Activities for your visit

National Geographic ‘Your Shot’ photo walks to visit Ocracoke

NatGeo photo

Salt Marsh, Ocracoke Island, photograph by Alex Pohl.

National Geographic will have professional photographers on the island tomorrow to Friday to assist visitors and islanders alike in taking better photographs.

The magazine’s “Your Shot” team of expert photographers and editors will be camping at the NPS campground in an Airstream camper and leading several photo walks in Cape Hatteras National Seashore all three days.

The following are scheduled events, but there could be some surprises in store:

SUNRISE PHOTO WALKS

  • Date: Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 a.m.
  • Location: Ocracoke Campground beach

SUNSET PHOTO WALK

  • Date: Thursday, July 21 
  • Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: Springer’s Point Nature Preserve 

SUNSET PORTRAIT SESSIONS

  • Date: Friday, July 22 
  • Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: National Park Service docks

These events are free and open to the public. To participate, simply become a Your Shot community member.

For a description of these photo walks, click View photos from past events to learn more. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring whatever you are comfortable shooting with. (There’s no need for fancy camera equipment. Smartphones will do.) These events are rain or shine.

The team invites anyone to visit them in Airstream at the campground. They are happy to talk photography and give feedback on your photos.

For any questions email: yourshot@natgeo.com. 

The team’s notes from the road can be found at @natgeoyourshot on Instagram and may include participants’ photos.