©Aline Smithson
Part I, January 19th
South x Southeast PhotoGallery
Molena, Georgia

For this two part workshop, Aline will spend the 1st day with a group limited to 15 participants, focusing on the most important elements that surround your photography: the art of writing bios, project statements, general artist statements, and résumés. We will also work on elevator speeches, honing the ability to speak about your work in a limited amount of time.

Includes lunch at the gallery.


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Part II, January 20th
South x Southeast PhotoGallery
Molena, Ga.

Day two is open to a larger group where Aline will inspire photographers to create new projects based on ideas, personal experiences, and the world around you. Participants will garner a deeper understanding of the opportunities available in the Fine Art Market and will include a thorough investigation of how to prepare for portfolio reviews. Photographers are encouraged to bring a small portfolio of 10 prints if time allows for a review of work.

Includes lunch at the gallery.


The Atist’s Reception for Still Lifes begins at 5pm

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These workshops are taught from the perspective of a working photographer. Participants will learn from Aline’s unusual perspective of sitting on both sides of the reviewing table and writing about photography on Lenscratch, every day for the last 10 years.


How To Get Here, Where To Stay

Molena is an hour’s drive down Ga. Hey 85 from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The gallery address is 6 Springs Road, Molena, Ga. There is no public transportation from Atlanta to Molena, so we recommend you rent a car. Sharing a car would be a great option, also.


There are hotels in Thomaston, Warm Springs, and Pine Mountain. There are also numerous cabins and houses, small and large, on Airbnb and VRBO. Please search for within 20 miles of Molena. Callaway Gardens is 30 minutes away and has both hotels and cabins.

There is one B&B in Molena, The Wild Daisy, and their phone number is 770.584.1878.