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Jekyll Island *** FULL ***

Light, Place and the Grand Scale Landscape

Jekyll Island
April 22 – 26, 2009
(Weds at 10:00 AM – Sun at noon)
Instructors: Craig Tanner
Tuition: $1,095
Deposit: $300

Our Pledge to You

Join us on one of America's most beautiful barrier islands for 4 and 1/2 days of photography of classic beachscapes, marshscapes and turn of the century architecture. The focus of this landscape-based workshop is in the field shooting with one on one instruction followed up by supportive image reviews.

Presentations on this workshop will include but not be limited to composition for the grand scale landscape, composition for architecture, night photography, and Adobe Photoshop techniques relevant to the types of assignments we will have on the workshop.

This workshop will include multiple shooting sessions at Driftwood Beach, the world famous tree strewn beach on the north end of Jekyll Island.  We will also visit and photograph the island's stunning marshes and the art deco period architecture of the Jekyll Pier.

In addition, we will photograph Jekyll Island's architectural wonderland - the Historic District of restored summer homes from the golden era of Jekyll Island when it was a playground for the wealthiest families in the country. We will photograph the beautiful summer  cottages here once belonging to families with names like Rockefeller, Crane, Gould and Vanderbilit.  Faith Chapel, the church built on the island to serve the famous summer residents, contains a stained glass window made and personally installed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. A dramatic canopy of massive, moss covered live oak trees completes the magical atmosphere found in the island's historic district.

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"The landscape workshop on Jekyll Island was a phenomenal experience.  The group was large enough to produce a great interaction yet small enough to allow for plenty of one-on-one instruction.  Jekyll Island is a great place for the workshop and it provided many types of photographic opportunities.  The overall experience was fantastic." -- Julie J. (Jekyll Island Workshop Participant 2006)"

Prior to attending the Jekyll Island workshop, which was my first photography workshop, I felt as if I might have an enjoyable experience, meet new people and increase my photography skills in a technical sense. I took away 100 times more. I learned how to let go and let the process of photography take care of me, instead of me trying to control it. I learned to listen to the voice and the vision in my head. I learned I had tremendous support and really good friends who bonded over the entire experience, and over creating beautiful images. I felt, at a core level, for the very first time since I started photography that my passion for photography and my belief in myself to actually do it well met in the middle. These results were not expected, but they all happened and its changed my life. Thank you!!!" -- Dale F. (Jekyll Island Workshop Participant 2006).

Additional Information

Getting There:

The closest commercial airports to Jekyll Island are in Jacksonville, FL and Savannah, GA.  Savannah is approximately  a 1.5 hour drive from Jekyll Island and Jacksonville is approximately a 1.0 hour drive. There are rental cars available at both airports. 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.

Driving directions to the island, along with a downloadable map, are available here.


The workshop will be hosted at the Jekyll Oceanfront Clarion Resort and Spa.

Jekyll Oceanfront Clarion Resort & Spa
975 N. Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
(912) 635-2531 x:470
(800) 736-1046 - toll free
(912) 635-9072 - fax

We have a block of rooms set aside for the class from Tuesday, 4/21/09 through Monday, 4/27/09 at the rate of $99/night for ocean view rooms.  The cutoff date for these rates is March 21, 2009.

We have classroom meeting space at the Jekyll Oceanfront Clarion Resort & Spa.

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






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