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In the Atlanta metro area, explore the creative aspects of photography, from architecture and landscapes to people and business, including private lessons and creative coaching.

*Dates will be posted here when the workshop schedule is available. If there is no date listed you can pre-register to indicate your interest (no obligation, no payment due).

Gift Certificates for Workshops and Private Lessons are available.


Link to travel workshops

    France 2019 - Pre-Register Now for 6 days in Provence or the Dordogne
  • Provence-Lavender, Abbeys, Olive groves, Van Gogh and more
  • the Dordogne -Castles, Prehistoric Caves, Midevil villages - a step back in time

Interested in photography travel destination workshops? We are working on a new schedule for 2019 & 2020- please let us know where you would like to go.


An Essential Guide to the Business of Photography.
For full-time or part-time, professional photographers and emerging professional photographers, a successful photography business can be yours with an introduction to the right tools. Start with specific business practices necessary for the photography industry; which contracts and forms are essential, how to charge for your work, basics of running a small business, marketing and advertising techniques, insurance, copyright and much more. The workshop is lead by Judith Pishnery, an experienced, working professional photographer; additional industry pros may provide some of the workshop content. Workshop includes Judith's 350+ page book the "Essential Guide to the Business of Photography - 3rd Editions".

Workshop in Atlanta - class is 9:30am to 1:30pm

This class is presented in several segments, you may take any section you like, in any order. It is recommended if you are new to the Business side of Photography to take all 6 sections. Classes are held each month. Location to be determined.

Tuition: $95 per class section (discount for taking more than one class)

Book: $25 fee added to the first class (unless you already have a copy)

Business of Photography - Participant comments

I just wanted to thank you again for all of the information that you shared with us in class. I have been trying to find someone who would give me insight into the real world of professional photography. Your class was exactly what I was looking for. The workbook is very good - I will have to work my way through it. I hope to take some more of your classes or go to some of your workshops very soon. Thanks again for info. --Stan.... / Business of Photography

Thanks again...I very much enjoyed my two days of photographic immersion. You are so incredibly knowledgeable. One of my prior co- workers asked how your seminar was. I told her to imagine my explaining our business in two days. ..ha! She quickly understood. The amount of information to process is mammoth, but then...I have always known that. I want to do this...thank you for helping get me started. And...just for the record...I have travelled too!! HA! Hope to see you again soon in another workshop or other photographic arena. --Judy.... / Business of Photography

First, let me start by saying that the seminar over the weekend was chock full o' information I had never even considered as becoming a professional photographer. Your insight into the business and your completely open and honest explanation was absolutely well receipted and appreciated by those in the class. It was a truly enjoyable session and your no-non-sense approach to teaching, which is much like my approach, was refreshing, engaging, and all around FUN! I feel quite honored and lucky to have met such a well-respected and successful professional as yourself. I do look forward to fostering a closer personal and professional relationship with you. --Heather .... / Business of Photography

I wanted to thank you for an absolutely brilliant seminar this weekend. I have a great appreciation and respect for an instructor that comes to class with a well-defined outline of topics to cover. And to have the instructor follow that outline with such ease definitely attests to the vast expertise you have. I also appreciate your openness to sharing resources. This is one of the best seminars I have attended and certainly the one that I have gained the most information from. I still cannot believe how much information you covered in two days. --Donna .... / Business of Photography

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Painting with Light at Location - locations include Sloss Furnace, SE Railway Museum, Paradise Garden, Lindale Mill and others

This hands-on workshop combines low-light and night photography fun with unique locations.

Painting with Light is an incredible photographic technique of adding light to objects and structures in a low-light situation.  Literally, painting the light using a hand-held light source like a flashlight or penlight or electronic flash and long exposure times.

Combining painting and structure makes for fantastic and unique imagery

The workshops begin with an introduction and demo and proceed to the location.

The informational workshop will provide you with important tips and techniques for photographing at night and “painting with light”. A demonstration and practice session will take place to get you familiar with the variety of lighting options possible. A few post-processing techniques, using Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop will be demonstrated to complement and enhance the images.

