Friday May 24th to Monday May 27th • Solon, Maine
Featuring classic New England in the Spring
Instructor: Don Toothaker
Recommended prerequisite: Basic Knowledge of your Camera
All Skill Levels Welcome
Group Size: Limited to 6-8 attendees
Spring in the woods of Maine is an exciting time for creativity. Each May, the woods come alive with new growth that will inspire any photographer. Colorful wildflowers, blooming trees, streams, waterfalls, the night sky, and local culture all make for fantastic photo opportunities as we explore, learn, and create in and around the rural town of Solon, Maine.
Solon, and the Evergreens Campground, will host our Spring Photo Adventure: a four-day workshop featuring hands on instruction during daily field trips, in-depth classroom discussion, and professional guidance in a rustic, relaxed atmosphere.
Solon is a small town at the edge of some of Maine’s premier wilderness areas. Once home to a vibrant farming and logging industry, Solon is now a quiet village that caters to outdoorsmen and eco-tourism year round.
The homey Evergreen Campground is situated along the banks of the historic Kennebec River amid towering pine trees, stately maples, and beautiful birch. This peaceful setting is where attendees will stay in rustic cabins. All meals will be served in the log-hewn lodge, along the historic Kennebec River at the Evergreens Campground, where we will also hold classes and presentations. Daily field trips will provide everyone with a variety of subjects that showcase the beauty and diversity of the region.
Skill Sets: All Levels of Photographers are Welcome
Physical Activity: Low/Medium. The longest hike we will go on will be 1/2 mile, round trip, and there will be some slightly tricky terrain, but this will be minimal.
During this Workshop We will Cover:
• Use of Lenses
• Use of Light Modifiers
• Subject Development
• Creative Thinking
• Shooting in Low Light
• Long Exposures
• Use of Filters (polarizers and ND)
• Image Processing
• Image Review
• Image Critiquing
•Cost of lodging
•Cost of most meals, provided by the Evergreen’s Restaurant
•Daily excursions in and around locations in Solon
•In-field instruction at each location
•Image Discussion and Review
What’s not included:
•Transportation to and from Solon, Maine
Regarding cabin accommodation:
Please note that there are 5 cabins on the Evergreens campground and we have rented all of them. With this in mind, our excursion will have an absolute maximum of 6-8 attendees.
As the Evergreens campground states on their site, “Our small cabins sleep up to 5 comfortably and our 2 large, two-story cabins sleep up to 11 each.” Each cabin is fully furnished with single beds, carpeting, electricity, bathrooms with hot and cold running water, shower, sink and toilet. The cabins are open concept.
To make only a deposit, select the “Deposit Only” box below. All payments are due 30-days prior to the workshop.
Upon signing up for this walk, you will receive a confirmation email. This will list more specific instructions regarding this workshop.
Please read our Cancellation Policy before signing up.