Parker J Pfister Photographer
Workshop Jefferson, NC August 7-10, 2017

"Life Altering. Best Investment in my professional education. Just Do It." -Wendy R.

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"Do the Work"shop (a photographic workshop for the soul.)

Jefferson, NC | August 07-10, 2017

The purpose of this workshop is to allow photographers to find the connection 
between their photographic voice, the camera and their minds. We all dream up 
amazing images in our mind but rarely see them through to the final image. 
We have to embrace the technical end of the camera in order to free our minds 
to just create or react.  We will break through the boring and make something 
interesting. We will look far past the obvious. We will fail together and we will 
grow together through a series of shooting drills covering light (finding it and 
making it), composition, location shoots with models galore, worst case scenarios 
and the wonderfully unexpected. This workshop will be what you make it. 
You will learn the most important aspect of being an artist, 
to inspire yourself and to teach yourself! This is after all about YOU NOT ME! 
How I see and shoot a scene matters not. It’s how YOU react and create that will 
be long lasting.  Through my unique teaching style I put you in a space to learn 
to teach yourselves and to open the doors of your personal creativity.
One photographer’s creative rut may be just the place you want to be standing.
You will be challenged at any level and you will grow. This I promise you! 

We will all live and grow together at the beautiful Twickenham House Estate.

 There will be a Monday afternoon opening so we can all get to know one another

and we can take a peek at everyone’s work (portfolio review),
followed by a dinner party!! 

Tuesday starts early with shooting exercises to get our heads all pointed in the same 

direction. Then the bevy of beautiful models arrive where we will shootin all types of 

scenarios and push into unchartered territories, all the while looking far past the 

obvious! The pushing, challenging, editing, laughing, crying and learning  will go all 

day Tuesday through Wednesday evening. Thursday we normally edit our work 

to polish the images. Occasionally the group would rather shoot more. We are 

flexible and follow. There will be little sleep and brain overloads. We will all be 

staying in the same mansion running amok night and day!

*Your retainer of 40% will reserve you a space in this workshop.

This workshop will be strictly limited to 15 and usually sells out fast. 

An investment of $2450 will include your stay in a historic Inn, 
model fees, location fees, artisan breakfast, lunch, dinners and transport 
while you are here!! You will just need to get here!
Our airport code is AVL. From there it is a 3 hr drive to the Twickenham House. You can fly into Charlotte and have a 2 hr drive.
For more information or to register please email to

*(retainers and payments non-refundable.)

 What past attendees are saying!

"Parker doesn't just change the way you shoot, he changes the way you think. About everything". -James C.

"When you know how to use the gear in your hands, but over time, the gears in your head have locked up. Parker J Pfister takes you apart piece by piece, before the workshop even begins, and rewires your brain so that the gears in your head work the gear in your hand in a whole new way!" Kim D.

"Parker reminded me that photography is an art form, not just a service I provide."
-Clare B.

"I have never been to a workshop where it was not about the instructor but it was truly about me. I have never had an experience before or since quite like it. I learned to embrace me and my own path and make peace with it in a way that it began to show up in my work like never before. It was life changing and career changing. It was the best gift I could have ever given myself." -Cindy S.

"This workshop was the catalyst in our business that propelled us in a direction that separated us from the rest of the photography crowd. Rather than Parker just teaching you how he does what he does or how he shoots the details and bride and groom, he teaches you how to shoot in a way that makes it completely you, and in doing so you find your voice and your work becomes a representation of your soul. This Workshop was the best money we have ever spent on our business and is one of the biggest reason our work stands out the way it does, ultimately leading to bookings and finding the right clients for us!" -Devin R.

Images from previous Parker J workshops.