Summer Workshops and Classes start June 12
2-3 Day Immersion Workshops coming in the Fall, 2023
Join us for a one or three-day photography workshop for beginners where you will be immersed in photography.
from: Merriam Webster: the act of immersing or the state of being immersed: such as instruction based on extensive exposure to surroundings or conditions that are native or pertinent to the object of study.
In the Photography workshop for beginners, you will be immersed in photography for two full days.
I have been teaching beginner photography classes since 2011. Many of my students found a four-hour class to be an information overload. Most people would forget what they learned within the first month. I changed my program to two full days of immersion for this reason.
The fundamentals of photography must be understood to teach one how to use a digital SLR camera.
My photography workshop for beginners teaches the fundamentals of photography through immersion. Manuals instruct the user which buttons to push but don’t teach photography. The Immersion method teaches and reinforces the basic building blocks of photography in two days. Once that is understood, one can learn how to capture an image that is a piece of artwork and reflects one’s style.
In the two-day photography workshop for beginners, you will learn photography by listening, doing, and absorbing with repetitive activities.
You will be challenged hourly to use what you have learned and learn new skills based on what you have previously learned. Each day will consist of hands-on learning in an environment that will vary from sunrise to sunset. Students will have the opportunity to photograph landscapes, sunrises, sunsets, waterfalls, flowers, people, and wildlife in a structured, non-competitive workshop. I aim to strengthen and maintain the learning process with a non-stop flow of photography for sixteen full hours. I do let you sleep and eat. LOL
For more information on the photography workshop for beginners, visit this webpage.
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Read what past students had to say about the photography workshop for beginners:
“Thank you Mary for such an enjoyable workshop.”
The views were spectacular. From the mountains to the waterfall such a great spot to have a workshop. Each time I take a class I learn a little more about myself & my camera. The Amicalola Falls Lodge was a comfortable place to stay & rejuvenate. Love the view from my room & the restaurant.
The group of 7 ladies were a good mix and everyone got along splendidly. I have 7 new friends. So glad I happened upon you in 2016. From the beginner class, personal class & now the immersion class I feel confident enough not to never go back to auto. I will keep my promise! Thank you & I look forward to many more classes in my lifetime. We are never too old to learn. I look forward to more workshops in my future” Ruth
“I want to thank you for a wonderful Amicolola photo workshop”
I enjoyed it very very much. As a teacher / leader you were very accomplished, balancing your lessons for all levels with ease. While teaching beginner basics , you were able to keep it interesting and informative for the intermediate photographer.I have been shooting manual mode for quite some time, the classes were more than a review, as you helped me located and master more features of my camera, good techniques, and great tips. You helped me perfect my settings, and got me started using filters: polarizer and nd filters that take my photos to the next level.
My landscape shots, sunrises, sunsets, and waterfalls have all improved. The areas we toured and photographed were wonderful. I now have photos that I can confidently submit to the competitions at the Montreal Camera Club. It was a pleasure spending time with you and the other ladies, new friendships being the added bonus. I look forward to doing another workshop adventure together one day.” Warm regards, Sari
“Your Immersion Photography Workshop at Amicolola Falls was just what was needed”
to encourage me to create scenes with my camera that I was able to set without defaulting to using automatic. The setting for the workshop provided so many possibilities for photos! Thank you so much for helping me understand my camera and begin to use it effectively.” Margie Chanco