Charleston South Carolina Photography Workshop

Charleston South Carolina Photography Workshop 2019


Dates: March 24-28, 2019

Tuition:  $1,695.00

Location: Charleston, SC

Instructor(s): Kurt Budliger & Joe Rossbach


Charleston is a beautiful southern coastal city and know for its breathtaking scenery and southern charm. Late March is the perfect time of year to visit this stunning region as it bursts into spring.  During this workshop we will shoot the famed Magnolia Plantation, Bald Cypress swamps, ancient Live Oaks draped in moss, the bone yard of skeleton trees on Edisto Island, Folly Beach and old city architecture. As with all of our workshops there will be ample field instruction, classroom critiques, software training and composition and field technique lectures.

Our Vision & Focus:

Joseph & Kurt will focus on learning to “see” the landscape in new ways; unlocking creativity in situations that require conceptual and compositional ingenuity.  In addition to composition and creative vision, they will discuss the best use of light and subject matter to create a memorable and publishable image. During classroom sessions Joseph & Kurt will focus on teaching a logical, effective workflow that ensures the highest quality for your work, as well an image archive that is stable, consistent, and retrievable over the long term, and that ultimately liberates rather than burdens.  They will cover step by step the process from shooting RAW files in the field to optimizing the final image in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop.


Day 1: Meet and Greet at the hotel starting at 2pm. 2 hour classroom session focusing on essential techniques such as composition, lighting & equipment.

Day 2: Sunrise/morning filed session. Afternoon classroom session focusing on Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop. Afternoon/sunset field session.

Day 3: Sunrise/morning filed session. Afternoon classroom session focusing on developing students work in the digital darkroom. Afternoon/sunset field session.

Day 4: Sunrise/morning filed session. Afternoon classroom session focusing on image critiques. Afternoon/sunset field session.

Day 5: Morning sunrise shoot. Workshop ends at 10am.

Physical Difficulty:

There will be no strenuous hiking involved during the workshop and most locations will be close to the road.  Some locations, however may involve a short hike of approximately a mile with no serious elevation gains.  A modest level of health and fitness will greatly enhance your experience.

Accommodations & Travel:

Clients are responsible travel and lodging.  A block of rooms has been set up at the Holiday Inn Express in North Charleston.  Please reference Adventures in Light or Joseph Rossbach Photography when making your reservation.



A non-refundable deposit of 300.00 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop.  Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of this workshop.  There is no refund after the final payment has been made (unless we can fill your spot).  Please see our cancellation policy for more detailed information.