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Photography Workshop


Grace Center's Creative Arts Department is excited to host a photography & portrait workshop led by photographers Michaela Potterbaum and Trent Swartzentruber on Saturday, February 24th! Both Trent and Michaela have extensive experience as professional photographers here in Nashville as well as globally, which has led them to work with brands such as Lonely Planet and Grand Old Opry, as well as leading industry leaders and celebrities.

This workshop is aimed at beginner and intermediate photography skill levels, but professionals are welcome to join as well. (A DSLR camera system is required.) In our teaching sessions, we will cover fundamental topics such as basic composition and understanding exposure, ISO and aperture, as well as how to direct a photoshoot and create powerful images that ultimately impact society & culture. We will also have hands-on sessions to practice what we've learned, which will include Q&A time and practical help as needed. 

This event is free, but is limited to the first 30 registrants. Register below. 

About Our Instructors:

Michaela Potterbaum is a lifestyle, travel and wedding photographer who specializes in a photojournalistic approach and creates stunning images for NGO’s, travel companies and destination weddings around the world. From Africa to Guatemala to Norway to the U.S., she has photographed over 115 weddings in 11 nations. Her photos have been internationally published in magazines, blogs and websites such as Lonely Planet and Junebug Weddings, as well as used for numerous album covers and professional Instagram features.

Trent Swartzentruber is a portrait and commercial photographer and video producer with a knack for making his subjects feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. Growing up as a musician for most of his life, Trent toured for nearly a decade with several major artists which gives him a unique understanding and insight into Nashville’s thriving music business scene. It was these relationships and connections that helped kickstart his career when he replaced his guitar with a camera. He and his wife Morgan are a creative team and have worked with a wide range of clients and businesses all over the U.S. as well as internationally.  


Earlier Event: February 21
Grace Kids Clubs
Later Event: March 25
Andrew Collins & Jameel McGee