Winter’s Beauty at Chincoteague and Assateague

When I tell people that I love teaching a landscape photography workshop at Chincoteague National Refuge and Assateague National Seashore in the winter, they often look at me as if I’ve lost my mind.

Their immediate reaction is Chincoteague? Isn’t that a beach town? Why would you go in the winter? What about the weather? What if it’s freezing cold that weekend?

Actually – the marshes and beaches at Chincoteague and Assateague are amazing in the winter.

Summer is peak tourist season at Chincoteague. In the winter there’s almost no one there and we often have the beach or the marshes to ourselves.

The days are shorter – so we have time to grab a bite to eat before sunrise and can photograph a beautiful sunset and still be at our favorite restaurants for a 7PM dinner. We usually photograph just a few feet from the cars, so if it’s cold we can just jump back in a warm up for a few minutes.

And did I mention the wildlife? Thousands of migrating birds visit of Chincoteague in the winter, there is always the chance we’ll see some of Chincoteague’s famous ponies – and best of all – NO BUGS – I’ve never gotten bitten by a mosquito or a horse fly at Chincoteague in the winter.

Join me for a weekend of photographing Winter’s Beauty at Chincoteague and Assateague this winter.

This workshop is for people who . . .

  • Appreciate beautiful places and capturing memories of them

  • Enjoy spending time in nature

  • Embrace the opportunity to spend time with and learn from like-minded photographers

  • Seek personal guidance as you improve your landscape photography skills

  • Have the vision but can’t get your gear to cooperate

At the Workshop you will . . .

  • Have a great time photographing at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague National Seashore

  • Compose photographs that allow you to share what caught your eye in the field

  • Express your vision

  • Capture the beauty you see in your photographs

We’ll be based out of a hotel in Chincoteague, Virginia and start our time together on Friday evening to go over the schedule and a few details for the workshop. We’ll plan on photographing two sunrises and a sunset in the park. During the day on Saturday, we’ll talk about both the art and craft of landscape photography.

I’m limiting the workshop to 6 participants (plus an assistant) to ensure that I’m able to give each of you the personalized attention you should get in a photography workshop.

Join me for Winter’s Beauty at Chincoteague and Assateague

February 5-7, 2016

A Hands-on Landscape photogrpahy workshop with photographer Patty Hankins of BeautifulFlowerPictures.com

Registration Fee: $ 447

Not sure if this photo trip is right for you? Drop me an email and we can find a time to talk.

What you’ll need to get the most out of this workshop . . .

  • An open mind

  • A willingness to explore and try things differently

  • A camera

  • A tripod

Tentative Schedule:

February 5 – Evening session: Welcome and Overview of the Workshop

February 6 – Sunrise shoot at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Midday discussion of the art and craft of landscape photography Afternoon/sunset shoot at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Chincoteague, Virginia

February 7 –  Sunrise shoot at Assateague National Seashore, Chincoteague, Virginia,Wrap up session back at the hotel



A few more details:

Food, lodging and transportation are not included in the cost of the workshop. I will send you information a few weeks before the workshop with all the details about when and where we will be meeting.

We will photograph on Saturday, and Sunday – rain or shine. So be prepared for the weather.

Refund Policy

  1. You can always transfer your reservation to anyone else, at any time, with no penalty. Can’t attend? Send a spouse, friend or colleague in your place!

  2. We charge a $25 handling fee on all refunds (read #3 and #4 below).

  3. Prior to January 5, 2016,  we will gladly refund the balance of fees you paid to us (less the $25 handling fee). We are not responsible for airfare or other expenses you may incur.

  4. After January 5, 2016,  there are no refunds.

Not sure if this workshop is right for you? Drop me an email and we can find a time to talk.