Acadia National Park is the crown jewel in the US national parks registry. Our Photography Tour itinerary has been designed by experienced photographers, for photographers, with a spotlight on not only putting you in the right place at the perfect moment to capture amazing photographs, but also to offer a unique learning and life experience. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks like Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Among the wildlife are moose, bear, whales and seabirds. This 5-DAY guide tour with in-field workshops will emerge you in a photographer's paradise surrounded by natural beauty in every direction. This tour will be lead by Rick Berk and Joanne Henig. Rick and Joanne look forward to exploring this special national park with you.
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Acadia Nat'l Park, Maine Photo Tour
Begins: Mon., June 20th 2016, 4:00 PM
Ends: Fri., June 24th 2016, 4:00 PM
Closest Airport: Boston's Logan to Hancock County Airport
Hotel of choice: Hampton Inn, Bar Harbor
5 Day Guided Tour | Limited to 10 Participants
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Your Acadia Nat'l Park Photo Tour Itinerary
MONDAY, JUNE 20th, 2016
Arrival & Check-in
Meet & Greet plus briefing discussion on the next day’s sessions.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21st, 2016
We’ll take the Park Loop Road to Acadia’s Boulder Beach, located within view of Otter Cliffs, presents a variety of photographic opportunities as we watch the sun rise over the Gulf of Maine. We’ll explore along the Ocean Path until mid-morning, when we’ll break for breakfast and lunch and have a chance to explore the town of Bar Harbor.
After lunch, we’ll head to Thunder Hole, where our senses will be overwhelmed with the beauty of the downeast Maine coast, the smell of the ocean air, and the sound of the waves crashing into Thunder Hole. The rocky Maine coast here provides excellent opportunities to capture dramatic images of waves crashing against the rocks with spectacular views to the north and south from Thunder Hole.
Otter Point will be our location for sunset, where the rocky coast picks up late afternoon color and the ocean waves crash against the rocks.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22nd, 2016
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, sitting high above the entrance to Blue Hill Harbor, will be our location for sunrise. Depending on the tides, there are a variety of photographic opportunities available to you as you explore the area around the lighthouse.
After sunrise at the lighthouse, we’ll break for a bit so everyone can explore Bar Harbor and get a late morning brunch. In the afternoon, we’ll take a drive over to a less visited but no less spectacular area of Acadia National Park; Schoodic Point. Schoodic Point provides one of the best places to capture pounding surf and stunning views of Cadillac Mountain.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23rd, 2016
Little Hunters Beach is a secluded cobblestone beach on the southeast side of Mount Desert Island, nestled in a small cove. As we photograph the sunrise, the waves washing over the cobblestones creates a soothing rattle. The cobblestones themselves provide plenty of photographic interest. We’ll explore along this section of the coast from sunrise until midmorning.
For lunch, we’ll convene as a group and have a critique session while we eat. Then we’ll head to Cobblestone Bridge to photograph away from the coast for a bit. The stone bridges along the carriage roads are one of Acadia’s icons. We’ll photograph Cobblestone Bridge as it crosses Jordan Stream. From there, we’ll head to Jordan Pond to photograph the sunset over the Bubbles, the iconic rounded peaks at the north end of Jordan Pond.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24th, 2016
Cadillac Mountain is the highest point on on the North Atlantic seaboard, and at certain times during the year is the first place in the United States to see the sunrise. We’ll finish the workshop by photographing the sunrise from this viewpoint, looking down on Frenchman Bay below.
5-DAY PHOTO WORKSHOP INCLUDES
Acadia, Maine (Bar Harbor) Photography Tours by World Wide Photo Tours
June 20th - 24th, 2016
Field sessions, classroom session including processing techniques, and critiques. We scout our locations each year prior to every workshop to ensure our photo locations are successful, without unexpected closures, debris, etc. We have photographed and conducted workshop in this location many times over the years, and we pride ourselves on getting you to the right spot at the right time.
At World Wide Photo Tours, we are proud to present the best photo workshops on the market today. Our instructors are professional photographers and teachers, and are dedicated to your learning, fun and adventure. We scout, and scout, and then scout some more before every workshop, even if it is one we do on a regular basis. We want you to get the most out of your workshop, so we do everything we can to ensure your happiness and success.
Lodging, airfare, transportation and meals. Discounted lodging has been established. A discount code will be provided after booking. Participants are urged to rideshare to locations. Please notify your coordinator if you wish to establish airport ride-share or room-share with another participant. Guarantee of good weather.
Further Tour/Workshop Information
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Tours and workshops within the United States: Cancellations made prior to 90 days of workshop are refunded less $100 processing fee. Cancellations made between 60-90 days of workshop are refunded 50% of workshop fee. Cancellations made 60 days from the start of the workshop are non-refundable.
If you choose to send an deposit for the tour/workshop, the balance is due 90 days prior to event. An invoice will be sent for payment balance. If you fail to pay the balance after due date, the deposit is forfeited. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get further information on sending in a deposit to hold your spot.
Walking. Hiking. Exploring
Participants are expected to be in fair health and be capable of spending the days walking around the various areas while carrying their own equipment.
You are encouraged to purchase trip-insurance to protect your investment in case of an unforeseen emergency or situation that requires you to cancel. Plus you can also look into insurance for your gear to ensure no matter what happens you are fully covered and protected.
While these descriptions represent the photo tour’s planned itinerary, we reserve the right to revise it without notice as we see fit. Details on this page are also subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if the minimum number of participants is not met. Please do not purchase air travel before confirming with us.