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Acadia National Park Photography Workshop

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Special workshop focus: Properly using a wide angle lens

Acadia National Park in Maine is a special place, the unique rocky shore, Cadillac Mountain, pristine ponds, old buggy trails and beauty everywhere you look. It is a favorite place for photographers and tourists, so we’ll go before the summer crowds arrive.

Join professional photographer Loren Fisher and explore the rocky coastlines, marsh grasses, harbors and the incredible town of Bar Harbor.

We’ll start the workshop at 3 p.m. on Saturday and and finish after a morning shoot on Wednesday. The beauty of Acadia is sunrise (the top of Cadillac Mountain is the first place in the U.S. you can see the sunrise) so we will be getting out early to catch the best light of the day. We’ll have a special treat Tuesday morning with the full moon setting as the sun comes up. The sun will rise at 4:52 a.m., so the days will be starting early. And since we also want to catch the beautiful light at the end of day (sunset is 8:09 p.m.), we’ll take a break around noon each day to catch our breath. We’ll be exhausted but exhilarated by the end of the week!

During the workshop, I’m putting a special focus on making sure you get the most out of your wide-angle lens. Most people don’t use their wide lens to get the most creative shots they can, the real purpose of a wide-angle is for much more than just getting more area into the shot. You’ll learn how it can add depth and emphasis to your photos that will make your images pop and you’ll get more “wow” from your viewers.

I’ll also be helping you determine what is the best angle for your shots, how some simple but seldom considered compositional techniques will enhance your photos and how to get the most from each of the gorgeous scenes we will be visiting. I keep the group small, so we can work other areas where you think your photography needs improving. We’ll spend some time in the “classroom” but I’m a believer in learning by doing, so we’ll be out in the field as I work with you as you’re making pictures. As a follow-up to the workshop, you’ll be able to submit photos to me and I’ll give you tips to help with your future shooting.

Who should Attend:
This workshop is geared for any level of photographer. Most of our shooting locations will be just beyond the parking lot but several will involve some rock scrambling. Hiking boots are recommended.

Price: $1279. Early registration by March 1 is $1149.Former participants in one of Loren’s workshops: $1029. Registration fee does not include food, lodging or transportation.

Hotel: The hotel room is not included in the price, but I have blocked a group of rooms at a group discount getting us a great deal for a hotel of this quality. Once I receive your deposit you will receive the name of the hotel and how to reserve your room. If you decide to arrive early or stay longer the discounted price will be available to you.

Maximum group size: 8

To register and for more information:

RSVPing on Meetup does not get you registered for the workshop. Not all participants will be members of the Somerset Photographers Meetup.