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Fall Class

fall foliage in maine

October 13-19, 2024

The fall season provides wonderful opportunities to explore vibrant changes in color in addition to the beautiful bold rocky coast. This is an wonderful time to visit Maine. Not only do you experience the dynamic rugged coast of Maine but the trees, blueberry fields, and grass fields come alive with color. The light is starting to soften this time of year providing interesting contrast and heightened detail and color opportunities with the foliage and the shoreline. Every season has its own magic and treasure in imagery that will be enjoyable to shoot.  Warm days and cool nights provide amazing clear and rich blue skies during the day and beautiful star filled skies at nights. Take a short hike and find yourself surrounded by trees showing off their colors, leaf covered trails, and abstract images filled with color from the foliage reflections in the water. The less intense light of fall also allows for slower shutter speeds, which provides opportunities to soften the flow of water or experiment with the movement of the trees, leaves, grass, and water.  Come explore Maine with us during this beautiful time of year.


Saturday - Arrival                                                                                      We will have a casual get together in the evening for brief meet and greet to discuss class schedule and meeting times & locations.

Wednesday - Photo Shoot                                                                          Hiking trips planned to one of 3 locations: Jonesport, Great Wass or Cutler.  

Sunday - Photo Shoot & Class Meeting                                                    We will start shooting early morning on the waterfront to capture the first light to touch the USA. Breakfast to follow at a local diner (breakfast is responsibility of participant).  After breakfast we will meet at our class space to review your 2 images that you brought with you: 1). A shot that you took in past month. 2). A photo that conveys who you are as a photographer. End with discussion on assignment to bring to class on Monday.  

Thursday - Photo Shoot & Class Meeting                                                Early morning sunrise photo shoot.  Class meeting in the afternoon to discuss learning the past few days. 

Monday - Photo Shoot & Class Meeting                                                    We will plan to meet at 4 AM for a 45 minute drive to photo shoot for sunrise. We will take 2 ferry trips as we explore the Bay of Fundy and travel into New Brunswick, Canada with dinner in St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada (dinner is responsibility of participant) and return home late in day.  Upon returning back to Eastport and your place of stay, review images to present for class on Tuesday. (2nd option depending on weather: Photo sunrise shoot in Lubec and explore Campobello and West Quoddy Lighthouse. 

Friday - Class Meeting                                                                            Each participant will select 2 images from the week of photo shoots to use in the gallery reception.  Students will learn about matting and preparing for a gallery reception

Saturday - Class Meeting & Gallery Reception                                        This will be the time to finish matting and framing your final product. Discussion about future selling of artwork and how to approach galleries. Preparation for how to showcase at the gallery reception.                          Gallery reception in evening to showcase final product.

Tuesday - Photo Shoot & Class Meeting                                                    Tuesday we will explore locally with about 3 hours of light to moderate hiking at Shackford Head State Park in Eastport, ME, Dependent on weather is 1 hour lobster boat tour or a ferry ride to Deer Island to NB and back home.                                                                                    Afternoon class will cover discussion of photo shoot and selecting photos in prep for reception on Saturday. 

Sunday - Class Meeting & Departure                                                      Review of the week to discuss photo shoots, experiences at reception, and any final points that might need to be addressed if your travel arrangements allow.  

                                         *Please note class schedule is subject to change daily depending on border crossing requirements,                                                           boat availability, weather, time expectations, etc. 



Own personal clothing for 1 week                Outfit for gallery reception                              Thick sweatshirt                                            Light windbreaker/jacket                                    Hat                                                              Warm jacket                                                  Rain gear                                      Hiking/walking shoes with non-skid soles


Backpack and/or camera bag                 Camera gear you are comfortable using            Lenses: 18-35mm, 28-70mm, and 70-200mm      Memory cards                                              Extra batteries (3 minimum)                        Tripod                                                            Card reader                                                  Computer                                                      External hard drive

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Water bottle                                                    Bug spray                                                  Sunscreen                                              Passport / vaccination info for border crossing into Canada/US                                            Vehicle for own personal transportation              License                                                      Money for personal purchases and meals  Sunglasses, 




The class will be held in a very large NY Style loft with fully functioning kitchen and bathroom facilities above the Full Fathom Five Gallery.


Check out our local area chamber of commerce website for businesses listed under placed to stay for options to book a great place to stay while in Eastport at


Check out local seasonal rental vacation places on Airbnb or VRBO for more information about places to stay.  Be sure to book early as places tend to fill up fast.  We also offer seasonal rentals.  Check out our website under seasonal rental tab. Overnight stay is responsibility of participant.


Eastport is a 2.5 hour drive from Bangor BGR Airport and approximately  4.5 hour drive from Portland PWN airport. Both provide rental car service. There should be a commuter flight service starting 2024 from Boston BOS & BGR to Eastport if all goes as hoped.  Plan ahead to make sure a rental vehicle is available to use. Travel & vehicle is responsibility of participant.


Final Payment is due 45 days prior to start of class, Payment by Visa, MC, Check, money order, or cash are accepted. No foreign funds are accepted. There is a full refund is cancelation is on or before 45 days of the class start date. There is 50% refund if cancelled 30 days before start day. Less than 30 days there is no refund. If cancellation is made within.... you have the option of transferring to any open class, but the class must be started within 1 year. There is no exception to the cancelation policy, We encourage you obtain trip insurance.  If we need to cancel the class due to unforeseen circumstances that are out of our control our liability is limited to the full refund of money paid for class. We are not responsible for any loss due to non-refundable airline tickets, vehicle rental or other travel arrangements, this includes rental/hotel stays booked.  We would encourage you to obtain travel insurance. *Please note class schedule is subject to change daily depending on border crossing requirements, boat availability, weather, time expectations, etc.  

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