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Coed Photography Workshop


Session #1 (Oct. 9-13): SOLD OUT - Please email Colleen for waitlist.

Session #2 (Oct. 16-20, 2023): SOLD OUT - Please email Colleen for waitlist.


DATES: October 9-13, 2023 (Session #1) and October 16-20, 2023 (Session #2)
COST: $2495/person
DEPOSIT: $500/person
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately strenuous. Best suited for mobile, sure-footed participants who are capable of hiking up to two-miles roundtrip on uneven, rocky terrain while carrying their gear. Some steeper, stair-step-like climbs involved. Participants may encounter slick, wet rocks along the coast and during inclement weather.
MAX PARTICIPANTS: 10 people (co-ed)


For photographers, there may be no better time than autumn to capture the magic of Acadia National Park!

Join acclaimed instructor and outdoor photographer Colleen Miniuk--the author/photographer of the award-winning guidebook, Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How and former three-time Acadia Artist-in-Residence--on this unforgettable educational photography workshop, where you’ll have the chance to capture photographs synonymous with Acadia at the height of fall colors. Colleen knows the park like a mother knows her child, so she'll get you in the right place at the right time to make a stunning collection of spectacular autumn and coastal photographs based on your unforgettable experience in Acadia!

In an learning-intensive, supportive, and small group setting, where pushing ourselves to try new things will be encouraged, attendees will learn how to:

You'll see a combination of classic and off-the-beaten path places to catch luminous fall colors, thunderous waves crashing against the rocky shoreline, and inspiring historical locations across Acadia. You'll also have the chance to put a new spin on favorite Acadian scenes like Eagle Lake, Jordan Pond, and Boulder Beach. Explore the kaliedoscope of color as the season changes in places like the Tarn, Sieur de Monts, and Duck Brook.

**NOTE: Due to overcrowding at the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse at sunset (typically 100+ photographers crowded around a 30-foot rock slab to "get the shot") and Cadillac Mountain at sunrise (where the parking lot fills two hours before sunrise and is now on a strict reservation system), the group will not be visiting these locations during the workshop. If photographing these two locations is important to you, please plan on adding a day before or after the workshop to do so on your own.**






All cancellations must be provided in writing. Cancellations made:

If the vacated spot happens to fill prior to the workshop at any time, then a full refund, including the balance paid and the deposit minus a $100 administrative fee, will be granted.

Special COVID-19 Policy:
Should CMS Photography be required to cancel the workshop due to COVID-19 restrictions (travel, park closures, etc.), registrant will have the option of transferring workshop payment to a future workshop or receiving a full refund (inclusive of both the deposit and balance with no administration fee withheld).

There are no exceptions to this policy. CMS Photography strongly encourages you to purchase trip insurance to protect yourself in the event of unexpected circumstances preventing you from attending our workshops. 



"There is a huge difference between a photography workshop and a photography tour. Colleen runs workshops. It's the emphasis on learning that takes place which makes it a workshop, in addition to Colleen getting us to the right places at the right time (tour). While capturing beautiful images was my ultimate goal, it was her classroom presentations and in the field feedback I benefited from most. I'm very excited to apply what I learned to my photography and post processing! Plus I cannot say enough about how enjoyable and fun Colleen is! She really is quite the character!" ~Judy G.

"There is no one better equipped to take you on a photographic journey through Acadia than Colleen. Colleen is truly an inspiration and is there for you-whether you want help with composition, camera settings, post processing, or working with you to capture what inspires you at each location. I am looking forward to attending more workshops in the future." ~Pam T.

"Colleen is a warm, humorous, present, down to earth human being who knows Acadia cold and is an excellent teacher. She encourages and facilitates people to stretch and to keep learning." ~Andrew G.

"Recipe for the perfect Acadia photo workshop: Colleen's expert knowledge of the terrain, her flexibility in modifying the itinerary as weather changes, her artistic clarity in image-review sessions, & Acadia's exquisite beauty." ~Fred O.

"Your workshops are so different from others I have attended. The time spent slowing down and paying attention to mindfulness has been invaluable. Writing a haiku was quite the challenge but so worthwhile. Thank you for the wonderful company and the special and thought- provoking assignments, not to mention “critingo!”--Toby S.

"Whether a beginner or advance photographer, Colleen has the knowledge and patience to help you truly experience what it is to photograph the beauty of Acadia national Park in its fall colors. Without a doubt, I will be attending another workshop by Colleen!" --Lindsay G.

"Colleen's experience with photography equipment and approaches will motivate you to know more and to learn from guided practice. She is one the most effective teachers of photography we know."--John and Kathy W.

"Colleen is extremely knowledgeable about Acadia and the best sites for photography, including many that are not very crowded. The size of the group is small and so there is a lot of one on one time for everyone with Colleen in the field. I would highly recommend the Acadia workshop for all levels!" --Sharon P.

"Colleen is very knowledgeable about Acadia National Park due to her times of residency there. I would recommend attending any of her workshops there or elsewhere that she offers a workshop." ~Steve B.

"Colleen Miniuk-Sperry is the consummate artist minus an attitude. She loves to teach and she loves Acadia. This workshop is a happy combination of her talents and interests." -- Martin H.

"As a beginner, I worried the instruction would be "over my head" but Colleen was a great teacher and included information for all experience levels in our workshop. I am definitely a better photographer after this workshop and it was fun!" --Cathy N.

"This workshop was truly outstanding - a great balance between classroom work and mentoring in the field from a charismatic instructor." -- George B.

“I’ve been to many workshops but this one was the most fun and provided me with a wealth of knowledge on how to improve.” -- Chris S.

"I really appreciate the critique sessions. Colleen gives excellent advice while valuing the work that you have already created." -- Carlene D.


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