$175 – $195

Visual Storytelling: A Day-Long Photography Retreat

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Georges Mill Farm

11873 Georges Mill Road

Lovettsville, VA 20180

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** Suitable for all experience levels, using digital camera or iPhone **

We hear a lot about storytelling these days, and if you have a social media presence you’ve probably heard the advice to “tell your story.” What does that mean, really, and what makes an effective photo story?

In this workshop, taught by award-winning photographer Lise Metzger, we will explore the elements of effective photography and break down the components that make a photograph “good.” We will discuss how to apply your photo skills to create a visual story, either a distinct story about one topic, or the ongoing story of your brand. Additionally, we will talk about best practices for photo storage and editing.

The morning will be spent classroom style in a historic bank barn built in the late 1860s. You will be given a shooting assignment to interpret how you choose, and after a brief tour of the farm by Farmer Molly, you will have time to shoot your story. We will come together for a real-food lunch sourced entirely from sustainable farms in the immediate area, and then we will view and discuss everyone’s photographs.

You will go home with a better understanding of photographic principles, increased confidence about your own picture-making abilities, and a happy belly.

Who should attend this class?

  • Photography enthusiasts of all levels who want to deepen their skills

  • Bloggers and Instagrammers who want to elevate their digital presence

  • Business owners who want to amplify their visual brand story

This is designed to be a small class so everyone is able to ask the instructor questions, get feedback on their photography, and come together over a locally sourced meal. Seating is limited and prices rise on October 1st!

The Farm – George’s Mill:

Georges Mill Farm in Lovettsville, VA, specializes in artisanal cheeses from its herd of Alpine dairy goats. Farmers Sam Kroiz and his wife Molly are committed to building a sustainable farm ecosystem. The property was first settled by the George family in 1752, and Sam and Molly are the 8th generation to live on the farm.

The Local Area – Loudoun County, VA:

Consider turning your day at the farm into a weekend adventure! The farm runs a charming bed and breakfast, located in a historic stone house built by Samuel Georges around the time of the Civil War and occupied by the family ever since. Enjoy one of Fran’s famous breakfasts and explore the many other things to do in beautiful western Loudoun County!

The county is home to over 40 wineries, a growing number of breweries, and award-winning restaurants. A local favorite is Market Table Bistro, which offers great farm-to-table fare, including Georges Mill's artisinal goat cheese. Visit Loudon is a great resource for activities around the county.

For more information on the B&B and to make reservations, please visit www.georgesmill.com.

FAQs:

What should I bring?

Please bring your camera (iPhone or digital camera) and wear clothing suitable for walking around on the farm (boots, long pants, jacket, etc.). Breakfast will not be provided, so be sure to eat before you arrive.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

The lunch will be completely gluten-free and the only dairy used will be goats milk (it is an artisanal goat-cheese farm). Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions (besides gluten/wheat and cow dairy) we need to consider for lunch.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We encourage you to carpool to the farm, so we will be emailing the group a week before the retreat to coordinate carpool matching. There is plenty of parking at the farm.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Press the "Contact" button below the event organizer description and you will be able to submit questions. You will hear back from us via email.

What's the refund policy?

We cannot provide refunds after purchase, but we will allow you to give your ticket to a friend to attend in your place.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, you can send your email confirmation with your ticket to a friend so they may attend in your place if you cannot attend. They must arrive at the event with your ticket information in their email or printed out.

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Georges Mill Farm

11873 Georges Mill Road

Lovettsville, VA 20180

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