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The Crealdé Wet Darkroom on the main campus is available for rent.

Crealdé Darkroom Rental
Monday, 9 am-4 pm
Tuesday, 9 am-4 pm
Wednesday, 9 am-9 pm
Thursday, 9 am-4 pm
Friday, 9 am-1 pm
Saturday, noon-5 pm
The renovated wet darkroom on the main campus features 10 separate enlarging stations, which accommodate 35mm, 120 and 4x5-inch format film, plus a separate film processing area. A Crealdé membership is required. The fee is $70 for an 8-week session.

The new Digital Printing Lab is now open, but all users must first complete the Digital Printing Lab Workshop.

Crealdé Digital Printing Lab and Finishing Area
Wednesday, 6-9 pm
Saturday, Noon-5 pm
The Digital Printing Lab features an Epson archival pigmented ink printer and one computer workstation with Photoshop, plus two workstations equipped for laptops. The finishing area has a large mat cutter and space to frame photographs. User is responsible for supplying their own paper and framing supplies. All users must complete the Digital Print Lab workshop (WKPH50). There is no charge to use the lab but a Crealdé membership is encouraged.


Classes are 8-weeks long unless noted. To see Winter Garden classes, click on link in yellow bar at top.

Registration is ongoing for
Fall II, Winter and Spring Sessions!

See the schedule for Classses and Workshops, below.

Winter 2017
January 23 – March 18
Spring 2017
March 27 – May 20

Crealdé’s Photography Department offers over 20 classes designed for amateurs as well as serious students of photography and working fine art photographers who wish to enhance their technical and aesthetic skills. In addition to general courses in film and digital photography, the curriculum includes special topic courses, weekend workshops and field trips that cover classic themes such as landscapes, still lifes, architecture, portraiture and documentary photography. Crealdé offers classes in Basic Image Processing and a wide range of digital lab classes in a state-of-the-art digital classroom at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center.

The Crealdé Photography Guild meets monthly for presentations by established photographers, as well as offering reviews, image sharing, technical demonstrations and field trips. (See News & Events.)

2/24: Movie Night "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

Bring blankets, chairs and picnic baskets to enjoy an outdoor presentation on the shores of Lake Sterling of the documentary about the life and work of influential French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, a camera-shy artist whose vision shaped the emerging field of photojournalism.

5/26: Behind Storytellers
Learn the inspiration behind Crealdé's Storytellers Teen Documentary Photography projects. Peter Schreyer and Sherri Bunye talk about their experiences producing the last three projects, working with youth from the communities of Parramore, Geneva and New Smyrna Beach.

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Photography Workshops

WKPH59 Dreamlike Imagery Using Multiple Exposure/ICM Photography - NEW
(Click HERE for the workshop flier.)
Instructor: Sherri Bunye
WINTER: Saturday, February 4
10 am-3 pm, Studio 3
Use nature, objects, people in combinations or all at once by blending scenes together in multiple exposures and then with Intentional Camera Movement (ICM). Both techniques can create dreamlike images or images seeming to come from the outer reaches of the cosmos. Digital SLR camera required. The instructor will contact students prior to this workshop to ensure their camera has necessary features for this workshop. Open to all levels of photographers.
Members $150 • Non-members $170

WGWKPH61 Bird Photography at Lake Apopka - NEW
Instructor: Milton Heiberg
: Saturday, January 14
9 am-3 pm
Registration deadline January 7
Planning Session, January 12, 7-8 pm
Review Session, January 19, 6-8 pm
Meander the new Lake Apopka Wildlife Loop expanding over the north shores of Lake Apopka with over 10 miles of 360-degree vistas, including  ponds, canal waterways and the shores of Lake Apopka itself. Ever since the north shore restoration, this area has become a birder’s paradise. We will have continuous photo-ops of many species, including wading birds, passerines, gallinules, raptors, and especially Osprey carrying or eating a fish. Lunch will be provided at the Lakeside Pavilion.
Members $145 • Non-members $165

