Explore the stunning swamps and coastline of Wilmington, North Carolina with photographers Tommy White and Alistair Nicol. Explore this majestic coastline of North Carolina including the remarkable Coquina rocks at Fort Fisher. They are the only exposed rocks like this in the Carolinas and make for some striking images. There are also countless of other photo ops in and around Fort Fisher, including old structure in the surf and the old Kure Beach Pier. On Saturday evening, we’ll change gears and head out to the Black River to camp among the ancient Cypress trees. We will enjoy camping riverside with a bonfire and hear our river guide, Captain Charles, tell the history of this fascinating place. Our boats will already be on location for an early outing Sunday morning. On Sunday morning, we’ll roll out for a sunrise in a motor boat tour with Captain Charles, owner of Cape Fear River adventures. We will have a skiff, jon boat, canoes and kayaks available for your enjoyment and exploration after our morning sunrise tour. Enjoy the history of this fascinating place as we explore the golden light of sunrise as it filters through these magnificent setting.
Two full days, traveling up and down the coast of Wilmington together, shooting some of the most beautiful locations the area has to offer. We will be covering topics such as exposure, camera settings, histograms, hyper-focal distance, long exposures, “seeing” in black and white, and the use of various filters.
Enrollment is limited to 8, so you will receive ample individual attention, with two qualified instructors to assist you. You’ll quickly learn through direct hands-on instruction. This is the best way to learn and remember it for your next outing.
While we try to make sure everything is perfect for the workshop, alas we can not control the weather. But it won’t stop us from shooting. Some of the best landscape images were taken just before, during or just after rain!
Important: Hikes can vary in difficulty levels and can reach up to 1 mile or more. No one knows your condition and fitness level better than you. We will be in the swamps and beaches where footing and making progress can be tricky. Your safety is always our highest priority. Helping us by being prepared will ensure you have a safe and productive trip.
*If you have a pre-existing medical condition, we will need to know about this in advance to assess your ability for this trip.
*All locations are subject to weather. To check the local forecast: Wilmington, NC
*An Itinerary and Equipment list will be sent out one month prior to the trip. A good Camera backpack is essential to reach our destinations.
*You will be responsible for your food, lodging and transportation.
A block of rooms will be available to our group at a good discount with options for street and ocean views. Lodging is not included with tuition. Please contact the hotel directly and mention Mountains to Sea Workshops to get the discount.
You are required to make the minimum deposit to hold your spot. Full payment of the workshop tuition is required within 30 days of the workshop start date, otherwise you risk forfeiting your deposit and opening your space to another individual.
Cancellations made more than 60 days before the event date may choose to reschedule for another workshop date or request a refund minus a 20% admin fee. Cancellations made less than 60 days before the event date are only eligible for rescheduling or a refund if the opening can be rebooked.