March 6-8, 2020 - Buxton, NC


Addition 2 day extension available for 500.00 on March 9-10 to photograph Ocracoke Island, information at the bottom of the page.

When viewed on a satellite map the Outer Banks stretch like ribbons of sand out into the Atlantic and form a natural barrier to the mainland of North Carolina from the wild and at times violent Atlantic Ocean. The outer Banks is home to five uniquely beautiful lighthouses standing testament to its often violent past that have shipwrecked many a vessel now lying below the unrelenting waves of the Atlantic. In addition to the lighthouses, piers and small fishing harbors of the Outer Banks, we will also be photographing pristine dunes, sandy beaches, crashing waves, waterfowl and still marshes that reflect the heavens above.

Join professional landscape photographers Joseph Rossbach and Jerry Greer for a weekend’s worth of exploration, learning discovery and inspiration on the Outer Banks in March of 2020 and come home with new understanding into the art and craft of nature photography, but also with amazing images from this unique coastal environment.

Ocracoke Island Extension - March 9-10, 2020 - $500.00

Spend two additional days with Joe and Jerry exploring Ocracoke Islands wild beach, pristine dunes, the Ocracoke Lighthouse, beautiful marshes and some of the best barrier island photography the Outer Banks has to offer. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity at this price!

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The workshop will kick off at noon with an introductory meet and greet and slide show presentations composition, lighting and techniques for capturing amazing coastal images before heading into the field for the late afternoon and into sunset. On Saturday we will meet well before sunrise to get to the best possible locations to chase the morning light and continue shooting until the sun is too high and light too harsh. During the mid day of Saturday we will have a three hour classroom session focusing on developing and managing images in Adobe Lightroom and students will also have a chance to ask questions and share images from the day and morning before. In the afternoon on Saturday we will once again be out for golden hour and sunset shooting followed by dinner and night shooting session at the lighthouse. On Sunday we repeat Saturday’s schedule and finish top after sunset and a group dinner.

*** If you choose the optional extension, we will be meeting the following day at 2pm at a location to be supplied after registration, but know you will need to commute the morning of the 9th after checkout and will have roughly a 1.5 hour drive to the wildlife refuge.

Our Vision & Focus

Joseph and Jerry will focus on learning to “see” the landscape in new ways; unlocking creativity in situations that require conceptual and compositional ingenuity.  In addition to composition and creative vision, they will discuss the best use of light and subject matter to create a memorable and publishable images. During classroom sessions we will focus on teaching a logical, effective workflow that ensures the highest quality for your work, as well an image archive that is stable, consistent, and retrievable over the long term, and that ultimately liberates rather than burdens.  They will cover step by step the process from shooting RAW files in the field to optimizing the final image in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop.




Students are responsible for their own lodging, transportation and meals. A block of rooms has been reserved at a local hotel and will be made available upon registration. Please reference Joseph Rossbach Photographic Workshops or Joseph Rossbach Photography when making your reservation.


A non-refundable deposit of 300.00 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of this workshop. There is no refund after the final payment has been made (unless we can fill your spot). Please see our cancellation policy for more detailed information.


There will be no strenuous hiking involved during the workshop and most locations will be close to the road.  Some locations, however may involve a short walks with no serious elevation gains.  A modest level of health and fitness will greatly enhance your experience


The workshop cost cover all guiding, instruction and classroom sessions

Lodging, meals and transportation are not included in the cost of the workshop.




Joseph Rossbach is a full time photographer based out of Maryland although his Assignments and workshops take him all over the country and internationally. Joe has been leading photo tours/workshops and publishing his photography for over 15 years. Joe’s particular interest at the time is the deserts of the southwestern United states and the Eastern Sierra mountains of California. When not Leading tours or working on assignments, you can find Joe exploring well known and many Lesser known areas from the Appalachians to the deserts of the Southwest and beyond.

Although experiencing wild places and capturing beautiful images is Joe’s passion and life long love affair, Joe’s is also keenly passionate about leading photography workshops and tours to help them others refine their vision and skill in the art and craft of nature photography.


Jerry D. Greer was introduced to the wonders of the wilderness at an early age, and this eye-opening introduction guides his photography to this day. Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains bestowed in him a desire to protect and conserve their vanishing ecosystems. He uses his personal connections with wild places, together with a very contemplative eye, to create his beautiful and evocative imagery. His internationally acclaimed and award-winning images have been published in numerous books, calendars, magazines, and conservation and advertising campaigns. Some of his clients include The Conservation Fund, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Outdoor Photographer, WNC Magazine, Mountain Bike Magazine, REI, Royal Robbins, LL Bean, The Lyndhurst Foundation, Wild South, Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition and The Southern Environmental Law Center; among others. Jerry is the author and photographer of eight books and a yearly wall calendar. Jerry is also the owner of Mountain Trail Press. He lives in Johnson City, TN with his wife, Abbey and their daughter, Serén.


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