Hosted by: Hank Gans
Aug. 21-26, 2017. Attendees arrive Aug. 20/depart Aug. 27
East Wind Inn, Tenants Harbor, Maine


Join PDN Great Outdoors Competition winner and DxO Image Master, Hank Gans for an incredible four day photographic exploration of Midcoast Maine.

Workshop attendees will stay at the East Wind Inn, which sits on the rocky shore of Tenants Harbor on Maine’s Saint George Peninsula. All of the rooms we have reserved for attendees at the Inn have wonderful views of the highly photogenic, working fishing and lobstering harbor. Stunning scenery and dramatic seascapes will be just outside your door.

Great photo opportunities abound as we photograph lobster boats heading out to drop their traps in Penobscot Bay, ascend to the lamp rooms of nearby Rockland and Owls Head lighthouses and photograph the Milky Way rising behind nearby Marshall’s Point light. We will be just a few minutes away from Port Clyde, another of Maine’s most photogenic working harbors, and a short drive to the incredible natural rock formations of Pemaquid Point.

During this workshop, the East Wind Inn will be the hub from which we venture out in all directions to explore with our cameras. Our initial photographic exploration will be of Tenant’s Harbor, itself, the morning after our arrival. Breakfast, included with the cost of your room, will follow in the Inn’s Wan-E-Set restaurant, or, if weather permits, on the Inn’s veranda overlooking the harbor. After some leisure time we will have our first mid-morning class in the East Wind Inn’s Quarry Tavern where Hank will review your photographs and help you process your images using Photoshop CC2017 and related plugins every morning of the workshop.

Guidance can be given on all aspects of your creative workflow from shooting though the finished photograph.

We’ll photograph Port Clyde’s lobster boats heading out at sunrise and returning from the sea at sunset. We’ll travel on the mail boat from Port Clyde to Monhegan Island for an always memorable and very photographable day trip.

The workshop attendees will be exploring the country where Andrew Wyeth lived and painted and where his son, Jamie, continues to create his incredible images. Locations will include Harjula’s Farm and the Olson House, home to Christina Olson. Both Christina and her house were the subjects of Andrew Wyeth’s painting, Christina World. Jamie’s Wyeth’s boat, the Dreadnaught, is docked near his Tenants Harbor home next to the East Wind Inn, awaiting to transport him to his studio on Southern Island at the mouth of Tenant’s Harbor. Jamie Wyeth sightings have happened during past workshops; indeed, one lucky workshop attendee was surprised when Jamie walked up and introduced himself to her. This is Wyeth country and for good reason; the people, landscapes and seascapes of the area are so striking.

After photographing the dramatic shoreline and lighthouse at Pemaquid Point we will enjoy and photograph the charm of nearby New Harbor, a working harbor for lobstering, from the deck of Shaw’s Wharf where we will dine afterwards.

We’ll walk on the breakwater in Rockland Harbor to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse where we will be allowed to climb the light’s tower to the lamp house.

Bring your long lens because we’ll take a boat from Port Clyde to Eastern Egg Rock to photograph Puffins nesting there.

We’ll ascend 412 feet by elevator to the observation tower of the new Penobscot Bay Narrows Bridge which offers an amazing view of the Maine countryside, towns and the Penobscot River. Afterwards we’ll explore historic Fort Knox located next to the bridge.

At the conclusion of the workshop, those driving south on Sunday, August 27th  can join Hank for an additional afternoon of photographic discovery at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village.

The pace of this workshop will enable you to remain at each site, discover the shot and be there when the light is right. This is a photographer’s tour and we will explore each situation thoroughly. Time will be given to the photographers to truly see and then visually interpret what is around them. Assistance by Hank Gans will be available during these times at all locations.

The 2017 Midcoast Maine Photographic Workshop attendees will see and record amazing and beautiful moments along the Maine coast. Join us!

Workshop fee: $650, not including accommodations, meals or admission fees. Book through the East Wind Inn for a 15% discount on both the workshop fee and inn accommodations.

Contact Hank Gans at 917-756-8784 or hank@hankgans.com

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