Cumberland Island Photography Workshop
Location: St Marys, Georgia, Cumberland Island, Little Talbot Island
Workshop Dates: 04/25/23 – 04/27/23
We have put together a great 3-day workshop, centered out of St Marys, Georgia. This workshop will give attendees two full days of shooting, and one day of Post-production training.
This workshop is designed for photographers at all levels, but having a working knowledge of your camera and how to set it will be needed.
During your 3 day workshop, you will spend the first-day receiving hands-on training in Infrared image capture techniques in several great locations, and then learn how to properly process your images. This workshop is for both Natural Color and Infrared photography.
During our on-location shooting, we will discuss:
- How to visualize your image for Infrared
- The importance of in Camera White Balance and how to set a Custom White Balance
- Developing a structured plan for capturing each image
- Bracketing, and how to relates to Infrared image capture
- Proper use of f-stop & shutter speed to create different looks
- How ISO relates to Infrared
- Infrared Depth of field
- Introduction to Infrared High Dynamic Range Photography
- Working with challenging lighting scenarios
- Making the most of natural light
- Neutral Density Filters and how to capture long exposures.
We will spend one day at Cumberland Island
Cumberland Island is a barrier island off Georgia’s southeast coast, with protected beaches and maritime forests. The Dungeness Ruins are the remains of a mansion built by Thomas Carnegie, brother, and partner of steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie. One thing the island is famous for is its herd of feral horses that freely roam the island and make for fantastic images. We will be doing a fair amount of walking on this day trip and you will want to come prepared.
We will also spend part of a day, starting at sunrise at Boneyard Beach, on Little Talbot Island.
Boneyard Beach is a mile-long beach in Big Talbot Island State Park, near the city of Fernandina Beach, Florida, south of Amelia Island down the First Coast Highway. The “boneyard beach” is so-called because of the bleached skeletons of oaks along the beach.
Then we will visit Fort Clinch
Fort Clinch is a 19th-century masonry coastal fortification, built as part of the Third System of seacoast defense conceived by the United States. It is located on a peninsula near the northernmost point of Amelia Island in Nassau County, Florida.
Here are some examples of what you can find. Click on an image to enlarge.
We will then focus our attention on how to properly process your images.
During this session we will discuss:
- How to best convert your RAW files
- Utilizing the RAW editor for your camera
- Jpeg or Tiff. . . 8 bit, 16 bit? Which is better?
- How to visualize your image as a 3D construct
- How to take your image apart to maximize effects
- 3 Steps to Create Stunning Black & White images
- Utilizing Filters like the NIK Collection
- Working with layers and layer masks
- The little tricks to make your images pop
- Note: We will work in Photoshop, not Lightroom.
If you’d like to see some before and after examples, click here
What to Bring:
- Digital Camera
- Tripod (not required, but extremely helpful)
- Memory cards
- Extra camera battery
- Laptop computer
- Walking shoes
- A positive attitude
Please Note: Due to the inability to control the weather, the schedule may be adjusted accordingly.
Are you ready to go?
*To Book this Workshop, Click the calendar (above) for the start date, and the “Book now” button will be live.
About the Instructor
Dan Wampler is the Creative Director for Life Pixel Infrared and has been shooting digital infrared for over 12 years.
He started in the Photography industry in 1981 and over the last 36 years of his career has trained thousands of photographers. He is an internationally published digital artist and photographer and is very passionate about his work.
Please direct all workshop related inquiries to Dan Wampler, Life Pixel Creative Director.
By Phone: 866-610-1710 ext 5
By Email: email@example.com
Payment, Registration & Dates
Payment for workshops must be received in full at the time of registration. Your spot in the workshop is not secure until your payment has been received. Release forms will be emailed to participants approximately one month prior to the workshop. There will be an online conference call prior to the workshop to answer any and all questions. Any questions prior to that can be answered by contacting Dan Wampler thru the contact information below.
Note: The following are not covered by the workshop costs and are your responsibility
Transportation during the workshop
Costs associated with entering into locations, like the Cumberland Island Ferry, and the entrance cost to Fort Clinch.
The hotel we will operate out of will be added shortly.
Reasons for cancellation must be presented in writing. The cancellation policy is as follows:
90 days prior 10% Cancellation fee
60 to 89 days 25% cancellation fee.
30 to 59 days 50% cancellation fee.
*No refund will be given on any cancellations that are less than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop. There will be no exceptions to the Cancellation Policy.
We cannot control the weather. Travel insurance is always suggested.
If conditions become unsuitable for photography, Cancellation will be handled in the following manner.
Any day where shooting is possible for 5 hours or more is considered a full day.
Up to 4 hours of shooting, Participant will receive 10% of the amount paid for the workshop towards a future workshop.
If a full day is canceled, the Participant will receive 20% of the amount paid for the workshop towards a future workshop.
The decision will be made by the Instructor; the Instructors decision is final.
The photographers/instructors are not responsible for non-refundable costs associated with canceled trips. It is recommended that you purchase travel insurance.
Terms & Conditions
You must agree to abide by all local laws, rules, restrictions, ordinances, and regulations for each location. Failure to do so could result in your removal from the workshop with no refund of workshop fees.
You consent to allow any photograph or video that is taken of you and/or your property during the course of the workshop to be used for promotional purposes with no fee or compensations.
Release & Waiver
All workshop participants must agree to all the terms and conditions stated above as well as sign a release and hold harmless waiver. This agreement is required and a condition to participate in this workshop. Your payment for this workshop constitutes full agreement to the policies stated above. Refusal to comply with and sign the policies and waiver form will automatically cancel your participation in this workshop.