Imagine two days totally immersed in photography with no interruptions.
Imagine experiencing the beauty of nature in the North Georgia Mountains and capturing awesome images with your camera.
Imagine learning how to use your digital SLR or mirrorless camera by building a foundation of photography skills such as:
- The exposure triangle
- Creative exposure/Manual mode
- Long-exposure photography
- Depth of Field
Imagine working side-by-side with other like-minded photographers and a veteran photographer to guide you for two days in the beautiful North Georgia mountains immersed in photography.
Introducing The Photography Immersion Workshop – July 24-26, 2022
In the workshop you will learn photography by listening, doing, and absorbing with repetitive activities.
You will be challenged on an hourly basis to use what you have learned and to learn new skills based on what you have previously learned. Best of all, it will consist of hands-on learning in an environment that will vary from sunrise to sunset. Students will have the opportunity to photograph landscapes, including waterfalls in a guided, non-competitive workshop. My goal is to strengthen and maintain the learning process with a non-stop flow of photography for one full day.
I have been teaching beginner photography classes since 2011. Many of my students found that a short 4-hour class was an overload of information and they would forget what they learned within the first month. That is why I decided to change my program from a four-hour class, which only skimmed the basics of photography, to two full days of immersion.
In order to teach one how to use a digital SLR camera, the fundamentals of photography must be understood.
That is where camera manuals fail. 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.
Requirements for the workshop:
- A willingness and desire to learn photography (beginners are welcome)
- A digital SLR or mirrorless camera and accessories (see below)
- Digital SLR camera or Mirrorless camera
- At least two lenses; one kit lens and one telephoto lens.
- Polarizing filter (optional)
- Neutral Density filter 3-5 stop (optional)
- Sturdy tripod
- Hiking shoes
- Rain gear
- Bug spray
- Pen or pencil
- Laptop, card reader and thumb drive
When: July 24-26
The workshop begins at 5 PM on Sunday, July 24 and ends at noon on Tuesday, July 26. Breaks are given for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The total workshop time is approximately 16 hours.
Where : Amicalola State Park and Lodge in Dawsonville, Ga. I recommend that you stay overnight at the lodge or a nearby hotel because the workshop starts every day at 7:30 AM. I have a small block of rooms reserved so register early! The fall is a very busy time at the lodge.
Cost : $350 for workshop plus lodging and meals. Rooms are $159+ per night at the Lodge. Early registration will ensure that you will be able to stay in one of the rooms.
Please note: There is some walking and standing required. You can walk to the waterfall (475 steps both ways) or you can drive to them. There is a short walk from the parking lot to the waterfall.
To register for the workshop full payment of $350 is due. There are no refunds after the payment is made. The workshop runs rain or shine.
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