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Jacques Wood Program Chair


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Workshops Committee:
David Brooks, Frank Lipski, Gary Magee, Jennifer Maples Donovan and Jacques Wood


See the Club Calendar for the schedule. A sample workshop slideshow is below: 



Monthly Meeting on Monday, May 11 – “Elements of Winning Images” by Don Brown, Past President of the Carolinas’

Nature Photographers Association


Workshop on Tuesday, May 12 - “Crafting Award Winning Images” by Don Brown from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm


Overview: Building skills necessary to convert initial camera capture into Award Winning Images in a 6 hour workshop. The workshop format is a mixture of lecture and hands-on editing.


Topics Covered:

  • Image Design Principles

  • Post Processing

  • Creative Choices before and after

  • Capture Key Methods and Techniques

  • Primary Tools for Realizing Vision

  • Global Corrections

  • Local Optimizing

  • Prints vs Projected Images

Requirements: Attendees should have latest versions of Lightroom, Photoshop on their laptops and images to be post processed. Brown will also show examples of On1 and Luminar and Topaz, especially in cases where he believes these programs have implemented more usable tools than the Adobe standards. 


Cost and Location: $ 80 ($83 if using PayPal) for SPC member and $100 for non-member ($103 if using PayPal), lunch is not included. Workshop will take place at the Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve in Southern Pines.


Registration: If you want to reserve one of the 15 places in the workshop you must register and pay by March 18. You register by sending an email to Jacques Wood at:

This workshop will take place on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve. Cost is $ 80 for a SPC member. At present there are twelve registered participants for this workshop; registration is presently capped at 15.


You make payment by either:

1.  By mailing a check to: SPC PO Box 763 Southern Pines, NC 28388

2.  Paying by PayPal on the Club website:

Other Workshops Planned for 2020:
  • Street Photography Team Challenge:This workshop and outing will start on Saturday, March 14, at the SCC
    Gardens Visitors Center. Workshop participants will be exposed to the legal constraints of “street shooting”, camera settings and strategies for effective street photography. Workshop participants will then be divided into three teams and given assignments for street photography within Moore County. This workshop is fully subscribed with four on the “wait list.”
Workshops in Planning Stages
  • Tier 1 Roundtable: This roundtable workshop will provide an opportunity for Tier 1 members to have their photos discussed by their peers and senior members of the club. This program will take place early evening on June 16, 2020
  • File Management Workshop: This workshop will help you preserve your images by covering three phases of file management: 1. backup system; 2. image downloading; and, 3. image location and retrieval. This program will take place on the morning of September 16, 2020.
  • Becoming a Great Photographer: Shoot better, practice more and edit less  This will a day long, hands on workshop led by Brian Osborne of The Photo Classroom. It will focus on “best practices’’ for photographers with both classroom and outdoor training exercises. This program will take place on November 10, 2020.
Jacques Wood
Chair of SPC Workshops Committee

Will be rescheduled/COVID-19

The Wildlife Focus Group's Workshop with Photographer Scott Hotaling

In Western NC near Maggie Valley. Led by Tom Reedy.




Photographer: Susan Capstick