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Jekyll Island – Sunsets to Sunrise Workshop in August 2020

August 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - August 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am

Have you ever wondered how to take those awesome, colorful, clear and tack sharp sunrise and sunset photos without silhouetting the foreground or blowing out the colorful highlights? How about those Milky Way shots that seem to capture every star in the sky?

Hello, my name is Jamie Anderson and I hope to teach you everything I’ve learned about how to take and post process these amazing photographs. I hope to teach you in just one weekend the Skills, tips, and tricks that I’ve learned and worked to improve over the last 10-20 years.

In the Jekyll Island – Sunsets to Sunrise workshop, we will concentrate on how to take and post process sunrise and sunset photography using a manual High Dynamic Range (HDR) process that allows you to take full control of the process from start (capturing the photos) to end (post processing a masterpiece) using your camera and Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Not every photograph needs HDR, so I will also cover when to use it and when not to use it. When HDR is used, I will cover everything from importing your photos into Lightroom to creating and editing luminosity masks in Photoshop and all the other adjustments that you can use to create a masterpiece.

For the night photography, again I will concentrate on how to take and post process night photography and cover everything from start to finish using your camera and Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

The Jekyll Island – Sunsets to Sunrise workshop will take place at the Villas by the Sea Resort just down the road from a photographer’s paradise, Driftwood Beach. The dates are August 14-16.

Price: $295

This workshop is for the intermediate to advanced photographer with some knowledge of manual camera settings and post processing in Lightroom and Photoshop who is ready to take their photography to the next level.

At this time, the workshop will be limited to 12 attendees and will fill up quickly so don’t wait! 

SOLD OUT If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, email Jamie at


You’ll also receive a GNPA Expo discount code for the Villas by the Sea Resort after you register.


August 14th:

2:00PM – 3:30PM – Sunrise/Sunset Photography indoor training – Equipment and Lens selection. Camera Settings, Technique, Bracketing shots for HDR, and Composition.

4:00PM – 5:30PM – Night Photography indoor training – Equipment and Lens selection. Camera Settings, Technique, and Composition. How to calculate the proper settings for your camera and lens. How to take photos for a panorama.

5:30PM – 7:00PM – Dinner Break

7:00PM – 8:30PM – Sunset photography outdoor field trip – St. Andrews Picnic Ara

9:30PM – 11:30PM – Milky Way photography outdoor field trip – Driftwood Beach

August 15th:

6:00AM – 8:00AM – Sunrise photography outdoor field trip – Driftwood Beach

10:30AM – 12:00PM – Sunrise/Sunset photography indoor training – Post Processing Techniques using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Merging for HDR. Creating the Masterpiece.

12:00PM – Lunch Break

1:30PM – 3:00PM – Night Photography indoor training – Post Processing Techniques using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Merging for a Panorama. Creating the Masterpiece.

7:00PM – 8:30PM – Sunset Photography outdoor field trip – Jekyll Island fishing pier

9:30PM – 11:30PM – Milky Way photography outdoor field trip – Driftwood Beach

12:00AM – 1:00AM – Milky Way photography outdoor field trip – Horton House

August 16th:

6:00AM – 8:00AM – Sunrise photography outdoor field trip – Driftwood Beach

Digital Camera. Full Frame digital camera is preferred for the night photography. Wide Angle lens is preferred for landscape photography (18MM – 35MM). Wide Aperture lens is preferred for the Night Photography (f2.8 or lower). A 50MM prime lens at f1.4 will also produce great results. Sturdy Tripod. Shutter Release button (optional). If you have any questions concerning your equipment and whether or not it will work for this type of photography, email me at .

Software Needed: To implement the techniques demonstrated, you’ll need Adobe Lightroom CC Classic and Adobe Photoshop CC.

Social Distancing: Social Distancing will still be in effect. Seating will be spaced out 6’ apart in the meeting room. Face masks are encouraged in the meeting room. We will also broadcast through Zoom to attendees only for convenience viewing in your room. 6’ distancing will also be encouraged on the field trips. Carpooling will not be encouraged. No group meals are planned. Everyone is responsible for their own meals. Anyone with flu symptoms or unexplained persistent cough will be dismissed from the class.


Jamie’s Bio:

Hello There! So, here’s my quick story. I grew up in Savannah, Georgia and have lived my entire life near the surrounding rivers and protected barrier islands which make up Coastal Georgia. Fishing and camping in the area were experiences that I enjoyed with my family from childhood into adult life.

The cities along the coast of Georgia are very beautiful and rich in history, southern culture, charm, and all sorts of ‘good ole southern fun’. This, and the adventure of exploring the natural forests, 100 miles of pristine island beaches (some of which are remote and undeveloped), the rivers, wildlife, and the beauty that can be found here is what attracts me and many other tourists, vacationers, nature enthusiasts, fishers, hunters, and photographers, into this area. This is what I love about our home, Coastal Georgia and it is truly an inspiration for my fine art photography.

My own love of nature and outdoor skills were honed when I volunteered as a scout leader for over two decades and I still enjoy fishing, camping, and photographing the outdoors today. I love Coastal Georgia and have dedicated my creative fine art photography efforts to capturing the beauty and charm of this area. 

I am a Coastal Georgia landscape and nature photographer by choice. My goal is to help you create an inspired, exciting home or office space, full of Coastal Georgia memories, that will energize you every time you enter it. Visit to see more of my work.


1st Place and Honorable Mentions – “Stars and Stripes” won 1st Place in the 2019 GNPA/Oatland Island Wildlife Contest, Landscape Category. “Egrets Love” won a 5th Place Honorable Mention in the Wildlife Category and “Fuzzy Sunny” won a 5th Place Honorable Mention in the Macro Category. These images will be displayed at OIWC until January 4th, 2020. There were over 100 submissions in this contest.

Honorable Mention – “Tickle Me Purple” won an Honorable Mention at the Georgia Nature Photography (GNPA) 10th Anniversary Expo in April 2019 in the Landscape Category/Experienced Division. There were over 260 entries in this contest from Georgia nature photographers with photographs from all over the country.

1st Place, 2nd Place, and Honorable Mention – GNPA/Oatland Island Wildlife Contest. The contest was held in the summer of 2018 and the winners displayed their work at Oatland Island from Janauary-March of 2019. I had several winners in the contest out of over 80 submissions. They were: 1st Place – Grey Wolf, 1st Place – Snowy Egret, 2nd Place – Sand Dunes and Milky Way, Honorable Mention – Wild Cumberland Horse, Honorable Mention – Bald Eagle Perch.

State Top 24 – “Keenly Aware” placed in the Top 24 in the ‘Nature in Black and White’ contest and was displayed at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, GA in the fall of 2018.

Other Winners – “Wicked Beauty” won Top 12 in the GNPA “Double Vision” Contest in the summer of 2018. “Wormsloe Avenue of Oaks” won 2nd Place and “Barred Owl Perch” won Honorable Mention in the GNPA Expo 2018 photo competition. “Driftwood Reflections” won Top 24 in the GNPA “Double Vision” contest in the Summer of 2017. The same piece also won 2nd Runner Up in the Coastal Wildscapes Photo Competition in April of 2018. “Tybee Stars and Sand before Sunrise”, GNPA “Double Vision”, Summer/Fall of 2016. “Beach Dunes Sunrise”, 1st Place/Best in Show in the GNPA Coastal Division, Road to Callaway Gardens Contest, Summer of 2015. “Blue Morning” – GNPA Coastal Division Contest, Fall of 2014.


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Tybee Arts Association



August 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
August 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am
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