Kristen Bentz attended our workshop back in 2011 and learned from Rich Wagner how to sell her photos locally. And by the time I met up with her in South Africa, she was the 2012 Monsoon Photographer of the Year. She’s young – early 30s – with a lick of proper photography training. But she loves storms. So every time bad weather is predicted in her area, she grabs the camera. And it’s really paid off. I invited Kristen to speak at our 2013 event in Miami and attendees LOVED her. What she’s doing is completely replicable no matter where you live around the world. If you have a camera, Kristen will show you how she makes a profit taking pictures of storms that sell for upwards of $6,000.

Tom Reissmann is the author of Travel Videos for Profit and an expert in creating and selling travel videos to both barter for free vacations and earn a nice profit. He sells his 30-second to 4-minute videos for anywhere between $200 and $4,000 apiece and in Santa Fe you’re going to see exactly how it’s done with a chance to try it yourself. If you can learn to use that little video button on the top of your camera (or on the side of your smartphone or iPad) you can earn big and fund all sorts of great trips from Hawaii to the Galapagos and beyond.

And many more …

Our presenters will reveal “tricks of the trade” to take more saleable images. There’s no doubt - getting paid to take pictures no matter where you are is a great lifestyle.

You’ll get the details on where to sell travel images, including stock photos, editorial, and fine art.

But they’ll also show you how to score free stuff and enjoy perks along the way - things like free stays and access to places only photographers are usually allowed.

There is no substitute for the hands-on experience you’ll gain from our team of professional photographers. You’ll get …

And more.

And not only will you learn these tricks and secrets from the pros, you’ll get a chance to try them yourself, too.

We’ve learned over the years that sitting behind a desk and learning how to do something is completely different from getting up and actually doing it. That’s why you’ll spend at least half a day practicing what you learn.

And you’ll get feedback on your work before you leave so there’s no guesswork. You’ll know what it takes and you’ll have proof that you can do it. That’s what this whole thing is about, really.

You come with an interest in photography or video – no experience necessary, just a digital camera – and in three days, we’ll show you exactly what you need to know to turn photos and videos of your next vacation … your own hometown … and even your pets … into fast, fun, easy cash.

In your spare time. No experience necessary.

Leave on vacation, return home
a money-making photographer

We’re hosting this program in historic Santa Fe, New Mexico, a town known for sun … weddings … its artistic and cultural scene … adobe brick neighborhoods … majestic mountains … diverse architecture … and world-class art galleries, shopping, and dining.

This year was the 21st year Santa Fe was honored in the Best in the World Readers’ Choice Awards by Conde Nast.

“Best in the World.” And it received second best city to visit in the United States.

Those who have been there, love it. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world.

You’ll get lost with your camera there … draw inspiration from one of the world’s largest collection of local artists who display their work in outdoor markets … see why AARP calls it one of the ten best sunny places to retire … and don’t forget – the food is amazing. It’s one of the top ten foodie cities in the nation.

We’ll be at the El Dorado Hotel & Spa (we’ve arranged a special discounted rate for you), just steps from the city’s historic plaza. We’ll pack a lot of fun and information in during the day, but after hours you’ll have time to take a dip in the rooftop pool or enjoy a body wrap, facial, or massage at the luxurious Nidah spa.

The smartest, most efficient path
to a whole new money-making adventure

If you’re interested in finding a way to fund your travels with your photos … a way to earn an income from anywhere on the planet (or right there at home!) … then don’t wait to do it. Act now. This is our ONLY Ultimate Money-Making Photo Workshop of the year. And it’s the fastest, most efficient, and most cost-effective way there is for you to gain all the knowledge you need to start making money from your photographs and videos.

If you are ready to turn that dream into a reality, then I encourage you to join us in Santa Fe this April.

The admission to The Ultimate Money-Making Photo Workshop includes three days of intensive (but downright enjoyable, too!) class sessions geared to produce saleable photographs. You bring your camera. We’ll provide the guidance and help from our friendly staff and team of professional photographers.

Make Money Doing
What You Love …

“It is PRACTICAL!! And the content aimed at helping you make money at something you LOVE to do is great – whether fine art, stock, or magazine publications. There’s something for everyone.”

– Nitza Rosario

We’ll treat you to three cocktail parties and a lunch on us, as well. And throughout the program, you’ll discover …

We could reasonably charge two to three thousand dollars for an event of this caliber, not to mention the accessibility to the professional photographers on staff. And it would be worth every penny.

