November 4-6, 2016 DELAWARE BEACH PHOTO RAMBLE and WORKSHOP $300.00

Join Karen Messick for a long weekend at the shore in November and Photograph Ocean Sunrises, Dunes, Migrating Birds and Local sites! Enjoy presentations on Composition and learn from Photo Critiques.

Recommended Lodging Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, Delaware
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Bethany Beach
39642 Jefferson Bridge Rd., Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (302) 541-9200

The following schedule and locations will depend on the weather and light, but here’s the plan.

November 4, 2016: Friday Night 4:00pm-until...

We will meet for an orientation in a local beach house, discuss the schedule, have an instructional presentation on composition, answer questions, and head to dinner.

November 5, 2016: Saturday Morning Atlantic Ocean Sunrise

Saturday we will meet on Ocean Drive and Indian Street in South Bethany Beach and then head to the beach for a sunrise shoot. After sunrise, we do some shooting on the beach by the dune fencing, beach grasses and beach houses. Then we will head for breakfast.
After the morning photo session there will be a break for you to download/review/edit images, or catch up on a little sleep.
In the middle of the day we will schedule meeting time for presentations, discussions and critiques. Presentation topics will include composition & technique, image processing and organizing/managing your digital images. Critique sessions are always a great way to learn how your images can be improved, and see how other participants photographed the same location. Participating in critiques during the workshops allows you the opportunity to apply the feedback you receive and try new techniques the next day. We will leave Saturday night open but I have some ideas where to go based on the groups interest...and desire. Cape Henlopen, or Ocean City Recreation Pier and Fishing Pier.

November 6, 2016: Sunday

We'll photograph at sunrise/early morning, have some breakfast and conclude by mid-morning. We will try to be done by checkout time.


An DSLR camera is recommended. Since we will be shooting in low light conditions a tripod is a must! Bring: an assortment of lenses, a laptop, and down loading devide, to use for processing and editing images for the critiques. A thumb drive is also recommended to transfer your images from your laptop. It is also recommended to bring a cable release or remote to trigger your shutter during low light conditions.


The weather is unpredictable, so be prepared for wet and cool/cold conditions. Appropriate footwear for the beach at the waters edge might be rain boots or over the knee waders. I don’t expect you to get in the water with your camera but rain boots will keep your feet dry and sand free. Also have a change of footwear when not on the beach. Gloves and hat are recommended and layers of clothing would be a good idea. While temps in our region are moderate, winds off the ocean can make it feel much colder.

Payment $300.00
The workshop price is for instruction only. It does not include food, lodging, transportation, incidental expenses, etc. Full payment is required to hold your place. 


Lodging is not included in the workshop fee.

Cancellation Policy
Full refunds* will be given if registration is canceled more than 30 days before the start of the workshop. Exception: if the workshop was full, payment will only be refunded if the space can be filled. No refunds will be given if the registration is canceled less than 30 days before the workshop.
*(If payment was made through PayPal a 5% service fee will be deducted from your refund)