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FOCUS: a portfolio & project development course [ONLINE]

November 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Focus is a portfolio and project building course for emerging, mid-career and advanced photographers. This ONLINE course meets monthly for six months, with group and individual sessions. The course is taught by Judith Pishnery, APG’s executive director. Course participants will learn techniques for portfolio and project development, engage in discussions of each other’s projects and work towards creating compelling, thought-provoking, fine art photographic projects.

Course discussions will include: creative concepts, marketing & selling fine art photography (including social media, websites, portfolio reviews), presentation styles & sizes, editing and sequencing projects, technical concerns with cameras, post-processing and printing, writing and talking about your work, and much more.

Students will work on the own personal portfolios & projects, and work toward a group exhibition to be held at the Atlanta Photography Group gallery.

Any type of photographic based work is appropriate and welcome for this course.

The course will meet ONLINE once a month, and offers an additional, 1 hour, individual discussion with the instructor, to beheld between group meetings. A private online discussions group is also provided to share images or information and to ask questions.

Classes begin on Monday, January 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00pm ET, and meets once a month for 6 group & 6 individual sessions total. The course is limited to 10 participants.

ONLINE Workshop: Begins – Monday, January 25, 2021
continues with a monthly group meeting for 6 months.
dates of the meeting are flexible to meet the needs of the participants.

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm ET – ONLINE via Zoom
Workshop Fee: $425/Members: $465/Non-members
Class Size: Limited to 10 participants

Materials: a selections of current images, note taking materials, your enthusiasm for creating new work.

Instructor: Judith Pishnery

Judith Pishnery, a professional photographer, curator, educator and arts administrator, serves as the Executive Director at the Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta’s oldest photography art organization and gallery. She received an M.A in Commercial Photography and an MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD).

With an extensive educational background as a photographic professor at numerous art colleges and creative programs, Judith mentors aspiring and mid-career photographers. She leads photographic workshops to Italy, France and Portugal, including a few in the US. In addition, she teaches creative processes, portfolio and project development, along with helping artists navigate the business side of commercial and fine art photography. Her decades of experience in photography allow her to combine the worlds of photography, business, art, history, travel and exploration for the creative mind of her students.

Judith has also been involved with Atlanta Celebrates Photography. She was a key part of the early planning sessions for ACP, beginning in 1998 and served on the Board of Directors and the Advisory board.

To see some of Judith’s photographic works and learn more, visit: www.pisconeri.com or www.judithpishnery.com.

Register for Workshop: FOCUS

You do not have to be a member to register for this workshop. If you are not a member but would like to become one, you can join here. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact us at info@atlantaphotographygroup.org.


Member: $425
Non-Member: $465

Cancellation Policy

APG will refund tuition fee if the cancellation is made up to two week before the first workshop date, administrative fees may apply.


November 12, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Atlanta, GA 30309 United States
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