Historic Charleston Photography Workshop
From the historic Rainbow Row to the verdant plantations, Charleston, SC is a visual delight. Learn from professional photographers Stan Foxworthy and Robert Penchick as they take you on an educational and creatively inspiring tour of Travel + Leisure Magazine’s Best City.
Mornings will begin with seminars on the latest Olympus technology as Stan and Robert share their expertise and answer questions in this casual workshop environment. We will review the plans for the day’s activities and discuss photographic techniques and challenges we may face.
Thursday – Check In and meet the other attendees for Happy Hour. Get a good night’s rest for the learning and adventure that awaits you the next day.
Friday – Breakfast at the hotel with a class on architectural and travel photography. Begin your Charleston exploration with a guided historic walking tour of Charleston with certified guide Sharon Foxworthy. There will be time to explore the city on your own before a wrap up seminar at 4:00 p.m. Then it’s off to dinner at one of Charleston’s Beard Award winning restaurants.
Saturday – Saturday’s morning class will focus on environmental location portraits and off camera flash/lighting. Building on Friday’s experiences, attendees will have the opportunity to put what they have learned to practical application. Saturday evening provides an opportunity to use your fast lenses and night photography skills to capture the Holy City at night. Church steeples, neon, and the gas lights that grace centuries old homes provide limitless subject matter.
Sunday – Optional day at the country’s oldest public garden, Magnolia Plantation. $149pp all inclusive, which covers transportation, all admissions, Audubon Swamp, Boat Ride, House tour and lunch at the Plantation. A brief 30 minute ride and you will be transported back 300 years to a perfectly maintained and preserved rice plantation. Explore the native geography on a swamp tour, where visitors see alligators in their natural habitat. Located in planting zones 8/9, there is something in bloom every month of the year at Magnolia. Plus, the Peacocks-in-Residence always prove to be friendly models.
*Workshop itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, but regardless, this will be a fun and worthwhile learning experience.
Stan’s career hit the ground running – landing his first professional photo gigs with the Miami Herald, professional sports teams and the boat builders of the Florida Keys. His client list grew to include rock stars, politicians, actors, and professionals in every imaginable field. His portfolio includes everything from portraits and product shots, to “planes, trains, and automobiles.”
Stan thoroughly enjoys teaching and mentoring in photography, as he feels that photography is a continuing journey (and not a “destination”) of learning and exploration. “I love it when I can help other photographers grasp concepts and have their “Ah-ha!” moments! Over the years, It has brought me great delight in seeing the creative growth in others, so I am always looking to pass along the knowledge that I have enjoyed accumulating.”
The Foxworthy Studios client list includes: Michelin NA, Hunter Douglas, Celestial Seasonings, Southern Jet Management, Charleston Fashion Week, Wells Fargo, City of Denver CO, TED-X, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and NREL (National Renewable Energy Labs).
Bethlehem Pennsylvania professional photographer, Robert Penchick, has been viewing the world through a camera lens since age seven. With a passion for creating photographic images, he received an associate’s degree in professional imaging and as a former member of the Professional Photographers of America achieved the title of Certified Professional Photographer.
For nearly twenty years Robert owned and operated a wedding and portrait studio. He served as the official photographer of the Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Competition, while providing images for commercial clients such as Dun & Bradstreet, Osram Sylvania and Key Resin Company and photographing celebrities such as Mario Andretti, Paul Newman, Roger Penske and Larry Holmes. Robert has also been privileged to travel and photograph, across the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean, South and Central America, exploring foreign places and cultures.
Currently Robert is part of the Technical Support group of consumer digital products at Olympus America Inc., enjoys architectural and travel photography, accepts occasional assignments, and does private tutoring, workshops and corporate training in photography and basic Photoshop use.
HISTORIC CHARLESTON South Carolina
From the historic Rainbow Row to the verdant plantations, Charleston, SC is a visual delight.