Past Meetup

4 Day St. Augustine Photo Adventure May 2-5-2013

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7 people went

Price: $745.00 /per person

Sleep Inn Motel

601 Anastasia Blvd · St Augustine, FL

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4 Day St. Augustine Photo Adventure

Bastions, Birds & Buildings

Thursday 5/2/2013 – Sunday 5/5/2013

Have fun, travel, and improve your


In the dark of night you move into position. A shadowed mass starts to take form in front of you as the sky gradually turn from inky black to the muted colors of predawn. Suddenly the sun bursts over the horizon, bathing the ancient walls of the Castillo de San Marcos in the golden light of daybreak.

A scant few hours later you find yourself in the midst of a Florida swamp, surrounded by alligators. All around you are trees filled with wading birds, the bellowing of the alligators and calls of the birds in sharp contrast to the quiet solitude of the fortress where your day began. You watch in awe as a snowy egret alights at a nest of chicks, only a few yards from where you safely stand. The chicks cry for attention as the egret drops food into their upturned beaks.

Sunlight brings alive the stained glass windows of the centuries old cathedral. Shafts of light, turned the colors of the rainbow by the stained glass, dapple the interior. The flickering glow of the votive candles reflects off gleaming gold in the sanctuary.

A quiet city block in the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States. You wander around and through nine houses dating from 1790 to 1910. Your eye delights in the wealth of architectural details and the quiet serenity of small gardens and hidden alcoves. The sun’s rays, filtered by the leaves of the age-old overhanging trees, create ever changing patterns on the statuary and pathways.

These images and much more are yours to capture on Understand Photography’s Bastions, Birds and Buildings Photo Adventure of St. Augustine, FL. Have fun, improve your photographic skills and return home with memorable images. Experienced workshop leader and mentor Joe Fitzpatrick will guide you to his favorite locations at the time of day when the light is right. At each location Joe will share his techniques, enabling you to overcome exposure, lighting and compositional challenges. With his guidance you will learn to control the complex features of your camera. his easy to understand style of instruction will help you to become the photographer you long to be. This trip is limited to five participants per leader so that everyone will receive personal attention.

The 2013 workshop will take place on May 2 – 5 and space is limited to five photographers per instructor. The cost of the photo exploration includes expert, personal instruction by Joe, accommodations (dbl occupancy), continental breakfasts, admission to all venues including an Alligator Farm Annual Photo Pass, parking fees, and applicable taxes. Lunches, dinners and transportation are not included. Cost of annual photo pass can be deducted from trip cost if you already have one. If you prefer not to share a room, single accommodations are available for a surcharge. Place your deposit now to ensure your spot.

Your photographic exploration begins with check in at the Sleep Inn Motel, 601 Anastasia Blvd. , Saint Augustine, FL, US, 32080 at 4:00 PM on Thursday 5/2 and continues through mid-day Sunday 5/5.

Regular price $745 Price listed is per person, double occupancy. Single occupancy $125 extra, based on availability.

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A deposit of $350 is required; balance due on or before 4/3, 2013

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