Acadia National Park 3 Day Photography Workshop

Acadia National Park 3 Day Photography Workshop 2019


Dates: October 18-20, 2019

Tuition:  $1,150.00

Location: Bar Harbor, Maine

Instructor(s): Kurt Budliger & Benjamin Williamson


We are incredibly excited to be teaming up with acclaimed Maine photographer Benjamin Williamson and Down East Magazine for a series of 3 day workshops on the Maine Coast in 2019. Acadia needs no introduction as a world-class location for scenery. We aim to provide a mix of iconic locations along with lesser-known locales for image making. Kurt has been leading workshops here for many years, and Ben has visited extensively for work and pleasure. In addition to epic coastal Maine scenery we’ll have the opportunity to photograph the amazing autumn color on full display, a truly unique mix of photographic subject matter.

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, intimate autumn forest scenes, mountain summits, and quiet ponds and lakes dotting the park
  • Photograph sunrise and sunsets along the rugged Acadia coastline
  • 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 October 18 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.


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.