Late July and early August in Maine, where the Atlantic meets the coast, is delightful. With sunny
and foggy days, you'll see the various moods of this craggy
area that Margo and Arnie love to photograph.
"Mid-coast" Maine is an area known
for its dramatic rocky coast, pounding surf, wonderful lighthouses, and charming
fishing harbors and coves dotted with lobster boats.
And we mustn't forget the
famous Maine fir trees that add wonderful elements to the coastline.
Arnie will take you to areas where Winslow Homer, Andy Wyeth, and other artists
have painted for centuries.
We will be headquartered at an inn right on New Harbor within walking distance of our favorite fish shack. Bring along your spouse. significant
other, or friend, always welcome at our workshops and who instantly become part of our
As many of our alumni know,
the Barefoot Contessa grew up sailing this area,
so knows it well and looks forward to introducing
you to her special haunts where you'll be able to
celebrate your passion for photography, hone your
seeing and imaging skills, and learn about the magic
of light to make wonderful photographs.
We will be based in the quiet village of New Harbor, right in the heart of an area that has produced
many of Margo's photographs that have been published in calendars,
travel magazines, and coffee-table books. After the workshop, plan on taking
an extra few days to explore this area on your own, return to places we have
taken you, and use your new-found knowledge to make more beautiful photographs.
Sometimes during workshops, we do a blog. For the one from 2015, click here.
For those who want more time with Margo and Arnie, we offer the opportunity to scout and shoot with them before most of our domestic workshops. We limit this to two people per day who ride in the car with the instructors. During these days while Arnie and Margo do their own photography and final scouting for the workshop, there is also lots of individual instruction and discussions about photography.
We start out with some technical information before heading out for our first afternoon of photography. Our workshops include the following:
Maximum 6-to-1 ratio students to instructors;
Primer booklet to help you get started;
Early-morning and late-afternoon shoots for domestic workshops;
Daily downloading of your images and processing (we use the latest version
Lots of individual instruction in both the field and classroom;
Daily critiques, both individual and group for domestic workshops and most overseas ones;
Discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital workflow; and
Lots of fun and frivolity throughout!
If you have not already done so, be sure to check our FAQs for
questions you may have as well as for equipment and installed downloads you need
to bring to the workshop including, if necessary, the free, 30-day, trial versions
of Adobe and other imaging products.