Welcome to our home! We can't wait to host you here in Charleston and show you not only our beautiful city, but explore all of the hidden gems we have found. We spend an extraordinary amount of time with our company Charleston Photography Tours, searching for the unknown photographic potential of the Lowcountry. We live here, so not only do we know the area, but our expenses are minimal. Because of this, we are able to pass those savings on to you!

For this workshop, it's safe to say that when the azaleas come into bloom, Charleston is bathed in color and history comes alive. Spring is easily the very best time of year to visit and photograph the Lowcountry. We will make sure you're not only in the right place for the right light, but we will also guide you to areas only locals will know about. From private plantations to lush azaleas, you'll see Charleston and the Lowcountry in all their beauty.
Keith and Tiffany are wonderful to work with...super friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. I learned so much about my camera...
Addie Strozier
Augusta, GA

General Info
Workshop Dates:
March 16th - March 19th, 2018
March 23 - March 26th, 2018
Instructors: Keith & Tiffany Briley
Class Size: 12 (6 per instructor)
Deposit: $250 USD
Cost: $750 USD
Recommended Lodging
Wingate by Wyndham
9280 University Blvd
North Charleston, SC 29406
Plantations and Their Gardens, Blackwater Swamps, Boneyard Beaches, Azaleas, Oak Allees, Historic Ruins, Shrimp Boats, Seascapes, Wetlands, Lowcountry Backroads, Ravenel Bridge, Downtown Charleston, Spanish Moss Covered Live Oaks, Autobon Swamp, Large Ocean Piers and Lowcountry Wildlife
All of this plus, FULL ACCESS to a private plantation and a PRIVATE boat ride to an uninhabited island for its Boneyard Beach to photograph the Milky Way and sunrise.
March 16th - March 19th, 2018
Only 4 seats left!
March 23rd - March 26th, 2018
👈🏻 We still have a few seats available for
the March 16th - 19th workshop!

All locations and times visited will be determined by the conditions given. All elements are watched closely for the best photographic and learning experience. If we have cloudy days, more time will be spent in the field during the middle of the day. If, however, the Lowcountry light becomes very harsh (as it does on sunny days), we'll spend the middle of the day in classroom learning our entire post processing workflow. Regardless, we have a short time together and we're going to make sure every minute is packed with locations, photographic potential, and much learning.
Day Three
This morning's focus is moving water and motion in photography. We’ll discuss tips and tricks for identifying and creating movement and depth in our images. Including the use of filters and properly exposing for the moment. After our morning field session, expect the remainder of today's itinerary to be filled with photographic opportunity, as we hop from place to place to cover a variety of locations, including Oak Allees, historic ruins, black water swamps, shrimp trawlers, marshes and the Azalea filled plantations.

Day Four
Today is out last day together and we'll make the most of it! It’s day four and we’re so excited to introduce you to a location that only CPT visits! Included will be FULL ACCESS to a private plantation, to wander and photograph its magnificant Oak Allee and abundant subject matter that will transport you back in time! Afterwards, we’ll gather together for a clssroom session focusing on your digital darkroom. Guests are asked to select 1 or 2 of their best raw images, from the trip thus far, to use in their post processing. We'll wrap up the worskshop mid-day and say our goodbyes.
Recommended Gear:
- Digital SLR Camera with Multiple Batteries & Memory Cards
- Standard to Wide Lens with Lens Hood (10 - 70mm)
- Telephoto Lens with Lens Hood (70 - 400mm)
- Sturdy Tripod
- Wireless Remote or Cable Release
- Circular Polarizer Filter
- Neutral Density Filters
- Your Favorite Gear Bag or Backpack
- Hiking Boots, Waders, Water Shoes
- Jacket for Cooler Mornings
- Headlamp or Flashlight
- Laptop
- A Spirit of Adventure!
Day One
We’ll all gather at the hotel, in the afternoon, for a meet and greet followed by dinner and our sunset location. We’ll keep it low key tonight while we begin our new friendships and cover photographic techniques that will set the foundation for all we're going to learn and cover during our time together.

Day Two
Being located on the east coast, sunrises in the Lowcountry are spectacular. Our first morning together will be an early one. Join us as we board a boat and make our way to an uninhabited island, off the Charleston coast, to photograph its boneyard beach with a Milky Way backdrop and finish off with an unforgettable sunrise! Afterwards, we’ll gather for breakfast and discuss the remainder of our day. Following a short break due to an early rise, we’ll gather together for a photo critique and discussion on composition and the use of light. After some classroom time, we’ll be back on our adventure to photograph and capture the natural beauty of Charleston. Along the way, we’ll stop for a bite of southern food for dinner, and head out for our sunset location, before calling it a day.
Topics We’ll Cover
- The secret to making an impact with your images
- How to set yourself up for success in the field
- From snapshots to fine art – making the most of the location
- The use of natural light
- Long exposure work with the use of filters
- Making full use of your histogram
- Focusing techniques
- Manual bracketing
- Capturing water movement
- Proper exposure
- Getting the most out of your tools within your digital darkroom
- Sometimes, rules are meant to be broken


Physical Requirements
Most of the locations we have scheduled are a short walk. The Lowcountry is a relatively flat area, so no hills or serious inclines of any sort. The plantations (both public and private), along with the Boneyard Beaches, will require a bit more walking, all on flat terrain. A standard liability waiver is included with your booking.

What's Included
Professional one-on-one instruction in the field, expert digital darkroom instruction and critiquing, hours and hours of shooting, many amazing images and several new friends!

What's Not Included
Airfare, airport fees and taxes, visa fees, lodging and meals.

Payment and Cancellation Policy
A non-refundable deposit of $250 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop. Final payment is due 90 days before the workshop starts. If you wish to cancel after final payment has been made, our refund policy is stated below:

Between 90 and 30 days: 25% refund
Less than 30 days and no-shows: 0% refund

If we happen to find another guest to take your place, we will give you a full refund (minus your initial deposit).

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