Charleston’s Best Photo Locations


March 21-24, 2023

Charleston, South Carolina

73 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC

When:  March 21 starting at Noon.  Ends Noon on Friday March 24th 2023.

Tuition: Early Bird: $715/person. Discounts for CNPA members available. Limited to 12 students with 2 instructors.

Registration will go up to $735 after Jan 1, 2023. 

Recommended Lodging: We have a block of rooms reserved at the Hampton Inn and Suites West Ashley but you may stay wherever you wish. Class sessions will be held at the host hotel.

Spring is by far, the BEST time to visit Charleston, SC. The majority of the workshop will be held in the field to make the most of your time here. We’ll be heading to the best locations at the perfect times around the Charleston area. This is going to be so much more than a “tour”. We’ll be helping you with your camera settings, exposure, understanding the histogram, and many more technical aspects of photography. We’ll have all the time we need to concentrate on composition and light. This is the area that most photographers struggle with, and yet, spend the least amount of time practicing. Weather will dictate our exact itinerary. All attendees will receive a FREE copy of Kate Silvia’s E-Book “Composition For The Landscape Photographer”  Join us for an extended weekend of fun and learning in one of the most beautiful locations in the southeast. 

  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

  • Botany Bay

  • Historic Downtown Charleston and Rainbow Row

  • Folly Beach and/or Sullivan’s Island

  • Shem Creek Park

  • The Ravenel Bridge

  • Historic gardens painted with pink and red azaleas and live oak trees covered with southern Spanish moss.

  • One of the best sunrise and sunset spots in Charleston, Folly Beach. Dunes, surfers, sea stars, a lighthouse, fishing pier, and possibly even dolphins.

  • The eerie yet beautiful boneyard beach at Botany Bay

  • Shrimp boats and marshlands

  • Civil War era homes and cobblestone lined streets of historic Charleston.

***See Images Below of The Area***

  • Digital Camera with extra batteries and memory cards

  • Lenses from wide angle to medium telephoto

  • Photo backpack or other bag to protect your gear

  • Re-fillable water bottle. Snacks for the field

  • Tripod if you own one. I have one to borrow if needed

  • Bug Spray…it’s Bad this time of year!

  • Sunscreen, hat, umbrella.

  • Dress in Layers…could be a cool 45 degrees in the morning and 85 in the afternoon around here.

  • Laptop if you want to follow along with any photo editing we do. Not required though.

  • Something to take notes with

  • Shoes that can get wet

  • Anti-Alligator spray! Just kidding….