The April and May workshops have been canceled. I am taking registration for the June workshop on a tentative basis.
Imagine a full day 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 camera by building a foundation of photography skills such as:
- The exposure triangle
- Creative exposure/Manual mode
- Shooting in RAW
- Photoshop post-production
Imagine working side-by-side with other like-minded photographers and a veteran photographer to guide you for one full day in the beautiful North Georgia mountains immersed in photography.
Introducing The Photography Immersion Workshop
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 a smaller class to be an overload of information and 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 a full day 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 a full day. 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
- Neutral Density filter 3-5 stop
- Sturdy tripod
- Hiking shoes
- Rain gear
- Bug spray
- Pen or pencil
- April 18-19, 2020
- May 16-17, 2020
- Jun 13-14, 2020
The workshop begins on Sat. night at 5 PM and continues on Sunday morning at sunrise. The workshop ends at 4 PM. Breaks are given for breakfast and lunch. The total workshop time is approximately 10 hours.
Where : Amicalola State Park and Lodge in Dawsonville, Ga. I recommend that you stay over-night at the lodge or a nearby hotel, because the workshop continues on Sunday morning at 7 AM. For lodging information and to make reservations here .
Cost : $225 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 but it is not strenuous.
To register for the workshop full payment of $225 is due. There are no refunds after the payment is made. The workshop runs rain or shine.
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