Our workshops and expeditions cover all aspects of photography and challenge, encourage and inspire the photographer in all of us. During the workshops, our complete focus is on you, the photographer.

Our instructors are working professional photographers who have a passion for sharing and inspiring. We recognize the commitment of time, energy and money it takes for you to attend a workshop and work very hard to be the best at intimately knowing our locations, providing a wealth of high quality information via excellent presentations and one on one help in the field, presenting extremely supportive and highly detailed image reviews, and doing all of this in an energy rich, supportive environment where inspiration and having fun are the hallmark of our workshops.

Our instructors do not shoot their own work when they are with students during our workshops. If you see instructors photographing, they are either shooting images of the participants engaging in the workshop for public relation purposes, shooting something that is to be used for educational purposes during the workshop, or demonstrating something for a participant(s).

SE Center Workshops fully realizes that in addition to the education business we are in the inspiration business, and ultimately, we are a service business. We are here to serve you and your complete satisfaction with your workshop experience is our pledge. After all, the majority of our workshop participants are repeat customers and we know as well as anyone that we only get one chance to make a memorable first impression. 

When we publish a workshop cost it includes everything. We won't surprise you with additional Materials Costs or Model Fees. If the workshop is all day at the SE Center, we provide lunch, snacks and beverages. Before you register you know the true cost of our workshops.


2018

1/13/2018 Exploring Chemigrams, Bridget Conn

Join us for a day of exploring and experimenting with Chemigrams, creating random, abstract photographic imagery. Invented by Pierre Cordier in 1956, he claimed chemigrams to be "most likely, the ultimate adventure of gelatin silver bromide." Learn how to incorporate painting, drawing, and printmaking processes into traditional darkroom paper through the camera-less chemigram process. Instructor Bridget Conn will give an overview of how chemigrams work, demonstrate a variety of tools and methods to explore mark-making, and give guidance on how to achieve control over value, color, and texture. 

Bridget Conn earned a BFA in Studio Art from Tulane University in 2000, and an MFA from the University of Georgia in 2003, focusing in photography, mixed media and installation. In 2009, Bridget moved to Asheville, NC where she taught at several colleges, in addition to working as an arts writer, designer, and independent artist.

Eventbrite - Exploring Chemigrams

3/16-3/18/18 Creating the Fine Art Nude Image, William Earle & Michael Pannier

A two and a half day in depth hands on workshop presented by Bill Earle and Mike Pannier. Focusing on all of the details that go into the making of a strong fine art nude photograph. We’ll work with just a few concepts and examples exploring all of the subtleties and details that must be considered taking as much time as needed with just a single image. A significant amount of time will be spent discussing all aspects of the image. We’ll work through every step of the process in detail from discussing the concept with the model, setting up the lighting and sets, post processing through making an exhibition quality print.

This workshop is for photographers serious about fine art figure photography and improving their work. This event is not about going home with a large quantity of images. It is about in depth learning. Each photographer must bring a laptop computer set up with Photoshop or Lightroom.

We’ll spend a few hours Friday evening in conversation about creativity, inspiration, composition and other elements that contribute to the making of strong photographs. Saturday will be dedicated to capturing the image and Sunday will be post processing and printing. Everyone will leave with at least one exhibition quality print of an image made in the workshop.

Space is limited to 4 photographers and these workshops fill up fast!