21433
Wallops Island
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
Length
6 days
Starts at
899
Getting There
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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
Moderate
Walking and standing unassisted for up to one hour at a time on trails that are not fully accessible to the disabled. Walking is approximately a .25 to .5 mile at a time on beaches, boardwalks, trails, etc. Workshop starts before sunrise and usually ends after sunset.
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

Program is for intermediate to advanced skill levels and participants comfortable with their DSLR.
Featured Expert
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Jim Clark
For 40 years, Jim Clark has explored the natural world through his camera. Along with his writing, speaking and teaching, Jim has inspired and motivated others to photograph nature. Jim is the author and photographer of six books, including two about his beloved West Virginia. A past president of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), Jim has served on the advisory board for Nature’s Best Magazine. The documentary, “Mountain Memories: An Appalachian Sense of Place,” profiles Jim’s love affair with nature photography.
Jim Clark