The Charleston Center for Photography (CCP) is a resource center and community for photographic enthusiasts and professionals. We’re an education center, rental studio, professional printer and gallery under one roof. Our goal is to share information and expertise in an open atmosphere where photographers can nurture and further their talents.
CCP was founded by photographers Jack Alterman, J.D Cummings, Roy Moss and Dr. Dave Russin. It started as a local grassroots photography club and eventually grew into workshops, classes, exhibits and lectures taught by a number of talented Charleston-based professional photographers. Jack Alterman passed the helm to former combat photojournalist, Stacy Pearsall, in May 2009. Not straying far from the original founders’ vision, Pearsall expanded CCP’s photography eduction programs to become the nationally recognized institution it is today.
Administrative Office hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Classes: CCP provides instruction in all aspects of modern photography—traditional and digital. Practical lessons and real-life shooting sessions give participants the opportunity to grow their skills by developing their own approaches to the photographic environment. Expert instructors teach a balanced and diverse curriculum for students who vary from beginner to intermediate. Courses include classroom instruction, hands-on guidance and shooting assignments in the field. Instructors emphasize group and individual critiques, discussion and interaction
Workshop: CCP Workshops welcome all photographers, from hobbyists to professionals. Throughout the year the Center will host some of the most prominent photographers in the world to help initiate and motivate your vision and expand your knowledge base. he Workshops support all levels of participants in their passion for photography, so sign up for a workshop today.
Studio: The Charleston Center for Photography Studio is the perfect space for virtually any type of still photography or video shoot. Whether you need a space for a car, model, furniture, bride or television commercial, we can accommodate you. We have a three sided cyclorama wall, client waiting area, changing room, bathroom, and private garage door entrance. Our unique space offers all of the benefits of a New York City studio, but with a Charleston zip code. The Studio’s welcoming and skilled staff is ready to help you and your clients. We have a complete selection of video, still photography and grip rental equipment available in-house.