Charleston, South Carolina Weekend - April 8 - 10, 2018
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 4:19PM
Natural Connections Photo Workshops

Tuition - $389 (Does not include entry fee into Middleton Place)


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Founded and settled by English colonists in 1670, Charleston grew from a colonial seaport to a wealthy city by the mid-eighteenth century. Through the mid-nineteenth century, Charleston’s economy prospered due to its busy seaport and the cultivation of rice, cotton, and indigo.

Charleston is one of the most popular Southern destinations in the country. The districts of the city contain a wide variety of interesting locations and historical landmarks. While in Charleston you can expect to find a rich combination of hospitality and charm resonant of the "Old South." Whether it is the historic houses, churches, or attractions of the Downtown and Historic Districts, the imagery is guaranteed to be amazing. The allure of this city is unmistakable and the photography will be undeniably remarkable.  

This workshop begins Sunday at 3 pm and ends Tuesday at 3 pm.



The $389 full payment will hold your place in the workshop.  No refunds after January 15, 2018. (See our Policies page for our refund policy.) 


SPECIAL FEE NOTICE:  This workshop will require additional payment of special fees during the workshop - fees that are not included in the workshop fee of $389. We will have an AM shoot at Charleston's most beautiful plantation - Middleton Place.  The fee for Middleton Place is $30, so please be prepared to pay these fees upon entry.

There will also be a couple of occasions that you will incur parking fees in a couple of the city parking decks as well.  We enourage participants to carpool if they would like to share parking fees.


CANCELLATION:  The last date to cancel this workshop and get a refund is January 30, 2018.  After this date there will be no refund of workshop tuition UNLESS we have a willing and ABLE person on the WAITLIST to take your place. 



Holiday Inn Express Mount Pleasant
350 Johnnie Dodds Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Individuals are responsible for making their own lodging reservations.  The group block is for Sunday & Monday, April 8 & 9. We have a group rate of $139 per night for Sunday & Monday nights for single or double occupancy. We do not have a special rate for Saturday night. If you wish to come in early, Saturday before the workshop, there is a big event going on in town and availability is limited.  Book EARLY if you want to come in the night before. The cut-off date for reservations at these rates is March 8, 2018. After this date, rooms are subject to availability at the regular room rate.   


Local Airport:

Charleston International Airport (CHS)

5500 International Blvd
Charleston, SC 29418 



Major car rental companies are available at or near the Charleston Airport.  Participants will need to arrange their own transportation to, from, and during the workshop.  We strongly recommend that participants share the cost of rental vehicles.  We suggest this because some shooting locations on the workshop have very limited space for vehicles and parking can be a bit of a hassel in Charleston.

For this Workshop:


  • Weather - This workshop will take you through many shooting environments, so be prepared for whatever the weather may bring.  Be sure to have rain gear for you and your camera.
  • Conditions - One or two shoots will have us shooting in sand.  Sand can be very damaging to a camera and lenses.  Be sure to bring a plastic bag or something similar so you can set your bag down and it not be in the sand.  Also, keep in mind that this workshop is in a more populated area than a lot of workshops.  Plan your camera bag carefully and only bring what you will keep with you at all times on this shoot.  Also, parts of the area can be buggy, so bring bug spray as well.  Wearing long sleeves and pants will help, but bring bug spray as well.
  • 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.  We also recommend that you bring a 3-stop (.9) circular neutral density filter.  There are some effects you cannot achieve without having an item such as this to block some light from entering the camera.  If you are not familiar with this filter, there will be a discussion as to its uses and effects during the lecture portion of the workshop.  To read more about these filters click here or email us with any questions.

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