Maine Moose and Fall Foliage Photo Tours and Workshops
Join our instructional photo tours and workshops to photograph moose and fall foliage. Baxter State Park is one of New England top locations for wildlife and landscape photography.
Photograph beautiful Baxter State Park Mountains and the Northern forest during peak fall foliage. This is one of New England's most scenic places. The landscape photography is incredible with Mt Katahdin as a backdrop.
Baxter State Park, 90 miles north of Bangor, is a protected area with more than 200,000 acres of Acadian forest and Appalachian highlands. Within its boundaries rises 5,267-foot Mount Katahdin, one of the highest peaks of the Appalachians and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.
We will be visiting several locations within Baxter State Park as well as the proposed Katahdin Woods and Waters NationalPark lands East of Baxter State Park and the historic and scenic Golden Road West of Baxter - each with great opportunities for landscape and wildlife photography. We will photograph autumn scenics, waterfalls, rivers, great mountain views, and many more subjects.
Baxter State Park has a rich environment which has some of the New England’s best terrain to see Maine’s State Animal, the majestic moose. In Baxter State Park, moose hunting is outlawed, and they are free to roam, which makes them easier to locate.
Having expert photo guides can be a great advantage to your moose finding excursion, whether it is by water or land. The moose will be in rut. Their antlers will be at maximum size. Rutting behavior will be a lot of fun to photograph. We will be explaining the behavior and how to best photograph it. Remember we hope to photograph the moose at a close distance during daylight hours which is different than most moose tours.
We will also be on the lookout for other wildlife like Common Loons, Black Bears, Red Fox, Coyote, Snowshoe Hare, as well as several species of birds.
Let’s be honest Baxter State Park is one of the best places in New England to see wildlife but we can NOT guarantee Moose sightings. Some years simply provide better viewing than others. We just want to prepare every one of the possibility of not seeing any moose.
I can assure you with our local knowledge and experience that we will be visiting the top locations at the best times. If anyone is going to get great images it would be our group. We will put you in the right spot at the right time to help you produce top quality images.
Reason to sign up:
This photo workshop is an incredible opportunity. Baxter State Park and the Katahdin Region of Maine is one of my favorite places in the United States. I have been photographing there for several years.
When: October 2-6, 2016 (Sorry Full) Sign up for Waitlist
Workshop begins on Sunday at 2 pm and ends Thursday at 11 am.
Where: Baxter State Park Maine and the Northern Forest
Price: $ 1500. per person, all inclusive: Instruction, Food, Lodging and Transportation from lodging facility to photo locations
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Who Should Attend?
Anyone with an interest in photography from beginner to professional photographer who has a love of being outdoors and nature. All skill levels.
Our groups are small in size and are limited to 10 people with two expert leaders. This group size allows for flexibility in our plans if interesting and unexpected photo opportunities present themselves. Also it will allow us to work with each participate to provide complete, informative, helpful lessons. This also ensures that no question is left unanswered.
This trip will involve a couple of hikes up to a 1/2 mile (one way) on mostly flat terrain. Most other photo locations are within sight of the van. Participants should be in relatively good physical condition and dress for a range of temperatures. Mornings can be chilly. We strongly advise waterproof hiking boots as opposed to sneakers. Boardwalks and paths can be damp and at times slippery. A rain jacket that can also serve as a windbreaker is a must.
The entire workshop is devoted to capturing the best nature images possible on digital camera or film. We draw upon decades of experience as professional photographers to offer several methods to improve your nature photography. As a result, Anita and I will share numerous proven beginner thru advanced techniques.
On location, we will demonstrate how you can best use your equipment. We will do our best to help you get beautiful professional high dynamic quality images which will make nice prints on your wall.
Before and during the workshop we will assess each participants needs, interests and skills so we can teach techniques that will help each participant. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro we will help you grow as a photographer.
We believe in capturing the best light. As a result, our workshop includes sunrise and sunset shoots (weather permitting). Early morning and later afternoon has the best lighting for photography. It’s also the time wildlife is most active. Also early morning has some other advantages, less traffic and people and less wind. We will be out most of the daylight hours. If we are lucky we will also get some overcast lighting which is excellent for fall photography.
Each day is paced to maximize photo opportunities and the schedule will be flexible to maximize getting the best light.
Check in to the lodging facility after 11:00 am then meet back in the lobby at 2 pm
at which time we will have a group introduction then leave to photograph the afternoon light and continue on till sunset.
This will be followed by dinner.
Depart the lodging facility at 5:30 am to visit multiple areas. Possible return mid day depending on light and weather. Afternoon shoot includes multiple areas as well as sunset. Dinner each evening at the acclaimed River Driver Restaurant is scheduled for just after sunset which occurs a little after 6:00 pm.
Sunrise Photo shoot.
We will have everyone back by 11 am (Checkout Time)
This will be conclusion of trip.
We will help you create beautiful images and have fun but also teach skills and techniques you can use to take your photography to the next, higher level! When the weekend is over, attendees will have a solid understanding of nature photography and your camera.
Please contact us for details. John (508) 736-1167 or Anita (207) 447-6906
John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing for over 30 years. He estimates he has taken over 800,000 photos. John has a love of natural history. During the workshop, you will receive information on photography techniques and the natural world. Understanding nature not only increases your appreciation of it but also helps you become a better nature photographer.