Taking photos during your travels is as essential as, well, grabbing your passport. They document what you see, whom you meet and what you experience along the way. Sometimes you just can’t describe all that you’ve seen — but you can certainly show it with a picture.
And for all of you photo buffs out there who want to take better snaps on your vacations (and who doesn’t?), Cumberland Island, Ga.’s Greyfield Inn is where you need to be either Jan. 25 through 27 or Feb. 3 through 5 when the 19th-century inn — which was once home to Thomas and Lucy Carnegie — hosts renowned travel photographer Imke Lass to teach two special photo workshops. Lass’ amazing images have been published in a host of respected newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Garden & Gun, Travel + Leisure and National Geographic Adventure.
Lass will focus January’s beginner course on camera setup, working in the field, exposure and achieving the ideal shooting situations. The February class will be geared toward more advanced users and will emphasize composition, lighting and processing.
Participants won’t have to go far to find inspiration for their shots. Cumberland Island is Georgia’s largest undeveloped barrier island, so during a stay at Greyfield Inn, guests will be surrounded by wildlife, beaches, marshes and the ruins of Dungeness, the Carnegie family’s original estate. Workshops are $275 per person; a two-night stay for two ranges from $975 to $1,275.
Photo Courtesy of Greyfield Inn and Imke Lass