Acadia National Park is one of the most iconic and exciting places in the country for landscape photography. 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, or cracking open a fresh lobster.
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 including 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. We 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 beginning and intermediate level photographers. It is not recommended for professional photographers as we will be focusing primarily on getting to know your gear and digital basics. Everyone is, of course, still welcome. Point and shoot, digital (DLSR), 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.