Night Sky Safari  -  Acadia Photography Workshop

Maximum group size: 6 people
Follow our guide in your vehicle

Meets at:  Far end of the Bar Harbor Town Pier - near the two benches and flagpole.

Bar Harbor, a quiet sea-side town, lights up at night offering an eclectic diversity of illuminated subjects to photograph; your imagination is the only limitation. This workshop starts at twilight, learning techniques of low-light photography. We will cover camera settings and the pros and cons of long exposure. Downeast Maine has some of the darkest night skies on the east coast, the perfect conditions for capturing the Milky Way. After taking to the streets of Bar Harbor, we will enter Acadia National Park, shoot the night skies and learn how to incorporate light-painting into your night photography. After this workshop you’ll be able shoot after dark, expanding your photographic opportunities.

Required Equipment: Digital Camera with interchangeable lenses and a sturdy tripod
Recommended Lens: Wide (24 mm or wider) and fast (f/2.8 or faster)

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3½ Hours

$99 per person

Margaret Todd, Bar Harbor Pier, Maine

Star Trails, Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine


"I did the night safari to get a chance to see Acadia / Bar Harbor at night and learn some photography techniques for night shooting. This tour exceeded my expectations, the guide Howie was amazing. He was able to lend me a tripod when mine broke. He was also able to teach me about some of the settings for my camera that I wasn't familiar/comfortable with. We also learned about shooting at various times as the sun sets. I am not a beginner, but I am still pretty new to photography and found that I wasn't over my head on this tour. I will definitely take a day tour if I return to Acadia." – Matt C.

"I had a great time learning about night photography from Howie. We had a group of beginner and advanced photographers and we were all able to learn something. I consider myself advanced and left with a wealth of knowledge that I will put to immediate use and now have an new found curiosity for the art and science of star photography." – Paul


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