Digital Photography Workshop Series

With year-round opportunities to take great photos and expert instruction from accomplished amateur photographer Jim Henderson, Callaway Gardens is the perfect venue for learning digital photography. Our Digital SLR Photography Workshop Series features a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on practice in our spectacular woodland surroundings. Classroom instruction takes place in either the Discovery Center Auditorium, featuring theater seating and lighting, and a state-of-the-art overhead projection system; or the Discovery Center Classrooms, where table seating and electrical outlets for laptop computers facilitate a productive hands-on environment.

About the Instructor
Jim Henderson
brings an encyclopedic knowledge of digital photography’s technical aspects, a mastery of the discipline’s artistic side, and an incredible knack for teaching and inspiring his participants in a fun and enthusiastic manner. Using custom PowerPoint presentations, Jim presents each topic in easy-to-understand fashion and illustrates concepts using his own photography. For more information and to contact Jim personally, visit his website.

Discover your “inner photographer.”  In just three weekends, you will be transformed from a camera owner to a photographer! This three-weekend course was designed for anyone who is interested in taking their photography to the next level.  Absolute beginners are welcome! A digital handout is available for all of the classroom materials, so taking notes is not necessary.  Participants are given an opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills in numerous guided photo shoots throughout Callaway Gardens. At the conclusion of the course, the participant will have a thorough understanding of:

*How to compose your photos for greatest impact (Can you say WOW?)
*The fundamentals of photography (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, depth of field, etc)
*How your camera works (and what to do when it doesn’t)
*The function and use of your camera’s many dials, buttons and features
*How to make informed lens purchases
*How to get your digital images uploaded to your computer
*How to back up your digital image library
*How to post-process your images in the digital darkroom
*How to prepare your digital images for print or publishing on the internet.

Enrollment is limited and preregistration is required. Bring your digital camera, owner’s manual, charged batteries and storage media. Dress casually in layers for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. 

REGISTRATION DETAILS
Enrollment in all DSLR workshops is limited and preregistration is required. To register online, CLICK HERE. Or, contact the Education Department at 706.663.5153 or education@callawaygardens.com. Within a few days of registration, participants will receive a confirmation email with more information about the workshop and details to request a digital handout from the instructor.

Overnight accommodations are available at a discounted rate to workshop participants. Call 1.800.852.3810 and ask for the $99* Workshops and Hikes Rate at the Mountain Creek Inn.

*Rate is based on two people in a Non-View Room at the Mountain Creek Inn. Not valid Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 4-7, 2015)

Participants should bring their digital camera, owner’s manual, charged batteries and storage media. Dress casually in layers for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP SERIES SCHEDULE:

Mastering Digital Photography in Three Weekends: A Fun & Easy Introduction to Digital Photography
CLICK HERE to Register

 

Weekend I: The Beginning
Saturday, February 6th| 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 7th| 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Violet Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center
-Artistic composition for digital photographers
-The Fundamentals of Photography
-Guided Photo Shoots at Callaway Gardens
Fee: $120/Guest; $109.50/Annual Passholder
Includes lunch Saturday

Special: All three weekends $300
 

Weekend II: The Journey Continues
Saturday, February 20th| 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 21st| 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Violet Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center
-The Fundamentals of Photography Continued
-Leaving the Auto Mode Behind
-Working in Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual Modes
-Guided Photo Shoots at Callaway Gardens
Fee: $120/Guest; $109.50/Annual Passholder Includes lunch Saturday
Special: All three weekends $300
CLICK HERE to Register

 

Weekend III: Getting to WOW
Saturday, March 5th| 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 6th| 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Violet Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center
-Mastering Focus, White Balance and Metering
-Understanding and Using Histograms
-Uploading Digital Images
-Understanding Digital Image Types (JPG, RAW, TIFF, PSD)
-Post-processing Digital Workflow
-Computer Back Up Strategies for Digital Photographers
-Guided Photo Shoots at Callaway Gardens
Fee: $120/Guest; $109.50/Annual Pass Holder Includes lunch Saturday
Special: All three weekends $300
CLICK HERE to Register

Advanced Lightroom
Saturday, March 19th| 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 20th | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Violet Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center
This two-day workshop is a great way to expand your knowledge of Adobe’s newest software solution for digital photographers. Bring your laptop and work along with the instructor. You’ll learn even more techniques to ensure that your photography is truly professional quality. Your horizons and skills will be expanded with the guidance of the accomplished instructor/photographer.flashcard-fireworks5-01 This workshop often flashcard-fireworks5-01sells out quickly, so register early to reserve your spot!
Fee: $115/Guest; $105/Annual Pass Holder
Includes Saturday lunch and digital handout
Laptops welcome

CLICK HERE to Register

Mastering 4th of July Fireworks
Monday, July 4th| 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Mountain Creek Conference Center, Room 110
This workshop begins with a two-hour discussion on discovering the possibilities and overcoming the challenges of night photography. Then on to the fireworks display. Tripods and cable releases are required.
Fee: $85/Guest; $75.50/Annual Pass Holder
Includes digital handout
CLICK HERE to Register

Mastering Night Photography at the Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival
Friday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 4th
The photo opportunities are abundant at this event.Participants begin in the classroom to discuss camera and exposure settings then shoot the balloon glow. Saturday morning includes balloon launch and classroom session. Then, participants will shoot balloon launches on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, followed by a final classroom session on Sunday morning. Tripods and cable releases required.
Fees: $175/Guest; $157.50/Annual Pass Holder
Includes digital handout
CLICK HERE to Register

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