Charming and haunting southern landscapes in the Low Country of South Carolina.
Dates: March 26-30, 2023
Tuition: $1,795.00 - $300.00 Non Refundable Deposit
Location: Charleston, SC
Limit: 4 Minimum - 8 Maximum
Instructor: Joseph Rossbach
Charleston is beautiful southern coastal city's and know for it's 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 the spring greens are lush. We will also be visiting plantations, cemeteries, old city architecture, boneyard beaches, Live Oak lanes and more!
This will be a workshop focused on the three primary aspects of creative photography: capturing the best images, processing the images to perfection and printing the images.
The workshop will kick off on day one with an opening classroom session in the afternoon. This class session will focus on tips and techniques for getting the best images at the locations we plan to visit over the workshop. Lectures that day will include creative compositions, perfecting depth of field and focus, nailing exposures and using light in a creative way.
On day two, we will be out for sunrise and a morning shoot. That afternoon we will go over editing images in both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. This session will include how to develop RAW files, use masking and targeted adjustments to balance tonality and color and creative techniques in Photoshop to process images to perfection. That afternoon, we will head back out to shoot until after sunset.
On day three, we will once again be out shooting sunrise and morning light until it is no longer productive. In the afternoon, we will be working on how to best prepare our images for print. This will include sizing the image, sharpening and using printing profiles to get accurate color and tone in the final print. Joe will have an Epson Printer in class that we will use to produce a print and analyze the color and tone.
After class, we are back in the field with another afternoon/sunset field session.
On day four, we are out again in the early morning shooting for several hours. In the afternoon, we will be looking at the participants work in a group critique session and helping each student pick an image for print. Joe will then help everyone size, sharpen and prepare the image for printing. Each participant will produce a fine art print that you will take home with you. I will supply print tubes to safely take your final print back home. That afternoon, we will a sunset field session followed by a group dinner.
On day five, we will be out for our final sunrise photo shoot and be back to the hotel by no later than 10am
- 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.
- Sunrise/Morning & Afternoon/Sunset photo Shots
- Classroom Lectures & Post Processing Classes
- Any Entrance Fee's to Gardens or Plantations
Does Not Include:
- Travel to and from the Workshop
- Transportation during the workshop (We will establish a carpool on the first day of the workshop)
- Lodging before, during or after the workshop
- Travel/trip insurance
Planning your trip:
It is recommended to fly into Charleston international Airport.
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.
You will receive a detailed trip equipment, gear and clothing list 60 days prior to the workshop.
We will email you 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 $300 is required to secure your spot on this workshop.
The remainder will be collected 30 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!
We recommend purchasing trip insurance for the selected workshop in case of any unforeseen emergency or situation for which cancellation is desired or necessary. This includes, but is not limited to, natural disasters, health safety, outbreaks, epidemics, pandemics, illness, acts of God or closures that prevent or restrict the workshop from taking place on schedule and as contemplated by JRPW. It is the participant’s responsibility to protect their payment(s) for the workshop.