Workshops: 2016 Spring In Charleston - Sold Out

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Workshop Details

  • Dates: March 31 – April 3, 2016
  • Instructors: Bernard Chen, David Nguyen, Martin Radigan
  • Cost: $450.00 

Welcome to Charleston Low Country!

This is one trip you do not want to miss! Photo opportunities will be everywhere!! The stars are aligned for this trip to the beautiful city of Charleston - Edisto Island for the famous Boneyard Beach shot! The sun will coming up at a nice angle on Edisto Island and the tide will be perfect for the time we are there shooting! We will be photographing sunrises from Boneyard Beach and traveling to Charleston for the beautiful avenue of oaks lined trees filled with hanging moss. We will be hitting Angel Tree, Folly Beach and even may take a short trip to Savannah for another epic plantation. These skeleton trees on Boneyard beach will not be here forever, one bad hurricane season and these trees will only be memories past.

I am also happy to announce that Martin Radigan will be co-leading this workshop with David and I. Martin is a talented photographer and has led workshops around the West Virginia area with Randall Sanger. You can see his beautiful work here ( There will be 3 instructors for this group, which will be limited to 10 photographers.


We have a rental home booked. 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and can accommodate up to 14 people. We will not meet up for carpooling but will meet at house address. If anyone like to car pool, you are more than welcome to reach out to other members to make arrangements. Our rental home can be viewed from this link.

Cost: $450, this price includes lodging, this is a great price so don't wait! It does not include gas, food, and any cost to enter plantations ($10-20.00).

Required Camera Gear

DSLR camera with a cable release  
Wide angle lens  
Mid-zoom lens 
Filters - polarizer (must), ND grads (not required) 
Sturdy tripod  
Water boots/sandals 

Bring your laptop, any down time at the house we can go over post processing techniques!


Layer clothing will be best, mornings will be cool and afternoons can be delightful. Bring extra, extra pants as most likely you'll get wet.


Most of the time we will be out and will grab something quick or have a nice sit down meal together. These are actually a great time to get to know one another and discuss our passion for photography. We can bring snacks and drinks for the the house.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email directly at


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