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Autumn in Acadia

October 10-14, 2022

Cost: $1,995/person

Limited to 10 participants (co-ed) - SOLD OUT - Please email Colleen for waitlist. NOTE: there are currently over 20 people on this waitlist, but those on the waitlist who don't get in will get first dibs on the 2023 trip registration


A $500/person deposit is required to reserve a spot on this trip. The final balance is due on or before August 1, 2022.


For photographers, there may be no better time than autumn to capture the magic of Acadia National Park!

Join acclaimed instructor and outdoor photographer Colleen Miniuk--the author/photographer of the award-winning guidebook, Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How and former three-time Acadia Artist-in-Residence--on this unforgettable educational photography workshop, where you’ll have the chance to capture photographs synonymous with Acadia at the height of fall colors. Colleen knows the park like a mother knows her child, so she'll get you in the right place at the right time to make a stunning collection of spectacular autumn and coastal photographs based on your unforgettable experience in Acadia!


In an learning-intensive, supportive, and small group setting, where pushing ourselves to try new things will be encouraged, attendees will learn how to:

You'll see a combination of classic and off-the-beaten path places to catch luminous fall colors, thunderous waves crashing against the rocky shoreline, and inspiring historical locations across Acadia. You'll also have the chance to put a new spin on favorite Acadian scenes like Eagle Lake, Jordan Pond, and Boulder Beach. Explore the kaliedoscope of color as the season changes in places like the Tarn, Sieur de Monts, and Duck Brook.


**NOTE: Due to overcrowding at the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse at sunset (typically 100+ photographers crowded around a 30-foot rock slab to "get the shot") and Cadillac Mountain at sunrise (where the parking lot fills two hours before sunrise and is now on a strict reservation system), the group will not be visiting these locations during the workshop. If photographing these two locations is important to you, please plan on adding a day before or after the workshop to do so on your own.**


Physical Requirements: Best suited for mobile, sure-footed participants who are capable of hiking up to two-miles roundtrip on uneven, rocky terrain while carrying their gear. Some steeper, stair-step-like climbs are necessary to access places like Boulder Beach, Newport Cove, and Bubble Rock. Participants may encounter slick, wet rocks along the coast and during inclement weather.

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Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be provided in writing. Cancellations made:

If the vacated spot happens to fill prior to the workshop at any time, then a full refund, including the balance paid and the deposit minus a $100 administrative fee, will be granted.


Special COVID-19 Policy:
Should CMS Photography be required to cancel the workshop due to COVID-19 restrictions (travel, park closures, etc.), registrant will have the option of transferring workshop payment to a future workshop or receiving a full refund (inclusive of both the deposit and balance with no administration fee withheld).


There are no exceptions to this policy. CMS Photography strongly encourages you to purchase trip insurance to protect yourself in the event of unexpected circumstances preventing you from attending our workshops. 



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