Charleston, SC, 5-day Workshop April 13th - 17th 2018

Charleston, SC, 5-day Workshop April 13th - 17th 2018

Regular price $1,975.00 Sale

There’s good reason for Charleston, South Carolina’s rapid rise as one of the United States' premiere tourism destinations. Food, history, architecture, and beautiful wetlands full of birds and wildlife; yes this amazing city has something for every photographic style and taste. In this small workshop we'll split time between exploring this epic location and honing your photographic skills and creative vision through classroom training, shooting, editing and critiques.

Join me this spring in one of most fun cities in the country. From it’s exploding gourmet food scene, historic harbor and dramatic architecture to lush islands and swamps filled with amazing wildlife, Charleston is the perfect place for a photo adventure. We’ll be joined by my good friend David Archer, who along with being a longtime Charleston local is also a skilled photographer and musician.

A $500 workshop deposit holds your spot.

For those of you like me that like to delve in and research a location in advance: We’ll be basing our workshop in the heart of historic Charleston within easy access to it’s culinary and historic treasures. We will also take excursions outside the city to locations like Bull Island, the Magnolia Plantation, and Audubon’s Francis Beidler Forest.

Outside of class time, we’ll do dawn, sunset and night shoots both around the city and in the wildlife rich bayous, forests and gardens. I’ll demonstrate advanced techniques like panoramic mergers, focus blending, time-lapse and off camera flash. We’ll also make plenty of time to explore this amazing place. Of course you are always free to follow your own creative vision if you’ find yourself drawn in a different direction from the rest of the group.


Download the workshop PDF here  for full itinerary, lodging options and more. Or scroll down. 


Planned Course schedule:

Friday April 13 (9AM START TIME EACH DAY)

Meet n' greet

Course "Approaching the Scene: Scouting, Composition and Light”

Course “The Exposure: Camera Settings, Gear and Technique”


Student portfolio reviews/critique

Walking tour & sunset/night shoot in historic Charleston


Saturday Day 2:


Trip to Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, SC

Course “Photographing Birds & Wildlife”

Lunch at See Wee Outpost

Student day one image reviews

Private Boat tour of Bulls Island in Cape Romain for sunset with birds and wildlife


Sunday Day 3:


Course "Advanced Capture: Low Light & Focus Blending”

Course “RAW Processing Your Images”

Lunch BBQ as a group?

Student day two image reviews

Magnolia Cemetery and downtown Charleston

Sunset/Night shoot while downtown


Monday Day 4:


Day Trip to Audubon’s Francis Beidler Forest for wildlife & spectacular Cyprus swamps

Course "Advanced Capture: Panoramic Mergers & HDR”


Student day three image reviews

Sunset at Middleton Place on route back (riverside oaks & gardens)


Tuesday Day 5:


Course "Finish Editing”

Course “Developing Your Own Creative Vision”

Day trip to Magnolia Plantation & Gardens plus Audubon Swamp Garden’s nesting birds

Lunch on site

Student day four image reviews

Sunset shoot of Charleston’s Bridges


Payment Terms:

• Participants who reserved their position with a deposit instead of the full fee will receive an invoice for the balance remaining no later than 60 days prior to the workshop. The balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the workshop to hold your place.

• All workshop payments are fully refundable less a 10% fee up to 30 days prior to the first day of the workshop (March 13th). Workshop payments are 50% refundable from 29-14 days prior to the first day of the workshop (March 14th- 29th). Any cancellation within 14 days is nonrefundable.

* Food, lodging and local park entrance fees excluded. We will provide a 12 passenger van for transportation to locations from the workshop classroom in the historic heart of Charleston as well as the boat charter to Bulls Island.


Download the workshop PDF here for full itinerary, lodging options and more.