WKPH63 Wet Plate Collodion Photography Workshop

Instructor: Tim Telkamp & Leah Sobsey 
Winter: January 28-29, Studio 5 
Saturday, 10am-4 pm 
Sunday, noon-4 pm
Learn historical Wet Plate Photographic process practiced in the 19th century by photographers. The wet plate process is experiencing a renaissance and is now practiced by well-known contemporary photographers such as Sally Mann and Joni Sternbach.  Learn how to pour collodion to make positive images on glass and aluminum (ambrotypes and tintypes) and create glass negatives which can be contact printed. Working in a small group with large-format cameras, explore each step of making these exquisite instant images and leave with at least three plates.
Members $470 • Non-members $495
Tim Telkamp is a photographer, craftsman, technologist, and mentor currently living in Central Florida. He is an exceptional Wet Plate Collodion artist who not only captures the modern world using this civil war era alternative process, but also makes much of his own wet plate equipment and mixes his own wet plate chemicals.  His photographs have been published in books, newspapers and magazines, and he wrote and illustrated “The Place That’s Always with You,”. He completed his Certificate in Documentary Arts from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and earned a BSEE from the University of Central Florida.  
Leah Sobsey is an artist and educator. She received her M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001 and completed the Resident Certificate Program at the Maine Photographic Workshops in 1997. Her work has been exhibited widely and is in private collections across the country. In addition to the Center for Documentary Studies, she has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, Duke University, and the Maine Photographic Workshops. She currently teaches at UNC-Greensboro.

WKPH26 Travel the Back Roads to Historic Places Along the Yearling Trail

Instructor: Peter Schreyer  
: Saturday, February 18
Registration deadline Feb. 13
8 am-6 pm, Carpool from Crealdé
Photo Review, Tuesday, March 7, 5-7 p.m., Studio 3
Explore hidden architectural and cultural treasures in the landscape and the communities immortalized by legendary Florida writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The workshop will provide a contemporary window into the region’s past and rich heritage. Photographic opportunities include natural and man-made landscapes, local landmarks,the interior of historical buildings.
Members $95 • Non-members $115

WKPH55 Monochrome for Digital Photographers - NEW
Instructor: Jon Manchester
Saturday, February 25
9 am-5 pm, Studio 5
Registration deadline Feb. 18
Learn the aesthetics, tools, and techniques to create high-quality, expressive black-and-white prints. Demonstrations will be done using Photoshop, Lightroom and Epson Photo Inkjet printers.
Members $210 • Non-members $230
Jon Manchester, senior faculty member at Crealdé, brings years of traditional and digital photography experience to the school. His understanding of technical image processing and post-processing has made him a valuable student resource. Website:

WKPH49 Understanding Metering & Exposure

Instructor: Michael van Gelder 
Sunday, February 26
Registration deadline Feb. 20
10 am-3 pm, Studio 3
Ever wonder why your images do not look like the ones you have envisioned in your mind's eye? Create images you love by understanding how light works and how your camera sees it! Get in touch with how to use the best metering setting within your camera to get the best exposure. Workshop includes hands-on exercises.
Members $150 • Non-members $170

WKPH50 Digital Printing Lab  
Instructor: Cynthia Slaughter
Winter: Tuesday, March 7

Spring: Tuesday, May 9
5:30-7 pm Studio 5
In this introduction to Crealdé’s new digital darkroom and finishing area, learn the fundamentals of print, including how to adjust printer and computer settings for quality prints and select paper types. Students may have digital works selected to be printed during workshop demonstration and limited hands-on activities.
Members/Non-members $35

WKPH12 Travel the Back Roads to Historic Places Along the St. Johns River

Instructor: Peter Schreyer
: Saturday, March 18
Registration deadline March 13
8 am-6 pm, Carpool from Crealdé
Photo Review, Tuesday, March 28, 5-7 p.m., Studio 3
Explore hidden architectural and cultural treasures along the back roads of Volusia and Lake County that provide a contemporary window to the region’s past and rich heritage. Participants cross the St. Johns River on a 19th-century ferry and travel on a dirt road through a beautiful portion of the Ocala National Forest. Photographic opportunities include the natural and man-made landscape, local landmarks and interiors of historical buildings.
Members $95 • Non-members $115
Peter Schreyer is an internationally exhibited, award-winning photographer who has documented America’s cultural landscape for over three decades. He was named Arts Educator of the Year in 2009 by United Arts.

WKPH60 Adding Light: Intro. Flash Photography - NEW
Instructor: Michael van Gelder 
: Saturday, March 18
Registration deadline March 11
10 am-3 pm, Studio 3
Photography is VERY dark without light! This workshop is for people who have little or no experience working with introduced light. Learn attached, hot-shoe flashes, and using flash outdoors with natural light. Hands-on demonstrations with a model and still life displays will help put to use basic lighting principles. Bring pen, paper, DSLR with flash/hot-shoe attachable flash.
Members $150 • Non-members $170
Michael van Gelder is an Orlando-based commercial photographer who specializes in documenting musical and entertainment events. His work has appeared in a number of publications including Music Entertainment Magazine, All Access Music Magazine and Guitar Magazine. Website:

