St. Augustine has its share of beautiful beaches complete with sand dunes, lighthouses and piers. It also has great wildlife opportunities. What makes St. Augustine different, though, is its unique backdrop of the city and its history. Photographers delight in its European flavor with brick-lined streets, centuries-old buildings, churches and forts, hidden courtyards, iconic bridges and statues, and so much more!

All travel for this workshop is done on your own. If you are interested in carpooling, please let us know upon sign up!
Cost includes admission to the the Alligator Farm and dinner at Salt Water Cowboys.


What You'll Learn
  • Composition

  • Light intensity and direction

  • Exposure triangle

  • Exposure compensation

  • Depth of field

  • Shooting in low light

  • Long exposure

  • Use of filters

  • Tricks for bird photography

  • The answers to your questions!


March 31

6:45 AM: St. Johns Pier for sunrise
8:00 AM: Break
9:00 AM: Magnolia Avenue
9:45 AM: Castillo de San Marcos/St. Georges St.
11:30 AM: Lunch (on your own) & Free Time  
2:00 PM: Photographing Birds Tutorial
2:30 PM: Alligator Farm Bird Photography (Admission Included)
5:00 PM: Break
6:00 PM: Salt Water Cowboys - Dinner & Sunset (Included)
7:30 PM: Workshop Ends

Physical Difficulty

Standing and walking on paved or gravel paths, sand.

Recommended Equipment
Meeting Details

The workshop starts at 6:45 AM and the meeting location is the parking lot at St. Johns County Ocean Pier. You can use the address 350 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL or the GPS coordinates of 29.858364N, -81.264667W.  
David will have his tripod up.


David Long

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 and on Instagram.


If you are looking for accommodations for this workshop, use the town “St. Augustine, FL” for a city.
This workshop is not overnight.