3-Day Acadia Nature Photography

Acadia Nature Photography 3-day workshop | $740
Intermediate to advanced nature photography and processing.
6 participants max., mid-day post-processing class.

1 Spot remaining
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September 10th – 13th 2017

Accommodation available at our guesthouse.  Four private rooms, shared facilities, $70/night. (SOLD OUT)

Bold and cold photographer in surf.

This workshop builds on a basic foundation of nature photography. We aim to focus more shooting strategy and on the best techniques in the field.  Post-processing classes will focus on advanced techniques in both Lightroom and Photoshop, with an emphasis on the latter.

This workshop is appropriate for those photographers who are already familiar with their camera’s functionality and want to improve their current nature photography skills.  The goal of this class is to insure a better success rate anytime you have the camera out. The instructor is Vincent Lawrence, a year-around resident photographer who is eager to share his knowledge of Acadia.

This workshop covers:

  • Planning for a shoot via maps, scouting, and apps
  • Composition, theories and challenges
  • Use of ND filters
  • Exposure, HDR bracketing for landscape images.
  • Focus Stacking
  • Identifying subject matter for the lighting (Don’t waste time ‘trophy hunting’ iconic shots when conditions preclude success.)
  • Making images that communicate
  • Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop (emphasis on Photoshop)
  • Lightroom catalog photo management
  • Considerations for print or publish
The lights of Bar Harbor as seen from Bar Island in the strong blue light of a cloudy pre-dawn.

The lights of Bar Harbor as seen from Bar Island in the strong blue light of a cloudy pre-dawn.

You will need to bring your camera, all of it’s accessories, and a tripod. You will need to bring your own laptop (or desktop) with Lightroom 6 or newer and Photoshop 6 or newer.  The classroom space features individual 24″ IPS screens (with a variety of connectors), mice, and keyboards for you to plug in to your computer.

Workshop starts on September 10th at 1pm.
Daily outings both morning and evening.
Afternoon Post-Processing session with demos and individual attention
Workshop ends on September 13th at 1pm

The Area:

Fog is an atmospheric effect that we are bless with, sometimes too much.

Acadia National Park is, by far, one of the smallest and most diverse parks in the United States. Everything except the ocean is on a miniature scale and in a compact area. From the sparsely vegetated hills of pink granite a photographer can walk down through five distinct environments to the edge of the Atlantic ocean, all within 40 minutes. With the National Park’s extensive hiking trails, motor road, and unique automobile-free carriage road system, accessing all of Acadia is within reach. The gentle hills of the landscape and well designed access means that photographer’s don’t have to be mountaineers, unless they want to be, to enjoy all the scenery.

The Maine coast is famous for it’s fishing industry, rocky coastline, and quaint towns, all of which exist on Mount Desert Island. The element that clearly separates Acadia from the rest of the New England landscape are the bald granite mountains by the sea, crystal clear lakes nestled in the valleys, and public access. This landscape creates many different habitats, including the coast, salt marsh, bog, stream, pond, lake, coniferous and deciduous forest, and mountain top.

This is the workshop of choice to take if you are interested in bettering your photographic skills in one of the best places to do so. We look forward to you joining us this season.

Not Included:  Transportation, meals, park entrance fee, or accommodation.  We offer four private rooms for rent at our classroom facility.


Acadia Nature Photography 3-day workshop $740

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