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.



Digital Photography Basics

February 2, 2019, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost - $50 (Register Here)

Have you ever wanted to have more creative control of your camera? In this three-hour workshop, we’ll focus on just that – exposure, shutter speed, aperture and image quality. We’ll spend time hands-on with the camera to explore the basics as well as looking at photographs to decipher how they were taken and what we need to do to improve our own pictures. We’ll learn how to compensate for backlight with exposure compensation and to evaluate color balance and lighting conditions as well as learning to capture the highest quality image for better printing. Come join me with your camera, instruction manual, a laptop, and flash-drive on this technical journey to creative control! 

Developing Your Vision 

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

Cost - $50 (Register Here)

Do you have an idea or preliminary photographs for a series but not sure how to refine your images into a consistent series?  This workshop will help you define your intention and guide you in a direction to create a full portfolio based on a theme. We will look at portfolios of photographs by artists utilizing different subject matter as our guide. Then we will look at our own images either as prints or as digital files to discuss a direction for your work. We will also think about opportunities for exhibition and creating a final project. 

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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.