Maine Coast One Days

Maine Coast One Days

from 300.00

Day One:

Location: Popham Beach State Park

Join us for a day of learning and fun. We’ll start by meeting and giving a lecture on the basics of creating great landscape images. We’ll cover things like composition, the best settings to use, basic filter use, etc. From the lecture we will head to a gorgeous spot on the Maine coast and put the lesson to use as we capture sunset with hands on guidance from Matt and Charlie. 

(Note: Due to time constraints we will not be covering post-processing in this workshop. While we are happy to answer basic questions we encourage students to take the Tier 2 one day workshops or one of our multi-day expeditions where we cover post-processing extensively.)


What will be covered:

- Basics of composition and what to look for

- Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. What do they do and how to combine them in the field.

- Basic filter use. What filters we use and how to use them best.

- Tips and Tricks in the field to get the best results.

- What gear we use and why.

Day Two:


Location: Reid State Park


Join us for the second tier of our one day workshops. This is perfect for those that are comfortable using their cameras and want to learn more advanced techniques. For this course, we’ll meet bright and early to cover some of the techniques students will be learning, followed by a sunrise shoot on the rugged Maine coast. From there, we’ll head indoors where Matt & Charlie will cover how to take the images students captured and bring them into Lightroom and Photoshop and bring the best out of them!

This is the perfect course for students who have already taken our beginners one day workshop.

(Note: Due to time constraints we will not be covering exposure or focus blending. For those, consider taking one of our multi-day workshops or booking Matt and Charlie for a one-on-one workshop.)


What will be covered:

- Advanced composition

- Creative uses of aperture and shutter speed

- Shooting in the field with post processing in mind

- Lightroom and Photoshop: What’s the difference and when to use each.

- Layers, Curves, Layer Masks, Color Management, Etc.


Additional Info


Gear you will need:

- DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

- Tripod

- Remote Release for Camera

- One lens 24mm or wider

- One lens 70mm or longer

- Extra memory cards

- Extra camera batteries

- Camera Bag (with rain cover)

- Camera Rain Cover


Recommend Extra Gear: (Note: While it is not required to have any Neutral Density filters to capture images on the Maine coast, you will get more out of this workshop if you have one or more.)

- Neutral Density Filter (between 3 and 10 stops)

- Circular Polarizer

- Gradual Neutral Density filters

- Macro Lens

- 24mm or wider lens with a aperture of 2.8 or faster


Other items to bring:

- Water/Water Bottle

- Rain Coat/Rain Pants

- Light and Mid-Weight Layers. Layering is a great way to stay warm or cool off depending on conditions. 

- Sunscreen

- Bug Spray (Maines state bird is the mosquito, just saying)

- Paper map of the State of Maine (Delorme Gazetteer’s are amazing.)

- Extra snacks (We will have some, but it never hurts to have more.)

- Extra Socks and closed toe shoes. (As happens often when shooting the coast, your feet will likely get wet feet and nobody likes spending days in wet shoes and socks. If you have hip waiters, these can help in some scenarios. Also, while sandals and flats can be comfortable, they are horrible for getting around on slippery rocks, so we highly recommend waterproof closed toe shoes or boots.)


Activity Level

While most of the locations are readily accessible from parking lots, there will be some moving on steep and often slippery rocks to get to the best angles as well as short hikes that require some moderate physical ability to access. 


Rain Date: Add Rain Dates here with info about if they can’t make rain dates. 


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