Leconte center | May 3 – 4, 2024

Pigeon Forge, Tn

Photography Workshop Information

Enjoy taking photos?! The Photo Class is a series of two interactive photography classroom sessions centered around learning practical photography skills regardless of the camera you have. Bring any camera! For any skill level. Let’s go in-depth and more hands-on than a regular convention presentation.

Topics include:

  • recognizing the various attributes of light and how they relate to photography
  • creating emotional impact in a photo
  • basic photo editing techniques
  • basic photo editing techniques
  • real life photo critique on the photos you submit for assignments.


God has given us a love for art and beautiful things . . . let’s hone our photography skills for His glory!


Session 1: All About Lighting in Photography – Have you thought much about the interplay of light and shadow in your photos? Do you understand how to use light to create the feelings you want to achieve? What is soft light vs hard light? Are you familiar with color of light? Can you identify the different angles of light? Get ready to engage in a hands-on discussion on lighting in photography as we come together to learn more about light in photography! Under the guidance of a professional photographer, we’ll experiment with studio lighting as we pull out our cameras to see light in a whole new way.
Session 2: Taking Your Photos to the Next Level – After shooting the assignments given in the first session, we’ll come back to the classroom for some constructive coaching centered around the photos you submit! What makes one photo better than another? How would a professional have shot the exact same thing? What do you not know yet that could make your photos better? Now’s your chance to get some live photography coaching and take your photos to the next level!

This is a series of two classes. The first class is Thursday from 3:10pm-4:10pm. The second class is Friday 10:20am-11:20am

This program is for 12-18 year olds 

Photography Workshop

Meet Your Teacher

James Staddon is a former homeschool student, now professional photographer and full-time photography educator from West Virginia. With a background in graphic design, his endless preoccupation with photography and love for Christian discipleship eventually led him to start up Lenspiration in 2009 to provide a family-friendly place for young people to learn photography. He and his wife enjoy outdoor recreation, traveling when possible, and working together in business entrepreneurship.

Photography Workshop Photo Gallery

Photography Workshop FAQs

This workshop is designed for ages 12-18 students.

Previous experience is a plus, but not required for this workshop.

Each of the 2 sessions in the Photo Class is 1 hour long.