Beach House

Outer Banks, North Carolina

The Outer Banks, N.C., is known for its beautiful beaches and sunny blue skies. So when we planned our Beach House Workshop for late September, we were envisioning everyone getting some beach time in, as well as a few dips in the pool and hot tub at the house we rented in the town of Duck. Instead, we were given torrential rain and thick, dark-gray clouds for the entire three days. What that meant though, is we just worked even harder on photography. We liked the challenge of demonstrating how to shoot creative portraits without any sun – especially at a beach location. And instead of hanging by the pool, we stayed inside late into the night, going over everyone’s websites and blogs, pricing, marketing and anything else that came to mind. And of course, we did manage to squeeze in a good dance party after several bottles of wine on the first night.
We were so impressed with the caliber of the photographers at this workshop and loved getting a chance to have some good bonding time with everyone. We were also joined by three great friends, filmmaker and photographer Vlad Chaloupka, and photographers David Murray and Kirsten Lewis. Vlad filmed the workshop, and David and Kirsten helped with critiques while also cooking every fantastic meal from scratch all three days. It was the perfect workshop for us, with everyone together like a big family talking about what we love the most, taking pictures.

Authored by: Photographed by: Ben & ErinCategory:  WorkshopsDestination:  Outer Banks, North Carolina