Mid-Coast Maine Photography Workshop

Mid-Coast Maine Photography Workshop 2020


Dates: August 29-31, 2020 Canceled Due to Covid-19

Tuition:  $1,150.00

Location: Midcoast, 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. When we think of what makes Maine special, we think of quiet working harbors and scenic lighthouses on rocky peninsulas. The coast from Pemaquid to Port Clyde encapsulates this mystique perfectly. Possible locations include Harpswell, Orr’s and Bailey Islands, Popham Beach, Five Islands, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, New Harbor, Port Clyde, Marshall Point Lighthouse, Owls Head, Rockland, Rockport, and Camden Harbors.

Key Features:

  • 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 quaint fishing harbors, lighthouses and other classic New England scenes
  • 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 August 29th 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.

Physical Difficulty:

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.