Springtime in the South –
Savannah, Charleston and the South Carolina Low Country

When you think about springtime in the south – I bet you picture blooming dogwood, azaleas and wisteria. Or perhaps trees draped with Spanish Moss. Or enjoying a cup of tea in a lovely outdoor cafe. Or even wandering around picturesque historic districts filled with art galleries and unique shops.

Join me for my 2016 Spring in the South photo tour from March 20-26 where we’ll be exploring, photographing and experiencing life in the South in Savannah, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina and the South Carolina Low Country.

This photo tour will be very different from many of the workshops I’ve taught in the past. Yes, we’ll be photographing every day – including trying for a few sunrises and sunsets. But we’ll also take to time to explore historic districts, and experience the culture and the food of the region.


I’ve found some wonderful areas with charming shops and galleries to explore and restaurants serving everything from amazing shrimp and grits to the best fried chicken and biscuits I’ve ever had.

This photo tour is for you if you . .

  • Have always wanted to see (and photograph) Historic Savannah and Charleston

  • Appreciate beautiful places and capturing memories

  • Embrace the opportunity to spend time with and learn from like-minded people

  • Seek personal guidance as you improve your photography skills

  • Have the vision but sometimes just can’t get your camera gear to cooperate

During the week you will . . .

  • Have a great time exploring and photographing in the Savannah, Charleston and the South Carolina Low Country

  • Compose photographs that allow you to share what caught your eye

  • Capture the beauty you see around you in your photographs

  • Spend time with others looking to experience the wonders of springtime in the South

We’ll be based out of Savannah (two nights) and Charleston (4 nights). Some of the locations we may visit (depending on schedule and weather) include Wormsloe Historic Site, Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah’s historic district, historic Bluffton, the ruins of Sheldon Church, the Boneyard Beach at Botany Bay, Folly Beach, Magnolia Plantation and Charleston’s historic district.

We won’t just be photographing in the field. Some days we’ll gather mid-day for talks on taking better photos. You will also have a private consultation with me about your next steps on your path to becoming a better photographer. We’ll end on Saturday morning with a slideshow of participant photos from the workshop.

We’ll also have plenty of time to relax and enjoy a wonderful week in the South.

I’m limiting the workshop to 6 participants (plus an assistant) to ensure that I’m able to give each of you the personalized attention you should get in a photography workshop.

Join me for Spring in the South

March 20-26, 2016

A Hands-on Photo Tour with photographer Patty Hankins of BeautifulFlowerPictures.com

Registration Fee: $ 1599

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Not sure if this photo trip is right for you? Drop me an email and we can find a time to talk.

What you’ll need to get the most out of this workshop . . .

  • An open mind

  • A willingness to explore and try things differently

  • A camera

  • A tripod

  • A computer to edit or choose your photos for Saturday’s slideshow

Tentative Schedule:

Sunday March 20 – Late afternoon introduction and orientation followed by dinner in Historic Savannah

Monday March 21 – Exploring and photographing in the Savannah area

Tuesday March 22 – Morning in Savannah followed by travel to Charleston with a stop in Bluffton along the way

Wednesday March 23 – Friday March 25 – Exploring and photographing in the Edisto and Charleston areas

Saturday March 26 – Possible photo session followed by slide show of participants’ photos from the week. Adjoun by noon

A few more details:

Food, lodging and transportation are not included in the cost of the workshop. I will send you information a few weeks before the workshop with all the details about when and where we will be meeting.

We’re planning on photographing every day – be prepared for sun or rain or anything in between.

We’re likely to be doing lots of walking every day – so be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes


Refund Policy

  1. You can always transfer your reservation to anyone else, at any time, with no penalty. Can’t attend? Send a spouse, friend or colleague in your place!

  1. We charge a $25 handling fee on all refunds (read #3 and #4 below).

  1. Prior to February 20, 2016,  we will gladly refund the balance of fees you paid to us (less the $25 handling fee). We are not responsible for airfare or other expenses you may incur.

  1. After February 20, 2016,  there are no refunds.


Not sure if this trip is right for you? Drop me an email and we can find a time to talk.