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Ellsworth Adult Education

Downeast Coastal Maine Lighthouse Photography Workshop and Cruise

with Steve McGrath


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This workshop starts with an instructional live online session using ZOOM, followed by a field session on a Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company 3-hour Puffin & Lighthouse Tour, followed by a final live online review and critique session on ZOOM. 

In the first live online class, we'll start by learning camera settings, aperture, shutter, ISO, white balance and other compositional techniques critical to lighthouse photography.  The following Saturday, we’ll meet in Bar Harbor at Bar Harbor Whale Watch at 8:30a for a 9:30a departure. During the tour, we’ll focus on photographing the puffins and  lighthouses, sharing techniques and approaches. Finally, we’ll meet online the following Friday to share, learn and critique our images. The registration fee for this workshop includes the cost of the cruise.  Limited to 15 students.  This workshop is for beginner and intermediate photographers.


Friday 06/03/22, 7:00p-8:30p-Live online class using ZOOM 

Saturday  06/11/22,  8:30a-1:00p-In-person Puffin & Lighthouse Cruise Session, Bar Harbor Whale Watch, Bar Harbor, Maine. 

Friday 06/17/22, 7:00p-8:30p-Live online class using ZOOM

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. Then 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 group and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.

  • Jun 3 - 17th, 2022
    Fri - Sat for 3 weeks

Hybrid (combination of online and in person)



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