Point Reyes: Intimate Details and Personal Vision
Historic Point Reyes Lifeboat Station
This photography class turns our eyes toward the smaller, more intimate details of the world around us - not necessarily tiny, close-up macro photos. We will explore how to use our vision to recognize and isolate important aspects of scenes and locations through both field shoots and classroom presentations.
-Accommodations included at the Historic Lifeboat Station, more info below.
-This class will be held mostly indoors with some time spent outdoors. Participants should be able to spend at least three hours outdoors and active. Portions of this class may be held in remote or wilderness areas.
-If you have any special circumstances or questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Class Cancellation Policy
If a registered participant wishes to cancel their enrollment and receive a refund, notification must be received at least 14 days in advance of the class date. No refunds will be issued for enrollment cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of the class date. Class enrollment fees are non-transferable. PRNSA Field Institute classes are generally run rain or shine, though we follow National Park Service weather and road advisories to ensure that classes only run in safe conditions. In the event that the PRNSA Field Institute cancels a class for any reason, participants will receive a full refund of class fees.
Historic Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock
The Point Reyes Lifeboat Station is a National Historic Landmark overlooking beautiful Drakes Bay. It is the last remaining example of a rail-launched lifeboat station that was common on the Pacific coast. Located at Chimney Rock, the Lifeboat Station was built in 1927 by the U.S. Coast Guard and contains the crew’s quarters, a large boat bay, and a marine railway system for launching a 36-foot life boat.
The ground floor houses the boat bay museum where a renovated motor boat is located.
The area around the Lifeboat Station is used by the Marine Mammal Center as a release site for rehabilitated wildlife. While staying here some classes are unexpectedly treated to the release of an otter or harbor seal.
- Ample working / studio space
- Large second floor reading / meeting room overlooking Drakes Bay
- Seven bedrooms accommodating 24 individuals, bunk style sleeping
- Fully-equipped kitchen with large fridge, large freezer, and commercial range/over
- Two large multi person bath/shower rooms
What to Bring: (overnight)
- Participants should bring a camera (or cell phone), a tripod (if they have one)
- Participants should ideally also bring a laptop computer and USB Flash Drive for editing images for class photo-review and critique. FYI there is no Wifi or a phone
- Hat and sun screen
- Comfortable walking shoes
- WARM sleeping bag and pillow (linens not provided for bunkbeds, mattress only)
- Extra sleeping pad for comfort (optional, but the provided mattress is fairly thin)
- Ear plugs (in case of snorers)
- Personal toiletries (shampoo, soap, bath towel, etc.)
- Insect repellant
- Flashlight or headlamp
A full service kitchen is provided. Please bring all meals and snacks. The nearest stores and restaurants are 20 miles away over country roads, so you will need to be self-sufficient. By tradition, Saturday night is pot-luck with everyone sharing food. So be sure to bring a dish to share for Saturday dinner, as well as food for yourself.
Are you an outdoor educator or artist who would like to teach a PRNSA Field Institute class? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/class-information for more information about how to become a PRNSA Field Institute Instructor.