If you haven't experienced the coast of Maine in the fall, then you are missing out! The sounds, the colors, the smells and especially the tastes are an absolute feast for the senses. And it makes for some great photography too!! Join us on a PHOTO-feast throughout the middle portion of the Maine Coast -- or 'Down East' as the locals might say.
We start this adventure in Bar Harbor, Maine - Home to beautiful Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, and a quaint seaside town - it encompasses everything Maine has to offer from mountains to the sea. Then the workshop ends up in Camden, commonly referred to as the "Jewel of the Maine Coast," and for good reason due to its amazing harbor views, shopping and dining.
You will get an exciting variety on this workshop. From picturesque little towns to working harbors and jagged coasts to serene colorful forests - we will shoot it all!
This workshop begins in the meeting space of the Blue Nose Inn on Wednesday, at 2pm on the 9th, and will end Sunday around 5pm on the 13th in Camden.
**Cancellation Policy - Understand that on our longer trips where most people have to make extensive travel plans in order to join us, our cancellation policy is slightly more strict. On this workshop, the last day for you to cancel for a refund is August 1, 2018. If you cancel before this date you will receive your payment back minus a $50 transaction fee. After this date, there will be no refunds unless we can fill your position with someone from the wait list. For this reason WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR INVESTMENT.
Lodging: We will use TWO Hotels
*Camden Riverhouse Hotel - will be our SECOND hotel - Reserve for the nights of Oct 12 & 13, checking out Oct 14th. (the workshop technically ends on the evening of the 13th, but the hotel will honor the price if you choose to stay a day later.)
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11 Tannery Lane
Camden, ME 04843
Rate: $159 (plus lodging tax) single / Cut-off Date: 9-13, 2019 -- BUT RESERVE NOW
Please call the hotel directly to make your reservations. There are TWO groups there at the same time, so please make sure to tell the hotel you are with the group Natural Connections Photo Workshops, for the photo workshop.
*The Bluenose Inn in Bar Harbor is our FIRST hotel. Please book for the nights of Oct 9 thru 11, checking out Oct 12th.
90 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(website - CLICK HERE)
Rate: $149 (plus tax) Double Queen or Single King per nite
Cut-off Date: Sept 1, 2019
Please call the hotel directly to book your lodging. Make sure you tell them you are with Natural Connections Photo Workshops to get your group rate.
We suggest flying round-trip in and out of Bangor, ME (BGR). You will be an around an hour to an hour and a half from where we start and end up on the workshop. We will start our workshop in Bar Harbor and then end up in Camden, ME.
Portland is another airport option, but you will be significantly further from our starting point. But it is up to you!
Each participant is responsible for their transportation to, from and during the workshop. Many people choose to go in together on a car rental to save money. We generally require some carpooling during the workshop anyway, so you may want to consider sharing the cost with someone else.
Several car rental companies exist at each of the above airports.
For This Workshop
Weather - This workshop could take you through many shooting environments, so be prepared for whatever the weather may bring. Dress in layers with comfortable shoes with good tread. Be sure to have rain gear for you and your camera and lots of warm clothing for early morning shoots. Hats, gloves, scarves and a wind proof coat will be necessary on this trip.
Conditions - This workshop isn't one of our more difficult workshops, physically speaking. With that said, there will be some walking on uneven and possibly wet surfaces and climbing around on coastal rocks. Much of the shooting will be done near the car or walking around flat bays.
Accessories - We do not 'require' that you purchase any specific equipment for this workshop. With that said, you REALLY need a polarizer for EVERY lens. If you do not wish to purchase a polarizer for each lens, then consider purchasing one for your largest lens opening and then purchasing step down ring adapters to fit it to your other lenses. If you are not familiar with a polarizer and have questions, let us know. We will be happy to help.
Also, you will need a tripod on this trip. Please let us know if you have any questions about tripods.