On the Field trip worshop one evening, you will meet on-location for the hands-on workshop.

Arrive at the designated time to explore the location and also have time to shoot with some late afternoon light. Sunset is near TBA and allows you time for some dusk photography with the possibility of adding light. Once it’s dark the fun begins. Use your flashlights, LEDs, hot shoe flashes and other portable lighting to create fun and unique images.

Directions and details and supplies list provided at time of registration. Hotel recommendations available upon request.  More about the locations will be provided.

This workshop fills quickly so enroll today to save your place!

Intro & Demo workshop: TBA 

Field Trip Location: TBA

Prerequisite:  minimum of PHOTO 1 and PHOTO 2 (preferred) or equivalent in skills, a decent understanding of camera controls and use

Equipment Required:

  • DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses
  • The ability to use Manual Exposure (must have a camera with B -bulb setting)
  • A remote or cable shutter release
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Portable, battery powered lights (flashlights, speedlights, LEDs)


This half-day workshop will provide hands-on practical information and practice in the use of your electronic camera flash (not the flash built-in to the camera - this class is for accessory flash units).  Learn techniques for using your flash, including fill flash, bounce flash, indoor and outdoor use and more. Limited to 10 students.

Learn how to control the light, shadows, and contrast. Additional techniques for using attachments that will improve the light.   

Bring your camera and flash (and manuals if you have them) to class.

Next Class: TBA - 9:30am-1:30pm
Tuition: $95
Levels: Beginner
  Photo 101 or the equivalent

These classes fill up fast so enroll today to save your place.
Location: Jasper, Georgia (exact location will be sent after registration)

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Want to learn studio lighting? This class will introduce you to a variety of studio lighting equipment and techniques. Lighting equipment from the DIY to the professional strobe/flash gear will be discussed and demontrated. Subject matter is still life (also know as table-top or product), including techniques to work with difficult subjects like glass and metal. Composition and styling techniques will be demonstrated. This workshop is part information & demo and part hands-on.

Tuition: $165 (lunch included) - class limited to 6 students
Levels: Intermediate Photographer 
  Photo 102 or the equivalent, some experience with Strobe/Flash is helpful but not necessary.

These classes fill up fast so enroll today to save your place.
Location: Jasper, Georgia (exact location will be sent after registration)

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Private Lessons / tutoring > more info

  • Schedule your Private Photo Lessons or Custom workshop.
  • Please email for a schedule and info on specific tutoring
  • Available for Photo 101/102, etc; Studio & Location Lighting;
  • Lightroom & Photoshop instruction; and more...
  • Custom workshops for groups of 4 or more can be scheduled.
  • Pre-payment required to schedule any private lesson

A select amount of new private lesson students will be taken during this time. Please contact us and we will let you know the availabilty if you are interested in private lessons. Register Now


Introduction to Adobe Lightroom - improve your workflow, manage your image files, process RAW or JPEG images - all within Lightroom

Quickly download images from your camera to your computer. Automatically rename files, organize folders, and even add metadata (your name, contact info, keywords) to photos as you import them.

Learn to manage and organize your images in the Lightroom Catalog Library for your photography.

Work with the power of 'collections' to organize your images by category, client, topic, portfolio, or any criteria you want.

Develop your photographs with precise, easy-to-use tools for globally correcting white balance, exposure, tone curves, lens distortion, and color casts; working with presets (and creating your own).

Class: TBA, 9:30am to 1:30pm

Tuition: $125 - class limited to 6 students
Levels: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate Photographer - BEGINNER with LightRoom 
  Photo 101 or the equivalent, some experience with Photoshop (or Elements) is helpful but not necessary.

These classes fill up fast so enroll today to save your place.
Location: Jasper, Georgia (exact location will be sent after registration)

:: you will need a laptop and the current version of Lightroom installed

Additional Lightroom classes will be offered - advanced organization, development intro, development advanced, printing, etc.

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