Let your adventure begin with Amelia Island Photography Workshops!
Amelia Island, Florida is a favorite vacation spot and location for all photographers. Whether it is landscapes, weddings, travel or wildlife photography there is something for every type of photography. This diversity and location makes our photography workshops an exceptional beach vacation while photographing the Island.
Imagine photographing the skeletal remains of trees along the shores of Big Talbot Island State Park and capturing beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Amelia Island has a lot to offer from the historical sites, beach-side dining with entertainment, to the quaint shops you will find downtown and elsewhere on the Island.
Amelia Island is home to the city of Fernandina Beach and is situated just north of Jacksonville, Florida. Visitors come from all points of the world to visit our beaches, beautiful historic downtown area with its numerous shops and dining venues. See the local points of interest like the old oak tree canopies adorned with Spanish moss, Fort Clinch State Park, and Big Talbot Island State Park.
About the Workshops
Each Photography Workshop spans three days and is created to afford you excellent opportunities to photograph various subjects on and near the island. Much care has been taken to choose locations and particular times optimal for the very best photography, based on tides, sun and moon position and other factors. Our promise is to guide and assist you to create stunning images with the help of our team of local, experienced photographers.
See our 2021 Workshops for specific details about the places and events you will be shooting.
Each of our Photography Workshops is limited to 10 photographers. We feel that it is important to maintain a small class size so the three Workshop leaders can be personally available to assist and help you on your adventure.
This is a fast paced workshop with very little down time between excursions. We encourage participants to stay at our partner hotel to take advantage of the premium location, favorable rates, and ease of coordination.
We have a reserved block of rooms at the Marriott Springhill Suites as part of the workshop/hotel package. There is a workshop only option available for participants local to Amelia Island.
Full payment is required upon registration. If cancellation is more than 30 days before the start of the workshop a full refund is given.
Please consider purchasing trip insurance in case of any need to to cancel. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason.
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The Cost is $2,551.00 US per participant. This package includes the Workshop, two nights (single or double occupancy) at the Marriott Springhill Suites by beautiful Main Beach, a welcome reception, breakfast, break refreshments and one group dinner at the hotel.
Photographing Amelia Island
Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach
On our outings we will photograph the historic downtown area of Fernandina Beach which has been named one of the best Florida small towns.
See the architecture of our historic buildings, the quaint shops and dining as you walk down Centre Street to the Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina, where we will set up for an evening of shooting and watch the sun set over the Amelia River.
Sunrises and Sunsets
We are greeted by wonderful opportunities each morning to see, experience and photograph stunning sunrises from our beaches to the our majestic sunsets over the Amelia River. Instructors will work closely with you to help you achieve the photographic results you want.
Spend a evening capturing the sun setting over the Amelia River on the west side of the Island. In the morning photograph a sunrise as the light starts to peek above the horizon, showering a golden glow in the skies and reflected in the beach and water.
Egan's Creek Greenway
You will find an abundance of wildlife on Amelia Island. Walk the Greenway and you will see many wading or foraging birds such as Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons, and even raptors such as Red-shouldered Hawks. Near the oyster beds you can see Wood Storks and Roseate Spoonbills, foraging in the creek at low tide.
You may also spot an alligator or other wildlife such as a deer or River Otter.
Peters Point Beachfront Park, located in Fernandina Beach, features a beautiful sandy drive-on beach with easy access and basic amenities. In the morning it is common to see horses being ridden along the beach.
There are several boardwalks that lead to the beach and this is a favorite location for photographers.
Oak Canopies/Fort Clinch State Park
You will see the grand oaks that form the tree canopy, covered with Spanish moss, when visiting Fort Clinch State Park in north Fernandina Beach.
Fort Clinch is also home to the old fort that has flown over 8 flags since its construction. This is always a great photographic opportunity to see some of the old cannonry, and buildings much as they were decades ago. During certain times of the year there are Civil War reenactments by the Fort volunteers.
We will embark on a private boat tour of the Amelia River to Cumberland Island in search of feral horses, dolphins strand feeding and the abundant seasonal wildlife that live in the marshes. Our captain knows where to go for the best chance of capturing wildlife in its natural habitat without human interference
Driftwood Beach, at Big Talbot Island State Park, is so named for the remains of these ocean washed, sun bleached trees that have fallen onto the beach from the bluff and hammock behind them.
This is a much sought after site for many photographers as they can create majestic images of this very unique beach area.
This is a trip just off the Island over the Nassau Sound bridge and is about a 25 minute drive by car from Fernandina Beach.