WKPH47 Lake to Lake Photographic Walking Tour

Instructor: Sherri Bunye
Saturday, March 25
2:30-8:00 pm, Lake Eola
Registration deadline March 18
Explore the changing skyline of downtown Orlando, from Lake Eola to Lake Ivanhoe. Students will have opportunities to photograph architecture, street scenes and interiors. The day culminates with a dusk photography session in the historic Lake Ivanhoe district.
Members $115 • Non-members $135
Sherri Bunye teaches film and digital photography classes to adults and children at Crealdé, as well as instructing the Storytellers Teen Documentary Photography Project. She was awarded an United Arts Professional Development Grant in 2011, Crealdé Artist of the Year 2011 and has exhibited work throughout Central Florida. Website:

WKPH54 Florida Backroads Series: Photograph Historic Cedar Key in Classic Black-and-White Film
Instructor: Peter Schreyer  
: Saturday, April 1, 8 am-8 pm: field work
Saturday, April 8, 2-5 pm: lab work
Registration deadline March 25
Explore hidden architectural and cultural treasures in the historic fishing village of Cedar Key, scenically located on the Gulf of Mexico. This two-day workshop will provide a contemporary window into the region’s heritage as a 19th-century trading and transportation center, linking the Gulf with inland Florida. Remaining today is what many consider to be one of Florida's most picturesque towns, providing rich photographic opportunities, including the natural and man-made landscape, local landmarks and interiors of historic buildings. This all-out fun workshop includes working with black-and-white film (loaner cameras available), camera demonstrations, a Gulf-side lunch, and dinner at the Island Hotel Restaurant, spectacular dusk photography session, and lab work producing hand-printed enlargements. Digital photographers are also welcome. Participants can make a reservation at the charming 10-room Island Hotel for an overnight stay in Cedar Key (call 352.543.5111 and mention the Crealdé workshop ASAP, as space is very limited).
Members $225 • Non-members $245

WKPH51 Nature at the Joe Overstreet Landing
Instructor: Milton Heiberg
: Saturday, April 8
9 am-5 pm, Studio 5
Registration deadline April 1, 2016
Planning Session, April 6, 7-9 pm
Review Session, April 13, 6-8 pm
Visit some of Florida's most beautiful rural and untouched wild areas from cattle country to bird refuges, including Snail Kites and a working Bald Eagle nest. Lunch is included at nearby Yeehaw Junction. This day will be an unforgettable experience - only an hour and 20 minutes from the Winter Park/Orlando area.
Members $95 • Non-members $115
Milton Heiberg was given a Brownie Target camera at age 8 and has been an avid photographer ever since. He is a frequent lecturer on wildlife photography, special effects and general photography. Thousands of his images have been published worldwide. He is the author of seven books on photographic technique.

WKPH48 Business of Photography
Instructor: Michael van Gelder
: Saturday, April 15
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Studio 3
Registration deadline April 8
Cover the key issues associated with starting your own company, including how to create a business plan, tax issues, the cost of doing business and pricing your services. We also will discuss creating a marketable name and incorporating it, identifying your target market, and copyright and intellectual property concerns. Put your skills to work, and start a new career, or add income to your life as a part-time photographer. No camera needed.
Members $150 • Non-members $170

WKPH58 Beyond Basics of Compositions in Photography

Instructor: Sherri Bunye  
Saturday, May 6
10 am-3 pm, Studio 3
Registration deadline April 29
Learn the most critical component to making a strong photograph- composition. Explore the basics of image structure, how to see in light and shadow, as well as techniques to reduce visual clutter.  Say goodbye to boring photos as you take your photography skills to the next level.  Knowledge of camera and general photography skills necessary.  Thirty-minute lunch break provided. Prerequisite: General camera knowledge and Digital Photo I or similar experience.
Members $150 • Non-members $170

WKPH35 Matting & Framing
Instructor: Jon Manchester  
: Saturday, May 20
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Studio 5
Registration deadline May 13
Need to mat and frame your artwork for the upcoming student show? Bring your matting and framing supplies, and instructor Jon Manchester will teach you to cut custom single-window mats with a professional mat cutter, and put the finishing touches on your masterpiece by assembling your frame. Students are responsible for bringing their artwork, mat board and frames.
Members $50 • Non-members $50

Cynthia Slaughter serves as the Photography Fellowship Manager and participates in the Studio Artist program. Her photographs were exhibited in the Crealdé “Business as Community Life: Winter Park 2013” and “St. Augustine at 450” documentary projects. She owns An Eye for U Photography and has received multiple awards for her work. Website:

