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  • Fall Foliage Workshop 2019

    Stone Mountain State Park (NC)

    Location: 3042 Frank Parkway, Roaring Gap, NC 28668


    Date: Mid to Late October (TBD based on foliage forecasts)


    Duration: Full day starting around 7am at the park.


    Cost: $150 per person


    Limit: 8 participants (7 slots open)


    Lodging:  This will be the responsibility of the participant.  There are hotels in the area, but also consider camping within the park as RV and tent sites are available.


    Description: The North Carolina Mountains are famous for the Autumn colors that fill our landscape with an explosion of color each year.  The most popular place to see this is the Blue Ridge Parkway and you will find it to be standing room only with traffic jams all along the 469 miles of roadway.  You can experience similar sights at other areas in our mountains, such as the location for this upcoming landscape workshop at Stone Mountain State Park.  You will get all the beauty of Fall, without the elbow to elbow crowds found on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Join me for a chance to learn how to capture the Fall Colors as well as landscapes in general.  This park has it all, from grand vistas, to intimate woodland, to waterfalls, and even some historic rustic buildings.  There will be a lot of hiking with this workshop, so make sure you are prepared to work for you images.  As with my other workshops, this is an educational experience for you, not an opportunity to see me work.  I will be right there with you helping you achieve the images that you are wanting to achieve.  The actual content of the workshop will be dependent on the weather as well as what the group wants to focus on.


    Appropriate For:  This workshop is geared to be an educational experience, so whether you are a beginner or enthusiast, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn during the day.  If you have any specific concerns as to whether or not this workshop is right for you, please allow me to assist you in your decision.


    Transportation: Driving conditions will be on all paved roads, and there will be parking available at the trail, but it is encouraged to carpool to minimize impact as well as to get to know each other.


    Facilities: There are restrooms at the park which will be open at the trail head.


    Meals:  This will be a full day at the park, and there are no eating establishments onsite.  You are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch, or heavy snack that you can carry with you on the hike. There is a good possibility that we will be around the parking area at some points during the day, but the light and locations will take precedence which may delay our return to the cars for meals.


    Fitness Level:  Stone Mountain has some wonderful trails, but there are a lot of elevation changes as well as some rather intense stair climbs (one at over 300 steps).  Some of the trails are rated as strenuous, but nothing is considered technical with the trails.  I would recommend having some hiking experience in order to fully enjoy the day as there will be several miles of terrain covered during the workshop to get to the vistas we will be working with.


    Note: Participants should have a working knowledge of their equipment for this workshop.  This is a landscape workshop so there will be opportunities for wide angle shots as well as tight telephoto shots.  Bring manuals for any specific operating questions to your particular camera model.  A tripod is recommended with all landscape photography because of the narrow apertures needed for depth of field.  Polarizers and ND grad filters will be a great help for this workshop.  If you need filters, be sure to visit and use “KISER10” at checkout for a 10% discount on your order.  Also, make sure that your batteries are charged and you have plenty of memory card space as this will be a long day.


    Contact Me: [email protected] or call at 336-681-0220 for any questions about this workshop.


    Golden Falls
    Drama Above
    Gnarled Direction
    Casualty of Spring
    Leaf Collection
    Mossy Seat
    Welcome Home
  • One-on-One Instruction

    You have questions about how to improve your photography, but you are finding it difficult to sift through all the various information online.  You don’t have time to commit to a traditional classroom instructional setting, but you do want to learn more about your craft.  That is where the popular option of personal photography instruction comes into play.  Allow me to tailor instruction to address what you want to learn.  This can be in a home, office, or out in the field.  You will quickly grasp the concepts and execution of the areas of photography that you want/need to learn.

    One-on-One Personal Instruction Rates (In the Piedmont of NC):

    • $75/hour for Basic, Advanced, Composition, and Lighting Concepts
    • $99/hour for Adobe Lightroom
  • Order a Print

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  • Summer Decay Workshop 2019

    Outlawed Restorations

    Are you interested in “Decay Photography,”  maybe you just enjoy automotive photography?  Either way, I’ve got you covered!  Outlawed Restorations is a rat rod builder’s workshop located in East Bend, NC. The rusty landscape is ever changing but there are always interesting shells of cars as well as a few rat rods scattered around the property.  There is no end to the compositions that can be found here. Whether you are interested in photographing cars mixed with the landscape, or you prefer intimate details…this is the workshop for you!  We will cover basic concerns with this type of photography, as well as concentrating on overall compositions with plenty of detail shots thrown in for good measure.  I will also have a short Lightroom tutorial at the end to show what is possible with these images after the capture.  This is your workshop, so be sure and bring lots of questions for me.  My goal is to make you a better photographer in this genre.


    Location: East Bend, NC  (address to be given out to participants by email)


    Date: Saturday, Sept 7, 2019 (Full day planned from 8-5)


    Cost: $175.00 per person


    Limit: 6 Participants


    Transportation: Driving conditions will be on paved roads but carpooling is recommended due to somewhat limited parking.


    Facilities:  Unfortunately, there are no restrooms available at this location.  There is  fire station a short distance from the shop which can be utilized.


    Meals:  There will be a lunch break, and you can either pack a lunch (recommended), or there are a limited number of restaurants in the area.


    Fitness Level: This is a relatively flat property, but good quality shoes are recommended as there will be some possibility of standing in tall brush for certain compositions.


    Gear: Food, drinks, charged batteries, memory cards, lenses, tripods, polarizers and/or ND Grad filters.  We will be outside so dress for the weather which will likely be really hot.


    Note: Participants should have a working knowledge of their equipment for this workshop.  Bring manuals for any specific operating questions to your particular model. If you need filters, be sure to visit and use KISER10 at checkout for a 10% discount on your order.  Also bring lots of questions as to what you are wanting to learn.  As the host of a workshop, I don’t want to override your own personal creative choices without an invitation.  This is your workshop, and I am here to help you become a better photographer.


    Contact Me: [email protected] or call at 336-681-0220 for any questions about this workshop.

    Have and Have Not“, Canon 5D Mk3, 24-70mm f/2.8L Mk2, Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer

    Oldsmobile Sorrow

    Long in the Tooth“, Canon 5D Mk3, 24-700mm f/2.8L Mk2, Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer