Events & Trips

April 5-12, 2020 - INSIDE THE OUTER BANKS

for PSA Individual Members only

Contact: ✉ with questions on registration. Contact ✉ Dick Sprott, APSA with questions on workshop details

Led by Ron Gaskins and Amanda Haddox, PSA Representatives: Richard Sprott, APSA· and Henry Ng, FPSA, EPSA·

10 Participants, 0 available: 4 on Waiting List
Registration opens: January 20 at 12:00pm (noon), US Eastern Time 

 Register for this trip  - Trip is now full - email that was sent out for confirmation said Yellowstone by mistake but it was for the Outerbanks - our apologies!

 The Photographic Society of America is joining with (MPEx) to take you to the Outerbanks of North Carolina!  Come learn, enjoy, photograph, and relax! We’ve leased a full-featured beach house for a week and will run a four-day Photo Adventure Tour with full days of photography, instruction, exploration, and companionship.  

Check-in date is Sunday, April 5; check-out is Sunday, April 12.  Local travel during the organized workshop is also included and must be utilized. PSA policy prohibits caravanning. 


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  • Registration and Cost

    The total package cost for the workshop is $1176, which covers local transportation, housing and the farewell dinner. The PSA participation fee is included in this amount.  Transportation to the Beach House in Corolla and all other meals are on your own.

    Trip is now full - email that was sent out for confirmation said Yellowstone by mistake but it was for the Outerbanks - our apologies!

    Registration begins at 12:00pm US Eastern Time on January 20, 2020.  Seats for the trip may fill up quickly. If you try to register after the seats are filled, you can ask to be put on the waiting list. If there is a cancellation, contact will be made with the person at the top of the waiting list. Once you have completed the registration form, you will be sent a link to make a credit card only payment. Your registration with PSA will then be confirmed to you.

    Download, print, sign and date the:
    » PSA Release and Indemnity Agreement: pdf and
    the Mountaineer Photo Excurisons waiver - pdf.

    These both must be completed and sent back electronically to If you cancel your participation after March 15, 2020, a cancellation fee of $95 will be charged and the balance refunded to you. PSA’s phone is 1-855-772-4636.
    If a PSA member wishes to bring a family member or friend, that person will first need to register as a PSA member. An adult inside the US, Canada or Mexico can join for $45 for a digital membership. We welcome them to the Photographic Society of America!
  • Workshop Package

    Ron Gaskins and Amanda Haddox of Mountaineer Photo Excursions, at, have been leading photography workshops in the eastern United States for almost ten years and have taught three events at the Outer Banks in North Carolina.  Both are experienced photographers, travelers and instructors, and members of the Photographic Society of America, who will enrich your visit by sharing their knowledge and skills. They invite you to “Learn! Improve! Create!” Dick Sprott, APSA and Henry Ng, FPSA, EPSA, both members of the Adventure Tour Committee, will represent PSA and be available to provide assistance and advice throughout the trip.

    On April 6, 7, 8 and 9 Mountaineer Photo Excursions (MPEx) will provide transportation and guidance as we begin our days with sunrises like no others; and continue with seascapes along the beach with the power and mystery of the Atlantic Ocean at your feet.  Wildlife such as osprey, black bears, and turtles make the area their home, and MPEx knows where to find them!  We’ll even see wildlife from under the sea!  

    In addition to the world of nature, we will explore the history of the area, including the Wright Brothers National Memorial; visit historic lighthouses that continue as aids to navigation, as well as being iconic sights along the waters; and visit other photogenic opportunities, such as a fishing village, harbors and boats.  

    Tentatively, we plan to visit the following locations:

    Pine Island Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
    Currituck Lighthouse
    Duck Town Boardwalk
    Currituck Banks Estuarine Reserve
    Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve/Sandy Run Park
    Wright Bothers National Memorial
    Jockey Ridge State Park
    Alligator Ridge National Wildlife Refuge
    Wanchese Harbor
    The Island Farm
    Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse 
    Elizabethan Gardens 
    North Carolina Aquarium
    Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

    This will be an Adventure Tour not just to view, but to experience!  Four full and exciting days of photography and travel!  Plus, at the end of our organized event, you will have April 10 and 11 to explore and photograph on your own, while continuing to enjoy all the comforts of our extra-large beach getaway! 

  • Additional Information and Questions
    Registration questions can be addressed by PSA Headquarters:

    Further information for registered participants will be provided by Ron Gaskins and Amanda Haddox of Mountain Photo Excursions at www.Mountaineer Photo (see their website), and/or by Richard Sprott, APSA·, PSA Representative, such as workshop details, safety briefing, and recommendations for personal and photographic equipment.

    PSA members Richard Sprott, APSA· and Henry Ng, FPSA, EPSA· will be present for the trip as PSA Representatives.