MAY 19th - 24th, 2024
Join us as we photograph a few iconic scenes and many lessor know locations along the Maine Coast. During this workshop we'll strive for the quintessential Maine Coast experience by staying in several small, coastal villages in charming, historic hotels with limited services and we will eat the local flavor as often as possible.
FOCUS: Photographing two lighthouses, coastal scenes, quaint buildings, harbors and more.
The workshop starts on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 4:30 pm with introductions and a brief meeting at the Bailey Island Motel. At 5:30 pm we depart to preview the next morning's locations then photograph sunset. Please eat dinner before our meeting.
LODGING LOCATION: Bailey Island Motel, 2041 Harpswell Islands Road, Bailey Island, ME 04003. 207-833-2886
Check-in Sunday, May 19, 2024; Check-out Monday, May 20, 2024.
We have already paid for these rooms, this night's lodging cost will be collected in advance of the workshop, no need to contact hotel.
Cod Cove Inn, 22 Cross Road, Edgecomb, ME 04556. 207-882-9586
Check-in Monday, May 20, 2024; Check-out Tuesday, May 21, 2024.
Seaside Inn, 5 Cold Storage Road, Port Clyde, ME 04855. 207-372-0700
Check-in Tuesday, May 21, 2024; Check-out Wednesday, May 22, 2024.
Relocate by ferry to Monhegan Island
Monhegan House, Monhegan Island, ME 207-594-7983
Check-in Wednesday, May 22, 2024; Check-out Friday, May 24, 2024.
We have a block of rooms reserved here. Participants may contact the hotel starting January 15, 2024 to put a room in their name, please tell them you are with our group.
The workshop ends after morning photography on Friday, May 24, 2024.
NOTE: Consider arriving early or staying after the workshop. The Portland Head Light and the Nubble Light are two, photogenic lighthouses offering sunrise and sunset possibilities, but not a part of the workshop. Finding compositions at each is straight forward.
MORNING: We'll be at a photography location for the start of civil twilight and we'll stay through sunrise then go to breakfast.
MIDDAY: Most days we relocate to a new hotel. Post processing assistance is limited.
EVENING: Every day, dinner in a restaurant is scheduled and we intend to photograph past sunset into twilight.
EXPERIENCE: Intermediate and Advanced.
Because participants are encouraged to spread out at many locations this workshop is not advised for beginners.
GROUP SIZE: Target number of participants is 8.
EFFORT: Moderate - Some photography locations will be just beyond the parking lot, some will involve rock scrambling and hiking around an island with elevation gain. Hiking boots are recommended.
CONDITIONS: Water temperatures will be in the upper 40's. This will make air temperatures very cold. A lot of layered clothing is required to adapt to fluctuating temperatures, bring very, warm cloths, think winter.
INCLUDED: Ferry ride to Monhegan Island.
AIR TRAVEL: Most people flying to Maine for this workshop will find flying into Portland, ME, or Manchester, NH to be the best choice, others will find Boston to be adequate.
Driving time from Portland to Bailey Island, ME is 1 hour.
Driving time from Port Clyde to Portland, ME is 2 hours.
Driving time from Manchester, NH to Bailey Island, ME is 3 hours.
Driving time from Port Clyde, ME to Manchester, NH is 3.25 hours.
DRIVING CONDITIONS: Mostly paved roads. A standard rental car will be sufficient. We prefer participants car pool with each other to limit our impact and get to know one another.
We will be relocating to new hotels and driving to restaurants. Having a GPS unit, or smart phone, in your car will make this process simpler.
NOTE: The ferry tickets we provide are for a specific departure time. The ferry should return us to the mainland midday on Friday, May 24, 2024. Exact return time to the mainland can vary. We do not recommend participants schedule airline flights on this Friday nor depart the workshop early.
RECOMMENDATIONS: MORE WORKSHOP INFORMATION
FOR MAINE COAST: Lens range from at least 16mm to 400mm after the lens multiplication factor, polarizing filter and a 6 stop or higher neutral density filter.
MONHEGAN ISLAND: This island does not have many vehicles; one must be able to walk and carry belongings. Consider a smaller piece of luggage here, perhaps a duffel bag, leaving the remaining luggage in the car on the mainland.