2019 Photography Workshops

All workshops take place at the office of the Emrys Foundation, 201 West Stone Ave., Ste. D, Greenville 29609. Please pull around to the parking lot in the back of the building and enter through the red glass paned doors. Coffee and water will be provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Each class must have at least 6 students for the workshop to take place. In case the class is canceled due to enrollment, the full registration fee will be refunded.



Editing Your Photographs 

March 23, 2019, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost - $50 (Register Here)

We are often not the best editors of our own work. In this workshop, you’ll receive valuable feedback about how your work translates to the viewer. Is your intention revealed in your execution? Bring images in print or digital files based on your interests and theme to discuss in an open critique. We will select your best images that work in your portfolio considering both technical matters, composition and visual dialogue. This is a great workshop to prepare you for presenting your work to galleries, curators and juried exhibitions. Also, this course can help you in editing your work in preparation for the Making A Photographic Book workshop March 30th.


Making a Photographic Book

March 30, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Bring your lunch)

Cost - $60 (Register Here)

Have you thought about making a photographic book but don’t know how to begin or to sequence your images? Whether it’s a travel book, a fine art portfolio or gift book for a friend, this workshop can help you edit and sequence your images. We will look at examples of books and talk about our goals before settling into the edit and then sequencing the images in a way that enhances your goal. We will also discuss print-on-demand services and options from paper choices to cover materials. Please bring at least 20 images as prints and/or digital files, a flash-drive and a laptop.


Photographing Strangers

April 13, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Half hour for lunch)

Cost - $70 (Register Here)

Do you have an interest in photographing people you encounter in your daily life but you’re too afraid to ask? In this workshop we will begin the day by looking at street photography and the methods photographers use to approach people and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. Then we will head downtown Greenville to scour the streets in search of subjects. Back in the classroom, we will discuss our images, experiences and discuss ethics of photographing people in public spaces. This class will help you build confidence when photographing strangers and people you know! Please bring your camera, laptop and a flash-drive.

Portrait Photography with Natural Light

April 27, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Half hour for lunch)

Cost - $70 (Register Here)

Do you want to create meaningful portraits? This course will help you accomplish that goal. We will start the day looking at portraits and discussing how and why they are successful, then we will move through demonstrations on posing and accessing natural light. Finally, we will partner with someone in class to create a portrait that demonstrates something more than a physical likeness. Time permitting, we will look at our images in a friendly critique classroom setting. Please bring your camera, laptop, and a flash-drive.