Our Hatteras Island Photography Workshop Series is in it’s fifth season, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

We know that no-one  “needs” another excuse to visit Hatteras Island, but just incase you do, here it is!

  • Improve your photography skills
  • Hone in on your creativity
  • Maximize the abilities of your camera
  • And for some of you – just learn how to turn your camera on and use it properly!
  • All while enjoying some rest and relaxation on Hatteras Island’s beautiful beaches.
Our 2019 Workshop Series Includes:
Sightseeing Photo Walks
Home Studio Sessions
Kids Camps
Multi-day intensive hands-on workshops.

We combine in-classroom instruction at our Buxton Home Studio with individualized field work on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands to create a photography experience that

  • educates
  • entertains
  • empowers

our students to maximize their creativity as a photographer.

And don’t worry, there’s time built in for some R&R too!

Cape Hatteras Sunrise Walk-About

Join photographer Daniel Pullen, on a photo-walk-about to his favorite spots to photograph at sunrise. Learn from his expertise of what to look for in composition, light, and subject matter. Locations include may Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Beach, Nature Trails, and Cape Point.

Cost: $80.00

Meet Time: About 45-30 minutes prior to sunrise

Dates: April 20th, June 23rd (May-December Additional Dates TBD. Email us for availability!)

Duration: 1.5 hours

Minimum Participants: 2
Maximum Participants: 5

Email us to Register!

Cape Hatteras Sunset Walk-About

Join photographer Daniel Pullen, as he takes you to his favorite spots to photograph just before sunset. Learn from his expertise of what to look for in composition, light, and subject matter. Locations may include Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Cape Point, Nature Trail, and Buxton Pamlico Sound.

Cost: $80.00

Meet Time: About 1 hour prior to sunset

Dates: April 21st, May 30th, June 21(May-December Additional Dates TBD. Email us for availability!)

Duration: 1.5 hours

Minimum Participants: 2
Maximum Participants: 5

Email us to Register!

 

 

Hatteras Island Kids Camp

Kids ages 7-12 get ready for an awesome time leaning everything you need to know about the basics of digital photography!

Join photographers Daniel + Kate Pullen for three really fun sessions where we’ll fill your photographer’s toolkit with the skills you need to start taking awesome photographs!

Cost: $40

Dates: July 17th – 19th

Location: Fessenden Center, Buxton, Hatteras Island

Register Through: Fessenden Center, Buxton, Hatteras Island

Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 10

Email us to Register!

Manteo Island Kids Camp

Kids ages 7-12 get ready for an awesome time leaning everything you need to know about the basics of digital photography!

Join photographers Daniel + Kate Pullen for a full day photography camp where we’ll fill your photographer’s toolkit with the skills you need to start taking awesome photographs!

Cost: $40

Dates: TBD

Location: Dare County Arts Council

Register Through: Dare County Arts Council

Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 10

Email us for more information!

Home Studio Kids Camp

Kids ages 7-12 get ready for an awesome time leaning everything you need to know about the basics of digital photography!

Join photographers Daniel + Kate Pullen for a one day photography camp at our home studio! We’ll fill your photographer’s toolkit with the skills you need to start taking awesome photographs!

Cost: $40

Dates: TBD

Location: Pullen Home Studio, Buxton, Hatteras Island

Register Through: Daniel Pullen Photography

Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 10

Email us for more information!

 

 

Photography 101

Level: Beginner

Tired of taking blah photographs? Ever wonder why your photographs don’t match up with what your eyes see when you take a photograph? Intimidated by the gazillion buttons on your camera? Or do you just want to learn how to use the dang thing? Then, this is the class for you! We’ve designed this 2 hour class for working professionals, moms, teenagers, anyone who wants to unlock the mysteries of the seemingly overwhelming options on your camera. We love this class because we’ve seen it work wonders for our students! Let us help give you the tools necessary to stop letting the camera make the decisions for you. Take control and make amazing photographs!

Cost: $85.00

Time: 9 – 11 a.m., Tuesdays May-August*, October-November (*Except: June 16, August 6, October 15)

Minimum Participants: 2
Maximum Participants: 5

*September, December-April Contact us for Custom Sessions and Availability!

Email us to Register!

MASTER THE ESSENTIALS!

Level: Beginner/Intermediate (Ages 15+ up)

Reinforcing what has been learned from Photography 101, this 4 hour course is designed to dive deeper into composition, shutter speed, aperture, ISO and shooting in manual. This is designed for students who want to continue to sharpen their photography skills by diving deeper into composition, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Want to know how to get those great action shots of your kids or surfers at the beach – without everything being blurry and out of focus? Want to create beautiful silhouettes with color that pops? Ever wonder how to create eye-catching depth of field in your photos? You’ll learn it during this course! We will also cover post-production in this course, because you’ve taken the photos now what? We will cover everything from optimal file storage, color correction, enhanced editing, and file sizing and exporting. This class utilizes Adobe Creative Cloud Lightroom CC and Photoshop software. 

