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Maine: Autumn in the Acadia Photo Adventure

October 13 - October 17 (2020) Sold Out, Wait List Only

Location: Based in Acadia National Park, and Bar Harbor Maine
Dates: Oct 13- 17 (2020)
Tuition: $1499.00
Group Size: Max. 8
Instructors: Dusty Doddridge and Josh Merrill

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Tour Overview:

Fall in New England is an incredible cornucopia of color, and during this trip we’ll be photographing some of the very best that New England has to offer. We will focus our time in Maine’s Acadia National Park. Acadia is one of the smaller of the major National Parks, but it is packed with a diverse variety of locations and a stunning array of photography potential. From dense hardwood forests in peak autumn color, to the famous rugged and rocky Atlantic coastline, Acadia will not disappoint. We’ll stroll along charming wooded boardwalks and photograph fall colors along a myriad of streams, ponds, and lakes on Mt Desert Island.

While we will photograph some grand scenics, our attention will often shift to much smaller scenes. Acadia National Park is one of the richest places to hone skills in photographing intimate landscapes. We will practice creating order out of the natural chaos that exists in this northeastern forest landscape.


All of our instructional workshops will cover two key areas: Craft and Creativity

Professional Craft for Landscape Photography:

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• Getting fluent with your gear and developing a consistent workflow in the field
• Achieving an optimal exposure
• Managing depth of field
• Capture for multiple exposure blending
• Capture for panoramic stitching
• Using filters effectively

Creativity in the Landscape: 

• Core compositional elements in the landscape
• Creative use of depth of field
• Long exposure techniques
• Learning and practicing new compositions

And we'll also do at least one image review session and share some advanced digital darkroom workflow techniques. 

Tour Includes:
• Instruction in the field: craft and creative strategies for landscape photography
• Image reviews
• Instruction on digital darkroom workflow

Not Included:
• Food and Lodging
• Transportation to and from the workshop
• Participants can carpool

Fitness Level:
We won't be hiking longer than a couple of miles at a time, but you'll need to be fit enough to manage moving around on uneven terrain. Most locations will not require any significant hiking.

Suggested Equipment:
• Digital SLR Camera
• Tripod with Cable Release
• Wide Angle Lens and Telephoto Zoom Lens (We use the 16-35mm and 70-200)
• Filters: Circular Polarizer
• Lots of Memory Cards
• Extra Camera Batteries
• Micro-fiber Cloths
• Camera Bag/Backpack for Gear and Food/Water

Clothing for a variety of weather conditions from including snow, wind and cold temperatures and temperatures from 30F to 60F
• Rain Jacket and Pants
• Warm Down Layer
• Trail Shoes or Hiking Boots
• Gloves and Hat
• Plenty of Wool Socks
• Moisture Wicking Base Layer

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Our base of operations will be Bar Harbor, Maine. We'll provide you with a detailed itinerary so you can book your lodging and stay where you like. You'll also be able to book a room in hotels where we have a block of rooms for our group. Lodging is totally your choice, but we do make arrangements for discounted group room rates for your convenience. . 

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Cancellation Schedule:
90 days or prior to day 1 of tour = Refund of all registration fees and deposits
60-89 days prior to day 1 of tour = Josh Merrill Photography will retain tour deposit
59 days or less prior to day 1 of tour = Josh Merrill Photography will retain full tour tuition

We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance if you need to cancel your tour and are unable to complete the tour for any reason.

We reserve the right to cancel the photo tour for any reason, including low enrollment in the tour. We also reserve the right to operate the workshop with one instructor if enrollment is lower than 6 participants.

All you need to do is contact me via the form below and tell us which tour you'd like to attend. We'll e-mail you an invoice that allows you to pay online by credit card. If it's 60 days or less prior to the start of the tour, the full tuition amount will be due in order to complete your registration. Prior to 60 days out, we'll invoice you for a deposit of 30% of the total tuition to hold your spot. We'll then invoice you again for the balance prior to the 60 day point when the full amount is due. 


Contact Us

If you're interested in this workshop, please fill out the following form to let us know. If you are ready to register, or if you just have some additional questions, this form will put you in touch me.

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