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Digital Photography Workshop Series

October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 an easy-to-understand fashion and illustrates concepts using his own photography. For more information and to contact Jim personally, visit his website.

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 844.512.3826 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. 1-3, 2017)

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:

2017 Remaining Schedule

Mastering the Nightscape: Fantasy In Lights

Monday, November 13, 2017, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Mountain Creek Conference Center, Room 110
Join us for a unique opportunity to visit Fantasy In Lights before it opens to the public and shoot the most spectacular holiday light and sound show in the South arranged in over a dozen themed displays! With our own private transportation, participants will have multiple opportunities to stop, set up our tripods, and get truly amazing shots not possible from a moving vehicle. The workshop begins in the classroom, where we cover camera and exposure settings and tips for getting great images.
Fee: $100/Guest; $92.50/Annual Passholder
CLICK HERE to Register

 

2018 Schedule

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

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.

Save when you register for the three-weekend series – CLICK HERE

Weekend I: The Beginning
Saturday, January 13 | 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 14 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
CLICK HERE to Register

Weekend II: The Journey Continues 
Saturday, January 27 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 28 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, February 10 | 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 11 | 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
Mastering 4th of July Fireworks
Wednesday, 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

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Date:
October 12, 2017
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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