Spend the morning with nature photographer and instructor Sean Quintilian as we photograph great egrets courting and building nests!
Black Bears, Wild Horses, Pelicans and MORE at the Outer Banks, NC
Spend 4 days at the Outer Banks photographing black bears and other wildlife!
Black Bears, Wild Horses and Pelicans all in one 4 day workshop! Not to mention 2 lighthouses, some lovely sunsets and delicious fish tacos.
Join Nature photographer Sean Quintilian for 4 full days of photography in North Carolina Low Country and the outer banks. Each day will start with first light black bears on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, home to some of the largest black bears in North America. As the bears settle down for a midday rest, we will break for brunch and a break, then spend the afternoons on the Outer Banks photographing brown pelicans flying along the surf, an afternoon with the wild horses of Corolla, dune photography and two lighthouses.
Specific photographic techniques for photographing dark subjects in challenging light, panning techniques for birds in flight as well landscape techniques. Special attention for using long telephoto lenses and getting good sharp results.
Rooms have been reserved at The Scarborough Inn on Manteo Island for all participants. The room cost for 5 nights will be approximately $750 total for 5 nights, due at check in. This location is a perfect spot to reach the bears in the morning and the beach in the afternoon.
A full range of lenses from wide angle to long telephoto will come in handy for this trip. The bear and bird photography will benefit from a telephoto lens in the 400-600mm range. Instructor Sean Quintilian will be very happy to help you arrange for a rental.
Here are some photos from a previous trip: https://flickr.com/photos/90988566@N08/sets/72157676981154727
This workshop has room for a maximum of 5 participants.
Photo credit: Sean Quintillian
This workshop can use your whole range of photographic equipment. A telephoto lens of 400mm or longer is highly recommended for the bears and birds, Sean can help with advice for renting a lens if you need to. A good wide angle to short telephoto zoom will help with the landscapes, as well as a polarizing filter. The instructor can help with any gear advice and a suggested list will be sent out after you register.
524US-64, Manteo, NC 27954
Since he first bought a used Pentax K1000 in 1989, Sean Quintilian has traveled over much of North America in search of outstanding wildlife and nature photographs. His body of work includes images from 14 U.S. National Parks and dozens of National Wildlife Refuges, with over 100 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles recorded. Sean has spent over 600 days on location over the past 20 years including 20 weeks in Yellowstone National Park alone. His work has appeared in publications, exhibits and even a CD jacket. His fine art prints have graced the walls of many offices and homes. During the past several years, Sean has started a growing portrait and wedding business. Sean lives in Abingdon, Maryland with his wife Jessica and daughter Juliana.