The natural beauty of the eastern seacoast

March 13 – 16, 2025

North Carolina’s Outer Banks is a land both infinitely brutal and beautiful. For 125 miles, this narrow ribbon of barrier islands stretches from the Virginia state line south to Ocracoke Island, protecting the mainland from the raging Atlantic. In return for this natural amenity, the islands are the recipient of a safe harbor since the establishment of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, America’s first such designation.

The most extensive stretch of undeveloped beach on the eastern seaboard, this wild and untamed verge of tidal forces and nomadic sand, is at the mercy of nature’s primal forces – wind and water. This reality is a boon to the landscape photographer, as each new visit reveals yet a new wrinkle to the landscape. Four major lighthouses, sand dunes, wild beaches, live oak forests, and some wildlife all await the adventurous photographer.

We’ll be staying at a comfortable local hotel on the beach while shooting sunrises, sunsets, and some night photography. We’ll also conduct Lightroom classes and photo critiques to round out each day. Come explore the wild and wonderful Outer Banks of North Carolina with us!

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North Carolina, USA




March 13 – 16, 2025


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Limited to 5 Guests


This itinerary is subject to change due to weather, local conditions, and other factors.

March 13, 2025: We will meet at Norfolk International Airport (ORF) at 1:30 PM for the 90-minute drive to our hotel in Kitty Hawk. If you are driving, you can meet us at the hotel at 4:00 PM. for a meet and greet, followed by a sunset shoot at the Bodie Island Lighthouse and group dinner.

March 14, 2025: We’ll be up early for our first sunrise at Kill Devil Hills Pier. After breakfast, we’ll head back out for landscapes at Jockey Ridge State Park sand dunes, intimate landscape scenes at Buxton Woods, and a sunset shoot at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. After dinner, we’ll photograph Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at night.

March 15, 2025: Our morning begins with sunrise at the dunes at Oregon Inlet. Later, we will photograph snow geese and Tundra swans at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Currituck Lighthouse. Midday, we’ll have our signature image review. Sunset on the Pamlico Sound at Salvo.

March 16, 2025: Our final sunrise is at the Bodie Island Lighthouse or Avon Pier. Breakfast, followed by our final image review and departure. Flights home can be made after 3:00 PM.



Moderate: Walking for several miles per day on sandy, uneven surfaces.


Arrive Norfolk International Airport (ORF), Norfolk, Virginia before 12:00 PM on March 13, 2025. Flights out can be made after 3:00 PM on March 16, 2025. Air travel delays are common. Please arrive early, possibly even the day prior, so you don’t miss any of the workshop.

What to Bring

Please see our page How To Prepare For Your Workshop. We will send you a detailed information document 90 days before your workshop. This document will include specifics of where and when to meet, gear and clothing recommendations, and more.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging. Single available for $500 supplement.
  • All meals, soft drinks, and snacks during the workshop.
  • All permits and park fees.
  • All transportation during the workshop.
  • Photographic guiding and instruction from Richard Bernabe.
  • Image reviews and post-processing instruction.
  • Adventure, fun, inspiration, and a great time!

Not Included

  • Travel to and from Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Unscheduled airport transfers.
  • Passport and visa fees (if applicable).
  • Any meals or accommodations before or after the workshop dates.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Alcoholic Beverages.
  • Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended).
  • Anything else specifically not listed as included.
  • Single rooming available for $500 supplement.

Payment Terms

  • Your deposit of $1,995 will hold your space in this workshop.
  • The balance is due not later than December 1, 2024.
  • All of our standard Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Need special payment arrangements? No problem, just ask us.


“★★★★★ — Richard was great, always on hand and offering advice. Great discussing composition when photography was quiet. ”

— Bob Nairn, Alaskan Story '23

“I had high expectations and Muench exceeded them. Talor and Richard were phenomenal instructors, mentors and guides. This was the best workshop I have ever attended and I look forward to going on another soon. ”

— Patrick Hubbard, Smoky Mountains '23

Cyber Monday Sale!

$750 Off Any Workshop

Sign up for any workshop before midnight, November 28, 2023, and we’ll apply your $750 discount to your final balance payment.

Cyber Monday Sale!

$750 Off Any Workshop


Sign up for any workshop before midnight, November 28, 2023, and we’ll apply your $750 discount to your final balance payment.