Just one publishable photograph might earn you that much, or more.

As with all of our events, the earlier you register the better. If you want to attend the event in Santa Fe this year, reserve your seat NOW.

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And, when you register today, you’ll also get:

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A 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Because I’m so confident you’ll love everything that you hear in Santa Fe, I’m offering a 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE.

If, for ANY reason, you decide the 2014 Ultimate Money-Making Photo Workshop isn’t for you or you aren’t satisfied with what you’re getting at the event, simply let us know by the end of the cocktail party on the first night and we’ll happily refund your program fee … every penny. You can spend the rest of the time hanging out in downtown Santa Fe at your leisure.

No questions asked. And no risk for you.

It’s our way of letting you know just how much we care about your satisfaction and how proud we are of our events. (No-shows and cancellations before the event are subject to extra fees. See the registration page for details.)

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Whether you are just picking up a camera for the first time, or you are an accomplished photographer seeking ways to make more money from your photos, these three days in Santa Fe can change your life. Many attendees come back again and again.

As one pleased first-time attendee put it …

“I got more than my money’s worth.”

“Every presenter was amazing! I feel I got way more than my money’s worth from this workshop. You packed into three days everything I ever wanted to know about the business side of photography and I learned so many wonderful new technical skills! I’ve had a wonderful time and loved every minute.

“Can’t thank you enough everyone at Great Escape Publishing! I thought it would be a great conference and it turned out to be even better – fabulous – and beyond what I was expecting.

“I’d recommend this workshop to others in a heartbeat! You offer so much, it’s all very well organized, and the depth and detail are impressive! I’ve been a published newspaper writer and photographer and public relations/media relations specialist for the last 27 years. You had so much to teach me about this whole other field and I’m terrifically glad I came.

“I loved your whole format. My first in-person experience with your organization. Each person was super helpful and responsive.”

– Roni Java

This is an excellent opportunity to jump into the photographer’s lifestyle …

Whether you’re interested in adding photos to your travel articles … or you’re looking for a way to turn a “hobby” into an income-producing pastime … or you’re interested in, quite simply, learning and perfecting a skill that can provide you endless enjoyment, prestige, and fun …

 … then I encourage you to join me and my colleagues April 6-8, 2014 in Santa Fe.

There’s no better time than right now to create an income stream through photography … and if you’re interested in video, too, then – now is the TIME to act.

Space is limited, so I encourage you to sign on now.

This is our most popular photography event of the year – and we expect this event to fill up very quickly.

So please, register now before the event sells out.


Lori Allen
Director, Great Escape Publishing

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P.S. I can tell you this program is worth every penny – and more – but don’t take my word for it. Here’s what a few more of our past attendees have to say …

“I absolutely would recommend this workshop. I’m still a novice, but attending a workshop is like a shot in the arm-I feel my learning curve has recently jumped a hurdle and feel I can go home satisfied that I’m moving and growing.

– Laura Myake

“You all did a great job of providing informative, hands on assignments and you made it fun! I also think you made the expectation for this type of work realistic. This far exceeded my expectations – Thanks!”

– Gordon Toedman

“It’s very beneficial if you want to use photography in any way. It’s good for all levels of experience.”

– Laura Beard

“Just great as always. I always learn something important to change the way I photograph. It motivates us to do things on our own and opens our eyes to possibilities available in the world.”

– Scott Moses

You were able to take a complex subject and break it into manageable parts that don’t send you into overload. Staff was amazingly helpful.”

– Jane Jenkins

“It’s so hands on with simple learning techniques. Great people and all instructors are so nice. I didn’t realize I would love it so much and I can’t wait ‘till the next one!”

– Pamela Stanley

“I learned a ton! I will need to go home and practice, practice, practice – but at least now I know what to practice doing!”

– Sue Larson

“I loved this workshop. Lots of excellent information, and easy to understand. And I can put it to use immediately! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” – Lyrae Perry

“I have a passion for both travel and photography (not to mention writing) and this workshop was perfect to help me gain more confidence going forward to encourage those interests  …

–Susan Schmeiler

I got exactly what I needed  … I’m so glad I found the Great Escape Publishing community – it’s a terrific resource overall and I love the staff’s commitment to their customers.”

