We are returning to Maine's Acadia National Park on the rocky coast that surrounds Frenchman's Bay. Join us, as we explore the oldest National Park east of the Mississippi and see why it is such a treasure.
Whether foggy or sunny, there are always photographic opportunities.
Off season, this part of Maine is wild and wooly. With locations in the Park named Schoodic (SKOH-dick) Point, Bass Harbor, The Bubbles, Ship Harbor, and Otter Point, along with Birch-lined carriage roads, there is plenty of variety to tempt your eye.
Around Frenchman's Bay, you can also find wooden boat building, pristine harbors, and quaint villages. Maine is also known for its seafood, so there will be plenty of opportunity to sample that famous Maine lobster, shrimp, and scallops.
The Barefoot Contessa grew up sailing this whole coast, so knows it well.
We look forward to introducing you to special locations where you'll be able to celebrate your passion for photography, hone your seeing and imaging skills, and learn
about the magic of light to make wonderful photographs.
We will be based in a lovely inn, complete with a spa for your spouse or SO, and ocean views for those who wish them in Bar Harbor, gateway to the park.
For those who want more time with Margo and Arnie, we offer the opportunity to scout and shoot with them before most of our domestic workshops. We limit this to two people per day who ride in the car with the instructors. During these days while Arnie and Margo do their own photography and final scouting for the workshop, there is also lots of individual instruction and discussions about photography.
We start out with some technical information before heading out for our first afternoon of photography. Our workshops include the following:
Maximum 6-to-1 ratio students to instructors;
Primer booklet to help you get started;
Early-morning and late-afternoon shoots for domestic workshops;
Daily downloading of your images and processing (we use the latest version
Lots of individual instruction in both the field and classroom;
Daily critiques, both individual and group for domestic workshops and most overseas ones;
Discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital workflow; and
Lots of fun and frivolity throughout!
One critical note: if you are contemplating buying a new camera, please make sure you have a basic working knowledge of it BEFORE you come to one of our workshops. There are so many variations amongst camera brands, and even within each brand, far too many for us to know and thus be able to help you.
If you have not already done so, be sure to check our FAQs for
questions you may have as well as for equipment and installed downloads you need
to bring to the workshop including, if necessary, the free, 30-day, trial versions
of Adobe and other imaging products.
Rooms can go quickly, so best to not wait too long before signing up. Our special room rates are for participants only. Once we receive your application and monies due at the time of sign-up, we will let our hotel know you are, indeed, with us.