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"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." – Matt Hardy


"I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it."  -  Author Unknown


"A man’s heart away from nature becomes hard; lack of respect for growing, living things soon leads to a lack of respect for humans too."  – Luther Standing Bear


"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow."Imogen Cunningham


"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."  - Ansel Adams


"When you follow your bliss….doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else."  - Joseph Campbell


"You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you." – Rwandan Proverb


"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." – Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."  -  Pablo Picasso


"We have been taught to believe that negative equals realistic and positive equals unrealistic."  -  Susan Jeffers


"Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous.  That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor."  -  Paul Hawken


"Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life."  -  Linus Pauling


Below are comments from our actual students!!

IF YOU ARE looking for an informative, interesting, comprehensive, and engaging photography workshop, then you have found the right place for you!  The class size of a Natural Connections workshop lets each student have one on one time with instructors Jeff and Ledra Woodlee.  The workshop is packed full of well thought out locations to cover a variety of shooting situations.  They wrap up the weekend with an honest and informative critique of images taken during the workshop.  I guarantee you will come away having learned and laughed a lot!  DEB H.


MY WIFE AND I attended the Savannah workshop in March, 2014.  It was AWESOME.  Exactly what I wanted. I’ve been wanting to photograph Savannah for a long time, and Jeff and Ledra put me in the right places at the right times. Even with an overcast day we ended up with some great photos at Tybee Island and ccaptured the firing of cannon at Fort Pulaski at exactly the right time to get the red/yellow fire ball.  Jeff guided us right through the shot.  Ledra made sure we had the correct camera settings. They left nothing to chance. I was so impressed with the workshop I signed up for the Arches workshop in 2015.  Jeff and Ledra are just fun to be around.  JOE B.


I'VE ATTENDED 2 workshops (looking forward to #3) with Natural Connections and am so happy to have found them!  Jeff & Ledra give such personalize attention to each individual person throughout the entire event. Your camera choice and shooting experience makes no difference.  They will walk you through it all.  Every workshop has been a blast.  I've meet some really great people and been to some amazing spots.  I look forward to my next adventure!  JULIE C.


I WENT ON 2 workshops this year and have already signed up for the Smokies workshop next year. The workshops were a great learning experience and I really enjoyed spending time with like minded photographers. Jeff and Ledra are both great teachers and they are also fun people to be with. This definitely enhances the whole workshop experience. Highly recommended!  MICKEY B.


THE FORMAT WAS PERFECT – class instruction followed photography in the field.   The critique at the end of the workshop made me realize something about myself.  That is, I prefer creating in photography small vignettes rather than large tableaus.  Thanks to Jeff and Ledra for their help!  MARSHA W.


THANKS SO MUCH for a wonderful experience. What beautiful scenery we had to photograph and what great people to hang around while doing so. You were so organized and made it all very easy. CHRISTINA W. 


I AM A SLOW learner when it comes to photography.  Jeff and Ledra are very patient and worked with me.  I want to emphasize the one on one experience that they provide.  They put together a nice group of people with their workshop.  ALISON K.