Smith Island Photography workshop: May 18-20

Had a great group of ladies out on Smith Island for the first photography workshop of 2018. They arrived on Friday amidst strong NE winds and rain squalls. Even with the weather, the attitude remained optimistic of these intrepid women. Breaks in the rain offered us opportunities to get out and provided for some great opportunities to photograph wildlife and the islands working watermen working. Looking forward to this weeks trip with six photographers.

 Shooting from the skiff in Back Cove, one of the islands most productive oystering and crabbing grounds. 

Shooting from the skiff in Back Cove, one of the islands most productive oystering and crabbing grounds. 

 Group shot after a successful evening shoot at one of the islands Brown Pelican colonies. 

Group shot after a successful evening shoot at one of the islands Brown Pelican colonies. 

 Smith Island Cake making demonstration/shoot with Debbie Tyler. 

Smith Island Cake making demonstration/shoot with Debbie Tyler. 

 A positive attitude lets you have fun in even the worst conditions - 20+ NE wind and sideways rain!

A positive attitude lets you have fun in even the worst conditions - 20+ NE wind and sideways rain!

 Crab feast in a waterman's shanty on day two of the workshop. Students were able to photograph these crabs being harvested before lunch. 

Crab feast in a waterman's shanty on day two of the workshop. Students were able to photograph these crabs being harvested before lunch. 

Students on the photography trips are fully immersed into the islands traditional cuisine - left to right: Steamed Crabs. Soft Shells, Fresh Rockfish, Corn Pudding and Green Beans, Smith Island Cake.