Few adventures can compare to camping on a remote barrier island. Capers Island Heritage Preserve serves as our oceanfront basecamp on this expedition-style weekend. Sleeping with the sounds of the waves, the crackle of the campfire and the clean fresh sea breezes will invigorate and inspire. This camping weekend takes you via boat through the salt marshes to our campsite on Capers Island. From there we explore the entire boneyard beach and the islands interior, which include a maritime forest and a pristine lake teaming with wildlife.
About the trip: First we’ll take a boat across the maritime marsh and waterway to Caper’s Island, where we will disembark on the beach front. We’ll all have our gear stowed in backpacks. Some folks have found that having a bike or a beach wagon helps to carry the load. There is a 1/2 mile walk along the beach front to reach our camp for the weekend. Camp is on the beach, but elevated to protect us from the High Tide. We’ll set up camp and begin our exploration of the Boneyard and the Island. This Workshop is designed more as a tour, rather than a “how to.” We’ll share places that we know and tips on how to exist comfortably in a raw coastal environment. Participants will enjoy a prepared gourmet meal the first night to get things rolling. From there, each will bring their own favorites and snacks to dine on the rest of the weekend. We’ll provide a pack list, so you’ll know what to bring.
We will cover topics including fundamentals of photography, camera settings, composition, correct exposure, histograms, hyper-focal distance, and use of filters. Enrollment is limited to 8, so there is plenty of room to spread out and find plenty of space. You’ll learn essential hands-on skills throughout the weekend to help you address any area you feel like you need. We’ll look at images every evening and evaluate them based on composition and technique.
Throughout the weekend, we’ll have targeted locations to hit for sunrise and sunset, as well Long Exposure opportunities, including Star Trails and Time Lapse Photography. However, you are free to shoot on your own and buddy up with a friend to explore the Island further. There is no Itinerary, except for Sunrise/Sunset and the meals that follow. In the evenings, we share our new finds and exploration tales by the campfire. A perfect time for rest and relaxation, as we prepare for dinner with ocean waves crashing in the background.