Outer Banks Photo Workshop, 5-9 Dec 2012


OUTER BANKS PHOTO WORKSHOP

5-9 December 2012

with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto

Sponsored by Norfolk Bottanical Gardens

This extended weekend photo workshop on the Outer Banks includes a variety of photographic opportunities with visits to local lighthouses, beaches, inland dunes, small boat harbors, historic sites, wildlife refuges, and parks intermixed with critiques of participant images.   The Outer Bank’s miles of pristine shoreline and shifting dunes are some of the most beautiful in North America.  Over the ocean, along the shore, and in the marshes, waterways, and forests, we will search for wildlife characteristic of the region, including pelicans, herons, shorebirds, warblers, pelagic seabirds, dolphins, and more. To photograph snow geese and other waterfowl, we will visit Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.  For close-up bird photography, we will drive inland to Sylvan Heights Bird Park near Scotland Neck where over 1500 ducks, geese, swans, and other exotic birds reside in 18 acre facility which includes large walk through aviaries and natural habits for North Carolina’s native species. Other locations to be visited include Jockey’s Ridge; Bodie, Currituck Beach, & Cape Hatteras Lighthouses; Wanchese harbor; and Hatteras National Seashore.  Field excursions will be mixed with critique sessions @ Outer Banks Beach Club II, Kill Devil Hills. (7:30 PM,Wed.5 Dec –2:30 PM, Sun. 9Dec.) For details, contact www.ospreyphoto.com or http://www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/programs-events.  Register with Norfolk Botanical Gardens.  For additional information, please call (757) 441-5830, ext 338; Monday – Friday between 10AM – 2 PM or email:registrar@nbgs.org.