Autumn in Acadia
PHoto Adventure
Dates: October 13-17 (2020)
Location: Acadia National Park
Cost: $1499.00
Group Size: 8
Instructors: Dusty Doddridge/Josh Merrill



Fall in New England is an incredible cornucopia of color, and during this trip we’ll be photographing some of the very best that New England has to offer. We will focus our time in Maine’s Acadia National Park. Acadia is one of the smaller of the major National Parks, but it is packed with a diverse variety of locations and a stunning array of photography potential. From dense hardwood forests in peak autumn color, to the famous rugged and rocky Atlantic coastline, Acadia will not disappoint. We’ll stroll along charming wooded boardwalks and photograph fall colors along a myriad of streams, ponds, and lakes on Mt Desert Island.

While we will photograph some grand scenics, our attention will often shift to much smaller scenes. Acadia National Park is one of the richest places to hone skills in photographing intimate landscapes. We will practice creating order out of the natural chaos that exists in this northeastern forest landscape.

Professional Craft for Landscape Photography:

• Getting fluent with your gear and developing a consistent workflow in the field
• Achieving an optimal exposure
• Managing depth of field
• Capture for multiple exposure blending
• Capture for panoramic stitching
• Using filters effectively

Creativity in the Landscape: 

• Core compositional elements in the landscape
• Creative use of depth of field
• Long exposure techniques
• Learning and practicing new compositions

And we'll also do at least one image review session and share some advanced digital darkroom workflow techniques. 

Tour Includes:
• Instruction in the field: craft and creative strategies for landscape photography
• Image reviews
• Instruction on digital darkroom workflow

Not Included:
• Food and Lodging
• Transportation to and from the workshop
• Participants can carpool to lower cost and increase fun

Our base of operations will be Bar Harbor, Maine. We'll provide you with a detailed itinerary so you can book your lodging and stay where you like. You'll also be able to book a room in hotels where we have a block of rooms for our group. Lodging is totally your choice, but we do make arrangements for discounted group room rates for your convenience.

Fitness Level:
We won't be hiking longer than a couple of miles at a time, but you'll need to be fit enough to manage moving around on uneven terrain. Most locations will not require any significant hiking.

Cancellation Schedule:
90 days or prior to day 1 of tour = Refund of all Dusty Doddridge Photography fees and deposits
60-89 days prior to day 1 of tour = Dusty Doddridge Photography will retain tour deposit
59 days or less prior to day 1 of tour = Dusty Doddridge Photography will retain full tour tuition

It is strongly recommended that you purchase trip insurance if you need to cancel your tour and are unable to complete the tour for any reason. Dusty Doddridge Photography also reserves the right to cancel the photo tour or change the tour itinerary for any reason including low enrollment in the tour.


All you need to do is click the Register Here button below and tell us which tour you'd like to attend. We'll e-mail you an invoice that allows you to pay online by credit card. If it's 60 days or less prior to the start of the tour, the full tuition amount will be due in order to complete your registration. Prior to 60 days out, we'll invoice you for a deposit of 30% of the total tuition to hold your spot. We'll then invoice you again for the balance prior to the 60 day point when the full amount is due. 

We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have in advance of registration.