Newport, which is located in southern Rhode Island, offers many scenic vistas such as lighthouses, the rocky coastline and the famous mansions. With all the beauty Newport has to offer it is no wonder some of the wealthiest mid-century Industrialists chose to take their summer residences here.

On this workshop, we’ll begin with a visit inside the Breakers Mansion, Newport’s grandest and most famous of the residences. We’ll stroll down the Cliff Walk, a leisurely path along the rocky coast to take in more of the landscape. We’ll then visit Castle Hill Lighthouse to photograph the sunset. To top off the day, we’ll visit Goat Island and the Newport Bridge for some long exposure and lowlight photography. Join us as we explore this area at its best, when the weather pleasant and the crowds aren’t yet at peak.

What You'll Learn
  • Composition

  • Settings for indoor photography

  • Long Exposures / Lowlight photography

  • Tripod use

  • The answers to your questions!


May 14

1:00 PM: The Breakers Mansion
3:00 PM: Cliff Walk (partial trail)
3:45 PM: Break
5:30 PM: Castle Hill Lighthouse
8:30 PM: Goat Island Lighthouse & Newport Bridge
9:00 PM: Workshop End

Recommended Equipment
Physical Difficulty

Standing and walking on paved and gravel paths with easy to moderate inclines. The better Castle Hill viewpoints require walking onto the rocks, which may be slippery when wet.

Meeting Details

Please meet at 1:00 PM in front of the Breakers Mansion 44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI.
Parking fees are not included in this workshop.


Kris Simard

Kris is a photographer who specializes in landscape and nature. His photography primarily focuses on New England and other areas across the United States. He seeks out and researches the best times and lighting for each location, which we find so important in making great shots. He takes pride in immersing himself in a landscape to capture the unique perspective that defines his style. 
Kris lives in Worcester where he has been practicing photography for the last 20+ years. He  worked at a camera store and photo lab which has helped be where he is today. He finds great satisfaction in selling his work. He says " to create images that someone appreciates enough to purchase and display in their own home is the ultimate compliment!"

See his work online at


If you are looking for accommodations for this workshop, use “Newport, RI” for a city.
This workshop is not overnight, but ends late.