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Current Workshops

Photo Retreats,

Individual and Group Seminars


Learn to see through an artist's perspective using the camera as a tool to create meaningful imagery.

What you will learn

Photographic sessions include opportunities for stimulating conversations and critique. Experiment with ambient light as well as artificial light modifiers, 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. Contact me for more information or to organize small group seminars.


Concept Development

Finding your Photographic Voice

Alternative Gallery Exhibition and Publication Opportunities

Camera Techniques

Digital Printing

Portfolio Critique and Project Development

Community Outreach Opportunities


Cullowhee Arts in Taos

April 18—24, 2020

Enhancing your Creative Vision,
A Southwestern Photographic Journey with Barbara Tyroler
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced


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7 Days, 6 nights at the amazing Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico with a 5-Day Workshop that includes opportunities for local Art Excursions. In an intimate group setting within the landscape of Taos and the high dessert, you will explore strategies that sharpen your vision and experiment with techniques to create strong and evocative imagery.

From landscape to portraiture, fine art to social justice photojournalism, commercial, or studio practices, you will engage in deep personal renewal with fresh inspiration and confidence, enriching your photographic skills.





Center for Documentary Studies 

at Duke University

Photo Workshops


 Coming back Spring 2020

Concept to Gallery Course and Exhibition

 Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

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Exhibit with FRANK:inFocus

During the CLICK! Photo Festival

October is All About Photo in the Triangle!


In this comprehensive October course, held during the October month of photography in the Triangle, students create a body for work from image capture to concept critique, technical feedback, and software editing. Students utilize the Center's digital print lab to produce and display a cohesive set of images for framing and exhibition at the FRANK Community Outreach Gallery.

Durward Rogers co-teaches with Barbara to take the images from initial concept to final exhibition. Students are encouraged to explore advanced printing techniques with CDS's Harland Campbell.

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Photo Safari and critique, iphone, gold leaf, and more!





Family Photos Workshop: Memory, Art, and Archives

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Ongoing individualized sessions with Barbara

Get motivated to organize those old family photos from the garage and storage boxes, miscellaneous albums, and deteriorating plastic sheets! Get motivated to explore, preserve, distribute, and display your digital file collections and choose those special images for future printing, framing, or constructing additional safe back up storage.

In the Heirloom Photography Workshops, students will have the opportunity to share and discuss selected family photographs from their personal family photo archives. We will discuss which ones are meaningful, salvageable, and what they represent for your legacy to future generations. We will provide additional resources for storage and preservation.

In the Heirloom Fine Art Print Workshops, Barbara produces a scanned and “cleaned up” print from your collection, incorporating text or compositing and collaging symbolic imagery from past and present generations to produce a fine art print suitable for framing.






Cullowhee Mountain Arts

at Lake Logan Mountain Retreat Center

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3 Day Workshop August 11-14

Enhancing Your Creative Vision

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