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Hatteras Photography Workshops

DUE TO COVID-19 our ON-Island Workshops have been suspended through 5/16.  


Explore. Create. Unwind.



Join us in one of the most dynamic locations on the planet to:

improve your photography skills,
 fine-tune your creativity,
and maximize the abilities of your camera

From 2 hours to multi-day sessions; sunrise to night sky photography; and private 1:1 lessons, we combine in-classroom instruction at our Buxton Home Studio with individualized fieldwork on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands to create learning opportunities for photographers of all skill levels. 



Cape Hatteras is the perfect location to unlock the mysteries of night photography. Hatteras Island sits 30+ miles from mainland North Carolina, and it is cradled by over 60 miles of National Park. Much of the access to the park is away from commercial and residential development, which means there is little to no light pollution. That means that the availability of the night sky can be limitless! 

This workshop is designed to teach students the skills and techniques to photograph the night sky. Do you want to learn how to capture pinpoint stars, paint with light, and photograph star trails? Have you ever wondered how best to photograph the Milky Way? If so, then this is the workshop for you! 

The workshop will begin at our Home Studio in Buxton, located just 2 miles from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. We will study night photography techniques that we will use when we are out in the field. Then, we’ll spend several hours in various locations (of course, one of those will include the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse) shooting “light in the dark.” 

Weather and atmospheric conditions vary throughout the year, making some days “better” for night photography than others. However, whatever the conditions, students will leave the workshop with a confident grasp of the techniques and principles of night photography. 

Tuition: $199



This 4-hour course is designed to dive deep into composition, shutter speed, aperture, ISO and shooting in manual. Have you ever wanted to learn how to get those great action shots without everything being blurry and out of focus? Have you wanted to figure out how to create beautiful silhouettes with color that pop or understand depth of field?  You’ll learn those skills during this course. We will also cover post-production: 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 Workshops: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Dates: Wednesdays April 29th - December 2nd// April 11th // July 1st

Evening Workshop:  By Request. 

Tuition: $150

Participants: Min: 2 Max: 6



Join photographer Daniel Pullen, as he takes you to his favorite spots to photograph just at the golden hours of sunrise and 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.

SUNRISE WALK ABOUT: Mondays + Fridays May 4 - November 30th


 Tuition: $75.00



Light is an ever-changing wonder that affects every photograph that is created. In essence, it is light, or absence of light, that enables a photograph to exist. Explore the intricacies of light and learn how your understanding of it can create powerful, colorful, stunning photographs. In this workshop we students learn how to maximize natural light, as well as hot to create light with off-camera lighting. This is a half day workshop that includes small group instruction and field work at some of our favorite locations on Hatteras Island!

Date: April 13th, 2020

Time: 6:00 am - 10:00 a.m. // 6:30-8:30 p.m. // This is a split session where we start in the morning, break in the afternoon, and gather again at sunset.

Tuition: $275



Journey into the art of photographic storytelling. This three and a half-day workshop 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. The workshop includes 1:1 portfolio review, personal instruction, and individualized photography assignments on Hatteras, Ocracoke and Portsmouth Islands.

Coming FALL 2020.





Kids ages 7-12 get ready for an awesome time learning 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!



Interested in a private lesson? Contact us for pricing and availability.



Included in Workshop Tuition: 

Individualized instruction by Daniel Pullen, 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 on the day the workshop starts. (Before the workshop begins.) 


There are no refunds on deposit or final payment. 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:  Transportation, Lodging, Food & Board, Travel Insurance. 

Student Reviews

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.

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.

Thanks for the workshop this past Saturday! It was very helpful for me and was great hands-on instruction! I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it and appreciate the work you both do.