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June 24th, 2011

Cape Cod Photo Workshop

Posted By Jerry Monkman
Photo workshop on the Provinceland Dunes on Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts.

Photo workshop on the Provinceland Dunes on Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts.

I’ll be leading a 5-day photo workshop on the Cape Cod National Seashore in September. It is a beautiful place for photography with miles and miles of undeveloped beaches, rolling dunes, pitch-pine forests, and picturesque harbors. During the workshop we’ll visit the dunes and beaches on the Atlantic side from Eastham up to Provincetown as well as bayside photo hotspots in Wellfleet and Truro. The north-south orientation of the outer cape provides great photo ops at both sunrise and sunset, so we can take advantage of good light at both ends of the day.

Sand patterns at sunset on Bound Brook Island, Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. HDR.

Sand patterns at sunset on Bound Brook Island, Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. HDR.

In addition to shooting at great locations, we’ll have plenty of time to learn some digital imaging skills in the classroom. I’ll be teaching digital workflow in depth, as well as fun imaging techniques like HDR, extended depth of field, and layer masking. We’ll also be able to have several critique sessions over the course of the week.

Horseshoe crab on the beach at sunset in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.  Cape Cod.

Horseshoe crab on the beach at sunset in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Cape Cod.

I have found September to be an ideal time to hold a workshop on Cape Cod. The weather is generally still very nice, but more importantly, the intense crowds of summer are gone. Many locations are hard to access in summer because parking lots are full, as are the beaches, making photos of long stretches of beach without people hard to get. In September, we’ll have many beaches to ourselves, especially at first light.

Boat detail - Wellfleet Harbor

Boat detail - Wellfleet Harbor

If you are interested in attending this workshop, visit http://www.jerryandmarcymonkman.com/cape_cod_workshop.html for more details and to register. Here are a few more images to whet your appetite:

Crashing surf at the Marconi Station Site on Cape Cod National Seashore.

Crashing surf at the Marconi Station Site on Cape Cod National Seashore.

The sun sets over Head of the Meadow Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Truro, Massachusetts. HDR.

The sun sets over Head of the Meadow Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Truro, Massachusetts. HDR.

Provinceland Dunes on Cape Cod National Seashore.

Provinceland Dunes on Cape Cod National Seashore.

 

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