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Upcoming Workshops

 2017 Summer and Fall Photo Workshops


 Western Carolina University

Cullowhee Mountain Arts

Abstracted Portraiture Workshop


Art Exhibition

John W Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center

June 15, 9:00am- 7pm


Join us

On this 1-day photographic journey you will create stunning and uniquely abstracted water infused imagery as we transform your fellow students, the university swimming pool, and a beautiful mountain creek into patterns and bursts of colorful reflections.

What you will learn

Before and after the photographic session, we will engage in stimulating conversations and critique. Using ambient light as well as artificial light modifiers, we will experiment with extended camera controls, stretching exposure time with slow shutter speeds, zooming in for selective focus through shallow perception, or broadening your vision through extended depth of field to increase the visual impact of your work and elevate your photographs to a deeper level of meaning. With the aid of acrylic reflective panels, we create multi-layered complex shapes and distortions to push your imagery through another dimension.


Schedule for the Day:

We will begin in the classroom in the morning for introductions and sharing. I will review some basic technical information, and then off we go on an adventure to a beautiful creek just minutes from the campus. Bring your lunch for picnic, then off to the campus pool where we will explore how the figure interacts with light and water to create intricate and unpredictable imagery.


After photographing we will view the images on your laptops and discuss the work.


The workshop will culminate in a reception at the University Fine Art Museum where I will share my work and talk about experiences working with various populations in the water environment.


What to Bring

Bathing suit, towels, and soap

Picnic lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, and water

Cameras, lenses, tripods, portable flash devices, laptops, card readers

Samples of your work! Prints or laptops

Enthusiasm and sense of adventure

Contact Me for more for more information about registration and exhibition



Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

Concept to Gallery

Coming Soon!

Registration Available This Fall for Concept Course and Printing Lab!

8 Week nights and optional All-Day Saturday Workshop in early September

In this comprehensive course, students will explore creating a body for work from image capture to concept critique, technical feedback, and software editing. For those interested, students may register to use the CDS printing lab where they will have the opportunity to learn to print, or strengthen their level of printing skills. Opportunities for exhibition during the 6th annual CLICK! Triangle Photo Festival at the Michael & Laura Brader-Araje Community Gallery of the FRANK in Chapel Hill and will include a public reception and a forum for the students in October.

Joining Barbara will be Durward Rogers to take the images from initial concept to final exhibition  and Harland Campbell in the print lab.


Carrboro Art Center Photo Critique and Intermediate Level Lightroom Brush Up


Photo-Based Teaching Experiences with Children and Youth

 If you are interested in participating in a photo-based curriculum with teens and youth with the Michael & Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Program of FRANK, please drop by the FRANK Gallery or contact me, Gallery Directory Torey Mishoe, or co-coordinator Nerys Levy!


Individualized Master Class Critique and Photoshop Instruction