Past Workshop: COlonial Williamsburg, fall 2018


Our Fall 2019 workshop in Williamsburg, Virginia, kicked off with a visit from Alexander Hamilton himself, who gave us a fascinating introduction to life during colonial times. He shared his own strong opinions about politics and government, and adeptly answered questions from history majors in the group. He also graciously agreed to be our subject for a lesson in shooting environmental portraits. Our participants were enthusiastic and very flexible as we had to adjust our itinerary because of an incoming storm expected to hit mid-workshop. We shot the Governor’s Mansion at dusk, set up for a brilliant sunrise at the Williamsburg Inn and captured colonial life along Duke of Gloucester Street in fall colors. We rode out the storm photographing the barrel rooms at the Williamsburg Inn, enjoying a VIP wine tasting and sampling locally caught oysters. After the storm, there was a full afternoon of gorgeous fall light for shooting the fife and drum corps, horse and carriages and the gorgeous changing leaves.

 There was also time for working one-on-one, editing and retouching images. Everyone came away feeling they had learned new tips for shooting and editing. It was a great crew, with so many laughs, we wish we could do it all over again.


“Can’t wait for the next one. A class act through and through. Not a detail overlooked. Nimble and agile under ever-changing weather conditions. From concept to content a well rounded workshop." - Victor D.