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includes instruction & post processing training

March 17-21, 2018 | view other workshops

Charleston & Savannah Photo Workshop w Joseph Rossbach

Charleston is a beautiful southern city sitting on the coast. Over this workshop we will shoot the Magnolia Plantation, Bald Cypress swamps, ancient Live Oaks draped in moss, the bone yard of skeleton trees on Edisto Island, Folly Beach and old city architecture.

After we finish up in Charleston, we will be traveling two hours south the Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and we will be photographing its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings. Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District, and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States

This five day tour of America's old southern cities and plantations will allow us to photograph a variety of subjects from southern plantations and gardens to old cemeteries and historic downtowns and much more. 

The details:

The tour will begin on March 17th at 2pm with an introductory meet and greet at the Courtyard by Marriott, North Charleston followed by an afternoon/sunset shoot.

March 18- 20. On each day thereafter, we will meet well before sunrise for morning drives to some of the most beautiful and stunning southern scenery followed by several hours of morning photography while the light is still good in the surrounding plantations and old cemeteries.. In the afternoon, we will break for lunch/processing sessions at the hotel followed by an afternoon photo session and sunset shoot (weather permitting).

Some of the area's we will visit in Charleston include Magnolia Plantation, Downtown Charleston, Ravenel Bridge, historic cemeteries, oak row's and much more.

After checkout from our hotel on the 20th, we will drive two hours south to Savannah where we will check into the Courtyard by Marriott/Downtown Historic District. That afternoon we will do a city walk and photograph the many parks, statues, old building, historic Holmes, cobblestone streets and gardens of historic Savannah. The next morning we will photograph sunrise out on Tybee Island followed by a visit to the Wormhole Plantation to photograph it's iconic live oak lane. The Workshop will conclude at 11pm.

Limit: 8

  • Cost: $2195.00
  • Deposit: 30%, $658.50 
  • Days: 5 days

Booking & Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of 658.50 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop.  Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of this workshop.  There is no refund after the final payment has been made (unless we can fill your spot).  Please see our cancellation policy at the bottom of this pager for more detailed information.

Charleston & Savanah Photography Workshop 2018
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Physical Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate:  This workshop involves short walks and hikes of less than 1 mile each way on level to flat terrain.

Our Vision & Focus:

Joseph will focus on advanced seeing and ways to unlock creativity in situations that require conceptual and compositional ingenuity. In addition to composition and creative vision, Joe will discuss the best use of light and subject matter to create a memorable and dramatic. 

On Workflow:

Joseph will focus on teaching a logical, effective workflow that ensures the highest quality for your work, as well an image archive that is stable, consistent, and retrievable over the long term, and that ultimately liberates rather than burdens.  He will cover step by step the process from shooting RAW files in the field to optimizing the final image in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop.

Workflow topics to be covered include:

  • File formats for shooting and for archiving
  • Exposing for digital
  • Downloading for automatic image organization
  • Proper file naming
  • Cataloging of images: Lightroom
  • Keywording and captioning of images
  • The many uses of metadata
  • Processing the raw file
  • Using the tools in Adobe Lightroom’s Develop Module
  • Color spaces for the best results in different media
  • Creating panoramic images
  • Color adjustment strategies
  • Using Photoshop to finalize the image: dodging and burning, adjustment layers and layer masking, controlling luminosity and contrast, sharpening for output
  • Tony Kuyper Luminosity Masks

Cancelation Policy

All workshops/tours are subject to the following Cancellation Policy.

All deposits are non refundable.

Full payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the workshop/tour. Please log on to the workshop/tour webpage to make your final payment. Credit cards will be charged the full tuition amount 5 days after the deadline for final payment.
A full refund, minus the 100.00 processing fee, will only be issued if we can fill your spot on the workshop/tour after final payment is made.
There are NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY, even for medical emergencies. All cancellation requests must be in writing and received either by US mail or E-mail. We encourage participants to purchase refundable airline tickets and trip cancellation insurance. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND TRIP INSURANCE to protect you in the event of an unexpected situation that prevents you from attending the workshop. We recommend Square Mouth Travel Ins. (, though there are a number of fine companies who provide this service. allows you to compare trip insurance quotes from a variety of agencies.
Joseph Rossbach Photography Workshops Cancellation:

We reserve the right to cancel any workshop if our minimum student enrollment is not met. In the event we cancel a workshop, participants will be given the option to reschedule to a later date or receive a full refund. We are not, however, liable for expenses incurred such as airfare or accommodations, and for this reason we also recommend the purchase of trip insurance. Please visit to compare offers.

By registering, you agree to be bound by our Refund and Cancellation Policy. 

Accommodations & Travel:

The nearest airport is Charleston International Airport in North Charleston only about 15 minute from the hotel. Clients can choose to book their return flights from Charleston or from Savannah.

*Atlanta International Airport is also an option with a drive time of 4.5 hours to Charleston and 4 hours from Savannah.

A standard rental car will suffice for this workshop; there is no need for high clearance or 4x4 rentals. We will be carpooling on this workshop(except for there drive to Savannah). 


  • Small group of 8 participants
  • Advanced seeing: Learn to find new and unexpected compositions
  • Breaking through creative block and making great photographs in challenging situations
  • Mastering a logical, efficient, and consistent workflow, from capture to final master image, that frees you to focus on creativity
  • Ensuring the highest-possible final image quality
  • Constructive group critiques of participant work