(Please note: No non-participating spouses are permitted on this workshop due to the logistics of the day and the fee that we pay to the abandoned facility for its use.)
Berry College, a private liberal arts institution nestled on 27,000 acres outside of Rome, Georgia is not just an educational institution, but also an education for the senses. The Berry campus is simply a sight to see. From the photogenic cut stone complex built by Henry Ford in the 1920’s, to the college’s mountain campus, the old mill waterwheel and more, there is so much to photograph. Join Ledra and Jeff as they lead you through Ledra’s alma mater. A lot has changed in the twenty years since she graduated, but the things that make Berry a breathtakingly beautiful campus are still there for all to see.
THEN follow us to a newly-opened-to-the-public property with the ruins of an old textile mill. If you want to photograph grit, texture and abandonment, this location is for you. This is probably one of the most amazingly photogenic abandoned structures we've ever visited and is NOT to be missed. We will spend approximately 3 hours on the Berry Campus and 3 hours at the ruins.
This workshop starts at 8:00am on Sunday and ends around 4pm on Sunday. We will meet on the Berry College Campus at 8:00am. Further instructions will be given closer to the start of the workshop.
Full payment is required to hold your place in the workshop. No refunds will be issued after October 20, 2019. (See our Policies page for our refund and cancellation policy.)
For this Workshop:
Accessories - We do not require that you purchase any specific equipment for this workshop. With that said, however, there are a couple of filters that we feel are very important to possess and whose effects cannot be replicated in Photoshop. A circular polarizer is very commonly used in landscape photography, especially when shooting water and blue skies. We recommend you get these for all your lenses eventually if you do any outdoor shooting.
A 3-stop (.9) solid neutral density filter can also be useful if you are attempting images using longer shutter speeds. Bring one if you have it, but don’t buy one for this specific workshop. By far, the polarizer is the more useful of the two filters for this workshop.
Long lens - Also, if you have a very long lens, bring it. If the eagles are on their nest you will need it. Something 300mm or longer will be required to get eagle shots. Please do not buy a long lens specifically for this workshop as the eagles may not be present and are only about 15% of the shooting we will do that day even if they are.
Weather – Seasonal weather is unpredictable. We suggest you dress in layers for this workshop to be prepared for whatever the weather throws us. Have a jacket and possibly some gloves handy in the car. Make sure to bring rain gear for both you and for your camera gear (just in case) and please wear comfortable, sturdy shoes as well.