A Photographic and Cultural Tour of Switzerland
Click here to see flyer
Instructor: with Peter Schreyer
Summer: June 9 – 18, 2017
Registration deadline Feb. 1
Spend a leisurely ten days exploring and photographing the Swiss landscape, history and contemporary culture. Travel in small group off the beaten path along scenic back roads. Participate in themed day trips while traveling comfortably in our private van. Excursions will vary from day to day and will allow flexibility for the group’s specific interests. Historic farmhouses and vineyards, breathtaking Alpine scenery combined with light hiking, medieval towns and castles are just a few of the planned day trips. Stay in deluxe hotels in scenic locations, eat delicious food, and immerse yourself in a different culture comfortably – the Swiss way!
The trip is led by Peter Schreyer, Crealdé’s Executive Director and internationally exhibited photographer, who is known for his documentary projects that celebrate history and heritage of communities. Over the past three decades, he has crafted photographic tours to his native country that appeal to photographers of all skill levels. Past tour participant Suzanne Nelson says: “Going to Switzerland with Peter twice was one of the most rewarding travel experiences of my life. Both times, I got fantastic photographs of this beautiful country. One of the benefits of going with Peter, being this is his birthplace, is he speaks the language and knows the country and all the back roads”.
Members: $ 3,250 – Non-members: $ 3,295
Tuition includes nine nights of deluxe, double occupancy accommodations at three- and four-star hotels, all ground transportation in Switzerland (by private van, mountain rail and lake steamer), some meals, all admissions and photographic guidance by native, bi-lingual tour guide throughout the trip. Space is limited to eight participants and a $ 1,000 deposit must be received no later than February 1, 2017. Please call Crealdé for a detailed tour flyer after November 15, 2016.




Film-based Classes

Learn the basics of photography with a camera that uses film, leading to the art and techniques of processing traditional black-and-white photographs in a wet darkroom.

PH168 Black-and-White Film Photography I
Instructor: Peter Schreyer     
Spring: Monday, 7-9 pm, Studio 5
Be introduced to the timeless beauty of traditional, film-based black-and-white photography, including image selection, exposure and processing your own film and prints in Crealdé’s wet darkroom. This introductory course will cover basic camera controls and formats  (loaner cameras available), film types, hands-on field trips, weekly assignments, print reviews and lots of fun time in the darkroom. Designed for students new to film photography and photographers who want to reconnect with this creative art form.
Members $215 • Non-members $235

PH239 Black-and-White Film Photography II
Instructor: Peter Schreyer  
: Monday, 7–9 pm, Studio 5
Sharpen your black-and-white vision of the world with assignments, field trips, supervised darkroom time, and print reviews. Learn more about grain and contrast control, film speed manipulation and the relationship between camera exposure, film development and final prints. Course includes regular darkroom demonstrations and a night photography field trip. Prerequisite: Black-and-White Film Photography I or similar experience.
Members $230 • Non-members $250


Digital Classes

The following courses teach the art and techniques of digital photography using contemporary Single Lens Reflex cameras, including the use of programs such as Photoshop.

PH169 Basic Camera Settings
Instructor: Sherri Bunye
Sunday, 4-5:30 pm, Heritage Center
Winter starts Feb. 19, 4 Weeks
Spring starts April 30, 4 Weeks
Learn essential camera settings and modes through in-class presentations and demonstrations. This workshop is ideal for beginning photographers looking to understand digital SLR camera settings.  Spring class will not meet on Mothers Day, May 14.
Members $80 • Non-members $100

PH147 Digital Photography I
Instructor: Michael van Gelder  
Tuesday, 7-9 pm, Studio 3   
Sunday, 1-3 pm, Studio 3     
Spring: Monday, 7-9 pm, Studio 3                                           Instructor: Jon Manchester
Winter: Wednesday, 10 am-Noon, Studio 3   
Build a strong foundation for your photography and make better photographs by understanding exposure, metering, focus and composition. Hands-on demonstrations and assignments with follow-up reviews will reinforce how to control these systems by adjustments to camera features such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO, and the impact these settings have on the aesthetics of photographs.
Members $210 • Non-members $230

PH148 Digital Photography II  
Instructor: Michael van Gelder
Winter: Sunday, 1-3 pm, Studio 3    
Winter: Monday, 7-9 pm, Studio 3 
Spring: Tuesday, 7-9 pm, Studio 3 
Instructor: Jon Manchester
Spring: Wednesday, 10 am-Noon, Studio 3 
Delve deeper into photography by learning techniques in composition, lighting, flash and special equipment.  Instruction and assignments give students the opportunity to work on their photography weaknesses and strengths. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I or similar experience.
Members $210 • Non-members $230

