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Ellsworth Adult and Community Education



Photography

See the World in a Different Way as You Learn Photography-Techniques, Tips and Trips

$89

with George Blumenschein, Sr.

Calendar Apr 3, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

By focusing first on what you see and then on how to capture your own vision of what’s before you, you’ll be well on the road to making your camera work for you. It’s easier than you might think! 

If you’re ready to explore how you see what’s around you, learn and share with others, and experiment, this is the course for you. If you’re intimidated by all the settings and functions on your camera and wondering if these mysteries will be solved - indeed, that will be one of the keys to capturing what you see.

The class is four evening sessions, and an early morning Saturday field trip. There will be assignments, as experimenting is critical to the journey. You don’t need a fancy camera for this course, whatever device you have on hand will be just right. Do you know how to share photos by email or by using a thumb drive? If not, contact our program before the course begins and we will teach you how to do this.  This is an in-person class.

  • Wednesday, April 3, 6:00p-7:00p
  • Wednesday, April 10, 6:00p-7:00p
  • Wednesday, April 17-No class
  • Wednesday, April 24, 6:00p-7:00p
  • Saturday, May 4, early am-time TBD by the group
  • Wednesday, May 8, 6:00p-7:00p

George Blumenschein, Sr., a landscape photography veteran with over 20 years of expertise, skillfully captures the world's beauty through his seasoned lens. His images, frozen moments in time, transport viewers to awe-inspiring landscapes, showcasing a deep appreciation for nature's wonders.

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise at the Maine Maritime Museum

$180

with Steve McGrath

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 , runs for 1 week

If you’d like to capture the beauty of coastal Maine lighthouses, this might be just the course for you.  You’ll start online focusing on camera settings that you may want to use out on the water.  Then you’ll have the chance to experiment and take lots of photos using different settings and sharing techniques and approaches  on the cruise.  The final online session you share and learn from each others’ experience and photos.   This workshop is for beginner and intermediate photographers. $180.00 does not include the $60 cruise ticket 

  • Friday, 04/19/24 Online from 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sunday, 04/21/24  Lighthouse Lovers Cruise time TBD
  • Wednesday 04/24/24  Online Critique Class 6:00pm-8:00pm 

See up to 10 of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, Seguin Island Light Station, Cuckolds Light, Ram Island Light, Burnt Island Light, and Hendricks Head Light (4 hours).

Cruise comfortably with plenty of space to move around the open upper deck and enclosed lower deck. All cruise fees include admission.  In-person ticket sales end 20 minutes prior to departure; boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure. Please plan your arrival accordingly. 

For more information and tickets, contact Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530, Telephone: 207.443.1316.

Steve McGrath is a professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been creating images for 20 years.  Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies.  His love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion.  Steve was an active member of the Gateway Camera Club for many years, and has won many ribbons and awards at fairs and competitions through the club and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.

Lighthouse and Puffin Photography-Bar Harbor

$180

with Steve McGrath

Calendar May 23, 2024 , runs for 1 week

If you’d like to capture the beauty of coastal Maine wildlife and lighthouses, this is the course for you! 

You’ll start the class online, focusing on camera settings that you may want to use out on the water.  Then you’ll have the chance to experiment and take lots of photos using different settings and sharing techniques and approaches on the cruise.  For the final online session, you share and learn from each others’ experience and photos.  This workshop is for beginner and intermediate photographers. The $180 registration fee does not include the ticket for the cruise. You will need to purchase that ticket separately.  Course is limited to 15 students.

  • Thu 05/23/24 - Online class 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sun 05/26/24 - Cruise out of Bar Harbor
  • Tue 05/28/24 - Online Critique Class 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Make up date, if needed, 05/30/24

For more information about the cruise and purchasing tickets, contact Bar Harbor Whale Watch.

Steve McGrath is a professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been creating images for 20 years.  Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies.  His love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion.  Steve was an active member of the Gateway Camera Club for many years, and has won many ribbons and awards at fairs and competitions through the club and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.





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