Photography and Acadia
Acadia National Park, located on Mount Desert Island, is one of the most unique preserved natural areas in the United States. Acadia has a long history of naturalists and artists, going back to the 1850s, thanks to its remarkable landscape. Few other places in the world offer such close proximity of rocky coast, gentle streams, crystal clear lakes, wetlands, forests, and mountain tops. For the nature photographer this is an ideal environment with easy access through the National Park’s extensive trails, carriage roads, and motor roads.
Acadia’s photographic richness lies in the subtleties of the landscape. This environment can be a challenge to capture effectively. Much of Acadia’s drama is found on a smaller and much more intimate scale than Western parks and requires special consideration when photographing.
Avid naturalist and photographer Tom Lawrence has been a resident of Mount Desert Island for 30 years. A biologist, geologist and outdoor educator, Tom is an enthusiastic instructor with the ability to tie together the beauty and science of Acadia. With his experience working with students of all ages in the outdoors, Tom can bring awareness to unique photographic opportunities that may otherwise go unnoticed. Being a long-time resident of the area, he also has great knowledge for photographing the more iconic scenes of Mount Desert Island.
Traveler, adventurer, and photographer Vincent Lawrence, Tom’s youngest son, grew up with Acadia in his backyard. After spending the last few years traveling abroad Vincent returned to one of the most beautiful places on earth, excited to share his passion for photography with others. He brings his experience in “on-the-go photography” as well as expertise in Photoshop and Lightroom to Acadia Images’ curriculum.
Acadia Images focuses on offering personalized attention to all participants, keeping the maximum group size to 6.
What our participants say:
“Your workshop so exceeded my expectations! You were very generous with your instruction in the field … You are also great post-processing instructors! I really can’t say enough about how great the workshop was! As a photographer, I felt like I was in a rut before I came. Now I feel re-inspired, both technically and photographically. Many,many thanks for this workshop. It was an unforgettable experience and one I will always treasure” -Vicky
“It pushed me over the top in gaining a better understanding of my equipment, photo composition and exposure controls, and post processing. You were great at putting us on location at the right time and even suggesting good shots. You have a nice style together, both artistic and technical, task oriented and responsive to the flow. Hard to beat!!” -Geoff