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I am a North Carolina conceptual portrait photographer. Look here for updates on my photography adventures. Visit www.HeatherEvansSmith.com for details on commissioned portrait shoots and fine art sales.

December 1, 2012: 2013 Spring Workshop Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for my spring creativity workshop in Savannah, GAA! Below is a general itinerary for the workshop.

Savannah, GA
March 22-23, 2013

4 p.m. - Until
Join Heather as she discusses her progression into conceptual photography and how shooting for yourself can benefit shooting for others. Heather will also discuss idea boosters to overcome creative blocks, concepting with clients and making time for you. The discussion will end with a creativity exercise. Dinner afterwards is optional where workshop attendees can continue this open conversation. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their work so we can get to know each other and each other's photography styles.

9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Today is a full day of shooting. Two to three models will be on hand with a professional makeup/hairstylist. Heather will set up unique shots in various locations, all the while discussing styling and ways to incorporate these ideas into client work. Everyone will get a chance to jump in and direct the models to their vision. Lunch will be provided. Shooting will end around 4 to leave plenty of time for a Q & A and wrap up of the weekend.

A limited space of 10 is available for this intimate engagement.

Workshop is appropriate for all levels of photographers. However, this workshop discusses creativity primarily so a basic knowledge of camera techniques is encouraged.


As a professional photographer with more than a decade of capturing weddings I am frequently asked why I continue to attend workshops each year. It's so simple to me in that it's a great way to keep our creativity flowing and always bring something fresh to our clients. I've experienced many different workshops but by far the best was our recent experience with Heather Evans Smith. I have been a fan of her work for a long time so I jumped at the opportunity to attend. It's hard to accurately describe how much I feel that this workshop pushed me forward into new ideas and new ways of approaching our images. I photographed a wedding the weekend after her workshop and there are images from that event that I feel are some of the most creative that I've ever done. For me the chance to attend this workshop was genuinely a game changer. I'll be attending again just as soon as the schedule allows. It doesn't get any better than her workshop.

Debbie Peacock
Peacock Photo &Video
Atlanta, GA

If you want to go to a unique and inspiring photography workshop, check out Heather Evans Smith. I participated in her workshop in Knoxville, TN in April and it changed the way I think about a photography session. If you are stuck in a creative rut, this will knock you out of it and get you thinking in ways that you haven't before.

Kortney Jarman
Jarman Photography
Knoxville, TN

I recently had the privilege of seeing Heather create some amazing portraits right in front of our eyes...in a small room. Her endless creativity, "out of the square" ideas and inspiration constantly have me in awe. I'm always looking forward to seeing her work and hope to once again be in her creative presence, to learn and watch her work her magic.
Charmaine Otto
Charmaine Otto Photography
Yarraman Qld, Australia

In her two day workshop we not only learned what makes her mind tick but also how to unlock our own imaginations. I think this weekend confirmed my decision to move full time into photography. I LOVE what I do!

Rebecca Holland
Rebecca Holland Photography
Greensboro, NC

First, I wanted to tell you how again how much I enjoyed the creative workshop. It was facinating to hear about your own creative process and how you use personal history, music and the landscape to develop your vision. And I loved your narration of your Beatles project. Of course, I'd recommend your workshop to anyone wanting to shoot more than the average norm that seems to be so popular!

Tracy Moore
Warner Robins, GA

Her workshop gave me a creative boost. I left seeing things differently and full of ideas. If you can make it to one of her workshops I highly recommended it, and if you don’t know who she is you need to find out.

Derek Martinez
Derek Martinez Photography
Nashville, NC

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. We had two great locations, adventurous models, and a group of wonderful people to share it with. I feel like there was a lot of great information, but I think the biggest thing I think I took away was that we should develop and use our imaginations to create images that we love. If we do that, then others (clients, friends, etc...) will love them as well.

Torey Searcy
Torey Searcy Photography
Greensboro, NC