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Hunting Island State Park Photo Walk

Join us for the only organized guided photo walks at a South Carolina costal state park. We will be walking the Nature Center Scenic Trail. This is a 0.7 mile trail, ending at the beach. Meet at the Nature Center near the Fripp Island bridge.

We will cover Park History, habitats, wildlife, things that create the surroundings that we are enjoying. 

We’ll invite folks to look through our viewfinders with our cameras on tripods to see how we set up photos. We’ll answer questions about photography gear, techniques, or camera settings. Bring your camera manuals if possible to help with camera questions.

We’ll discuss: 

Subject of photos; what is your subject

Quality of light; diffuse light vs direct light

Showing texture via angle of light

Frontlight vs backlight

Exposure tradeoffs due to changes in light intensity; dim light vs bright light

Wildlife behavior and how it influences photography opportunities

The walk is free with paid park admission (or with a state parks pass). 

Meetup Group RSVPs are limited due to this being a state park event, which happens to be led by this Meetup Group's organizers. The RSVP limit may be increased as the event date nears if state park visitor signups are low.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks David, I will look forward to making the next trip.

    July 25, 2014

  • cathy h.

    I would really love to go the next time there is a trip, if I have to come alone. It really looks like a great place to take photos

    July 25, 2014

  • David E

    It was raining here in Aiken and rain was predicted for Beaufort, so we weren't sure whether or not we would get rained out. But the weather in Beaufort was cloudy with no rain. The driftwood beach was wonderful as always, and definitely worth the drive. AdoramaPix wants to sponsor these walks, starting with the next one, which would mean Adorama discounts for participants.

    1 · July 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sure would like to know how the trip went. May try to plan a trip with my family. Was it worth the drive? Any special photo spots?

    1 · July 24, 2014

  • David E

    We're trying to do a photo walk every-other month there. Hunting Island staff keep trying to talk us into doing them every month....

    1 · July 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Davis: I cannot make it tomorrow, but definitely would like to go--how often do give these guided photo walks at Hunting Island State Park?

    1 · July 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will you have classes closer to Aiken

    July 8, 2014

    • David E

      Yes, we plan to do more classes soon, probably in the Aiken library.

      July 8, 2014

    • cathy h.

      I would like to attend some of your classes but of course, it will depend on time and dates.

      July 15, 2014

  • cathy h.

    I would love to participate but my husband is still having health issues. Won't be able to go this time. I

    July 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will this trip include Beaufort Church Ruins? I hear this a wonderful spot for photos. Weddings, nature etc

    July 15, 2014

    • David E

      The photo walk itself is just on one of the state park trails, from 10 AM to noon. Meetup folks are welcome to go other places on their own, or to get together in small groups to visit locations. Lyn and I will probably visit The Sands beach while in the Beaufort area that day. We'll also probably do some cast netting for shrimp. Feel free to propose and lead a side trip to the ruins.

      1 · July 15, 2014

    • David E

      The Sands beach is a good place to find fossil sharks teeth.

      1 · July 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is just a neat trip and so wish I could go. Spent many summer vacations there. Maybe next time.

    July 14, 2014

5 went

  • Lyn P.
    Event Host
  • David E
    Co-Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member
    +1 guest

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    Free prints, photo books, & print discounts for large photo walks.

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