Shoreline Series | Hospitals Reef Sunset Photo Workshop

$10 OFF if you bring a friend. Email [masked] for details.

Part of our Shoreline Series, we'll be meeting at a location known as Hospitals Reef in La Jolla, focusing on long-exposures and light-painting after dark.


Join us in photographing the dynamic shoreline of Hospitals Reef in La Jolla, CA. This interesting location has a section of rock that is cratered with potholes, as well as a stretch that is lined with long crevices through which the turbulent tidal waves flow.

Our goal in this workshop is to help you become more comfortable with utilizing your camera's controls, such as aperture and shutter-speed, as well as performing long-exposures to help smooth out the waves.

We will meet at the beach stairs across the street from 437 Coast Blvd. In addition to photographing the magnificent beach at sunset, we will also be utilizing artificial light to illuminate the rocky features after dark, also known as light-painting. This significantly extends our useful shooting hours and creates some magnificent affects.

We welcome film or digital but suggest using digital if you are just starting out, preferably with manual shutter and aperture controls. A tripod is required to shoot at sunset, as the exposures can get as long as 30 seconds. We have one spare tripod available to use for $5 (email Nick beforehand).

Required: Tripod and camera with manual shutter control.

Bring flashlights, lens cleaning cloths, tripods, cameras, and a smile.

Email or call us if you have any additional questions or need detail clarifications.
See you soon.

Nick - [masked]
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Byron - [masked]
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  • Larry D.

    When is the next La Jolla Reef workshop?

    May 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Saturday, June 15th. Had to schedule around the lower tide.

      May 29, 2013

  • Sandy S.

    I uploaded an image, but I must have done something wrong?

    May 3, 2013

    • Sandy S.

      On my screen, it is up in a corner with a large "1" on it, and it is so small I can barely see it. Perhaps I have the wrong url?

      May 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You must click on that image and it takes you to the gallery and larger images.

      May 3, 2013

  • Sandy S.

    Good experience

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Rhalene D.

    Nick, how is the terrain for a person with a gimpy knee? I love these shoots but have to check with you on access. Thanks so much.

    April 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The spot is really close to the road with very little rugged terrain required. For those able, they can go out on some treacherous rocks, but it's not required.

      April 25, 2013

  • Janie F.

    Hope to get down there a little early to photograph my boys surfing!

    April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Terrific. See you then.

      April 22, 2013

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