Charleston, a Southern Belle Photo Workshop March 23-27, 2014, Sunday
noon through Thursday afternoon at 2:00
Discounts for early birds, BCPA alumni, ASMP, & NANPA
(association proof required).
Transportation, lodging, meals, and personal expenses are the responsibility of the participants.
Limit 12 with 2 instructors (maximum 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio) Click
here for more information about accommodations, nearest airport, etc.
Charleston is a southern belle. With her handsome architecture,
that famous charm, beautiful tree-shaded
squares, old cemeteries, and an interesting waterfront. Nearby, there are "boneyards" of skeletal trees, several, historic
plantations, and old church ruins. There is lots to explore and
tempt your photographic eye.
And we must not forget the wonderful cypress swamps with their graceful tree roots dripping into the water and reflections amongst spring flowers.
We look forward to returning to this area with all its photographic opportunities. You'll be treated to
beautiful gardens, the omnipresent Spanish Moss hanging off Live Oak trees, and the elegant, sometimes faded,
grandeur of the old south. You may even see an alligator
basking in the sun on the banks of an old rice pond!
Here, you'll be able to celebrate your
passion for photography, hone your seeing and imaging
skills, and learn about the magic of light to make
We will be based in Charleston with easy access to both the old town and the
plantations and lowcountry nearby.
For anyone loving a slice of history
and the grace of the old South, you can't go wrong. You'll be able to celebrate your passion for photography, seek your own vision, hone your seeing
and imaging skills, and learn about the magic of light to make wonderful photographs.
For those who want more time with Margo and Arnie, we offer the opportunity to scout and shoot with them before most of our domestic workshops. We limit this to two people per day who ride in the car with the instructors. During these days while Arnie and Margo do their own photography and final scouting for the workshop, there is also lots of individual instruction and discussions about photography.
Our 2012 Charleston, a Southern Belle participants
ready to seek their own vision.
Click here for
flash photo galleries.
We start out with some technical information before heading out for our first afternoon of photography. Our workshops include the following:
Maximum 6-to-1 ratio students to instructors
Opening wine-and-pizza reception;
Primer booklet to help you get started;
Early-morning and late-afternoon shoots;
Mid-day downloading of your images and processing with the latest version
Lots of individual instruction in both the field and classroom;
Daily critiques, both individual and group;
Discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital workflow; and
Lots of fun and frivolity throughout!
If you have not already done so, be sure to check our FAQs for
questions you may have as well as for equipment and installed downloads you need
to bring to the workshop including, if necessary, the free, 30-day, trial versions
of Adobe and other imaging products.
You will also receive written instructions on the ins and outs of successfully and easily turning your favorite digital
images into beautiful prints straight out of the latest version of Lightroom using your own printer.
Click here for more information about
accommodations, discounts, PayPal payments, trip insurance, closest airport,
etc. This is a beautiful area, and the gorgeous spring gardens attract lots
of visitors to the area for the garden tours. At the very least, reserve your
room; you can always cancel later.