Summer Workshop 2022


  • June 13-16, 2022


  • $275 registration fee


  • In-person instruction
  • Opportunity for one-to-one coaching and feedback
  • Contest and prizes

The ATPI Summer Workshop for Instructors Only has offered specialized instruction to over 900 teachers for more than 27 years. The 2022 workshop will allow teachers to participate in a team storytelling workshop, providing opportunities for improving personal skills and classroom activities. Teachers from all curriculum areas (art, journalism, career and technology, vocational education) make new friends and learn from each other in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

Whether it’s for an individual image or a collection of images, storytelling is at the heart of all photography from architecture to still life to photojournalism. As American photographer Jim Goldberg said, “I have the great privilege of being both witness and storyteller. Intimacy, trust and intuition guide my work.”

At a variety of venues in and around Fredericksburg, Texas, the ATPI Summer Workshop — for instructors only — will focus on storytelling. Teachers will work in teams to capture the Texas Hill Country through still photos, video and social media. Along the way, group critiques and one-on-one discussions about their images will offer attendees new teaching techniques to use in their classroom.

Participants should bring five of your best photographs (any subject) to share with the group. Depending on the day’s assignments, class time runs from 8 am to 9 pm. Lunches will be provided, but dinners, except for the last night, are on your own.

Group Leaders: Our team of group leaders will work with all participants during the workshop, providing one-on-one and small group instruction. Instructors include –
Deanne Brown – retired adviser from Westlake HS
John Knaur – retired from Olympus America, ATPI consultant
Mark Murray – ATPI Executive Director
Sam Oldenburg – – Talisman and Cherry Creative adviser – Western Kentucky University
Dr. Bradley Wilson – assistant professor – Midwestern State University


If a picture is worth a thousand words, be prepared to create a novel in this storytelling class. Each instructor will dive deep into a visual narrative that both challenges their skills and pushes the limits of creativity. Working in teams teachers will shoot still photo and video and look at ways to share it all through social media to create lessons to take back to the classroom.
The hands-on class involves shooting storytelling images, reviewing and editing work, and hearing feedback from peers. We’ll learn new tricks of the trade and practice alternative methods along the way. The group will also discuss how to bring these tools to your students, with any camera, film or digital; DSLR, Mirrorless or phone camera.
Equipment: bring a digital camera with a 50mm fast lens (f/2 or better), any other lenses you would like to use, a tripod, an external flash, a laptop with image editing software, and if you have an iOS device, install Videolicious.


Hangar Hotel Hangar Hotel Room

Our hotel for the 2022 Summer Workshop is The Hangar Hotel, located at the Fredericksburg Airport. This adult-only hotel was built new but resembles a WWII hangar of the 1940’s. Each room contains one king size bed and is non-smoking. The room is set up to accommodate two adults. No roller beds are available. Reservations must be made by May 12 and when you contact the hotel, you must request the ATPI block of rooms.
The hotel does not offer breakfast, so plan accordingly. We’ll have some fruit and other goodies available for morning class but bring your own coffee.
The rate is $139/night plus local and state taxes. You must call (830) 997-9990 to book a room. Make sure you request the ATPI block of rooms.

The Hangar Hotel
155 Airport Rd
Fredericksburg, TX 78624


Sun, June 12
7 – 9 p.m. Dinner with the group if you arrive early (on your own)

Mon, June 13
10:30 – noon Introductions/Overview
noon – 1 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1 – 5 p.m. Class
5 – 7 p.m. Dinner (on your own)
7 – 8 p.m. Guest Speaker/Breakouts

Tue, June 14
9 a.m. – noon Class
noon – 1 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1 – 5 p.m. Class
5 – 7 p.m. Dinner (on your own)
7 – 9 p.m. Cropped Contest

Wed, June 15
9 a.m. – noon Class
noon – 1 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1 – 5 p.m. Class
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Workshop Dinner (provided)
7:30 – 9 p.m. Lab Time

Thu, June 16
9 – 10:30 a.m. Class Wrap-Up
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Awards and show-and-tell