February 11, 2018: Olivia's Senior Portraits, Charlotte, NC


February 24, 2018; 1-4 PM: From Art to Garden, Women's Day at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, NC: Join us at Duke Gardens, an award-winning, inspiring botanical garden that has been proclaimed “Insanely Beautiful.” In this afternoon workshop you will explore universal design concepts that take a garden or an image from merely functional to beautiful and compelling. The schedule includes indoor time to discuss design strategies and compositional skills, followed by an outdoor component to see those in practice and try your hand at capturing that beauty in a photographic image. Please bring your camera, even if it is a phone camera. For more information and registration, please contact Duke Gardens at 919.684.3698  Instructors: Melissa Southern, Bear Creek Photography NC, award-winning professional photographer and forensic photographer and Jan Little, landscape architect and director of education and public programs for Sarah P. Duke Gardens


March 17, 2018: Guildford Courthouse Battle Reenactment Meet Up: Join us at this historic location to photograph camp life, clothing, and soldiers of the Revolutionary War. This is a great time to practice portraits and still life photography with a historic twist. 


April 19-22, 2018: Great Smoky Mountains Bear Creek Photography NC Retreat: Our escape from the hustle and bustle! OUR personal photography intensive and camping trip


May 3-6, 2018: Waterfalls of the Carolinas Field Trip: Join us for our first field trip of 2018! We will be exploring the waterfalls and wildflowers in western North and South Carolina. Based in Brevard, NC, we have access to a gorgeous region full of incredible photo opportunities.


June 18, 2018: Print Competition Judging for Capital City Camera Club, Raleigh, NC


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We are also available for individual and group instruction designed to meet your specific needs. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a private workshop.