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Street Portraiture *** FULL ***

Street Portraiture
April 28 – May 3, 2009
(Tues 4:00 PM – Sun at 1:00 PM)
Instructor: Craig Tanner
Tuition: $1,095

Our Pledge to You

The Street Portraiture workshop is about first, becoming more confident approaching strangers and then, working with a variety of techniques to dramatically improve upon your photographs of the people you meet on the street. The setting for this workshop is the beautiful city of Savannah, GA with her lovely historic district and squares, lively River Street and music scene.

This workshop will begin with demonstrations where Craig will show his ideas about approach, which will include, but not be limited to, techniques for positively framing the shooting session and both verbal and body language communication field techniques. Craig will also demo rapport building techniques. Presentations and in the field teaching will include techniques for maximizing quality of light, working with shallow depth of field to simplify backgrounds (including a special demonstration using the Lensbaby), using split focus techniques, evoking emotional responses from the portrait subject, using props to create a high energy presence on the street, and “impromptu” posing techniques. Craig will also present some of his favorite Street Portraiture Photoshop techniques. This workshop is limited to 10 participants.

*** FULL*** –  To join the waiting list, click here.

NOTE:  We have an unexpected last minute opening in this workshop.  Please contact us if you are interested in taking this space on this very popular workshop.


“I was sure that attending the Street Portraiture Workshop would help my photography skills grow. I could never have expected the amazing experience which unfolded. Craig and Marti have designed a workshop that will expand you as a person and open you up to creativity in a whole new way. There is no way to describe what you can expect as the experience will be unique for everyone. I can tell you that if you go to Savannah and open yourself to this journey, that Craig and Marti will guide you through experiences that will spark your creativity and photography, and quite possibly open you to look at the world with wonder again. “ -- Kate L. (Street Portraiture , 2008)

Additional Information

Getting There:

The closest airport to Savannah is the Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV).  The airport is approximately 15 minutes from downtown Savannah.  There is taxi service and there are rental cars available at this airport. Taxi fare to the historic district where our hotel is located is approximately $25.00.

We will release workshop participant contact information to the members of this particular workshop, with each participant’s approval, as the workshop dates approach so that you may arrange car sharing, etc. with each other.

We will only need enough cars to transport participants away from the city to shoot at one or two locations outside of the city, weather permitting.  For the rest of the time, all of our shooting locations are within walking distance of the hotel.  We do encourage the participants to share rental cars.


The Next Step workshop is hosted at, and we have a block of rooms set aside for the workshop participants at:

The Promenade Hotel Historic District
412 West Bay Street
Savannah, GA  31401-1115
(912) 233-1011

The prices for the rooms are $99 weekday/ $119 on weekend.  This is an excellent price for hotels in the historic district.

Each room includes: Flat Screen Television •Microwave /Refrigerator •Remote Control Television • Iron and Ironing Board • Blow Dryer • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access • Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast •Coffee Maker with Gourmet Coffee


As of May 1, 2008,  there is a parking charge of $7.00/day for each car parked at the hotel.

When you call for reservations, please tell them that you are with The Mindful Eye (Craig Tanner/Marti Jeffers) Photography Workshops in order to get the special rate.

*** FULL*** –  To join the waiting list, click here.

NOTE:  We have an unexpected last minute opening in this workshop.  Please contact us if you are interested in taking this space on this very popular workshop.






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