New England Coastal Photography

9:00am3:00pm

$65 for REI Members

$85 for non-members

Overview

  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 12
  • Group size 8 people

Cameras don't take pictures, people do. But cameras are not always easy to understand. Join REI Outdoor School's photography instructors out in the field as we teach techniques enabling you to turn everyday snapshots into beautiful compositions. You'll learn to see beyond your primary subject so that everything in the frame improves the image. We'll analyze numerous photographs as we discuss composition techniques, including eliminating distractions, utilizing human subjects, and using leading lines and the Rule of Thirds to create more dynamic images. Begin to shoot with an eye that draws the viewer's attention into a vibrant and stimulating photograph. Photographers of all levels using film or digital cameras are encouraged to attend. Bring your camera along with its owner's manual.

  • Learn to frame photos to achieve beautiful effects and to go beyond simple snap-shots
  • Eliminate distractions, utilize human subjects, apply the techniques of Rule of Thirds and leading lines to create vibrant, exciting images
  • Learn about great outdoor locations for photos in your region

What to bring with you

Map image of The Trustees' Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

More directions and information

There's more to see here than sun and sand. Crane Beach is managed for both recreation and conservation - people and ecology - through careful planning. More than five miles of trails wind through coastal dunes here, which shield inland areas from storm waves and flooding. Trails traverse dunes and track the beachfront on both the Ipswich Bay and Essex River Estuary sides of the Castle Neck peninsula. Moderate hiking. These trails are part of the Bay Circuit Trail.