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Winter Digital Photography 2021

February 26 - February 28

Spend a weekend at picturesque Shrine Mont, located in Orkney Springs, VA, surrounded by beautiful mountains, a clear night sky, and lots of natural beauty to capture!

Finally take some time away from the everyday isolation and creative ennui, to enjoy creating art with like-minded photo enthusiasts, in a safe and socially distanced environment.


There are two ways to spend your weekend:

1.     Editing and creating a photo book!

You can finally edit / select a photo project/ vacation / event you have always wanted to organize, with the goal of creating a photo book in Lightroom. Regi, a former Senior Photo Editor in Berlin, will help you make that sometimes difficult decision of what to keep and what to discard. Please bring your unedited photos on an external drive or on your laptop.

2.    Capture the Winter Dream on your camera

Edit and select your best images in the warmth of our cozy classroom after roaming around Shrine Mont.

The weekend starts on Friday evening when we gather at St. Andrew’s Cottage in the late afternoon for introductions and personal project announcements.  Later we will relax with the log fire burning and dinner served, all with appropriate social distancing.

What to bring

  • Masks – required.

  • Warm, comfortable clothes

  • flashlight

  • blankets

  • pillow

  • towels

  • any beverages/snacks to share

When making a book:

  • bring your laptop with your photo project gathered in a folder (it can be hundreds of images), unedited! I will help you pick the best.

  • You will need to download Adobe Lightroom from Subscription is $10/month. You can cancel anytime. Lightroom is coupled with Blurb bookmaking software. Super easy to work. I will have a lecture about bookmaking on Friday evening.

Alternatively, if you do not want to make a book

  • Bring your photos on your computer, (gathered in one folder) and organize them in whatever software you have on your laptop.  Bring your camera, charging cables, (also for laptop), memory cards.

Click here HERE for a downloadable version of what you should bring.

The Instructor

Regula Franz is a Swiss-American Travel Photographer and Educator who holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from VCU Arts in Richmond. She has been teaching and leading workshops in Photography and Software for 20 years at VCU, the VMFA Studio School and Visual Arts Center of Richmond. In 2015, she started a new venture, VIENN.A.RT, leading summer photo tours in and around Vienna, Austria. You can find testimonials and students’ work at and or ‘regigoesplaces’ on instagram.

Click HERE do download a flyer for the Digital Photography weekend.

Contact Shrine Mont at (540) 856-2141 or via email

Click HERE for a map to Shrine Mont.  We strongly discourage using GPS or mapping software.

Rates (include lodging, meals and instruction)

$320 double occupancy per person
$365 single occupancy per person

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February 26
February 28
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