Acadia National Park is one of the most iconic and exciting places in the country for landscape photography in the fall. What sets this location apart is awe inspiring diversity in a very limited geographical space. From rocky beaches to rolling meadows, sheer granite cliffs to bubbling streams, or working fishing villages to crashing waves, Mount Desert Island truly has it all. And I haven't even mentioned the magic of taking in the first rays of sunlight in the continental United States atop Cadillac Mountain, tasting the salt in the air along the Park Loop Road, cracking open a fresh lobster, or feeling the crunch of fallen leaves - all in the same day!
The weather can be very unpredictable in Acadia in the fall and we can help you get to the right place at the right time to get the best shots. Know the best spots on the island to shoot when the fog rolls in? We do. Know the last place on the island where leaves fall? We do. Know the best spots for dinner? Yep, we got that one covered as well.
Our itinerary is designed to help you make the most of your visit and is designed to flexibly adapt to both the weather and your interests, rather than relying on a locations checklist. Some of the locations we are planning on visiting are:the Park Loop Road with emphasis on Otter Cliffs and Otter Point, Cadillac Mountain, Jordan Pond (the popovers at the restaurant are amazing), Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Bernard (a working lobster harbor), and Sand Beach. We have a few secret spots in store for you as well. One location I call Above the Trees has you shooting a panoramic vista just above the treetops and we’re planning getting out to Forgotten Point as well as a visit to a private beach exclusive to this workshop.
Weather permitting, we are also planning a night shoot. If you've never done any nighttime photography, you are in for a real treat. We'll be close to a new moon during the workshop and without the ambient light of a large city the stars are magnificent. New for 2013, we will also be demonstrating several light painting techniques. For those of you unfamiliar with light painting, we will be illuminating part of our subjects with supplemental light. Nick and I have been working on refining this technique for quite some time now and are very excited to share it with everyone.
This workshop is appropriate for photographers at any level. Point and shoot, digital (DSLR), or film cameras are all fine.
I've been shooting in Acadia National Park for over a decade and would love the opportunity to share a few days in this wonderful park with you. For more information, please visit us at O'Neal Photographic Workshops.
Last edited by byrononeal; 05-09-2013 at 01:27 PM.