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Hilton Head Photo Workshop Set for July 27 | New Studio and Gallery

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve scheduled my first photography workshop since relocating to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. I will be presenting “DSLR Camera Basics” as a three-hour, evening program on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at my new studio and gallery location on Hilton Head, located at 32 Palmetto Bay Road.

Workshop description: Learn the basics of digital photography and image editing workflow with the use of DSLR cameras for nature subjects. The short program will be in-classroom at the studio and gallery of Photography of Jim Crotty and will be limited to the first eight people who register and reserve a seat for the program. There will be demonstration and discussion on the basics of exposure, focusing, ISO/film speed, white balance, lenses, file formats and more. Also, an introduction to the use of digital image file editing and management using Apple Aperture with a quick review of Adobe Photoshop. To register and reserve please email [email protected]. The fee for the program is $45 per person, payable by check or cash on the evening of July 27, 2011.

This small group, introductory workshop will be repeated throughout the year, so if this month’s program fills-up before you register please let me know that you would like to be added to the “first to notify” list for the next program. These workshops will be held at my studio/gallery location. Just recently there was an open house/reception marking the completion of my new studio and gallery here on Hilton Head Island. I’m getting settled in and I’ve been busy welcoming a steady stream of visitors, many of whom are dining at nearby Delisheee Yo and The Backyard Restuarants. Below are the “before” and “after” pictures showing how the space was renovated from hair saloon to photography studio and gallery.

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After (July 2011) –






Moving-In | Hilton Head Photography Studio and Gallery

Over the last couple of days I’ve been gathering and relocating all of my photo biz materials (prints, bins, office furniture, computer gear, lights and light stands, soft boxes, etc.) to my new photography studio and gallery, located @ The Village Exchange on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The official address is 32 Palmetto Bay Road, #3A.

As you can see by the images included with this post the renovations are nearly complete. The final walk-through inspection was approved and now I’m just waiting on the fixtures for the track lighting, vinyl lettering on my door window and sign. Once the Town of Hilton Head receives notification of my occupancy permit I will have my local vendor’s license and then I can schedule a grand opening. What’s really special is that my daughters Emma and Chloe will be here with me for that grand opening. It will be cool to have them help me plan and present the opening event.

For the last 10 years the space served as a location for a hair salon, so naturally some renovations and updates were needed. I wasn’t originally planning on a new wood floor but now that it’s in place I couldn’t possibly see how carpet would have worked with what I have in mind for this location.

Mike Halley of MH Construction, Inc., here on Hilton Head, has done an excellent job. I’m very pleased and thankful – thankful to have this opportunity to present my photography in such a great location. I’m blessed.