Boothbay Harbor Photography Workshop: Sept. 19–22, 2021
Maximum Rooms: 5 double occupancy
Maximum Participants: 10
Price: $675 per person for Resort Stay Only
$1,175 per person for Resort plus Photography Instruction
To Book or for additional information, please call us at 207.594.9544 ext. 440
Course Description: Make your own adventure and create lasting memories for a 3-night stay at Linekin Bay Resort in Boothbay Harbor, with photography instruction by Michael Leonard. Enjoy 20 acres of oceanfront property featuring new and newly renovated camp-style cabins and lodges. Enjoy a heated oceanfront pool, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, bicycles, tennis, basketball and fishing. Plus, a 1-hour cruise with Balmy Days Cruises!
This retreat includes a Double Occupancy King Waterfront Room for three nights. New and newly renovated waterfront accommodations feature a king size bed, mini-fridge, private bathroom, and a deck overlooking stunning views of Linekin Bay. Most King Waterfront rooms include Cable TV. Check In: 4:00 PM Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cable TV (included in most rooms)
Also included in your stay:
- Meet & Greet cocktail party/reception on Sunday evening: includes two drinks (beer, wine, or soft drink) and lite snacks/hors d’oeuvres
- Breakfast (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
- Farewell Dinner on Tuesday evening: prefixed menu with options, three courses (starter, main course, dessert — alcohol not included)
- 1-hour cruise with Balmy Days Cruises
Not everybody in your travel party a photo bug? No problem, we have pricing for those taking advantage of the photography instruction and pricing for those who just want enjoy the resort amenities.
Photography instruction on Monday and Tuesday to include:
Field photo shoots – making your best shot in the region. Locations may include the Linekin Bay property, In town Boothbay Harbor, Ocean Point, Newagen and Apalachee Pond.
Processing classes – editing your raw photos. This session will use Adobe Photoshop to process your selected raw photos taken on a field shoot. Mike will do a live demonstration using a participant’s image showing the steps to process a raw file from start to finish including prepping the file to make ready for possible printing at a local lab for the attendees.
Digital Workflow – a slide lecture that offers a working knowledge of many fundamental aspects of digital photography including formatting memory cards, understanding exposure, white balance, depth of field, High Dynamic range, basic composition, lens choices, capturing video and more.
After dark – a slide lecture discussing all you need to know about taking pictures after the sun sets and before the sun rises. Low light photography as well as learning how to shoot under different types of light including the Milky way, Aurora and more will be detailed. Weather permitting a night shoot will follow this to capture the Milky Way either on the property or at Newagen.
INSTRUCTOR: MIKE LEONARD
Mike Leonard has been taking pictures for more than 40 years and among his favorite subjects to shoot are nighttime scenes including Milky way, lightning and Aurora, and in the daytime he likes shooting landscapes, seascapes, lighthouses and more. His work is frequently seen in print in the Boothbay Register, In the Maine Activities Guide, on the local CBS affiliate in weather casts and his work has also been featured in books, magazines, annual reports, brochures, textbooks and frequently nationally on the Weather Channel.
Adobe Photoshop is an application many digital photographers have a thirst to learn and Mike has been offering educational programs for more than 15 years to photo clubs, art organizations, corporate clients, educational venues and to the general public. He has been acknowledged by Adobe Systems as a leader of a Photoshop User Group in Southern Maine. Having attended his 16th Photoshop World conference in 2019 Mike continues to take on beginners to help them grow a comfort level to be productive in the application and in some cases to gain employment.
The payment is 50% refundable in the event you have to cancel, as long as the cancellation is made 21 days before the trip. After that time, your payment is non-refundable. Alternately, 100% of your payment will be refunded if a replacement can be found prior to the trip. However, if, due to state and/or federal COVID-19 policies, a lockdown is still in effect, we will refund 100% or offer credit on future trip.
COVID: We will continue to evaluate trip cancellations as state and CDC guidance is updated. We will notify all participants immediately if we decide to cancel a trip. All participants will be required to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need a lot of experience or expensive gear to take this workshop?
This is not a Photo 101 class – you should have a decent working knowledge of your camera gear and how the Exposure Triangle (aperture, shutter speed & ISO) works.
What about transportation?
Participants are responsible for their own transportation.
What camera equipment do you recommend I bring?
● Your DSLR Camera that is capable of full manual mode including focusing and high ISO settings – full frame bodies are highly preferable (crop sensor bodies will certainly work, they are just not optimal)
● Your camera’s user manual (you should familiarize yourself with this anyway to use your camera to its fullest potential)
● Camera lens capable of f/2.8 or faster – wide angle lenses of 24mm or wider work best (although lenses capable of f/3.5 minimum speed can work they are not optimal)
● Tripod – A strong, solid tripod is an absolute necessity for night photography
● Extra camera batteries
● Extra memory cards
● Shutter release cable / wireless remote
● Headlamp or flashlight with red light capability
What should I wear?
● Boots or shoes with decent tread are necessary. Photography locations will be in areas with uneven terrain including sand, tree roots, rocks, seaweed & tidal pools but nothing that should bother anyone who is in decent shape. Anyone who has balance issues should contact us before signing up.
● Layers are recommended – you can always take off jackets / sweaters / sweatshirts
Should I be concerned about ticks?
Yes. All outdoor activities in New England carry the risk of picking up these nasty hitchhikers. Please use bug repellent that you can apply to your skin, or even better, permethrin, which you apply to clothes you plan on wearing in the field. Also, give yourself an extensive review when you get home at night to check for ticks.
What happens if the weather doesn’t cooperate?
Bad weather is good weather to landscape photographers. If you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes. There are many idioms that apply to the weather, and if you don’t already know, following the weather is one of our favorite things to do!
What does my tuition cover?
3-night accommodations, 3 breakfasts, welcome cocktails, farewell dinner, most amenities at Linekin Bay, photography instruction (for those who purchased the photography option).
Should I bring a laptop?
Yes – bring your laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop installed to learn techniques for processing in the digital darkroom.