4/2-4/7/17: Charleston Digital

April 2-7, 2017 (extra day added):
Charleston, South Carolina
Digital Edge shooting and software training workshop with Tony

Cost $2,095, limit 6

Email Sue to register

For this special event, the number of participants is capped at six, to insure maximum personal attention both in the field and in the classroom. In addition to shooting every day using DSLRs and mobile phones utilizing various creative techniques, we will also spend the critique time in the classroom learning essential and creative uses of Photoshop and software plugins on images you’ve shot earlier. There will also be ample individual help with RAW processing and demonstrations of Lightroom workflow / Photoshop techniques. At each shooting location, we will discuss how to “shoot for the software” and visualize the final results, which may not be readily apparent when viewing a scene.

•••And because there is just not enough time for ample class work and field work, we decided to add an extra day!

 

The gallery below illustrates some of the locations we’ll visit and
the types of images you can be shooting with us in Charleston.

Scroll down for workshop policies and general information

Prerequisites
Participants should have a working knowledge of exposure (f/stop and shutter speed) and know how to operate their equipment. Please bring a laptop computer with a RAW processor and image editing software to prepare your images for critique. Film shooters are encouraged to borrow a digital SLR so that they can have images for critique sessions – and maximize the workshop’s learning experience.

General itinerary
Each day’s schedule varies according to which location we visit that day, how long we shoot and what the weather conditions are. We could photograph all day if conditions are right and then have more class time the following day. Questions and problems will be addressed in the field whenever possible, which is the most effective way to learn nature and landscape photography. 

First night at 5 pm
Opening night presentation, Q&A’s, orientation (it would be a good idea to have dinner on your own before the opening meeting).

The Next 3 days
Photograph sunrise and/or early morning and late afternoon and/or sunset – and whenever the light is right. There is a daily critique session as well as illustrating process workflow, creative software use, and photoshop quick tips.

Last morning
Photograph in the morning or have class time; discussion and final thoughts over breakfast. We should be finished by checkout time. 

Personal critique service
To continue your learning beyond the workshop, all participants may add three months of Tony’s personal photo critiques, via email, for just $600. With this service, you’ll receive helpful, informative critiques of 20 of images per month, as well as liberal email support for questions and advice.

Frequent attendee discount
If you take more than one of our workshops in the same workshop year, you’ll receive a 10% discount on your second workshop and 15% off on three or more workshops.

Payment policy
The workshop fee is for instruction only. All other expenses, including transportation, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participant. A $250 deposit is required to confirm your registration after receiving your registration forms. The full balance is due 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.

Cancellation policy
Deposit and balance paid will be fully refunded if cancellation is made prior to 60 days before the workshop start date. No refunds will be given if cancellation is made less than 60 days before the workshop start date. It is advised to get trip insurance.

Rain refund policy
Presentations and critiques will continue as usual if it should rain. NO discount for one rain day. Two rain days = 10% discount on next workshop. Three rain days = 15% discount on next workshop. Only applies if rained in for the full workshop day, not including the opening night presentation or the final morning of the workshop.

NOTE: Only ONE discount may be applied per workshop

 

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“Tony and Susan are not only very accessible, but regularly came by while I was shooting to see if I had any questions or to offer a new technique to try. I've been on a lot of workshops and, believe me, it's very unusual for instructors to be so attentive, instead of being off shooting for themselves.”