The Art of Landscape Photography – The Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park with Ronald Wilson & Bob Bergeron
Date: October 11-14 (4 days)
Location: Schoodic Institute | Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park www.schoodicinstitute.org
Cost: $875 Members | $925 Non-Members – The workshop includes 3 nights lodgings, a meal plan of field breakfast, bag lunch and dinner, and a lobster bake on Sunday afternoon. All participants will have their own private bedroom, in a shared apartment. Accommodations will include WiFi, DirectTV, hard line telephones, fully equipped kitchens, as well as dining and living rooms.
All Levels Welcome.
Explore the quiet side of Acadia National Park: Uncrowded | Unexplored | Unexpected
The 2,000-acre Schoodic Peninsula offers a wide array of opportunities to experience Maine’s rugged coast from the cliffs at Raven’s Nest to the summit of Schoodic Head along a spruce and fir trail to the giant slabs of pink granite that extend into the open Atlantic at Schoodic Point.
Nearby the seaside villages of Birch Harbor, Prospect Harbor and the quaint Corea will be an opportunity to photograph classic downeast Maine.
“The question is not what you look at, but what you see” Henri David Thoreau
The art of seeing is the active process of observing the world around us with deliberate thoughtfulness. In photography it’s what you do with what you see that counts. Subject matter provides the building blocks while composition acts like glue holding it all together, and light sets the stage for capturing a moment capable of conveying a sense of being there.
The workshop begins on Thursday with an orientation and power point presentation on “The Art of Landscape Photography” covering the aesthetics of photography and technical aspects of digital imaging.
The workshop features approximately 15 hours in the field with 3-hour sessions beginning each day in the pre-dawn and in the afternoons until twilight. Ronald had an intimate knowledge of these regions and designs an itinerary based on habitat, tides, and weather. Walking distances will vary from roadside vantage points to moderate trail hikes.
Complimenting the field experience will be 8-10 hours of classroom time where we will meet each day for an open dialogue covering subjects from capture to post processing and how to create a digital workflow using Lightroom and Photoshop. In the digital age our ability to teach has been considerably enhanced. Individual instruction, viewing images and group critiques to evaluate results is done in an environment that seeks to help you build confidence in your creative and technical skills and become a better photographer.