Photography Immersion Workshop – North Georgia Mountains

im·mer·sion –noun

from: Merriam Webster: the act of immersing or the state of being immersed: such as

instruction based on extensive exposure to surroundings or conditions that are native or pertinent to the object of study.

Imagine three days totally immersed in the study of photography with no interruptions.

Imagine finally learning how to use your digital SLR camera by building a foundation of photography skills such as:

  • The exposure triangle
  • Lighting
  • Composition
  • Creative exposure/Manual mode
  • Shooting in RAW
  • Photoshop post-production

Imagine working side-by-side with other like-minded photographers and a veteran photographer to guide you for three full days in the beautiful North Georgia mountains.

Introducing my Ground-Breaking Photography Workshop – Photography Immersion

landscapes photographyIn the three day workshop you will learn photography by listening, doing and absorbing with repetitive activities. You will be challenged on an hourly basis to use what you have learned and to learn new skills based on what you have previously learned. Each day will consist of hands-on learning in an environment that will vary from sunrise to sunset. Students will have the opportunity to photograph landscapes, waterfalls, flowers, people and wildlife in a structured, non-competitive workshop. My goal is to strengthen and maintain the learning process with a non-stop flow of photography for three full days.

I have been teaching beginner photography classes to students for the past 7 ½ years. Most of my students find my four hour class to be an overload of information and many forget what they have learned within the first month.  That is why I have decided to change gears from teaching a four hour class which only skims the basics of photography to a full three days of immersion.

In order to teach someone how to use their digital SLR camera, I first have to teach photography. This is where camera manuals go wrong. Manuals instruct one which buttons to push but don’t tell you why. Manuals also assume one knows photography.  The Immersion method teaches the basic building blocks of photography on the first day. Once that is understood, I can teach how to use a digital SLR camera, as a tool, to take a picture.

Requirements for the workshop:

  • A willingness and desire to learn photography
  • No knowledge of photography is required. Beginner level photographers are welcome.

Equipment needed:

  • Digital SLR camera
  • At least two lenses; one kit lens and one telephoto lens.
  • Polarizing filter
  • Neutral Density filter 3-5 stop
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Laptop with Photoshop installed (optional but highly recommended).  This is not a Photoshop Class but demonstrations will be given on how to post process a raw image.
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Notepad
  • Pen or pencil

When: April 12-15, 2018

October 21-24, 2018

1ST Day starts at 5PM until last day 11AM.

North Georgia Mountains

North Georgia Mountains

Where : Amicalola State Park and Lodge will be the basecamp. With trips to the waterfalls and to nearby Elijay or Gibbs Gardens


Cost : $450 for workshop plus lodging and meals. Rooms are $139 per night at the Lodge. Early registration will ensure that you will be able to stay in one of the rooms.

For lodging information and to make reservations here

To register for the workshop a deposit of $100 is required. The balance is due 30 days before the workshop.  No refunds after balance is paid.


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