Will Van Beckum Photography

Will Van Beckum is a photographic educator with the goal of helping his students simplify the complex world of digital photography and enhance creativity and productivity.


His approach to photographic education has helped hundreds of students put their technological problems behind them and embrace the joy of photography.

To register for workshops please

visit the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops website

or call 505-983-1400.


Will encourages you to contact him personally

with questions regarding workshops that you may

be interested in.

His email address is williamvanbeckum@gmail.com


Will also teaches with the Fredric Roberts Workshops, a non-profit with the goal of bringing photography to the children of the world.  He has traveled to Bhutan and Nicaragua teaching children the joy and art of photography, and has plans for trips to Egypt, Kenya, Nepal, and many other countries.

Image by ©Gurudarshan Khalsa

Upcoming Workshops
Student Images
Upcoming Workshops in Santa Fe

Intensive: Web Design for Photographers

February 9-11, 2015


Yes, you can easily design your own website! Adobe Muse CC brings customized web design into the hands of the masses!


Adobe Premiere Pro Intensive: Introduction to Video Editing

March 14-15, 2015


Get acquainted with the tools, from basic to advanced, that make completing your video editing projects quick and easy.


Intensive: Basics of Color Printmaking

March 28-29, 2015


Harness the power of your printer and learn the intricacies of producing photographs with accurate and stunning color.


Intensive: Advanced Camera Techniques

April 30- May 2, 2015


Demystify your camera’s advanced settings and learn to make better images and videos in less time.



"At the end of the class, I felt very comfortable and confident in using Lightroom!"

-Student in "Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images"


“Will has great teaching skills, great people skills, and tremendous knowledge of subject”

-Student in "Image Enhancement: Beyond the Basics with Lightroom, Photoshop and NIK software."


“Fantastic job of keeping it fun and engaging”

-Student in "Basics of Digital Photography Workshop"


“Will is a perfectionist with patience”

-Student in "Basics of Digital Photography Workshop"

Photo by ©Mary Benoist a participant in "Basics of Digital Photography"

“I really needed to learn Lightroom from a hands-on approach, this workshop was wonderful!”

-Student in "Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images"


“I had been studying on my own and the more I studied the more confused I got.  This Workshop cleared things up and made sense.”

-Student in "Basics of Digital Printmaking"


“Will was informative and made the subject-matter easily understood.  He was always helpful and positive!”

-Student in "Basics of Digital Photography Workshop"


“I loved the combination of artistic/creative and technical knowledge”

-Student in "Image Enhancement: Beyond the Basics with Lightroom, Photoshop and NIK software."


“Knowledgeable, competent and patient.  Will is an excellent instructor”

-Student in "Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro"


“Very thorough.  It was a perfect jumpstart for transitioning me from Final Cut to Premiere Pro.”

-Student in "Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro"


“Practical, simple, cuts through the noise!”

-Student in "Basics of Digital Printmaking"

A gallery of images highlighting photos taken by past workshop participants in Will's classes.

©William Van Beckum 2014 all rights reserved. Images may not be used without written permission