Past Meetup

Outer Banks Lighthouse Shoot: Drop dead date is NOW for the Airbnb

This Meetup is past

18 people went

Location image of event venue


***Update 01/14:

The weather forecast for Saturday is not bad, with AccuWeather predicting partly sunny skies and an 11% chance of rain with a high and low temp of 49/42 and is predicting more or less the same thing.

Sunday however is a different story. AccuWeather is predicting rain in the afternoon, with a 50% chance of rain/snow in the evening. is predicting a 70% chance of rain and a 50% chance of rain/snow in the evening. Please dress accordingly and bring protection for your camera equipment.

***Update 12/12:

Here is a tentative schedule put together by Chris.

For Item 1, we will meet in front of Barnes and Noble in the Brier Creek shopping center:

Address: 8431 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27617

For item 2, John's passengers will be his two cots. I can take Mitch and Surya and Eric can take Harvestine, or any combination of the three--six in one, half a dozen or the other.

At the end of the official meetup on 1/20, Mitch and John can ride together back to Raleigh. After the Blood Moon shoot, I will take the cots back and Eric can take Surya and Harvestine.

We will need to go shopping for basic food stuffs and what not after we check into the Airbnb Saturday and possibly catch some lunch if we have time. We need to get to Bodie by 4pm. After the lighthouse shoot we can get some dinner.

Note: This was transferred from a MS Word table so some of the glyphs and ascii did not "transfigerrate" over.


1. 1/19: 8.00am - Meet at a Brier Creek, in front of Barnes and Noble
2. 1/19: 8.30am - Depart Raleigh location in car pools
3. 1/19: 12.00pm - Arrive at AirBnB and check-in
- 801 8th Avenue, Kill Devil Hills, NC[masked]. 1/19: 12.30pm - Grab groceries/Photograph the beach/Grab lunch
5. 1/19: 4.00pm - Meet at Bodie Lighthouse
- 8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse, Nags Head, NC[masked]. 1/19: 4.00pm - Photograph Bodie Lighthouse
- Scout the location
- Decide on your shots
- Setup
- Shoot the before, during and after sunset (5.17pm)
7. 1/19: 8.00pm - Leave Bodie Lighthouse for dinner or back to the AirBnB


1. 1/20: 5.00am - Leave AirBnB for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
2. 1/20: 6.30am - Meet at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
- 46379 Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, NC[masked]. 1/20: 6.30am - Photograph Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
- Scout the location
- Decide on your shots
- Setup

Shoot the before, during and after sunrise (7.09am)
4. 1/20: 10.00am - Leave Cape Hatteras for breakfast/lunch (Venue is a TBD)
5. 1/20: 11.30am - Go to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse original locations for more photography opportunities from the beach.
6. 1/20: 2.00pm - Go to Cape Point Broken Pier and shoot for a couple of hours.
7. 1/20: 3.00pm - John, Mitch, et al, leave for Raleigh, Brian, Eric, Surya, Harvestine leave for dinner and get prepared fro the Blood Moon shoot.
8. 1/20: 4.00pm - Photograph Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Blood Moon Shoot
- Scout the location
- Decide on your shots
- Setup
9. 1/20: 5.17pm - Shoot the before, during and after sunset
10. 1/20 - 1/21 - The full lunar eclipse begins around 9.00pm and ends at 12:45am.
11. 1/21: 1.00am - Back to Airbnb
12. 1/21: 8.00am - Leave for home

***End of Update 12/12

Here are the lighthouse locations:

Bodie Island lighthouse at sunset 1/19 (,-75.5652976,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89a4e2a7353755c7:0xe0d1898b198317cb!8m2!3d35.8186021!4d-75.5631089 )

Hatteras lighthouse, sunrise 1/20 (,-75.530971,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89a4307f5824bd11:0x932abbc9e9fe117b!8m2!3d35.2505373!4d-75.5288214 ).