– Linda Lee Kaye

“This was probably the best workshop I’ve ever attended. The speakers kept my interest throughout the program, even with the jet-lag & late nights. Thanks.”

– M. Gibson

“Thank you for a great, well-put together, organized event. This was my first workshop, likely not my last.”

– Eileen Hartman

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Your Schedule
Ultimate Money-Making Photography Workshop,
April 6-8, 2014 in Santa Fe, NM


We have a full day of coursework planned, including two coffee breaks. Our last session ends at 6:00 p.m. followed by cocktails with your fellow attendees and instructors until 7:00 p.m. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

Sessions include …

  • Three of the Biggest Markets Where You Can Start Selling Your Photos Right Away
  • Simple Lighting Tricks to Make Your Images More Saleable (and You More Money)
  • Camera Manipulation for Beginners: Tricks that Make You Look Like a Pro, Even If You’re Not
  • How to Take Advantage of Local Photo Opportunities and Fund Your Trips before Leaving Home
  • How to Make $200-$4,000 Selling Simple Travel Videos
  • How Beginners Can Add Video to Their Skillset and Where to Start without Formal Training

And more …


We have a full day of coursework planned, both in the classroom and out in the streets of Santa Fe shooting photo and video. Sessions start promptly at 8:00 a.m. and end with dinner on us at 6:15 p.m. Lunch is on your own today.

Sessions include:

  • How to Pocket $500 Next Weekend Taking Photographs
  • Three Simple Little Secrets the Pros Use to Make Their Photos Look Better
  • How to take mouthwatering food photographs

And more …

We’ll also head outside for a day in the life of a travel photographer. You’ll explore the streets of Santa Fe camera in hand, looking for interesting photo subjects and un-discovered corners of the city. Our experts will be on hand to help you along the way. Then we’ll host group photo review sessions where you can see what you’re doing well, and how you can make your photos even more attractive to potential buyers.


We have a full day of coursework planned, including two coffee breaks. Lunch and dinner are on your own. Workshop sessions include …

  • Freelance Photography Jobs – Small Niche Markets Where You Can Sell Simple Create-at-Home Pictures in Your Spare Time
  • Quick and Easy Money: How to Pocket Spare Cash Photographing Real Estate

Schedule and speakers are subject to change.

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Your Travel Details

El Dorado Hotel & Spa
309 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

For reservations call 800-955-4455 and say you’re attending an event with Great Escape Publishing to get our special discounted group rate of $149/night. This rate does not include any applicable taxes or incidentals.

This rate is only good through Wednesday, March 5, 2014 or until our room block is full. Rooms are first come, first served.

Note: Occasionally the El Dorado may offer special rates and/or packages for their smaller rooms through various internet sites … feel free to check and see if a special rate is available that catches your eye … you might get lucky and save even more over the already discounted group price we’ve arranged.

If you are interested in sharing a room with another participant, send an email to christina@thetravelwriterslife.com, and we’ll put you in touch with other interested attendees.

TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SANTA FE: To check flight prices to and from Santa Fe and an airport near you, we recommend Kayak.com. With limited service, the airport code for Santa Fe Municipal Airport is SAF. Another option is Albuquerque International Airport – code ABQ – which is 60 minutes from Santa Fe.

GROUND TRANSFERS: Transportation to the El Dorado is available from Albuquerque Airport with Sandia Shuttle, tel. 888-775-5696 ($28/person, $48 round trip).

CANCELLATION POLICY: All our workshops and expeditions are non-refundable before the event. If, however, you are unable to attend – and you give us at least 30 days notice – we will be happy to apply your payment toward a future workshop, minus a $200 processing fee for overseas expeditions or a $50 processing fee for stateside workshops like those in San Diego or Santa Fe. Cancellations with less than 30 days notice may be subject to extra fees.

NEW: IRON-CLAD GUARANTEE: If you attend the Santa Fe event and decide that the photographer’s life isn’t for you (for ANY reason) and you let us know by the end of the cocktail party on the first night, we will be happy to refund your COMPLETE PAYMENT and you can spend the rest of your time in and around New Mexico. (No-shows and cancellations before the event are subject to extra fees. See the registration page for details.)

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT: We strongly suggest you protect your investment by purchasing trip-cancellation insurance, and we would be happy to recommend a policy to you. I’ve written articles about travel insurance before – how to know when you need it and whether or not it’s a good deal – so I can send you those when you register.

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