SE Center for Photography
116 East Broad Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Creating a strong portfolio is a must for any aspiring professional photographer to land gigs and clients. In this class each student’s photographs will be critiqued. Emphasis will be placed on the form/content relationship within each image as well as the techniques required to create the strongest possible sequence. Over one intensive day each student will take an existing body of work and collaboratively craft it into an effective portfolio.
Our instructor is Michael Itkoff, an artist and Cofounder of Daylight and Fabl.
Michael’s photographic and video work is in public and private collections in the United States and his work has appeared on the covers of Orion, Katalog, Next City and Philadelphia Weekly. Michael was the recipient of the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism (2006), a Creative Artists Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council (2007), and a Puffin Foundation Grant (2008). He has written for the NYTimes Lens blog, Art Asia Pacific, Nueva Luz, Conscientious blog and the Forward. Michael’s monograph Street Portraits was published by Charta Editions in 2009.
Our workshops and expeditions cover all aspects of photography and challenge, encourage and inspire the photographer in all of us. During the workshops, our complete focus is on you, the photographer.
Our instructors are working professional photographers who have a passion for sharing and inspiring. We recognize the commitment of time, energy and money it takes for you to attend a workshop and work very hard to be the best at intimately knowing our locations, providing a wealth of high quality information via excellent presentations and one on one help in the field, presenting extremely supportive and highly detailed image reviews, and doing all of this in an energy rich, supportive environment where inspiration and having fun are the hallmark of our workshops.
Our instructors do not shoot their own work when they are with students during our workshops. If you see instructors photographing, they are either shooting images of the participants engaging in the workshop for public relations purposes, shooting something that is to be used for educational purposes during the workshop, or demonstrating something for a participant(s).
SE Center Workshops fully realizes that in addition to the education business we are in the inspiration business, and ultimately, we are a service business. We are here to serve you and your complete satisfaction with your workshop experience is our pledge. After all, the majority of our workshop participants are repeat customers and we know as well as anyone that we only get one chance to make a memorable first impression.