Colin Hocking Photography | Chincoteaguetrip

Chincoteague NWR, VA

Nov 12-15, 2017

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Nov 12 at 7pm in the lobby of the Refuge Inn. Weather permitting, we'll shoot that evening.
Nov 15th we'll be leaving after our sunrise shoot


Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge includes more than 14,000 acres of beach (Assateague National Beach), dunes, marsh, and maritime forest. Established to provide habitat for migratory birds (with an emphasis on Snow Geese), it is one of the most popular locations on the East Coast for wildlife photographers and the Chincoteague Wild ponies are an added attraction. There is nothing as exhilarating as 15,000 snow geese lifting off in the morning headed for the fields to feed. Snow Geese, Tundra Swan, Egrets, Herons, and dozens of other birds will be on display for your photographing pleasure in addition to the Sika Deer and Chincoteague wild ponies!!


What we'll photograph:
At this time of year we’ll be able to photograph from sunrise to sunset and beyond because of the shorter fall days. And if you want to photograph the beautiful coastline in the refuge we can do that too. Weather permitting, we can also turn our hands to some star photography, and even try out some light painting. The opportunities are endless, as well as stunning. We may also take a boat tour to get a more nautical feel for the region, and it will give us a unique opportunity to photograph the Chincoteague ponies, shore birds, Bald Eagles and dolphin.


What you'll learn:
We'll be using techniques to capture everything from landscapes and wildlife to night time long exposures, including possibly light painting. You'll be learning how to use your camera's focus systems to capture fast moving objects in low light. Changing ISO, shutter speeds and apertures to maximize your creativity and achieve technical accuracy, too. You'll also learn about composition and if time and lack of sleep allows, we may do some post processing in Lightroom.


What's NOT included:
Accommodations, travel, meals and beverages are not included in the price of the tour.


Anything else?
I suggest staying at the Refuge Inn on Chincoteague Island. 
There is no minimum attendance for this trip.
I'll send out a final email with gear to bring a few days before departure.


Cancellation Policy
We will provide a 100% refund up to 30 days prior to the event, minus a $100 processing fee. Cancellations made after 30 days prior to the event will be refunded 50%. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 7 days of the event. 


Want a discount? Join the Online Photoclub at and get $50 discount at the Fan & Collector Level and $100 discount at the Raving Fan & Collector level. Hurry though, you must sign up before October 31st to qualify! That equates to one month of membership free and you'll get other discounts throughout the year. 

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