From Capture to Print: Digital Photography and Photoshop in Acadia National Park

July 28-August 3, 2019


New Nancy

College of the Atlantic’s Summer Program is delighted to welcome Dr. Randy Fitzgerald and Dr. Nancy Fitzgerald back to campus. After a one year hiatus, they will be joining us for another amazing workshop that will be taking your photos From Capture to Print in spectacular fashion.

 Using Acadia National Park as our palette, participants will learn the basics of digital photography from capture to display. Participants will learn how to best compose, capture, process and exhibit fine art photographs. This learning experience is suitable for everyone interested in photography, regardless of prior experience.  The goal of the course/workshop is to give participants the tools they need to create images suitable for any venue through an intensive field and laboratory experience. Field experiences will concentrate on capturing images in and around Acadia National Park. Laboratory experiences will immerse the participants in the basics of effective digital workflow using Adobe Photoshop.

The course/workshop will cover camera operation, composition, lighting, subject matter, digital optimization, printing, matting, and framing. Although this course is geared toward the novice and intermediate photographer, experienced photographers who want to enhance their workflow are welcome.  All participants will need (at a minimum) a digital SLR and a sturdy tripod. Participants must be open to learning some advanced Adobe PhotoShop techniques. Some light hiking will be required to reach areas where images will be captured. This course is appropriate for all adult learners including K-12 teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, and others who want to take their photography to the next level.  Each participant will leave with a portfolio of prints suitable for framing.

Shooting locations:
We will spend much of our time in Acadia National Park. The “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, Bubble Pond, Eagle Lake, and Cadillac Mountain

Course syllabus                                                    Instructor Biographies

2019 Rates

Tuition (CEU Credits) $500     Early Bird Rate good thru 2/28/19  $450
Room & Board $535 single room, $440 shared room
Lab fee(includes ANP Pass) $150
Application fee $50
Commuters $75 lunch option (required)

Whether you are a classroom teacher looking to incorporate your images into your curriculum, an experienced photographer looking to improve your skills, or a beginner looking to master the fundamentals of digital photography, this course has something for you!

Acadia rock shots

Jen Parkhurst Skaller

in the lab