Environmental Photography

Nature in Focus:  Environmental Photography 


In general, we will use the morning and some late afternoons for shooting in the field, when the lighting is good.  This means that we will be at our shooting location some mornings before sunrise.  The middle of the day, when lighting is not optimal, we will concentrate our time in the graphics lab processing the images that were captured in the morning. However, weather conditions will dictate how we will organize each day. Although lab work will move at a pace that is determined by the participants, individual instruction will be given to address everyone’s prior experience and competence as we move forward. 

The following syllabus is only a 'guide' to how the course will proceed. The skill and needs of the participants will shape the way the course progresses over the ten – thirteen days we have together. 

Shooting locations to be incorporated into the schedule below include, but may not be limited to:  

  • Acadia National Park. The Park Loop Road will give us access to Frenchman Bay, a variety of beaver ponds, Wild Gardens of Acadia, Schooner Head Overlook, Sand Beach and Great Head, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, Jordan Pond, Bubble Rock, Bubbles Pond, Eagle Lake, and Cadillac Mountain.
  • Bass Harbor Light, Asticou Terraces, Thuya Garden, and Asticou Azalea Gardens. We will also photograph Somes Sound from different locations along Sargent Drive and make an all-day journey to the Schoodic Peninsula to photograph a working lobster operation, fishing villages, and lighthouses.
  • One afternoon we will take the nature cruise out of Bass Harbor to photograph eagles, seals, and a floating salmon farming operation.

Daily schedule.pdf