Lighthouse Photo Tours
Lerro Photography lighthouse workshops are organized for small groups of photographers who are serious about traveling to hard to reach lighthouses as well as photography lighthouses in optimum lighting conditions at both day and night.
Private Boat Rides:
Nearly 1/3 of American Lighthouses are out in the water and can’t be reached by car. We routinely charter private boats so we can photograph many of these beautiful lighthouses at sunrise and sunset in order to get the best pictures possible. With the help and experience of our hired Captains, we can get much closer the water lighthouses than a large ferry boat ever could. We’ve even landed on deserted islands to get day and night pictures of the lighthouses.
Lighthouses were made to illuminate the night sky so why not photograph them in their natural environment. During the workshop, the participants learn how to take great lighthouse pictures at night by utilizing the light from the moon and stars as well as use a mix of fill flash. Participants will also learn how to photograph lighthouses with the milky way.
The lighthouses keeper was the heart and soul of the lighthouse and wouldn’t of functioned without him and his family. We have a full 1900 era reproduction keeper uniform and it adds an amazing human interest aspect to our photography. Combined with props such as a lantern and a spy scope, we’ll step back in time and photograph the lighthouse keeper performing his chores as well as portrait shots around the lighthouse.
Many lighthouses are in parks and can not be visited after sunset. Other lighthouses are on private property and can’t be reached at all. During our workshops, we routinely obtain permits that allow us to access these locations after hours to photograph these lighthouses. We also have been able to climb lighthouses at night.
Lighthouse Lantern Lightings:
Every year, a handful of lighthouses are decommissioned and are no longer lit at night. We work with the US Coast Guard and owners of the lighthouses to set up a special lantern lighting of the lighthouse.
What our customers have to say…
Pete’s photo trips are some of the highlights of my vacations, From steam trains in Durango, Chama and the Grand Canyon, to stone arches in Arches National Park to monoliths in Monument Valley to lighthouses along the coast to Colorado’s fall colors, Pete always has some surprises waiting for us. Pete’s knowledge, skills and gentle guidance in the field greatly improved my photography. His use of locations, actors, and lighting help lend an authentic feel to the photos. I’ll be attending more of Pete’s trips in the near future!-Mike Lucek