Bear Creek Photography NC | Calendar of Events





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


February 24, 2018; 1-4 PM: From Art to Garden, Duke Alumni Women's Weekend 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.


April 29, 2018:  Senior portrait session with Sloan in Concord, NC.


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.


May 31 - June 3, 2018:  Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend - Melissa and Kyle are TEAM members to assist at the Grandfather Mountain NPW - photo fun, camaraderie and learning at a beautiful natural wonder!  We'll be leading beginner "boot camp" sessions for newer photographers, as well as enjoying presentations by prominent photographers from throughout the United States.


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


July 11, 2018: Lightroom on Tour with Scott Kelby; Raleigh, NC: We get to be the students this time!!!!


July 16, 2018: Durham Photography Club presentation; Durham, NC: Forensic Photography - what it's about, how it's done, why it's done, and some of Melissa's experiences over the past 14 years


August 18-19: Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic - Melissa and Kyle are TEAM members to assist at the Grandfather Mountain NPW - photo fun, camaraderie and learning at a beautiful natural wonder!  


November 8-11, 2018: Outer Banks Photo Experience Workshop: Join us in the Outer Banks for a fun-filled and relaxing weekend exploring the unique geography of the Outer Banks!


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Dates TBA: Spring in the Smokies; Cherokee, NC

Dates TBA: Autumn in the South; Edisto Beach, SC


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.