Full Moon Night Photography on the Outer Banks
Weekend Photo Tour & Workshop

November 15 - 17, 2013
Limit: 10
Based in: Nags Head, NC

Online Registration for Full Moon Night Photography on the Outer Banks

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The Outer Banks of North Carolina is renowned for its beaches, sand dunes, lighthouses, salt marshes, wildlife, and recreational opportunities. Like the Smokies in April and October, photographers come to the Banks in droves during the warm season and shoot the same subjects in the same manner as everyone else. This workshop is different. You’ll photograph some of the same subjects, but you’ll shoot them at night, using light painting and other techniques to create unique and exciting images.

This photo tour coincides with the full moon, which will provide a special night photo opportunity. You'll shoot the moon rising over the ocean and include it in your compositions. You'll also use the light of the moon to illuminate night landscapes.

A highlight of this workshop will be photographing some of the Outer Banks lighthouses using the light from the moon to illuminate the surroundings. This will be a special treat!

This will be a combination field and classroom workshop. During the day, you’ll learn night-photography techniques in the classroom and at night you’ll apply those techniques in the field.

The workshop begins at 2:30pm on Friday, November 15 and ends around noon on Sunday, November 17. (We will let you sleep late on Saturday and Sunday mornings.)

What you will photograph:

Sunsets (Sunrises are optional).
Beach scenes at night.
Lighthouses at night.
Fishing piers at night.
Waterfronts, harbors, fishing boats, and sailboats at night.

What you will learn:

How to photograph all types of beach scenes at night.
Composition and exposure for sunset.
How to shoot night skies and star trails.
How to light paint using flash and flashlights.
How to previsualize scenes for night photography, including how to scout locations during the day.
Basic post processing techniques for night photos.

What is included:

Guiding and instruction.
Soft drinks, water, and snacks for the field and classroom.
GelGrips™ and gel filters (for light painting) will be provided to all participants for use during the event.

What is not included:

Lodging (See lodging info below).
Transportation (Carpooling is encouraged).

What you must bring:

A detailed packing list will be provided when you register. To get the most from this workshop, you should bring an LED flashlight for light painting. A flash will also be useful, but is not required. We’ll provide the gels and holder for use with both the flash and flashlight. You should also have a locking cable release, which will allow you to lock down the shutter in the “Bulb” mode. If you want to shoot star trails, the cable release should have an intervalometer feature so you can program the exposure time and interval (For Nikon you want the MC-36 and for many (not all) Canon cameras it is TC-80N3. Cheaper non-brand models are available.) Please contact me if you have any questions.

Physical requirements:

We will not be doing anything strenuous during this workshop. You only need the willingness to alter your normal day/night routine for a weekend.


Lodging is not included and you are free to stay wherever you like. However, it is recommended that you stay at our host hotel, where we will have our meetings. The host lodging for this workshop is Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging at 46677 NC Hwy 12 in Buxton. (800-225-7651) A block of rooms have been set aside. Please identify yourself as a participant in the "Kevin Adams Photography" group when you register.

More information:

Please read the general information regarding all events. There’s some stuff in there that you need to know. When you register for an event, I will send you detailed information, including a packing list and specific info about the location and time at which the event starts. If you need more information before you register, please contact me through email or call 336-870-4283.