Join our photography workshop on our own wild and pristine North Carolina barrier
islands. We will show you special gems along this untamed
coastline we love so well.
The sunrises and sunsets can be spectacular, the patterns
along the seashore and in the marshes inspirational, and the sights and sounds
of the wild Atlantic pounding the coast intoxicating. We'll even visit a beautiful garden where the spring blossoms are stunning.
You'll love photographing
here, and you'll be able to celebrate
your passion for photography, hone your seeing and imaging skills, and learn
about the magic of light to make wonderful photographs.
For this workshop, we will be based in Nags Head, near the site of the first
flight by the Wright Brothers. It is an area rich in history, so there is no
lack of subject matter.
From there, we will head up and down the coast, both ocean- and sound-side for different effects on this amazing area.
Springtime here is quite different from the fall. The Outer Banks are almost deserted; the winter winds have tossed the dunes around into new formations; and the coast looks particularly wild and dramatic. We'll pretty much have the place to ourselves!
And one never knows what the weather and night skies will bring. Mother Nature, after all, has a mind of her own. We may get some terrific opportunities. And for those who have not read it, check out "Blue Skies, Who Needs'em" on the BCPA blog.
For those who want more time with Margo and Arnie, we offer the opportunity to scout and shoot with them before most of our domestic workshops. We limit this to two people per day who ride in the car with the instructors. During these days while Arnie and Margo do their own photography and final scouting for the workshop, there is also lots of individual instruction and discussions about photography.
We start out with some technical information before heading out for our first afternoon of photography. Our workshops include the following:
Maximum 6-to-1 ratio students to instructors;
Primer booklet to help you get started;
Early-morning and late-afternoon shoots for domestic workshops;
Daily downloading of your images and processing (we use the latest version
Lots of individual instruction in both the field and classroom;
Daily critiques, both individual and group for domestic workshops and most overseas ones;
Discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital workflow; and
Lots of fun and frivolity throughout!
One critical note: if you are contemplating buying a new camera, please make sure you have a basic working knowledge of it BEFORE you come to one of our workshops. There are so many variations amongst camera brands, and even within each brand, far too many for us to know and thus be able to help you.
If you have not already done so, be sure to check our FAQs for
questions you may have as well as for equipment and installed downloads you need
to bring to the workshop including, if necessary, the free, 30-day, trial versions
of Adobe and other imaging products.
Rooms can go quickly, so best to not wait too long before signing up. Our special room rates are for participants only. Once we receive your application and monies due at the time of sign-up, we will let our hotel know you are, indeed, with us.