Morning Workshop: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Every Wednesday May-August, October-November (*Except: May 15th, June 19, August 7, 21, October 16)

September Workshops: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday September 4th, 18th

Evening Workshop: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.* By Request. Email us if you’re interested in an evening workshop!

Cost: $165
Minimum Participants: 2
Maximum Participants: 6

*September, December-April Contact us for Custom Sessions and Availability!

Email us to Register!

 

 

Dynamics of Light

Light is a dynamic, ever changing wonder that affects every photograph that is created. In essence, the light, or absence of light, that make up a photograph. Explore the intricacies of light and learn how your understanding of it can create powerful, colorful, stunning photographs. We’ll dive into capitalizing on natural light, as well as creating light with off-camera lighting and studio light. This is two day workshop includes small group instruction and extensive fieldwork and model shoots at some of our favorite breathtaking locations on Hatteras +/or Ocracoke Island. 

Cost: $375.00

Dates: June 7-8, July 20th-21st*, August 9-10, September 16-17 (July 20-21st timing begins sunrise on 20th and ends mid-morning on 21st)

Minimum Participants: 2
Maximum Participants: 6

Email us to Register!

The Art of Storytelling on Ocracoke Island

Join us as we dive deep into the art of photographic storytelling.This three and a half day workshop on Ocracoke Island is jam-packed with incredible opportunities to learn, explore, and create. Group instruction and photo assignments will equip students with the tools and skills necessary to create content-rich photographs that effectively communicate compelling stories. Workshop includes 1:1 portfolio review, personal instruction, and individualized photography assignments on Ocracoke and Portsmouth Islands.

Cost: $500.00

Dates: TBD * Please email us for more information.

Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 8

Email us to Register!

The Art of Storytelling on Hatteras Island

Join us as we dive deep into the art of photographic storytelling.This three and a half day workshop on Hatteras Island is jam-packed with incredible opportunities to learn, explore, and create. Group instruction and photo assignments will equip students with the tools and skills necessary to create content-rich photographs that effectively communicate compelling stories. Workshop includes 1:1 portfolio review, personal instruction, and individualized photography assignments on Hatteras, Ocracoke and Portsmouth Islands.

Cost: $500.00

Dates: October 14-18

Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 8

Email us to Register!

 

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, Indoor Workspace and Wi-Fi access at Home Studio, Workshop Printouts/Notebook, Guest Speaker Fees, Model Fees and Release.

Payment Terms: 

50% Deposit and final payment due 2 weeks prior to the first day of workshop.

Refunds: 

No Refunds. Deposits and Final Payments are non-refundable.(*See Hurricane Policy)

Cancellation: 

We highly recommend students get travel insurance for their trip to Hatteras Island. In the event that the student cancels their reservation to the workshop in writing before the date that the final payment is due (2 weeks prior to the first day workshop) they will not be responsible for the final tuition payment. (There are no refunds of the deposit fee.) In the event that the student cancels their reservation to the workshop at any time after the final payment is due (on or after 2 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop) students are responsible for full tuition fees.

Hurricane/Island Closure Policy:

We highly recommend students get travel insurance for their trip and tuition. Refunds are not given in the event of an evacuation caused by weather or manmade related closure of Hatteras Island. However, in the event that a workshop is postponed due to the inaccessibility of Hatteras Island due to manmade or natural disasters  that have created the need for a mandatory evacuation of Hatteras Island, students will receive a tuition credit of the money paid to Daniel Pullen Photography towards a future workshop. It is the responsibility of the student to register for the future workshop.

Not Included in Workshop Fee: 

Travel to and from Hatteras Island, Lodging while on the Island (We provide a recommended list of lodging options upon registration.) Food (Please see specific itinerary and estimated costs.), Travel Insurance.

 

Just wanted to send you and Daniel a note to say thanks for the workshop this past Saturday. It was very helpful for me and was great hands-on instruction! I know Daniel had a very full Friday but he stuck with us and you both gave a great workshop. I hope to be able to attend another one in the future but wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it and appreciate the work you both do.

Thanks again and have a great summer!

Don

 

Annabelle had the BEST time with y’all! I cannot thank you enough for how much you poured into her! She would love to come hang with y’all again sometime so keep us on your mailing list for workshops.
Again, so pleased and grateful for y’all.
Donna

 

Thanks again for a great workshop and the opportunity to get out and see the Frisco pier before gone. Even though it was freezing it was so awesome to be out there for the first time and right before it is gone. The weather was bad but the company and instruction was great.
Chris