2019 Weekend Workshops


BRPDogwood2015 1border Mindfulness and Photographic Seeing
Mountain Lens Retreat Center
Henderson County, North Carolina
Tuition: $595
Participants: 5
A Retreat to being still, being present, being patient, and being persistent to the everyday beauty around you. Learn to observe. Learn to imagine. Learn to express.
Our Mindfulness and Photographic Seeing Retreats are becoming very popular. This will be our third year at Mountain Lens Retreat Center.
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TackRoomRobertsBarn2015 1borderAppalachian Barns – Full-on-Fall 
Asheville, North Carolina – Classroom
WallinsExterior2016 1borderMadison County, North Carolina – Fieldwork
Tuition: $595 (Including donation to Appalachian Barn Alliance)
Participants: 8
Historic and photogenic barns of Western North Carolina
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Registration: (828) 788-0687 or contact Don McGowan

Weekend Workshops typically begin on Thursday evening with an introductory session of wine and hors d’oeuvres and an opening instructional/inspirational program. Friday includes a combination of field work and classroom critique. Saturday is spent in the field and in processing at the end of the day. There is often a field picnic and a always a shared dinner. On Sunday the weekend concludes with an inspirational program and a critique of participants’ images. It’s an intense, but fun-filled time that is designed to take you further on the path of your photographic journey.



Watch this page to find additional weekend events added as the year goes along.