Spring in Acadia National Park Photo Tour

Spring in Acadia Photo Workshop

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Where: Adjacent to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine

When: 10:00 a.m., Saturday morning, May 26, 2012 through noon on Monday, May 28, 2012 (Memorial Day Weekend.)

Cost: Early Bird (before March 26, 2012): $450.00. After March 26, 2012: $500.00. Fee includes instruction, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and entrance fees to Acadia National Park.

Who should attend: Beginner and intermediate photographers interested in learning while photographing iconic Acadia landscapes.

Maximum Group Size: 10

Description: Late May is a great time to visit and photograph Acadia National Park. Summer crowds have yet to arrive and the forest is vibrant with bird song and color.   In this workshop, we will explore the beauty of Acadia’s pink granite shorelines, it’s lush interior forests, the views from the park’s bald peaks, and the intimate details of wild and garden flowers.  Indoor instruction will include one to two hours per day of lectures covering composition, close-up techniques, and the use of filters, based on Jerry’s new book, The AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography.  The workshop schedule will be flexible so that we can be out shooting in the best light possible for the subject matter. Jerry will draw on his twenty years of experience shooting in Acadia National Park and his experience in writing his three books about the park when determining the best photo locations.

Lectures will be held at the Atlantic Oceanside Resort in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Lodging: Participants are not required to stay at the Atlantic Oceanside, but special rates are available for workshop participants.  Lodging rates (per night) are $116.00 for single and double occupancy.  Participants are required to make their own lodging reservations by calling the hotel at (800) 336-2463 and letting them know you want the EcoPhotography Photo Workshop rate by mentioning group #270194.  Numerous camping and lodging options are available in the area.  For other lodging suggestions, e-mail Jerry at nature@ecophotography.com.

Meals: Lunches on Saturday and Sunday are included with the workshop fee and will be provided either as bag lunches or in local restaurants, depending on our shooting schedule for the day.  Breakfasts and dinners are not included in the workshop fee, but participants will have the opportunity to eat these meals with the group or own their own.

Transportation: Participants are required to provide their own transportation.  A six passenger van will be available to the group for local transportation during the workshop, but since this workshop has a maximum of ten participants, you may be asked to drive your own vehicle during parts of the workshop.

Cancellations: If you cancel prior to March 26, 2012, your full deposit will be refunded.  If you cancel between March 26, 2012 and April 26, 2012, you will be refunded 50% of your deposit.  No refunds are made for cancellations made after April 26, 2012. EcoPhotography reserves the right to cancel the workshop if less than four people register by April 26, 2012.  If EcoPhotography cancels the workshop, any payments you have made will be refunded in full.

Registration: To register and pay your $500 workshop fee, please click on the Buy Now button, which will take you to PayPal where you can pay by credit card or with your PayPal account.  To pay by mail, please call to confirm your seat in the workshop, then send a check made out to EcoPhotography for $500.00 to P.O. Box 424, Portsmouth, NH  03802.  If you pay by check, please include your contact information (including your e-mail address) with your payment.

Questions?  Please post your questions in the comments section below or e-mail or call Jerry: nature@ecophotography.com, 888-705-8274.

6 thoughts on “Spring in Acadia National Park Photo Tour

  1. Hi Jerry,

    I am an experienced photographer looking for more of a “Tour” through Acadia and this appears to put emphasis on being out in the field.

    Being that, however, I do not get around as well as I used to. Walking carriage trails are easy but walking up and down over rocks (i.e. typical trail hiking) is a real challenge. I have scampered over the seaside rocks at Acadia before and that will not be an issue. I am concerned at any hiking involved in the interior where I believe that would be a struggle.

    Can you give me a feel on what type of foot travel you estimate for this workshop? I am very interested, but don’t want to be that “negative Norman” who can’t do some of the interior hiking.

    Appreciate your attention,

    Rick Tyrseck
    Danbury, CT

    • Hi Rick,

      Thanks for your question. If you’re comfortable getting around on the rocks on the coast at Acadia, you’ll find this workshop is fine for you. We typically go to locations where we stay close to the vehicle. We may do one longer walks (about a mile) and it is on the carriage roads.

      Let me know if you have any more questions.

      -Jerry

    • Hi Chris – thanks for your question!

      I don’t send out an agenda for my workshops because I like to alter the schedule each day based on the weather conditions, but there will be a general flow of things. On good weather days, we’ll be meeting around 4:15 a.m. for sunrise shooting. We usually shoot until around 7:00, then break for breakfast before meeting at the Atlantic Oceanside around 9:30. I’ll lecture until noon, when we’ll take a long lunch break (usually until 3) so we can all get some rest. At 3:00 we will meet for an hour-plus lecture/critique before heading out for an early dinner followed by a sunset shoot.

      On cloudy days, we’ll sleep in a little, and basically spend most of the day together, from 8:30 until dinner, shooting and lecturing. The workshop will end on Monday, around noon.

      Let me know if you have more questions.

  2. Hi Jerry,

    Just confirming the workshop starts on Saturday and not on Friday as was indicated under the “Cost” section above. I wanted to clarify before registering and making over night arrangements.

    Thx…..Rick

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