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Learn a new skill

Want to learn how to use Lightroom? Once you do, it can change the way you edit! From importing and exporting to workflow and all things in between.

We are offering the first in a series of courses starting in April. This four week class will cover everything you need to get started with the basics for Lightroom. Hosted from 6pm-8pm each Wednesday evening at Texture Gallery & Art Bar .

New Location, New Beginnings

New Owners of French Broad Imaging
We have always been fans and customers of French Broad Imaging but never did we imaging that one day, we would have the the opportunity to be a part of this well loved business!
We have brought French Broad Imaging into our art home in West Asheville. You can find FBI now INSIDE Texture Gallery & Art Bar. We offer the same high quality and service that Tony & Patrick have for years. We are not here to “fill shoes” but to move forward and bring our own take on things while maintaining the integrity of the entity we are taking over.

In fact, Patrick is still on hand for special projects as needed. And Jim Donohoo is on hand to help out with canvas stretching and slide scanning. Plus, he will be taking on the role of photo editing instructor, teaching classes here in our classroom.

Since FBI is now under our roof, we are also able to offer all of our clients more services, such as an in-house sales area to bring your clients for meetings (instead of coffee shops). AND we have been doing custom picture framing for years and now are pleased to be able to offer everything under one roof to you!

Many of our fellow photogs in the Asheville community know us, since we have been around town since 1998. But for those of you who do not now us, this is a quick run down. If you want to know more about us, come in and have a chat, we are friendly folks. We are a solid husband and wife team who work very well together in every aspect of life and work.
Manuel is an internationally known letter artist and teacher, calligraphy is his main focus. He is also a professional picture framer for over 14 years. He often helps shoot at events as second shooter and really knows his stuff. Patrice is more than likely the face you will see when you come into the gallery. She started with her first camera in 1989 and continues to love what she does. Often traveling for photography work she covers the entire east coast from upstate NY to New Orleans working with a wide variety of people at events of all types and often works with celebrities during these trips. She also teaches mixed media art at the Art Bar.
As a team who as been married since 2000, we work very well together in all aspects and love what we do. One of the many things we love to do is attend Comic-Cons and have fun! (see photo above), cooking with friends and exploring new places (all with cameras in hand!)

We are a One-Stop-Shop!
You can find us at 1516 Patton Ave Asheville, NC.
We have regular hours from Tue-Sat from 10:30am-6pm, but on occasion, we have to leave to meet our own photography clients on site.
It’s ok to call ahead to make sure we are here.
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The Printing Continues

Hey everybody! Hope your spring is going well. We are happy to report that in the aftermath of the storefront closure things are going smoothly. Everything is just about sorted and those of you who place orders are getting them pretty quickly. It’s a new thing for us doing this online so please be patient as we all get used to the new routine.  We can deliver your orders locally if you live in the Asheville area or ship them to you for $5 (minimum). If you have any other questions call or text us at 828-484-1240 or send us an email at

Store Front Closing

Hey everyone. I know we’ve been going through a lot of changes recently. We’re about to go through another big one. As of March 31st French Broad Imaging will no longer have a store front retail location. We will be leaving the space on Hendersonville road in favor of conducting our business online exclusively. Here’s a summary of some of the additional changes.

Photo lessons will continue to be offered by Jim Donohoo

We will no longer be selling new and used camera accessories

Any new camera accessories you guys want are on super special sale

We will continue to print primarily large format prints 8×10 and larger

The last day to print anything smaller than 8×10 will be the 24th of this month

Everything under the “Other Services” tab above will still be available

The phone number will be changed and the address will updated to a PO Box

We appreciate your continued support and loyalty. There will be more changes to come so stay tuned to the website for more updates.

Need Studio Time?

Hey guys! Have you ever had the need to shoot in a studio but you don’t have access to one? Did you know we have a large Studio space for rent in the back of FBI (17′ x 18′) complete with strobes, backdrops and various accessories. It’s $30 an hour and during your time you will have complete privacy as well as your own musical input. We are also starting to do a new special rate where it’s only $100 for a 5 hour reservation. Come try it out!


Holiday Sales & Special Portrait Sessions!

Hey everybody! The holidays are upon us! Come by this Friday & Saturday for 20% off your photo print order of $15 or more. Save $10-$20 on LowePro Camera Bags and Manfrotto Tripods as well as 15% off Tiffen & Cokin Camera Filters! Grab your coupon “here!”

Our store hours Friday will be 12pm-5pm (the busier we are the later we stay open) & Saturday 10am-6pm.

We are also doing Special Holiday Portrait Sessions here are the store. They are $95 for a 30min session.

This session includes:
– 30 minute session with props
– 5 digital images on a CD (or you can bring a flash drive)
– 5×7 print of each image


Click “here” for more info