Monhegan Island Maine Photography Workshop
Monhegan Island, Maine Photography Workshop 2020
Dates: June 12-14, 2020
Location: Monhegan Island, Maine
Instructor(s): Kurt Budliger & Benjamin Williamson
We are incredibly excited to be teaming up again this year with acclaimed Maine photographer Benjamin Williamson and Down East Magazine for a series of 3 day workshops on the Maine Coast in 2020. Monhegan Island and it’s stunning beauty has been a mecca for artists for over a century. Monhegan is a small island, and the main photographic attractions include the Lighthouse Museum and view from the top, Fish Beach, Swim Beach, the Landing, Lobster Cove, Burnt Head, and Whitehead. The island is walkable from end to end on dirt roads, only work vehicles are allowed. Every home and cottage seems to have beautiful gardens, and June is a great time to see them in bloom.
Gain a strong technical foundation in outdoor photography
Learn the importance of “seeing the light”
Learn how to use filters
Photographic Composition and Design
Advanced field techniques
Photograph the quaint cottages and classic New England scenery of Monhegan Island
Photograph sunrise and sunsets along the stunning Maine coast
Learn best practices of image processing and bring your images to life using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
Get individualized instruction and critique in the field as well as classroom
The workshop will kick off on Thursday evening with a group dinner at a location to be determined. We will officially begin the workshop bright and early on Friday June 12 with our first field session. There is no “set” daily schedule, rather we keep things flexible in order to best respond to the weather and light available for making images. Typically, we’ll be out for sunrise, shoot until mid morning and then take a break for a meal and brief rest. We’ll reconvene for instruction, post processing and critique during the mid-day hours when the light is typically less conducive to photography. We’ll then head back out into the field in the late afternoon and evening for a sunset shoot and the possibility of a night photography session as well.
There will be no strenuous hiking involved during the workshop and most locations will be close to the road. Some locations, however may involve a short hike of less than a mile with no serious elevation gains. We will be spending a lot of time shooting along country roads, beaches and coastal trails that will require scrambling over rocks and down hillsides. The terrain along the coast can be very uneven and sometimes slippery so caution is always a prudent consideration. Hiking boots and a modest level of health and fitness will greatly enhance your experience.
Participants are responsible for their own lodging, transportation and meals. Carpooling is encouraged to minimize our footprint as well as foster camaraderie. Specific hotel recommendations will be provided upon registration.
Above Gallery Images © Benjamin Williamson Photography
Workshop registration is being handled by Down East Enterprise. You will be redirected to their website when registering. Please review the cancelation policy on their website.