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Next Step Fall 2009 ***FULL***

Next Step Fall
October 11 – 17, 2009
(Sunday at 3:00 pm – Saturday at 1:00 pm)
Instructor: Craig Tanner
Tuition: $1,195
Deposit: $300

Our Pledge to You

The Next Step workshop is about peeling away fear, expectation and convention and finding the passion, purpose and the heart of your work as an artist. This workshop is about getting who you truly want to become as a person and artist into your photography.   The Next Step workshop is about uncovering your unlimited potential as an artist and human being.   Craig has designed a series of fun and challenging exercises that facilitate the peeling away of layers of fear and expectation and finding your passion.

The beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia, with its lovely squares, the historic district, lively River Street and music scene, with a possible trip to one of the barrier islands or historic Bonaventure Cemetery, will be the backdrop for our explorations.

This six day creativity workshop is limited to 10 to 11 participants to insure a maximum amount of individual instruction and to insure a powerful sense of community among the participants.

To register for this workshop, please use our online contact form and select Workshops in the choices for subject.  In the Message section, please let us know that it is this workshop in which you are interested.


"I used to say 'I like photography', but never say 'I am a photographer'.  Now I can.  I came away with a different sense of myself, my competence as a photographer, and learning how to feel safe enough to take risks in my approach to photography.  I feel like I am forever changed as a person; this may sound hyperbolic, but it's real."   

Daniel G.  ( Next Step, March 2009)

"First, thanks for putting on a unique and wonderful workshop. It is, without a doubt, the most thought provoking experience that I have had in years, and perhaps, ever.  You two put body and soul into this project and are not afraid to show how much it means to you both professionally and emotionally.  This in turn frees up the participants to do the same.  Had I fully known what to expect, I would not have attended for exactly the same reasons that I needed to be there.  I am certain that I punched a few holes through some barriers of my own making.  Well there is definitely light shining through the newly created breaches and I am going to bask in it."     

Mark L. ( Next Step, March 2009)

“The Next Step workshop started out as a way for me to become a better photographer by breaking down unknown barriers that limit my creativity. It transformed magically into a deep reflection of who I am as a person and how these very same barriers limit me in the rest of my life. I am forever thankful to Craig and my fellow participants for encouraging me to jump to the next step. My journey continues….”  Steve B. (Next Step, September 2007).

“I’m on my way home and have been thinking about the workshop. I feel the need to send along a profound thank-you for making this happen. Perhaps I’ve said this already, or at least passed along my appreciation, but I don’t feel that these previous attempts are adequate. After the typical workshop, the camaraderie and emotions dim with time. The lessons learned and absorbed are relegated to the subconscious. I feel that this one will be different. I’m feeling a very strong connection to the creative spirit. Something about this experience touched me deeply and won’t soon be forgotten. It was quite obvious that you felt very strongly about this topic and were struggling with the same things we were/are. This connection helped to make the workshop more meaningful. I hope that you continue to offer this type of experience for others. Again, thanks!”  Gordon W. ( Next Step, September 2005).

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.

To register for this workshop, please use our online contact form and select Workshops in the choices for subject.  In the Message section, please let us know that it is this workshop in which you are interested.






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