Join Sheen Watkins for 3.5 days of beautiful landscape, pier and lighthouse photography in the Outer Banks and Cape Hatteras National Seashore of North Carolina.  Explore and expand your photographic technical and artistic skills while adding beautiful images to your own personal portfolio.   Cape Hatteras HillCape Hatteras Hill


To meet individual and group learning goals, workshops are limited to 6 participants. Sheen will be sharing tools, techniques, settings and tips throughout the workshop that will be applied at each shoot.  They will also have scheduled group discussion time where participants can work on post processing their images captured in the field. 

Workshop Schedule (subject to changes in the event of inclement weather)

Day One:  We will convene at 3:00 in our hotel lobby for our group introduction and orientation for the workshop.   We will leave for a late afternoon sunset photo shoot on the beach. 

Day Two:  Our day will start with a sunrise pier and beach photo shoot.  From there we will visit local nautical spots to capture interesting subjects.  We will return to the hotel for a lunch break and early afternoon respite before embarking on a late afternoon and night shoot weather permitting.  Our night shoot will focus on stars and star trails.  

Avon Pier at Dawn IAvon Pier at Dawn I Day Three:  We will begin our third day at sunrise with a lighthouse on the water.  We will continue with field work throughout the morning at various locations including piers, beaches and other points of interest.  We will return to the hotel for a lunch break and workin on post processing a few images  before embarking on a late afternoon and night shoot weather permitting.  Our night shoot will focus on stars and star trails.  The night shoot is a backup in the event that the previous night was not optimal shooting conditions.  

Day Four:  Our final morning will be spent with a sunrise shoot.  We'll return to our hotel to review images and post processing tips.  Our workshop will end at noon.  

Lodging, transportation and meals:

Participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and all meals during the workshop. Transportation will be arranged via carpool between the hotel and the various shooting locations. We will have a block of rooms reserved with a special group rate at the Hatteras island Inn in Buxton, North Carolina. After your registration is completed (see the link below) you will be sent contact information for our hotel and the hotel discount code, suggested gear list and attire suggestions.   You will need to contact the hotel directly and reference the Sheen and Jim workshop.  You are welcome to stay at other hotels, however our  group meeting room and start points will be from this hotel.

To Register or if you have questions about our Outer Banks (OBX) workshop, click here :Register for Workshop and please indicate OBX in the subject line.  We will respond within 24 hours.