Florida Panhandle Photo Workshop


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October 21-27, 2022

Apalachicola & Crawfordville, FL

Fee: $1095

Deposit: $500

Co-Leader: James Daniels, Backroads Photograpy

Maximum Attendees: 8

Discover the allure of the florida panhandle and apalachicola

The Florida Panhandle region (Apalachicola, also known as “The Forgotten Coast”, and the Big Bend area), will capture your heart and soul as you bear witness to scenes that simply take your breath away! This workshop is based both in Apalachicola and Crawfordville so that you can experience a wide swath of this area without super long drives. There is so much to see and photograph here – vistas, intimate landscapes, birds, wildlife, shrimpers, sunrises and sunsets, the Milky Way and night sky, lighthouses and so much more. The beauty in this region that nature gives and takes from is astounding. If you’ve not heard the term “Wabi Sabi,” look into this concept. It speaks to this particular part of Florida in a big way.

Between our two home base locations, we will visit beautiful lighthouses, amazing shrimp boats that are approachable from front and back, beaches, bone yards, docks and piers that will offer stunning sunrises/sunsets and Milky Way images early in the evening (no venturing out at 3am)! We will spend time in downtown Apalachicola and the waterfront, and likely visit St. George Island and Lighthouse, Eastpoint, Carrabelle (Crooked River Lighthouse), Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe (Cape San Blas Lighthouse) and more. Other areas from our Crawfordville home base on the list includes Panacea, St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge, coastal Wakulla and Franklin Counties, and possibly Ecofina.  The region has endless possibilities.

Joining me for this workshop is local photographer, James Daniels of Backroads Photography. He is a lifelong resident of the Big Bend area and knows all the nooks and crannies that are amazing for photography. His work is exceptional, and you’ll enjoy having him as my co-leader. This is a physically low impact workshop where we drive close to every location.  One consideration in our timing is the fact that we will be able to capture the Milky Way immediately after the blue hour ends from several different locations. Have you ever been in a location where you can see the Milky Way with your own eyes in the sky? The interesting thing about the Panhandle is that the same locations can work for sunrise/sunset as well the Milky Way.


Weather permitting, we plan to venture out by water to explore the magical scenes of the area.  We will see a vast array of saltwater coastal marshes, pine forest, visit ancient cypress trees and palms.If you’re an infrared shooter, or would like to be, these subjects are wonderful for that style of shooting, and we’re here to help you move forward in both the visible and invisible light arenas. Bring your color, infrared or film systems. Everything works here!

Most of the instruction during this workshop will take place in the field as the locations are spread out and deserve all the time and attention we can give them. We will share our knowledge of subjects, photographic skills and techniques to help you bring home not only beautiful images but wonderful memories. Learning and getting it “right in the field” will save you time and frustration with image processing.


Workshop Policies

Workshop Registration is $1095 / person
Two Hotels for this Workshop

Best Western Apalach Inn (Book for October 21-24, 2022)
(249 US-98, Apalachicola, FL)
Special Group rate of $129/night when you mention New Life Photos group

Magnuson Hotel|Wildwood Inn (Book for October 24-27, 2022)
(3896 Coastal Highway, Crawfordville, FL)
Special Group rate of $109/night when you mention New Life Photos group

Deadline for Hotel Reservations: September 10, 2022

Email jamie@newlifephotos.com for more information or to register by mail.

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