Dottie Lopez is a freelance photographer and educator. In 2004 she left a career in corporate America to pursue the work she loved, photography.

As a student at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, she enhanced her photographic and darkroom skills and immersed herself in the digital world.

Dottie then became a course assistant at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, where she seized the opportunity to work with and learn from many of today’s photography masters. In the digital lab, she gained knowledge and technique from several renowned Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop artists. Dottie was also honored to work alongside and learn from numerous National Geographic Photographers. Dottie has had the distinct honor of instructing at The Workshops. She instructs courses in Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Beginning Digital Photography, Infrared Photography and Composition and Light. She also has instructed at The Santa Fe Community College.

One of her personal endeavors is to document and illustrate the simple and familiar life of Northern New Mexico. Two of her favorite subjects are her parents who are seventh generation New Mexicans. She has and will continue to document New Mexico’s land, people and traditions in the hope of sharing this record with future generations.

Dottie’s photographic style makes her uniquely qualified to capture the distinctiveness of her subjects. She is patient, light-hearted, contemplative and eases her subjects into revealing their unique nature. Her portraits are honest and moving.

Today Dottie provides private tutoring and consulting. She works with her students to enhance their own photographic style and interests. She provides instruction in Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements and Digital Infrared Photography. Dottie can also provide guidance for those individuals new to digital cameras.

Dottie is also available to provide private photographic tours of Northern and Middle New Mexico. Dottie was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico and can share her insider’s view into the area and the people.