Welcome to the beautiful Davenport area of the California Coast. This short stretch of coastline has some of the most amazing rock formations, vistas, and lighthouses in the state. This string of great beaches clustered around the little seaside town of Davenport is the perfect place to spend the day improving your photography skills. This is a great area to slow it down and focus on getting that magical images you desire. From breathtaking landscapes to intricate details, this stretch of the coast has it all
The number of epic opportunities in this area is plentiful!
Chris Thompson (aka, Jack Thatcher) a resident born and raised in the San Jose area was a fish in his past life. His love of the ocean is enormous and this stretch of Coast is his happy place. Chris will take you on the journey’s he takes when he is feeling his most creative. This is his stomping ground and he is thrilled to share it with you.
Trip Length: 1 Day
December 3rd, 2016
Location: Davenport, CA
Shark Fin Cove, Davenport Crack, Hole in the Wall Beach, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Bean Hollow
Trip Price: $360 USD
Must pay in full to reserve your spot
Small group experience (max 8)
Physical Rating: Moderate
We will definitely be going through some rocky areas on the coast. Some of the best images come when you are close to the crashing waves. Most areas have walkways and paths. Please be sure to have comfortable walking or hiking shoes….waterproof is a bonus.
Post Processing: Add-On Option (Later Date)
Lightoom and Photoshop mentoring will be scheduled at a later date, more details coming soon. Any student who attends the Post Processing Add-On will receive a Print of their favorite, processed image.
Car’s or SUV’s during the Day Trip.
Transportation to Davenport is not included.
Accommodation: Not Included
There are many local hotels in the Santa Cruz area if you would like to stay overnight.
Davenport Coastal Day Trip Itinerary
December 3rd, Tentative Itinerary Outlines:
5:30AM – Group Meetup in Davenport (Whale City Bakery)
6:30AM – Sunrise shoot at Shark Fin Cove (Sunrise 7:06AM)
8:45AM – Davenport Crack
11:30AM – Local Davenport Lunch
1:30PM –Bean Hollow State Beach
4:00PM – Sunset shoot at Pigeon Point Lighthouse (Sunset 4:52PM)
5:45PM – Sail off into the sunset with some beautiful images
Possible Trip Highlights:
Shark Fin Cove, Hole in the Wall Beach, Davenport Crack, Forgotten Pier, Laguna Creek Beach, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Bean Hollow State Beach and so much more!