Charming and haunting southern landscapes in the Low Country of South Carolina.
Dates: March 26-29, 2023
Location: Charleston, SC
Instructor: Joseph Rossbach
Charleston & Savannah are beautiful southern coastal city's and know for their breathtaking scenery and southern charm. Late March is the perfect time of year to visit this stunning region as it bursts into spring with blooming flowers and dogwood tree's. During this workshop we will shoot the famed Magnolia Plantation, bald cypress swamps, ancient Live Oaks draped in moss, the bone yard of skeleton trees on Edisto Island & Jekyll island, Folly Beach, Wormsloe Plantation, civil war era graveyards and old city architecture and charm.
Please note that each day’s schedule might vary according to which locations we visit that day, how long we shoot, and what the weather conditions are like (if the weather is conducive to photography on a particular day, we might stay in the field longer, and if not, we might emphasize classroom work that day instead). Flexibility is key to successful landscape photography, so expect that plans might change.
Day 1: We meet in the afternoon for an initial "meet and greet" event (time and place to be determined prior to the workshop start). I will give an opening presentation, provide an overview of the workshop activities, answer questions, and make plans for the morning shoot. After, we'll head out for a quick sunset shoot.
Days 2-4: Be prepared for three full days of intense workshop activities! We will go out to photograph sunrise every morning, spending 2-4 hours in the field working on composition techniques. After the morning shoot, we return to Wall for classroom activities throughout the day (with meal and personal breaks as appropriate). Classroom activities will include presentations about landscape composition techniques, digital darkroom processing, and daily critique sessions. In the late afternoon, we head back into the field for our sunset photography session.
On Day 4, we conclude the workshop after our sunset shoot. This gives everyone a chance to sleep in the next morning before traveling back home.
- Open to all skill levels
- Must have a firm understanding of your camera and it's operations
- Willing to get up very early for morning shoots
- Minimal hiking, but we will be walking each day. No difficult terrain. Must be able to walk and do short hikes of about 1-2 miles with camera gear.
Planning your trip:
It is recommended to fly into Charleston international Airport. You may either fly back out of Charleston (we will end the workshop in Savannah, approx. 2 hour drive) or book a flight out of Savannah the following day after the workshop concludes.
Although we will be carpooling from the hotel to all shooting locations, you will need a basic rental to travel to and from the airport and Charleston to Savannah.
You will receive a detailed trip equipment, gear and clothing list 60 days prior to the workshop.
Wendell email you 90 days in advance of the workshop with hotel group booking information and rates.
The workshop fee is for instruction only. All other expenses, including transportation, accommodations, National Park entrance fees, and meals are the responsibility of the participant. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to secure your spot on this workshop. The remainder will be collected 90 days prior to the workshop start.If you cancel within 90 days before the start date, a partial or full refund of the workshop tuition might be available as long as we are able to find a replacement. We try to be flexible about emergency cancellations; just contact us and we’ll do our best to work it out!