Landscapes and Lighthouses at Kingsland Point Park, Tarrytown, NY - 4 hour Workshop

Skill Level(s): Level I, II, and III Students 
Location: Kingsland Point Park, 299 Palmer Ave, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591  map
Instructor: Scott Dengrove
Date and Time: Saturday, May 21st, Class: 12PM - 1:30PM, Onsite: 6PM - 9PM (Rain Date May 22nd)

If you are registered for the workshop but have not received an email with the zoom information, please check your spam folder it is most likely in there.


Do you love the idea of taking amazing landscape photos, but can't find those jaw-dropping locations? Perhaps you've played around with photographing landscapes but they just fall flat of the image you've conjured up in your mind?

During this special workshop, you will learn not only to take gorgeous landscape photographs but also some history about the park and the amazing Tarrytown Lighthouse, constructed in 1883. Kingsland Point Park offers gorgeous views of the Hudson River, Mario Cuomo Bridge, Hook Mountain State Park, and features the only dental themed playground in the United States!

Topics include exposure controls, white balance, depth of field settings for landscapes, composition and perspective techniques, metering for sunsets, and blue hour photography.


This workshop is open to all levels of photographer with any type of actual camera, though a DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual settings is preferred; no smart phones or tablets please. A tripod and wide-angle lens are useful if you have them. High school students are welcome but anyone 18 or under must be accompanied by an adult. 


The workshop will begin with an online virtual class, hosted on the Zoom platform earlier in the day.  We'll start with an introduction and then we'll dive right in to the material. During the online lecture, photography skills and techniques will be taught with a mix of lecture and demonstration. 

The workshop will continue with the hands-on portion on-site at Kingsland Point Park, later in the afternoon. We will answer questions, review techniques from the online class as well as practice new skills. For the remaining time you will be given free time to create your own photographs using the techniques you have learned. During this time, your instructor will be roaming around providing individual attention to each participant to help make your photographs the best they can be.


The safety of our participants and instructors is of the utmost priority. As such, all of our workshops are run in accordance with guidelines and standards set forth by governmental agencies on the Federal, State, and County level including the CDC, NYS Dept. of Health, NYS Office of the Governor, and Westchester County Dept. of Health. 

In order to limit group gatherings and promote social distancing we have split up the workshop into a class portion and hands-on practice portion. The class portion of our workshops is now given virtually, online, through the Zoom platform. The hands-on portion will be given at the workshop venue. Participants will be required to attend both portions, and no refunds will be given for missing either the virtual class, or hands-on meeting.

It is recommended that participants bring with them a face mask, that fully covers the nose and mouth, secures underneath the chin, and fits snugly but comfortably against the side of the face. 

When on-site at the workshop venue all participants will agree to maintain proper social distancing keeping a minimum of 6' between themselves and others around them whenever possible. It is further recommended that participants refrain from sharing camera equipment and accessories in order to limit exposure. 

Participants will be required to sign a COVID-19 Waiver. Participants also agree to refrain from attending the workshop if they are not feeling well, they develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have knowingly been around others that have tested positive for COVID-19 or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.


Please bring your fully charged camera, and any accessories you'd like to have, see "Equipment Recommendations" below for details. A pen is helpful in case you'd like to take notes. 

All participants are recommended to bring, a face mask that fully covers the nose and mouth, must be secured underneath the chin and fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.

As we'll be standing most of the time and walking through a public park that could include rough terrain a good comfortable pair of shoes is a must!

Due to the length of this workshop you may find it helpful to bring a water bottle and a light snack especially if it's a warm day. There are no concessions available in the park. There are full restroom facilities, however, they are not always open, in which case a port-a-potty is available. We suggest bringing hand sanitizer as well.


This workshop takes place exclusively at Kingsland Point Park in Tarrytown. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from and you will meet your instructor there. Kingsland Point Park is easily accessible by car, and train. The Philipse Manor Metro North station is located directly across from the park. A $10 parking fee is charged at the entrance to the park.


All participants, no matter what type of digital camera (no smartphones or tablets please) they have, will find enjoyment and learn something from participating in this workshop. However, we do have some recommendations that will help to ensure you get the most value out of the workshop. 

If you are using a DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses, we recommend bringing both wide angle lenses as well as telephoto lenses. Wide angle lenses are great for taking sweeping vistas during sunset. Longer lenses work well for detailed shots of the lighthouse and structure.

A sturdy tripod, that is not easily affected by wind and a cable release, would be helpful to have as well once the sun starts to set and we get towards blue hour. We recommend a wired release instead of a wireless as they do not require batteries nor depend on line of site for their operation.

Further equipment recommendations will be provided in a detailed email prior to the field trip.


As this workshop is 3 hours in length and is being given in a public park, you should be prepared to do quite a bit of walking. The park is 18 acres in size and we will be exploring it fully, comfortable shoes are a must! Although we will be sticking to designated paths and grassy areas, as expected in any nature setting, you may encounter rough terrain, insects, dangerous plants such as poison ivy, animals, and might even get a little dirty, so please plan accordingly. 


Registration cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing no less than 7 days prior to the start of the workshop. In most cases, refunds will not be given for no shows, latecomers, or missing either the online class portion or hands-on portion of the workshop. However, should there be a COVID-19 related reason for not attending, a possible refund will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  In the case of inclement weather, there is an alternative workshop rain date available. If you cannot attend the alternative workshop date a credit will be given for use towards a future Dengrove Studios workshop. In the event that official guidelines regarding COVID-19 change in a way that prevents us from holding the workshop or the venue cannot open due to COVID-19 guidelines, a full refund will be provided. 

Questions? Feel free to contact us before you register.

Leading up to the workshop you will receive several email communications from us. In order to ensure they get delivered properly and do not get filtered or blocked we suggest adding the following emails to your safe sender list or address book, info@dengrovestudios.com and courses@dengrovestudios.com

Saturday, May 21st, Online Class: 12pm - 1:30pm, Onsite: 6pm - 9pm (Rain Date May 22nd)

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