Provincetown is a unique and diverse photographic venue. It’s location at the tip of Cape Cod accounts for its fishing tradition, which continues today, but it was the natural beauty that also made it a magnet for writers and artists dating back to the 1890’s.
As a result, there is a mix of beautiful landscapes, fascinating structures and eclectic people.
This workshop shows you the best of what Provincetown has to offer, from the natural to the man-made, at the best times of day for photography. Join us as we explore and capture the classic charm of one of New England's most acclaimed destinations in the off-season, when the streets and beaches are still calm and uncluttered.
Light intensity and direction
Depth of field
Shooting in low light
Use of filters
The answers to your questions!
3:00 PM: National Seashore Province Land Visitor’s Center
3:30 PM: Life Saving Station & Dunes
5:00 PM: Snail Road Trail
6:00 PM: Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill
8:30 PM: Arrive Back at Trailhead
10:00 PM: Optional Milky Way shoot - Highland Light
4:15 AM: Pilgrims First Landing Park of Jetty Hike
5:00 AM: Wood End Light Station for Sunrise
7:30 AM: Hike Back across the Jetty
8:00 AM: Joe's Coffee, Commercial Street, MacMillan Pier, Harbor
10:00 AM: End
Standing and walking on a combination of surfaces, including deep sand, jetty stones, pavement, and gravel. The Dune Shack Trail has one fairly steep ascent up the first sand dune and then is up and down through soft sand. It is less than a half hour, but can be moderate to difficult depending on your physical condition. The walk across the jetty is at low tide, but can be a little tricky with uneven stones in some portions and depending on when we do this, one portion will be done in the dark.
DSLR or Mirrorless camera
Wide Angle Lens
Midrange Zoom Lens
Remote shutter release
Polarizing and graduated ND filters
Waterproof hiking boots for walking in shallow water and soft sand
Try Before you Buy
The workshop starts at 3:00 PM and the meeting location is the free parking lot for the Province Land Visitor’s Center at the National Seashore. You can use the address 171 Race Point Road in Provincetown or the GPS coordinates of 42.0750, -70.2051.
David will be at the entrance to the visitor’s center with his tripod up. If you are a beginner and would like to participate in an introductory Q & A on photography, please arrive by 2:00 PM.
Dave has been practicing digital environmental landscape photography for the last ten years, and film for many more. From the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont to the seacoast locations of Maine and Massachusetts, he looks for iconic images during the best seasons with incredible light. He strives for each photograph to communicate not only what is seen, but also how the location makes you feel.
Dave is a member of the Boston Camera Club where he was the 2018 Photographer of the Year. He has won numerous awards including the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Image of the Year. His images have been featured in Cape Cod Magazine 20th Anniversary Edition, the 2018 Guide to Boston, St. Augustine Social Magazine and Visit Central Mass Guide. Dave is also a blog contributor for Datacolor Photography Calibration Company.
Dave lives in Shrewsbury, MA and speaks at camera clubs throughout New England. He has published several e-books for self-guided tours of New England locations. See his work online at www.davelongphoto.com and on Instagram.
If you are looking for accommodations for this workshop, use the town “Provincetown, MA” for a city.
This workshop is overnight. We highly suggest booking a hotel for the evenings of June 4 or September 28 and booking sooner than later for the best options.
If you are also attending the Lower Cape Cod workshop (also overnight), make sure you opt to check out on June 6 or September 30.