Please join us at South x Southeast Gallery, Molena, Georgia, September 11-14.

Please note this workshop ends the day before SlowExposures Photo Festival begins in neighboring Concord, Georgia – make plans to visit both!

This workshop will include 3 separate, yet interwoven, activities.


  1. Capturing a Sense of Place

Photographing the area around The South x Southeast Gallery, the McCrary Farm, and Molena, GA. Using a digital camera or camera on your phone, we will explore and capture a sense of place in West Central Georgia. We will talk about the importance of light, vantage point, depth of field and time; composition, framing and cropping, color vs/ black & white, editing in camera and with software. Students will bring a digital camera with SD card, or iPhone, with working knowledge of either or both, Also, a laptop or iPad

  1. Hand-coloring Black & White Photographs

We will explore the creative and expressive possibilities of hand-applied color on black & white photographs using Pan Pastels, oil pastels, and colored pencils. (In addition to bringing 2 B&W photos printed on required paper, students will bring Prisma Colored pencils.) 

  1. Cyanotype Photograms

Cyanotype is a 19th century photographic process that produces a cyan-blue print on paper, fabric or just about any surface. Weather permitting (it’s essential to have direct sun as our UV light source) we will make cyanotype photograms on pre-coated paper and silk using plants, leaves, flowers, etc. collected from the area while out photographing with cameras. We will explore toning our cyanotypes in assorted teas and coffee.

*We might also integrate these 3 aspects of the workshop by toning AND adding hand-applied color to our cyanotype photograms.


Behind the Barn, South x Southeast Farm, Molena, Georgia ©Susan Bryant

Sunday, September 11th

5p Meet and Greet Social Hour. Susan will give a presentation of her work and we will all get acquainted. A great time to talk about the next three days, ask your questions, and coordinate plans.

6:30p a catered dinner will be served at the gallery

South x Southeast Gallery ©NancyMcCrary


Please Note: The following itinerary may change due to the need for sunlight for cyanotypes. However, barring 3 days of rain, we’ll get everything in!


Monday, September 12th:  Cyanotype and Field Trip

1/2 of us will do a field trip in the morning while the other 1/2 do cyanotypes with Susan. After lunch, we’ll switch.

8:30-11:00  Cyanotypes at the Gallery with Susan, or a field Trip to Sprewell Bluff on the Flint River, or Red Oak Creek outside of Gay, Georgia.

11:00 – 12:30 Lunch and break

After lunch we’ll switch out 1/2 stay and 1/2 go.

12:30 – 3:00 Cyanotypes at the Gallery with Susan, or a field Trip Sprewell Bluff on the Flint River, or Red Oak Creek outside of Gay, Georgia

If you have a preference of which you’d like to do first you’ll be given that choice – first come, first serve – when signing up.

3:30 – 5:30: Field trip for everyone to Lake Meriwether outside of Woodbury, Georgia

Overlook, Sprewell Bluff ©Susan Bryant

5:30 – 7:00 social hour at the gallery

7:00 a catered dinner will be served at the gallery


Tuesday, May 13th: Hand-coloring and Group Critique

8 – 9:30 Shooting around the farm. Arrive early at the gallery and shoot around Nancy’s farm. Coffee/juice/biscuits will be available in the gallery.

9:30 – 11:00  Classroom. Susan will take us through hand-coloring – the history of, the processes, modern-day applications, with a demonstration of her own work.

11:00 – 12:30: Break for lunch and Q&A with Susan at the gallery.

12:30 – 4:30: Hand-coloring your prints with Susan’s guidance

5:00 – 6:00 Social Hour at the Gallery – or continue hand-coloring

6:00 Dinner served at Gallery.

Lake Meriwether, Woodbury, Georgia ©Susan Bryant


Wednesday, May 14: Group Critique and final Q&A with Susan

9:00am Group critique at the gallery. Choose four of your images from the workshop and send to Susan before 7 am Saturday morning. We will gather at 9am to view and critique the images.

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch served at the Gallery.

12:30 Workshop ends.



Susan is a professor emerita from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee where she taught analog photography for 37 years. In addition to all camera and film formats, she taught alternative and historical photographic processes; to include polaroid transfers, platinum/palladium, cyanotypes, dry tintypes and hand-coloring B&W photographs.

Her work has been included in over 100 national & international juried and invitational group exhibits and 28 solo exhibits across the United States. She is the recipient of a Tennessee Arts Commission Fellowship in photography. She is the recipient of two fellowship at the Hambidge Center Artist Residency, one fellowship at the Penland School of Craft and two residencies at A.I.R. Studio Paducah.

Since retiring from full-time teaching in 2019, Susan continues to have an active studio practice and exhibition record of juried, invitational and solo exhibitions. For the past 12 years, her personal work has included the wet plate collodion process, producing tintypes, ambrotypes, darkroom enlargements from glass negatives and she continues to experiment with a variety of ways of integrating the 19th century collodion process with 21st century digital technology.

Susan currently teaches both on-lime photography classes (Light Catchers 1 & 2) and in-person workshops in cyanotypes on paper and fabric and hand-coloring both gelatin silver and digital black & white photographs. 

What the Fee Includes:

Instruction and Direction by Susan Bryant. 

General supplies for both hand-coloring and cyanotypes.

*NOTE: A list of additional personal supplies and items you will need to bring will be provided once you’ve signed up.

Sunday Social Hour; Sunday Welcome Dinner

Monday biscuit breakfast; Monday Lunch; Monday Social Hour; Monday Dinner

Tuesday Lunch; Tuesday Social Hour; Tuesday Dinner

Wednesday Group Critique; Wednesday Lunch

What the Fee Does Not Include:

  • Travel expense to and from the workshop in Molena, Georgia (note: there is no public transportation from Atlanta. If you plan to fly in please let me know your flights so we can possibly arrange car-pooling)
  • Accommodations while at the workshop (please check out AirBnB’s within 12-15 miles from Molena. There are hotels in Thomaston, Georgia, about 13 miles east of the gallery.) If you’re interested in sharing an Airbnb please let me know and I’ll try to help. 
  • Breakfast Tuesday and Wednesday


We are pleased to be able to offer this at a lower rate than in the Spring. 

$675 if paying by credit or debit card.

$650 if paying by check. (PayPal handles processing for a 3.8% fee)

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Hope to see you in September!