Cape Cod Winterscapes Photography
Instructor: John Tunney
February 18-20 (in the field) & 23rd (on Zoom)
Price: Members $395/Non-Members $425
Maximum 7 people
Winter on Cape Cod is a special time with unique photo opportunities. Most of the tourists and part time residents are gone. Many businesses are closed. Beaches, harbors and streets are empty. Over several days we will explore Cape Cod’s winterscapes–everything from the natural beauty of the beaches, marshes and woodlands to shuttered business and deserted harbors and streets. We’ll also take advantage of the shorter daylight hours to experiment with low light and night photography. Along the way we’ll work on winter shooting tips, how to improve your eye by “seeing” a scene and compose an image, low light and night photography and editing techniques to get your pictures looking their best.
There will be a full moon both nights, so we’ll also try some moonrise and moonset photography.
The light, tides and weather will be the final guide to the itinerary, but here’s a basic outline:
Friday: We’ll begin Friday evening at 4:30pm with a welcome meeting and short classroom session and then head out for some moonlight photography, weather depending.
Saturday: We start early on Saturday morning with moonset and sunrise and will keep going through late morning. We’ll reconvene mid-afternoon for a field shoot and continue into early evening.
Sunday: We begin again with an early morning field shoot and continue through midmorning. We’ll then gather at CCAC for a preliminary editing and review session, wrapping up between 12 and 1pm. You’ll have time over the next few days to review and edit your images on your own.
Wednesday: We’ll reconvene via Zoom on Wednesday the 23rd at 6pm for about an hour for a group review and final wrap-up.
Covid: Participants must be fully vaccinated. Masks are required for classroom sessions. Zoom is an option.
What to Bring
– Camera. Any camera will work, but you’ll get the most out of the weekend with an interchangeable lens DSLR or mirrorless.
– Extra battery and battery charger
– Memory cards
– Wide angle and telephoto lenses. I usually carry a 17-28 ultra-wide, 24-105 standard zoom and a 100-400 telephoto zoom. A single 24-105 would be fine if you want to keep it light.
– Camera bag
– Camera raincoat or plastic bag for a do-it-yourself version
– Polarizer filter
– Neutral density filter (for long exposures)
– Laptop or tablet with Lightroom and/or Photoshop (alternative editing programs are fine)
Dress for Success. “There is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” – Scandinavian saying.
t’s important to be comfortable while we’re outside. I recommend base layers and water and wind resistant outer layers. Also:
– Photographer’s gloves
– Waterproof/resistant boots
– Hand warmers if it’s going to be very cold
Contact John with any questions.
About the Instructor
John Tunney is an award-winning photographer and instructor and author of The Four Seasons of Cape Cod. A frequent exhibitor in art shows and festivals, his work has been featured in a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, the Cultural center of Cape Cod, and in many solo and group shows in galleries and other exhibition centers. His images have appeared in Fodor’s Florida, the Guardian newspaper, Cape Cod Life, Cape Cod magazine, the Cape Codder and in many ads, brochures and websites. He has led photography workshops and tours for many years on Cape Cod and in Maine and Iceland.