In January SxSE Workshops went to Music City for a day of phototalks, a day of photowalks, and a day of photo reviews – it was a full three days! But, what came out of it was great, and we’d like to share a bit of the photowalk with you.

Beate Sass

Beate is an Atlanta-based photographer. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Southern California in 1983 and a Certificate in Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco in 1989. Beate discovered photography in her mid-forties and became passionate about visual storytelling. As a photographer she has found it most rewarding to photograph people in their familiar environments and to record their stories. Although she is mostly a self-taught photographer, she has participated in several workshops led by eminent photographers whose work she admires. Beate works part-time as a physical therapist while pursuing her photographic interests.



Myrtie Cope

I began taking photography seriously when I put everything I owned in storage and moved to Montana for a five-month course in photography – an experience of a lifetime. My images have evolved from flower shots in the backyard to award-winning landscapes and nature images, architecture photos of both old and new structures, and commercial images for various companies.


Nick Dantona

Mr. Dantona is an award-winning fine art photographer featured in prestigious collections such as The Tennessee State Museum, Creative Arts Agency, Pinnacle Bank, Regions Bank, The Cumberland Heights Foundation, the Indigo Hotel and various private collections. His photographs are exhibited regularly throughout the U.S. and internationally.
His career represents a thirty-year journey as TV cameraman, photographer, producer/director, creative director and interactive media innovator.
Born in the Bronx, New York, he has studied theater, film and communication at Emerson College, Suffolk University, SUNY and NYU School of the Arts. He is a director of several photographic societies. He currently lives in Franklin, TN, and continues to photograph and exhibit in the U.S. and internationally.


Scott Hollingsworth


Bio: After retiring from the military, Scott started his photography business in Clarksville, Tennessee. After covering over a hundred weddings and numerous events and portrait work he decided to close the business and focus on the love of photography. He is now pursuing photography as an art rather than a job.



Wiff Harmer


Bio: Wiff is a photographer living in Nashville, TN with her husband, two boys, and two labs. Her photography focuses on families, fine art, and personal work usually involving her boys. In her former life, she was a 1st grade teacher. When she doesn’t have a camera in her hand and isn’t shuttling kids around, Wiff enjoys riding horses on the farm and water skiing.


Jim Atnip

For a decade following a thirty five year career in the optical industry, Jim and his wife Janet 

were engaged in fashion photography for literally thousands of children.  

Jim and his wife now live in Franklin, Tn. where he is in search of that ”perfect

fine art image”.