Located in Southern Rhode Island, Jamestown and Newport are found on two islands ACCESSIBLE by bridges. The seashores of this area offer many scenic vistas, such as the rocky coastline, lighthouses and mansion houses. With the beauty of this area, it is no wonder some of the wealthiest mid-century industrialists chose to take their summer residences here.

This workshop will include visits to 3 lighthouses along with a stop at the Jamestown Windmill. We’ll 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 is still pleasant and the crowds of summer are gone.

What You'll Learn
  • Composition

  • Settings for indoor photography

  • Long Exposures / Lowlight photography

  • Tripod use

  • The answers to your questions!


September 14

1:00 PM: Meet at Beavertail State Park
3:00 PM: Jamestown Windmill
4:00 PM: Newport Bridge
5:00 PM: BREAK
6:30 PM: Castle Hill Lighthouse (approx 7:00 pm sunset)
8:00 PM: Goat Island Lighthouse
9:00 PM: Approximate end time

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 at Beavertail State Park. More meeting details to follow.
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 www.krissimardphotography.com


If you are looking for accommodations for this workshop, use “Newport, RI” for a city.
This workshop is not overnight. However, if you would like to stay in the area, please book accommodations for the night of September 14.