Friendship Sloops at Sunset, Western Way, Mount Desert Island, Maine

 

Harbor Seal, East Bunker Ledge, Seal Harbor, Maine

Bell Buoy, Bear Island, Northeast Harbor, Maine

Sunset Cruise Safari

Maximum group size: 4 people
Meets at: 
Seal Harbor Town Dock

This special Sunset Cruise takes place on our locally built Ellis 28-foot Downeast "lobster yacht". We travel at a leisurely pace allowing ample opportunities to explore marine wildlife, lighthouses, fishing harbors, and the sunset views. Having no specific destination assures our photography tour will arrive at the best naturally lit subject each evening. With our licensed captain piloting the boat, our goal is to place you in the optimal location for creative compositions of water reflections, interesting topographic features, sweeping landscapes and the sunset. Slowing the boat down ensures everyone captures the images they want and provides time to discuss camera settings for proper exposure and the challenge of including compelling backgrounds and foregrounds. Join us to capture a unique perspective of Acadia from the water.

Evenings

Boat Tour

$125 per person


Jordan Pond Safari

Maximum group size: 6 people
Meets at:  Jordan Pond - Island Explorer Bus Stop 

Jordan Pond is at the center of the Acadia National Park. We will explore the paths along the pond and discuss depth of field techniques to improve your images. The boardwalks provide a great opportunity to incorporate leading lines into your compositions. And following along the Jordan Stream, we will use slow shutter speeds to capture the motion of water. Throughout the workshop we will review and critique your images, suggesting small improvements to help reinforce your understanding of composition and exposure. Join this workshop and learn how to capture images of pond reflections, water movement, woodsy paths and architectural bridges in a natural, undisturbed environment.

Afternoons

Walking Tour

$85 per person

 

Cobblestone Bridge, Acadia National Park, Maine

 

Jordan Pond Path, Acadia National Park, Maine

Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine


 

Beehive, Acadia National Park, Maine

 

Otter Cliffs Fog, Acadia National Park, Maine

Monument Cove Boulders, Acadia National Park, Maine

 

Ocean Drive Safari

Maximum group size: 6 people
Meets at:  Sand Beach - Island Explorer Bus Stop

Ocean Drive, hugging Maine’s rugged granite coastline, presents five miles of panoramic locations. From Sand Beach, we start the workshop by incorporating interesting foregrounds into the scene. Then we stop at many iconic sites including Monument Cove and Otter Cliffs. These ocean views allow us to discuss the ‘rule of thirds’ and use the surf/waves as leading lines in your photography.  We continually make suggestions by reviewing and critiquing your images, helping to improve your photographic techniques of exposure and composition. This safari will have you appreciating and photographing Acadia's beautiful, sweeping vistas. Learn how to compose stunning images, utilizing your camera's functionality.

Mornings

Driving Tour

$85 per person


Night Sky Safari

Maximum group size: 6 people
Meets at:  Information Booth, Intersection of Main St and West St, Bar Harbor

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.

Nights

Driving Tour

$85 per person

 

Milky Way, Eagle Lake, Acadia National Park, Maine

 

Margaret Todd, Bar Harbor, Maine

Star Trails, Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine


Beckoning Moss, Little Long Pond, Seal Harbor, Maine

Chasm Brook Waterfalls, Acadia National Park, Maine

Your Private Safari

Your date, your time, and your location.
Max. Group Size: 4

This Private Safari is all about you! Starting with the picturesque landscape of Mount Desert Island and adding individualized instruction, our guides provided the ideal environment for improving your photography. Learning at your own pace, we will discuss your camera settings and hone your eye for compelling compositions. On land or on our boat, we will guide you to prime locations for capturing beautiful images while suggesting compositional alternatives, answering all your questions, and critiquing your images. Email for more details and to confirm dates.

Land Rate: $105/hour - with a three hour minimum for up to 4 people. 
Boat Rate: $175/hour - with a three hour minimum for up to 4 people.

 
Acadia Photo Safari Photography Workshop Tour

100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

Our mission is to help you improve your photographic vision and craft through a hands-on experience in the natural environment. Oh yeah, and having fun too!  If you are not satisfied, let us know and we will refund your money. It's that simple.