St. Augustine Photo Tour+

May 19 – 23, 2019

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Location: St. Augustine, FL

Instructors: Les Saucier and Janet Garrity Saucier

Limit: 16 participants. 13 seats still open.

Introducing our new "Photo Tour Plus." Plus what? As with all good photo tours, we'll take you to great places to shoot, of course. The plus is a half-day review and critique of your photo tour images in a classroom setting. This is the big "Plus" - you'll learn a great deal in just a few hours about how to create better images from Les and Janet's feedback, thoughtful critique, and their useful techniques for post- processing.

This photo tour will take us to America's oldest city, St. Augustine, FL, for four days of amazing photography opportunities. The city is famously known for its historic Spanish colonial architecture and the Alligator Farm Zoological Park. May is the perfect time to set up your tripod at the Alligator Farm's rookery to photograph the newly hatched chicks alongside adults. You don't need to be a birder to appreciate the beautiful wading birds and their adorable young crowding for space in the nests. The experience is very "up close and personal" with these roosting birds, as well as the captive animals at the Farm, which include lemurs, other exotic other birds, and lots of alligators.

We'll also enjoy the sights of the Old City of St. Augustine, which is a great "walking city." You'll photograph beautiful detail in the colonial architecture, colorful Spanish-style buildings and quaint alleyways. And, we'll enjoy some wonderful cuisine together.

We'll shoot Coquina rocks, an unusual formation of compressed shells, on Marineland Beach. And we'll shoot sunrise from St. Augustine Beach, a short walk from our hotel. The last morning of the tour, we'll meet in the hotel's conference room to share images taken during the tour and receive Janet and Les's instructional feedback.

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We hope you'll join us and we look forward to seeing you in St. Augustine, FL in May!

10% off all workshops/tours for returning workshop/tour participants - at check out, enter discount code: RETURN10

Additional Information About This Photo Tour

Tuition does not includes travel, lodging, entry fees, or food.

The Alligator Farm's Photographer's Membership pass is required for this tour, as it will allow us early entry and late exit, which will offer the best light in which to photograph at the rookery. The cost of the membership is $109.95. Benefits include:

  • Year-round entry into the park
  • March 3- July 7, 2018 extended hours benefits including early entry at 8 am and stay until sunset (weather dependent)
  • Photographers only deck
  • 5 submissions into our annual photo contest

Sample itinerary -

 Sunday - Meet in the lobby of the hotel for orientation, followed by dinner at a local restaurant
 Monday - Arrive at the Alligator Farm for 8am entry, historic Old City, mid-afternoon to Alligator Farm until 6pm
 Tuesday - Arrive at the Alligator Farm for 8am entry, Anastasia Lighthouse, mid-afternoon to Alligator Farm until 6pm
 Wednesday - Sunrise Marineland Beach, historic Old City
 Thursday - Sunrise St. Augustine Beach, critique of images in the morning, wrapping up at noon

Our itinerary is not necessarily limited to the listed locations. As well, conditions at locations at the time will determine each day's schedule.

Accommodations -

Our headquarters for the St. Augustine Photo Tour+ will be the Guy Harvey Resort, St. Augustine Beach, FL.

Upon registration for this workshop, you'll be provided with a group code for lodging at the Guy Harvey Resort. Please consider booking your room early.

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