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Night Photography Workshop - 2011 - (**FULL**) Savannah, Ga.

Night Photography Workshop

Night Photography Workshop  
November 15 - 20, 2011 Savannah, Ga.
This Workshop Is Full
(Tues 4:00 PM – Sun at 1:00 PM) 
Instructor: Craig Tanner
Tuition: $1,195
 Stunningly beautiful Savannah, Ga. and its surrounding landscapes will give us an opportunity to shoot everything from beautiful twilight streetscapes to big landscapes with star trails and fixed starry night skies. Light painted old world architecture and photography of people enjoying Savannah's rich and diverse night life will be a part of our explorations as well. With sunset times of apx. 5:30PM our night shoots will take place at a reasonable hour so that as a bonus we can take advantage of some day time shooting and still get plenty of rest for our information packed days and critique sessions. This workshop includes two trips to one of the most beautiful and expansive beaches on the east coast. We will be there at low tide (and with a moonless sky) which will give us an amazing canvas for shooting stars combined with stunning tidal patterns that go on for hundreds of yards in almost every direction. This section of the beach also gives us access to a pier and very dramatic leading lines of multiple jetties. On the north end of the Island our night time adventures will take us to a turn of the century lighthouse and ruins of an old fort.
Savannah, Ga., which has been called America's most beautiful walking city, (and its 21 squares and parks have been recognized in the top ten of the most beautiful American public spaces) is also a city of incredible beauty at night. Boasting one of the most dramatic urban forests in the world, Savannah's hundreds of years old live oaks, draped heavy with spanish moss (combined with 17th and 18th century architecture) make the perfect southern Gothic canvas for our night time explorations with both camera and lights for light painting.
 Savannah is also one of the most people friendly cities in the country and is well known for its switch everyday from a small town with old world charm to a small town with a renowned night life. 
On this workshop you will get an opportunity, working in pairs, to learn an enormous amount in a very short time about making impromptu portraits of people you are just meeting. During this shoot you will also be learning how to find amazing qualities of light for portraits working with nothing more than the light of existing street lamps and architectural accent lights.
This workshop will include powerful information for using special in-camera processing to dramatically improve the color balance and tone curve of your night shots - especially those created in extreme lighting situations. Craig will be sharing powerful post processing techniques for getting the most out of night time explorations with your camera.
Craig will also be bringing his extensive knowledge of lighting and lighting design to the workshop experience to add an enormous value to the idea of shooting at night while adding your own lighting effects. 
This workshop consists of shooting sessions, classroom presentations and image critique sessions.
This workshop is limited to 10 participants to insure maximum individual instruction in both the field and classroom.
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.  
 Even though this is the first time Craig will be teaching a whole workshop dedicated to the art of Night Photography, Craig has been shooting landscapes, architecture, and people at night for almost twenty years. Craig has been teaching night photography techniques for 15 years. Its one of his favorite times to be alive and to be creative.
This will be the 26th workshop Craig has taught in and around Savannah, Ga..
About Our Workshops
For more information about The Mindful Eye workshops, including general requirements and our cancellation policies and procedures , please read About Our Workshops.
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.
Testimonials from some of Craig's other Savannah and Georgia Coast based workshops
*All testimonials are from workshops held in the last calendar year
This was my first workshop and it exceeded my expectations. Craig’s energy and dedication to providing individual attention to the participants was incredible. I also enjoyed the fact that in addition to the typical technical stuff, we spent a lot of time talking about why a photo worked or didn’t. Craig’s insights on composition, design and how we can use simple post processing to emphasize emotion and meaning we were very powerful. – Jim L.  (2011 Jekyll Island Workshop)

Craig’s workshops are a transformative and inspiring experience. Craig goes far beyond teaching mere technique – sharing universal lessons from his own successes and failures, explaining and applying the science of color and design to photography, creating a sharing community from a group a strangers so we all become teachers to each other, adapting insights to your personal situation and style, inspiring you to be your own source of creativity and inspiration. Only 4 1/2 days and you leave with ideas, tools and inspiration to last a long time. – Steve D.  (2011 Jekyll Island Workshop)

