Photography from Concept to Print to Gallery I


These are personal projects classes, designed for serious students who are interested in advancing their technical photographic skills and evaluating and defining the focus and concept of a unique and personal approach to the many aspects of the medium of still photography. From landscape to portraiture, fine art to social justice photojournalism, commercial, and studio practices, in refining the concept, workshop participants will strengthen their portfolios to pursue the appropriate venue and audience for sharing, distributing, and exhibiting their work.


Part 1: We will focus on fine-tuning your basic Photoshop editing skills while strengthening your portfolio. Two professional photographers and educators team up to provide personalized critique and instruction in an intimate group setting with access to state of the art software editing and printing.

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of your camera and basic software editing skills.

(20 hours / Intermediate)


Barbara Tyroler is an experienced photographic educator and a professional portrait artist who utilizes her experience in both to integrate aesthetic form with social advocacy. She creates contemporary-style semi-abstracted imagery with emphasis on the figure, working on-site in private homes and artist studios, in therapeutic aquatic classes, and on college campuses. She creates projects that embrace the collaborative process, partnering with those who enjoy working together to make a difference through community engagement. With an MFA in digital art and a masters in education, Barbara served on the University of Maryland art department teaching staff. She offers independent critique, workshops, and seminars for photographers and is currently photographing North Carolina creative writers and the spaces they inhabit.

Durward Rogers is a filmmaker with an interest in scientific and technical documentaries. He started practicing film photography at the age of nine and has used Photoshop and digital cameras since they were first released. Before earning his Certificate in the Documentary Arts, Durward spent twenty-five years as a computer graphics engineer, working on such projects as the world’s fastest graphics supercomputer and the original Xbox. He is currently working on a film about climate change.


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