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