The Film Gathering is a retreat for twelve film photographers that is held twice a year. It is designed to foster community and a spirit of learning and encouragement in a relaxed environment. It offers an opportunity to create beautiful art, have your work featured nationally, and make connections with some of the best brands and vendors in the industry. Any skill level is welcome, from beginner film photographers to experienced.

Here is what some past attendees had to say about their experience at The Gathering:

photo by Lauren Rosenau
photo by Lauren Rosenau

Faith Teasley: “The Gathering was an absolutely incredible, soul-refreshing experience! Having a community of film photographers is such a gift. Not only were we all able to build friendships with one another, but we were able to do something we love – creating and capturing beauty through film photographs. Brent and Anna have truly formed something very special, and I am so grateful!”


Lauren Thomas: “The Film Gathering was unlike any other “workshop” experience I’ve been a part of. It felt like a community of photographers who truly want to help each other and build each other up. From the moment I arrived, to the moment we had to leave, I felt so welcome. The friendships I made were just as big of a part of The Gathering as the beautiful styled shoots. I’m so grateful for this experience and would definitely recommend it to any photographers interested in shooting more film, learning from your peers, and finding community.”


Kristen Uhler: “I loved my first Film Gathering. I appreciated how Brent from Live View Studios kept the number of attendees low. This really helped to foster great relationships at the gathering, as well as made it very relaxed. I also loved how there were multiple stations set up that even smaller groups of attendees could rotate through, and really take their time. It was the most relaxing gathering of photographers I’ve ever been to. It was nice to spread out the shooting in-between lunch and just simply hanging out with some amazing people. I also can’t speak highly enough of our host, Marianne from RiverOaks Charleston. Marianne and her amazing team really made us feel at home and did a fantastic job of styling the fabulous vignettes for us to photograph.”


Carla Gates: “I signed up for The Gathering excited for a new film adventure but ended up with so much more. At that time I had only shot film twice, so I was brand new and had no idea how amazing the film community was! I think that has been one of the best surprises about film – the camaraderie and encouragement! The Gathering was my first taste of it and I was so delighted to be surrounded by such talented people who love the medium and creating things as much as I do! And even more…to see the differences between each person, our unique ideas, and how we see the world. I was so inspired and encouraged and built relationships that have lasted far beyond the weekend. Not to mention the immense beauty all around us that we had the honor of capturing…talk about heaven! It was a blessing to be a part of and I absolutely can’t wait for the next one!”