Photographers often take their best pictures in the sunrise or sunset hours. On this day, the Sanctuary opens one hour before sunrise and closes one hour after sunset to give photographers this opportunity.
In the afternoon, there will be an opportunity to shoot a model outdoors, not for a typical portrait, but as a "small human in the landscape". At this time of year, good fall colors will abound.
From noon to two, you will have a chance to meet other photographers, discuss the photos you took, and get photography tips and suggestions from the workshop leader. No formal instruction is offered, but guidance on Lightroom is available. Laptops welcome; no wi-fi available. You can come and leave at any time.
Bring your lunch to eat at the workshop (you can store your lunch in a refrigerator upon arrival). Free hot coffee and home-made cookies will be available. There will be tables and electrical outlets for your laptops if you would like to review and work on your photos. (The Wetlands Center does not have Internet access.) Each photographer will receive a map of the Sanctuary showing a few of the many photographic vistas and vantage points.
The Sanctuary offers splendid views of the Patuxent River, marshes with boardwalks, and miles of forest trails, including one that runs alongside a beaver pond. Sunset vantage points are abundant. View photos from previous workshop participants.
Please register before Oct 20. Limited to 20 participants. Registration: send a check for $20 made out to Friends of Jug Bay. Write “October 2013 Photo Workshop” in the memo field and very carefully print your email address in the upper left corner. Click to download our registration form. Mail the check to the Sanctuary.
We will hold this event in any weather except rain; if rain is likely, we will notify you via email the night before that the event is cancelled (money refunded). Questions may be addressed to the workshop organizer, Colin Barnett.
Sunrise is at 7:28 am. Sunset is at 6:15 pm.