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"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." – Matt Hardy


"I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it."  -  Author Unknown


"A man’s heart away from nature becomes hard; lack of respect for growing, living things soon leads to a lack of respect for humans too."  – Luther Standing Bear


"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow."Imogen Cunningham


"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."  - Ansel Adams


"When you follow your bliss….doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else."  - Joseph Campbell


"You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you." – Rwandan Proverb


"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." – Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."  -  Pablo Picasso


"We have been taught to believe that negative equals realistic and positive equals unrealistic."  -  Susan Jeffers


"Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous.  That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor."  -  Paul Hawken


"Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life."  -  Linus Pauling


Berry College Beauty & Rome Ruins - 1-Day Workshop - April 22, 2018

Tuition $109 (this INCLUDES your $30 admission fee to the abandoned property) 


Berry College, a private liberal arts institution nestled on 27,000 acres outside of Rome, Georgia is not just an educational institution, but also an education for the senses.  The Berry campus is simply a sight to see.  From the photogenic cut stone complex built by Henry Ford in the 1920’s, to the college’s mountain campus, the old mill waterwheel and more, there is so much to photograph. 

Join Ledra and Jeff as they lead you through Ledra’s alma mater.  A lot has changed in the twenty years since she graduated, but the things that make Berry a breathtakingly beautiful campus are still there for all to see.

THEN follow Jeff and Ledra to a newly-opened-to-the-public property with the ruins of an old textile mill.  If you want to photograph grit, texture and abandonment, this location is for you. This is probably one of the most amazingly photogenic abandoned structures we've ever visited and is NOT to be missed.

We will spend approximately 3 hours on the Berry Campus and 3 hours at the ruins. This workshop starts at 8:30am on Sunday and ends around 4pm on Sunday. We will meet on the Berry College Campus at 8:30am.  Further instructions will be given closer to the start of the workshop.



Full payment is required to hold your place in the workshop. No refunds will be issued after April 8, 2018. (See our Policies page for our refund and cancellation policy.)


For this Workshop: 

  • Accessories - We do not require that you purchase any specific equipment for this workshop. With that said, however, there are a couple of filters that we feel are very important to possess and whose effects cannot be replicated in Photoshop. A circular polarizer is very commonly used in landscape photography, especially when shooting water and blue skies. We recommend you get these for all your lenses eventually if you do any outdoor shooting.  A 3-stop (.9) solid neutral density filter can also be useful if you are attempting images using longer shutter speeds. Bring one if you have it, but don’t buy one for this specific workshop.  By far, the polarizer is the more useful of the two filters for this workshop. 

  • Long lens - Also, if you have a very long lens, bring it. If the eagles are on their nest you will need it.  Something 300mm or longer will be required to get eagle shots.  Please do not buy a long lens specifically for this workshop as the eagles may not be present and are only about 15% of the shooting we will do that day even if they are.
  • Weather – Seasonal weather is unpredictable.  We suggest you dress in layers for this workshop to be prepared for whatever the weather throws us.  Have a jacket and possibly some gloves handy in the car. Make sure to bring rain gear for both you and for your camera gear (just in case) and please wear comfortable, sturdy shoes as well.

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