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Chincoteague Island Spring Workshop (Virginia)

Date & Time: May 17-19, 2024
Fees: $595
: 8 participants
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Description: Spring is a great time to be at Chincoteague! This workshop will cover how to think conceptually and create abstracts of common subjects to challenge the viewer's perceptions. We will create abstract art with flowing water and photograph ocean views, beach scenes, patterns and textures in the sand, marshes and plant life. You can expect to see and possibly photograph many different bird species that return to the island in the spring. There may be opportunities to photograph the fabled Chincoteague ponies, Sika Deer, and other wildlife that inhabits the island.

The workshop includes instructional presentations that will inspire and explain how to make creative and beautiful photographs at this location. There will be plenty of field instruction that will cover techniques like capturing and freezing motion, long exposures and other creative techniques. A constructive image feedback session of the participant's photographs will complete the workshop.


Tentative Schedule of Events

With the unpredictability of weather, we will need to be flexible and adjust our schedule depending on the conditions.

Day 1 - Friday

  • 1:30–4:00 PM: Orientation meeting and presentation at hotel
  • 5:00–6:00 PM: Dinner
  • 6:00–8:45 PM: Sunset field trip

Day 2 - Saturday

  • 5:00 AM: Meet in the lobby for sunrise field trip
  • 9:00 AM: Return to hotel for breakfast
  • 9:00 AM–1:30 PM: Break
  • 1:30 PM–4:00 PM: Image Feedback and Processing Session
  • 5:00-6:00 PM: Dinner
  • 6:00 PM–8:45 PM: Sunset field trip

Day 3 - Sunday

  • 5:00 AM: Meet in the lobby for sunrise field trip
  • 9:00 AM: Return to hotel for breakfast
  • 10:30 AM: Check-out; please ask the hotel for a late check out if needed.
  • 10:30 AM–12:30 PM: Feedback session in conference room
  • 12:30 PM: End of workshop


Itinerary Includes:

  • All in-the-field instruction
  • Classroom presentations
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Permits

Itinerary Does Not Include:

  • Lodging
  • Transportation throughout
  • Lunch, dinner, incidentals
  • Park fees


Please contact Nikhil if you have any questions.

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