2017 Workshop Series

We’re excited to launch our 2017 Summer/Fall Workshop Series. The main focus of the series is to teach our students how to incorporate -rather than exclude- people and the surrounding environment in a scene to the advantage of the photograph. The Outer Banks is a place of stunning natural beauty, and equally valuable are the community and history that surround it. Students will learn how to use camera technique and composition to create timeless photographs that resonate with viewers. These multi-day workshops include instruction and critique at our Buxton Gallery, as well as off-site field-study, individualized projects, 1:1 instruction, community interviews, and model work. Throughout the weekend a selection of student photos will be chosen for an end of workshop slideshow and reception. These student photos will be on display in our Workshop Exhibition at the Gallery January-March 2018.


Control Your Camera//Don’t Let it Control You: August 21st, 2017

1/2 day workshop focusing on shooting in manual, exposing for highlights, using speed lights

On Point: September 24-25

Photograph the Dynamic Relationship of Land & Sea & People at Cape Point, Hatteras Point, and Ocracoke Point*

Autumn Colors: October 27-29

Photograph the vast array of colors (literal and figuratively) the Fall brings to the Island.

Sunrise, Sunset, Night Skies: November 17-19

Explore Natural Light and the activity it inspires, at the most stunning times of day.

Lighthouses & Light: December 8-10

Photograph scenes of Iconic Lighthouses and study how off camera lighting affects making photographs


Workshop Location: Daniel Pullen Gallery, Osprey Shopping Center, Buxton, Hatteras Island. Classroom instruction. Facility includes wi-fi, computer access, bathroom, coffee, snacks – This is a space we’ll meet each day and regroup each evening to discuss and review our work.

Workshop Times: Please see individual workshops for specific itinerary. We suggest that students arrive the night before the workshop.

Included in Workshop Fee: Individualized instruction by Daniel Pullen, Local Transportation to workshop sites on Hatteras Island, Park/Museum entrance fees, Breakfast & Lunch (2nd and 3rd days of instruction), Indoor Workspace and Wi-Fi access at Gallery, Workshop Manual/Notebook, Guest Speaker Fees, Model Fees and Release.

Not Included in Workshop Fee: Travel to and from Hatteras Island, Lodging while on the Island (Though we provide a recommended list of lodging options upon registration,) Dinners (We will dine out most evenings. Please see specific itinerary and estimated costs.), Travel Insurance.



Unable to attend our Weekend Workshops? Check out our weekly 1:1 and Group Photography Workshops.

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