My eyes and my heart were very powerfully opened by the personable and fun style in which Craig chooses to teach. Critiques, which can be so painful to many (but are nonetheless a necessary component to advancing one’s level of work) were deftly delivered with an incredible knowledge base of photographic design and compositional expertise. Critiques were always tempered with a sincere component of consideration for each participant’s feelings and dignity. Come for the better part of a week and be prepared to work, learn and have fun and return home with knowledge and memories that will accelerate and carry your craft forward for a lifetime. – Steven N.  (2011 Jekyll Island)

One of the most informative workshops I have ever attended. Craig helps you build practical photographic skills while challenging you to move beyond what’s merely familiar and comfortable creatively. It was a fantastic week. – Neal P.  (2011 Street Portraiture, Savannah, Ga.)

This workshop made me think, work, change and stretch both as a photographer and a person. I came home exhausted but elated at what I had experienced and excited by how I would put all into practice in my photography and in my life. – Yvonne R.  (2011 Street Portraiture, Savannah, Ga.)

Do not hesitate to sign up for this workshop because you think that photographing strangers is a scary prospect. Craig excels at framing the experience of approaching strangers so that you feel encouraged and supported throughout. This was my second Mindful Eye workshop in Savannah, and it truly is the ideal place to do street portraiture. I am very grateful for the opportunities that I had to make meaningful connections with people over the course of the workshop. If you allow yourself to have this experience, you will be rewarded on a very personal level. – Erin M.  (2011 Street Portraiture, Savannh, Ga.)

There is no other workshop like this. You will (likely) be challenged in ways you could never have dreamed. And when you have finished you will know that no other photo workshop experience could have such a profound and positive effect on your photography and your life. –Michael B.  (2011 Next Step Workshop, Savannah, Ga.)

The Next Step… is not just another workshop, it is a photography – and life – transforming experience. Craig brings tremendous energy and innovation to a very challenging, very rewarding, very hands-on week of learning to use our photography in new and much more meaningful ways. While this is not a technical workshop, Craig’s immense technical knowledge and experience and expert support are always quietly but readily available. Groups are kept small to ensure this, and also ensure wonderful co-operation, teamwork and strong friendships that inevitably develop in the course of an unforgettable week. – Erich K. (2011 Next Step Workshop, Savannah, Ga.)

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.
As the workshop date approaches, we will set up a private section on The Mindful Eye Community, available only to participants of this workshop, so that participants can contact to  arrange car sharing, and other information that you want to share.
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. As the workshop date approaches, we will set up a private section on The Mindful Eye Community, available only to participants of this workshop, so that participants can contact to  arrange car sharing, and other information that you want to share.
The Street Portraiture workshop is hosted at:
Inn at Ellis Square
201 West Bay Street
Savannah GA 31401
Toll Free:  877-542-7666
Hotel Switchboard:  912-236-4440
We have a block of rooms at $109/night, plus applicable taxes.  Parking in the hotel's covered garage is $9/day.   This is an excellent price for hotels in the historic district.  
When you call for reservations, please tell them that you are with the The Mindful Eye Group,  the workshop name and dates.  Our set of rooms are blocked from two days before the workshop begins through two days after the workshop ends.  If you wish to extend your stay in beautiful Savannah, you can do that at our special rate.  Our contact person at the hotel is Linda Bell, senior sales manager.  If you encounter any problems, you may call her at 912-944-3286.
Please reserve your room by October 10th, 2011  After that date, the rooms will be returned to the hotel for general use and will not be subject to the special rate we've been given. 
There is free hi-speed internet throughout the hotel, a free deluxe continental breakfast each day, pool and fitness center, and Dominque's Lounge and Bar in the hotel.
Each room includes: Flat Screen TV,  coffee maker, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, lighted make-up mirror, hair dryer and a table and chair.
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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