Rainbow Reflections

Maine Coast Crawl - July 15-20 2020

Sunrise, Sunset & Night Sky • 6 Day Workshop

Please read our Mission Statement for info regarding Mike's teaching style.

Visit the General Overview & Itinerary Info page for more information about gear specifics, clothing, weather, etc.

While no knowledge of night photography techniques is required for this workshop, please understand this is not a Photo 101 class - you should have a decent working knowledge of your camera gear and how the Exposure Triangle (aperture, shutter speed & ISO) works. Please contact us with any questions or concerns BEFORE signing up for this workshop. Thanks.

Taylor Photography is thrilled to be teaming up once again with our good friend and photography instructor Martin Radigan to offer a 6 day photography workshop along Maine's rugged coastline. Big thanks to Martin for allowing us to use some of his images on this page.

We co-hosted a coast crawl in July 2019 with Martin that was a total blast so we decided we needed to do it again. Martin lives in Maryland not far from where Mike grew up and his family has a cottage on the Maine mid-coast where Martin has been visiting for years. His knowledge of scenic Maine spots and chasing the best light is a great combination for this workshop.

We will be shooting sunrises, sunsets, and the night sky as we head northeast from the southern coast, through the mid-coast area and wrapping up our adventure in the heart of Acadia National Park. We'll be chasing the light to capture the best conditions during the daytime hours and we've also planned this workshop around the New Moon cycle to maximize the visibility of the features of the night sky. 

This is a comprehensive workshop with an emphasis on in the field shooting and chasing the best light that will consist of 5 days/nights and 1 day of Processing instruction and image reviews / critiques.


July 15-17: Home Base: Brunswick, ME

July 17-20: Home Base: Bar Harbor, ME

Some of the areas on our schedule to visit depending on weather and lighting conditions:

• Mackerel Cove / Lookout Point

• Portland Head Lighthouse

• Five Islands / Popham Beach / Reid State Park

• Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

• Marshall Point Lighthouse / Port Clyde

• Castine harbor

• Deer isle / Stonington

• Acadia National Park: Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, Boulder Beach, Hunters Beach, Eagle Lake, Jordan Pond, Cadillac Mountain, etc.

*We will talk with all participants regarding itinerary changes depending on weather conditions & forecast

In The Field Photography: Over six days we will explore approximately a dozen scenic locations along the Maine coast. We will be covering the entire skill set of shooting during all times of day with our main focus being sunrises, sunsets and at night including the techniques involved in taking very long exposures for foregrounds to blend with sky shots and how to use LED panels strategically to illuminate landscape features. We will also be covering the process of shooting horizontal panoramas as time permits. Martin, Mike and Sonia will help each participant with composition, lighting, troubleshooting, etc.

Classroom Instruction: Our classroom time will consist of processing tutorials and techniques via Lightroom & Photoshop and some of our favorite plug-ins to create remarkable images. Bring your laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop installed to learn techniques for processing in the digital darkroom. As time allows we will do some image critiques as well.

Home Base: Our home base for this workshop will be held in Brunswick at the Travelers Inn (800-457-3364) for the first 2 nights July 15-17 and at the Edenbrook Motel in Bar Harbor (207-288-4975) for the last 4 nights July 17-20. We will arrange for a conference room to be used on July 31 for our classroom / processing session in Bar Harbor. To reserve your rooms, please contact the hotels and tell them you're with the Radigan/Taylor Maine Coast Crawl Photography Workshop in July. You are of course free to stay anywhere in the areas we will be visiting, but these hotels will be used as our meeting spots before heading out into the field.

Lodging, transportation and meals are not included in the investment amount. We will be carpooling to the photography locations.

More specific information regarding meet up time & location and a PDF covering the essentials of night photography will be sent out to participants via email well before the workshop date. All participants will receive a hard copy of the PDF handout to go over during our meet-and-greet session.

Physical Requirements: Boots or shoes with decent tread are necessary. Photography locations will be in areas with uneven terrain including sand, tree roots, rocks, seaweed & tidal pools but nothing that should bother anyone who is in decent shape. Anyone who has balance issues should contact us before signing up.

Availability: This workshop is limited to a maximum of 8 participants for a client to instructor ratio of 4:1. We will breaking up into smaller groups to photograph certain areas.

Investment: $2,299 per participant - Alumni discount of 20% if you've taken a previous workshop with Taylor Photography or Martin Radigan Photography. A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to reserve a spot or you may pay in full. The balance is due 60 days before the workshop or your reservation will be subject to cancellation. Please contact us ASAP if issues arise.

If you have a friend or significant other who would like to attend the workshop but not participate as a photographer, they will still need to register as a participant by paying 50% of the investment amount and sign the required waiver & consent form before we head out into the field. It is important that we have an accurate headcount for each workshop.

If you have any hesitation about signing up, check out the Testimonials page where clients have shared their experiences.

Payment: Use the PayPal buttons below to pay the full amount, a 50% deposit or the remaining balance.

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