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Photopgraphy 101 with Cocktails Taught By Melissa Linney

  • The ZEN Succulent 125 East Parrish Street, Suite 100 A Durham, NC, 27701 United States (map)

Sunday, October 29th from 10 am - 1 pm

Join wedding and family photographer Melissa Linney on Sunday, October 29th for photography 101 with cocktails.

Melissa will introduce you to the fundamentals of digital photography in a fun and relaxing environment. This Beginner Digital SLR workshop will inspire you to get creative with your camera by teaching you the basics of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. 

You’ll learn about composition, using natural light, what all those buttons and menus are on your camera, and much, much more.

The workshop will start at the Zen Succulent with classroom style demonstration. Next, we’ll take what we’ve learned and head outside to take photos in some of the downtown’s best spots, then wrap-up with cocktails and conversation on the rooftop of The Durham hotel.  

Item to Bring to Workshop:  
- DSLR - Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera (fully charged with a memory card, ready to take pictures). 

Limit refreshment and drinks in house with celebratory cocktail at Durham Hotel

The ZEN Succulent
125 E. Parrish Street
Suite 100A
Durham NC 27701

Workshop size is limited to 10 participates. No refunds or exchanges. Students must be 18 years old or older to participate in this workshop, with students  21+ to participate in drinks. 


About the Instructor, Melissa: 

Melissa is a wedding and family photographer based in Durham.  She started her photography business in 2011 after earning fine art degrees from Oberlin College and UNCG. Melissa specializes in using natural light and seeks to capture authentic moments in front of the lens.

Find more on Melissa:
Instagram at @melissamaureenphoto
Online at