David has led photography workshops for over 10 years, helping participants expand their photographic potential. Workshops have ranged from half day outings to week-long immersive experiences. David has also led groups in larger photography projects like the 2012 Chatham Conservation Partnership workshop and exhibit.

“Spending a day with David Blevins is a thrilling eye-opener. His thoughtful, kind, generous and almost spiritual mentoring style enabled us to ask dumb questions, take photographic risks, expand our comfort zone, and actually end up taking great pictures. Not only did I manage to create some extraordinary (for me) images, I also learned the many steps that take one from an idea of a picture to actually acquiring it."
- Don Adams, participant in the 2012 Bald Head Island Photography Workshop

In addition to the public workshops listed below, David also offers private workshops for individuals or groups. The standard rate is $500/day plus travel expenses. Contact David to arrange a workshop tailored to your interests.

Bald Head Island Photography Workshop

October 24-26, 2014


Registration for this workshop is closed.

Join David Blevins for a photography workshop on Bald Head Island. With beautiful maritime forests, beaches and dunes, glorious skies and abundant wildlife, Bald Head Island is a nature photographers paradise. David will work with each participant, helping them improve their photography by taking control of their camera and learning the art of seeing. We will also work together on reviewing images and post-processing to bring out your vision to the fullest. This will be an emmersive workshop with just enough time between sessions to eat and sleep, the rest of the time we will be living and breathing photography.

Friday, October 24th
- Orientation and Social, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, October 25th
- field session 1, sunrise, 6:30am - 9:30am
- image review and post-processing session 1, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- field session 2, sunset 4:30pm - 7:30am
Sunday, October 26th
- field session 3, sunrise, 6:30am - 9:30am
- image review and post-processing session 2, 10:00am - 12:00pm

We will learn to work with changing natural light and take full advantage of the magical light that happens around sunrise and sunset. We will work together to identify interesting subjects, discuss ways to visually interpret those subjects, and capture those interpretations with our cameras. Registration is limited to ten participants.

This workshop is open to photographers of all skill levels. Bring your own camera and your camera’s instructions if you have any doubts about how to operate your camera. A tripod is recommended if you have one but is not essential. For each outdoor session, bring some food, plenty of water to drink, insect repellent, sunscreen, and anything else that will help you remain comfortable during 3 hours of photography outdoors.

Meals and lodging are not included, contact me if you are interested in participating but need help finding a place to stay on the island.

You can see some of the results from previous workshops on BHI on the blog at the following links:

2012 BHI workshop results
2013 BHI workshop results