Fall in Acadia Photo Workshop

5 Days - Portland, ME
Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2021
Activity Level
Skill Level
All Levels


Includes single supplement.

Registration deadline: August 8, 2021

Pay a deposit of $750.00 per item

Spend five days photographing spectacular scenes in Acadia National Park with photographer, Beth Ruggiero-York.  During the workshop, our group will be based in the charming town of Bar Harbor, gateway to Acadia, with its ocean views and nautical ambiance.


During the workshop, there will be an abundance of photo opportunities including capturing fall color at all times of the day, shooting the beautiful woodland areas, rocky beaches, carriage bridges, and enjoying a night shoot on Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain in Acadia with amazing views.


Throughout the workshop, the group will have opportunities to improve their photography while shooting everything from vivid sunrises and sunsets to macro shooting, long exposures, and intimate landscapes.  Join us in Acadia for what will be one of your most memorable photo experiences.

Workshop includes:

  • Photography instruction
  • Four nights lodging based on single occupancy*
  • Round trip transportation from Portland, ME**
  • Water, snacks, a picnic lunch, and a group dinner
  • Park permit and entrance fees
  • Post-workshop critiques

*Double occupancy permitted for two participants traveling together.  A discount will be provided.

**Group transportation is included in the workshop fee with a maximum of 5 passengers per vehicle.  Should COVID pandemic concerns continue to warrant self-driving, your workshop fee will be adjusted accordingly.


Please be aware that shooting locations stated in this itinerary may change. Each day we will determine which locations are best based on lighting and weather conditions. We want to give you the best possible photo opportunities.


Day 1 – Sunday, October 10, 2021

  • Depart Portland for Bar Harbor, Maine.
  • Break for lunch prior to arrival at the hotel.
  • The group will meet in the hotel conference room for an orientation with Beth Ruggiero-York.
  • Mid-afternoon the group will check-in to their hotel rooms
  • Late afternoon the group will depart for the afternoon and sunset shoot at Bass Harbor Lighthouse.
  • Dinner


Day 2Monday, October 11, 2021

  • The group will begin the day with a sunrise shoot at Boulder Beach.
  • After sunrise, we will continue along Ocean Drive to Thunder Hole to capture more fall color photo opportunities.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing on our way for more great photo stops.
  • Our afternoon will be spent exploring and photographing Jordan Pond
  • Late afternoon will we head up Cadillac Mountain for our sunset shoot.
  • Return to town for dinner.


Day 3 – Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Sunrise shoot at Long Pond, a beautiful spot for reflections. After sunrise and breakfast, gather for a critique of your new images. Down time in the afternoon in preparation for a night shoot on Cadillac Mountain.


Day 4Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Today, we’ll explore the historic carriage road and bridges at various locations.
  • Return to town for lunch and image download.
  • Early afternoon we will hold a critique session.
  • In the late afternoon, we will head out to Eagle Lake for a sunset shoot.
  • Farewell dinner.


Day 5Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Our last morning will begin with a sunrise shoot at Bubble Pond.
  • The group will return to the hotel to pack and check out.
  • Before departing for our return trip we will have lunch in Bar Harbor.
  • Return to Portland in the afternoon along US Rte. 1 (possible shooting if time allows).
  • Workshop adjourns.

Physical Rating: Easy to Moderate
This workshop is relatively easy to navigate.  Most locations involve short walking distances from vehicles.  Participants should have solid stability and exercise caution when maneuvering across the rocky coastlines and beach areas.

The Workshop will Depart from / Return to:

Hilton Garden Inn
145 Jetport Blvd
Portland, ME 04102
Phone: (207) 828-1117

Pre-night and post-night rooms are available through a courtesy block with the hotel. Participants are required to make their own reservations and pay for these dates.


Lodging During the Workshop

Bar Harbor Inn
1 Newport Drive
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone:  (928) 674-5000

During our visit to Acadia National Park,  participants will stay at the historic Bar Harbor Inn. This lodging is included in your workshop fee based on single occupancy.  Double occupancy is permitted for two participants traveling together. A discount will be provided.

Beth Ruggiero-York
SPECIAL TERMS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC:  Any 2021 workshop registration purchased between August 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020, will be entitled to a 100% refund up to 30 days prior to departure.  Your final payment will also be extended to 30 days prior to the workshop.


There are a number of reputable companies that provide Travel Insurance.  For your convenience, we offer travel protection through TravelEx Insurance Services.  For more information on the available plans or to enroll, go to www.travelexinsurance.comor contact TravelEx Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 03-0147.  Travel Insurance is underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, NAIC #22276. W20


Should you find it necessary to cancel your workshop, the following cancellation policy applies – NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • 91 days or more prior to the start of the workshop your deposit will be refunded less $100
  • 90 days full payment is due
  • 61-90 days your workshop fees will be refunded in the form of an AHPS Store Credit Voucher less $100 administrative fee.  Voucher is good for 18 months.
  • * 60 days or less until departure – No refund.

* If we are able to fill your seat and the workshop runs at full enrollment we will refund your workshop fees less $100 administrative fee.


NOTE:  Workshop bookings including, but not limited to, outfitters, permit agencies, lodging and more are requiring firm financial commitments at 90 days.  Therefore, in order to continue to bring you to great destinations, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined above. We recognize cancellations can some time be unavoidable that is why securing a Travel Protection Plan is highly encouraged.


Arizona Highways PhotoScapes reserves the right to cancel or change any workshop if our minimum enrollment is not met or if situations beyond our control arise that may create unsafe or undesirable travel conditions.  Any cancelation or postponement as a result of situations beyond our control, AHPS does not promise any refunds or credits.  If and when feasible, we will attempt to reschedule the workshop at a later date.  Alternatively, we may decide to issue you credit for a future workshop, or issue a refund, less any non-refundable deposits we have paid to workshop providers on your behalf.


Please note that AHPS is not liable for any additional participant expenses incurred such as airfare, hotel accommodations or any other components booked outside of the workshop.


PAYMENT TERMS:  A minimum deposit is due at registration to reserve your space.  Please refer to the specific workshop for the required deposit.  Final payments are due 90 days prior to departure.  Approximately 15 days prior to the due date you will receive a reminder email that your balance is coming due.