Assateague Island is a narrow 37-mile-long barrier island lying off the coast of Maryland and Virginia. Because of its ecological importance, it has been designated as a National Seashore under the management of the National Park Service. It is home to wild horses and wildlife including whitetail deer, fox, raccoons, herons, rails, geese, ducks, shorebirds and other resident and migratory species.
This workshop is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the operation of a 35 mm SLR digital camera an interest in nature photography and who desire to improve their photographic skills and optimize the use of their camera. Topics discussed include 1) equipment selection, 2) composition, 3) metering and exposure, 4) lighting, 5) basic image manipulation and 6) locating, approaching, and photographing wildlife.
A Friday evening orientation session is followed by pre-dawn departure on Saturday for the beach to photograph the sunrise and take advantage of the warm early morning light. Potential subjects include the sand dunes, surf, fisherman, wild horses, and local wildlife. Mid-day will be set aside for editing images, followed by a critique of photos taken during the morning. The remainder of the afternoon will be devoted to more photography of island inhabitants, the beach, and sunset. Sunday, photography will begin before dawn and will continue through the morning followed by a final critique of images. The number of participants is limited to 12. Sponsored by the Assateague Island Alliance. email@example.com