PH258 Basic Image Processing 
Instructor: Jon Manchester
Wednesday, 7-9 pm, Heritage Center
Learn the fundamentals of image processing with two of today's most popular image processing tools. Learn two basic image enhancement workflows. The first will combine the best features of Lightroom and Photoshop. The second will be a Photoshop-only workflow.
Members $220 • Non-members $240

PH275 Capture to Print
Instructor: Jon Manchester  
Spring: Thursday, 7-9 pm, Studio 5
Focus on the creative side of image processing and learn to create expressive images suitable for making exhibition quality prints. Learn aesthetics, what makes a fine print and advanced image processing techniques using Lightroom, Photoshop and 3rd party plugins with an introduction to color management. Explore the possibilities of modern printing methods; inkjet, Lab and Wet/Dry Hybrid printing. Creating and using camera profiles, display profiles, soft proofing, calibration, paper types, printing and matting are also covered. Prereq: Basic Image Processing or similar experience.
Members $220 • Non-members $240

Combined Digital & Film

In-depth exploration of various photographic topics and themes, applicable to digital or film, color or black-and-white photography.

PH166 Macro Photography
Instructor: Milton Heiberg
Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 pm, Studio 5
Learn new skills needed to capture the fascinating world of small nature subjects, using macro lenses, bellows attachments, telephoto lenses with extension tubes, flash. You need not own this equipment at the start. Examine various focusing techniques, including “Stacking” for a head to toe focus of macro subjects. Explore techniques needed to photograph small subjects from wildflowers to flying insects, and practice these skills during class field trips.
Members $210 • Non-members $230

PH253 The Natural Landscape  
Instructor: Milton Heiberg
Winter: Tuesday, 7-9 pm, Studio 5
Explore how to look at a landscape, capture the best light, and what to include and leave out. Learn how to see and control forms of composition, and using HDR in your landscapes. Practice new skills during Saturday field trips.
Members $220 • Non-members $240

PH259 Field Trip Class
Instructor: Sherri Bunye 
Winter: Thursday, 10 am-Noon, Studio 5, 6-week class
Students will travel to various locations around Central Florida. The trips will have a theme that will exercise the student’s picture taking abilities. There will be instructor-led feedback on photographs taken during field trips.
Members $175 • Non-members $195

PH276 Night Field Trip Class – NEW
Instructor: Jon Manchester 
Thursday, 7-9 pm, Studio 5
Students will travel to various locations around Central Florida. The trips will have a theme that will exercise the student’s picture taking abilities. There will be instructor-led feedback on photographs taken during field trips.
Members $220 • Non-members $240

PH357 Architectural Photography
Instructor: Michael van Gelder 
Spring: Friday, 10 am-Noon, Studio 3
View architectural objects as elements of art using lighting conditions, angles and perspective. Gain hands-on experience photographing interiors and exteriors in conventional and realistic methods from two scheduled field trips.
Members $225 • Non-members $245

PH277 Bird Photography
Instructor: Milton Heiberg

Monday, 7-9 pm, Heritage Center   
Learn to photograph birds from a lifelong birder and bird photography instructor. Learn to get close and capture amazing photographs without disturbing the natural environment.  Practice these skills during four instructor-led field trips. You will need a telephoto lens (300mm or higher). Lens choices will be provided at first class.
Members $225 • Non-members $245

PH371 The Lake: A Master Class in Documentary Photography Exploring Land and People on Lake Apopka
Instructors: Peter Schreyer and Sherri Bunye   
Winter: Thursday, 7 – 9 pm, starting February 2
10 classes over winter and spring sessions. A schedule will be provided at first class.
Advanced students learn to photograph with purpose while creating a cohesive documentary project exploring life and land on Lake Apopka. Learn about project development, implementation, caption writing and finishing a body of work for exhibition. Discover classic documentary-style photography by examining and discussing work by other artists. Through a partnership with the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation and in the tradition of much-recognized past Crealdé documentary projects, "The Lake" will be featured in two major Central Florida gallery exhibitions in late 2017 and early 2018. The local story of Lake Apopka has national significance and in many ways represents the pioneering spirit of the American dream, often jeopardized by exploitation of land and people. Tuition includes Crealdé studio and lab use, as well transportation on class field trips.  Prerequisite: Photography III, past Crealdé documentary master classes or similar experience.
Members $375 • Non-members $395



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