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Course Description: Join us in the ancient Uwharrie Mountains of North Carolina for an exciting and instructional course in the fundamentals of photography. This course will give you a solid foundation for all types of photography, from nature and wildlife to portraits and weddings, and is designed for both new photographers and those who want a refresher. Getting back to the basics of photography can reinvigorate you and stimulate your creativity. We want this to be an enjoyable and relaxing retreat filled with photography talk and learning, an open environment to ask whatever questions you have and to get some real world tips and techniques that you can apply whether you are shooting the latest DSLR or an iPhone or Android.  


When: February 23 - 26, 2017


Cost: $495 Early Bird Special (register before January 1, 2017)

         $525 Regular Registration

          Price includes lodging. Meals are an extra cost.

          Registration closes at midnight on Monday, February 6, 2017.

          Once registration closes, refunds are not guaranteed. 





Max#: 14 participants


Location: A super-secret cabin in the Uwharrie Mountains near Troy

We have reserved a large cabin for the workshop, allowing us to have the whole place to ourselves. There are 8 bedrooms with 4 bunks in each room so you may have to share your room with one other participant. You can pick your roommate after you arrive Thursday evening. There are also shared bathrooms, like in a dorm, with multiple sinks and stalls. For more information about the cabin, see below under the What To Bring area.


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What To Bring:

  • camera gear including a tripod and your manual
  • laptop (if you would like to)
  • Notebook/Paper and Pen/Pencil
  • Sleeping Bag or Sheets and Pillow
  • Towels
  • Snacks, Drinks, and Breakfast Items (for yourself)
  • Layers of clothing and rain gear (be prepared for anything)



Please bring your camera(s), your camera manual, your selection of lenses, a tripod, and a laptop (if you would like to). This retreat is a great opportunity to ask us questions about your gear and to get to know your camera better. 


We will be heading into town for some meals. Please bring your own snacks/drinks and breakfast items. There is a small kitchen in the house with a refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, and coffee maker. There is a grill on the deck.  Linens and towels are NOT provided. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag or sheets, a pillow, and towels.


We recommend bringing layers of clothing and rain gear. The weather at the end of February is very unpredictable. Please dress accordingly. We do intend to do some shooting and may be outside for extended periods of time. We'll try not to freeze anyone, but come prepared for the cold!


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