Pictures With a Pro: Wildlife and Nature Photography on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

Inspired by the unparalleled beauty of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, take your photography to the next level as you learn from experts through workshops, critiques and daily field sessions.
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Program No. 21433RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

The Delmarva Peninsula is a wildlife and nature photographer’s paradise bordered by the Chesapeake Bay on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Bring along your camera and your passion for the natural world to create beautiful images of this astounding environment and to be inspired by efforts to conserve it. Workshop instructors rank at the highest levels in the field and are eager to impart their knowledge to help others. Students will explore the practical and theoretical aspects of image creation and take advantage of full days of workshops, field sessions, photo critiques and more.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to a half mile and standing for up to one hour on trails not fully accessible to the disabled.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn guidelines from a seasoned pro on how to best capture wildlife images in the field with Chincoteague Bay Field Station.
  • Visit Assateague National Seashore to photograph its impressive list of avian inhabitants, including waterfowl, osprey, eagles, herons and egrets, among others.
  • See the wild ponies of Chincoteague while learning about the traditions of saltwater cowboys and their annual wild pony round-up and channel swim.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a value-priced single room. Program is for intermediate to advanced skill levels and participants comfortable with their DSLR. Please note that this program will not feature morning exercise or a live performance to allow for more time for morning and evening photography. Housekeeping not available. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Jim Clark
For more than 42 years, Jim Clark has explored the natural world through his photography. With his writing, speaking, and teaching, Jim has inspired and motivated others to not only photograph but to appreciate the wonders of nature. Jim’s workshops always include a bit of natural history and he believes the more you know about your subject, the more your photography will stand out. Jim is a former president of the North American Nature Photography Association and contributing editor for Outdoor Photographer magazine.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Nikhil Bahl
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