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Welcome to Barefoot Contesa Photo Adventures


Do you want to take your photography out of the ordinary ... and into the extraordinary?

Do you want to learn how to make stunning photographs? Do you want to do it in a small, intensive, fun-filled photo workshop where you can spread out, seek your own vision, and find your own subject, not stand cheek by jowl with a gaggle of photographers?

With workshops limited to 12 participants sharing two instructors (maximum 6:1 ratio), you can be assured of lots of individual attention, help, and critiques. In fact, we are working with you the entire time in both the field and classroom. In addition, because of our small group size, we have gained access to some private areas that cannot handle larger groups. 

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We continue to be blown away by the work our students produce in our workshops, their student comments, and the high percentage of returning alumni. We also welcome non-photographing spouses, SOs, and friends, as they really enjoy our groups, too. The caveat, of course, is that they make doubly sure they don't stand in the way of the paying participants.

And that fun factor we indicated above? Everyone shares laughs from Day One!

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We are proud to report that some of our students have won awards and been accepted into juried shows with images they have made both in our workshops and afterwards! In addition, Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures has been featured quite a number of times in magazines and articles, as you can see here.

Also, it is wonderful to see and hear of the friendships that last well beyond the workshop!

So, join Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures for long, fun, intensive days in which you'll have a great time while learning to seek and refine your own creative vision, whether in a regularly-scheduled photo workshop, a private workshop of your choosing, by scouting and photographing with the instructors before a workshop and receiving some added instruction, or coming in a day ahead ofr some of our workshops to get some intensive instruction on the latest version of Lightroom (contact us for this). 

We also have gift certificates for those who want to give a workshop (or part of a workshop) as a present.
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Click here for our Student Gallery for
Blue Ridge Mountain Magic.


While we (Margo and Arnie) don't tell you exactly what to photograph (we really do want you to "seek your own vision, and create great photos"), we take you to great locations and pride ourselves on giving you the tools — understanding the magic of light, elements of composition, knowledge of color, and processing techniques — that will help inspire you to create more compelling photographs, regardless of your experience level.

And you will take these tools home with you so you can continue to grow as a photographer. Our student galleries speak to the success of our philosophy.

We can also help those who are interested develop a logical, efficient workflow that will make the storage and processing of your images easier.

Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures has been around since the early 80s, and with our track record as seasoned, working pros with many decades of teaching experience, you will learn a lot! And while we may sometimes photograph with you, our first commitment is always to give you, the participant, the most rewarding photographic and learning experience possible.

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© 2016 Arnold Zann.
All Rights Reserved.
Click here to see the 2016 Students' Gallery
for Blue Ridge Mountain Magic.
Practical Details:
We start out with some technical information before heading out for our first afternoon of photography. Our workshops include the following:
  • Maximum 6-to-1 ratio students to instructors;
  • Primer booklet to help you get started;
  • Early-morning and late-afternoon shoots for domestic workshops;
  • Daily downloading of your images and processing (we use the latest version of Lightroom);
  • Lots of individual instruction in both the field and classroom;
  • Daily critiques, both individual and group for domestic workshops and most overseas ones;
  • Discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital workflow; and
  • Lots of fun and frivolity throughout!

If you have not already done so, check our FAQs for questions you may have as well as equipment and installed downloads you need to bring to the workshop including, if necessary, the free, 30-day, trial versions of imaging programs.

If our FAQs do not answer all your questions, please contact Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures. As we noted above, Margo and Arnie have many decades of experience as both active pro shooters and teachers, and we do love to have fun with our students!

© 2015 Margo Taussig Pinkerton.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at 1-919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. Eastern Time, ET.

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