PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

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.

White Pines Nature Preserve Photography Workshop

May 25th, 2013
from 3:30pm - 8:30pm

*UPDATE* You can see some of the results from this workshop on the blog at http://www.blevinsphoto.com/blog/archives/388.

Join David Blevins for a photo tour of White Pines Nature Preserve in Chatham County, North Carolina. David will help each participant improve their photography by taking control of their camera and learning the art of seeing. This is a wonderful location full of photographic possibilities for you to expand your photographic potential.

The workshop will begin with introductions and a short discussion of the secrets to improving your photography. Next we will hike into the preserve and put these ideas to use. We will learn to work with changing natural light and take full advantage of the magical light that happens at sunset. We will work together to identify interesting subjects, discuss ways to visually interpret those subjects, and capture those interpretations with our cameras. David will work with each participant behind their camera to help them identify and achieve their own photographic goals. 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. Bring your own dinner, plenty of water to drink, insect repellent, and anything else that will help you remain comfortable during an afternoon and evening of photography outdoors. There are no facilities or shelter on the preserve so come prepared to be outside, in the elements, until dusk. Most importantly, you should bring your enthusiasm to learn and your love of nature.

White Pines Nature Preserve was the first property purchased by the Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC), in 1986. TLC's mission is to protect important open space - stream corridors, forests, wildlife habitat, farmland and natural areas in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Orange and Wake Counties to help keep our region a healthy and vibrant place to live and work. If you would like to learn more about TLC, make a donation, or learn about volunteer opportunities, visit their web site at http://www.triangleland.org.

   

Bald Head Island Photography Workshop

July 20-21, 2013

*UPDATE* You can see some of the results from this workshop on the blog at http://www.blevinsphoto.com/blog/archives/409.

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 behind their camera, helping them improve their photography by taking control of their camera and learning the art of seeing.

- 1st field session, sunset Saturday July 20th, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
- 2nd field session, sunrise Sunday July 21st 5:30am - 9:30am
- indoor session, image review and post processing, Sunday July 21st, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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 4 hours of photography outdoors. Most importantly, you should bring your enthusiasm to learn and your love of nature.