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About Acadia Photo Safari
Acadia Photo Safaris are hands-on nature photography tours conducted in Acadia National Park and led by Howie Motenko, a local, professional photographer. Every photo safari explores camera setting choices, creating compelling and engaging compositions and developing a photographic awareness enabling you to capture Acadia's natural beauty. All photographers and all skill levels (beginner and beyond) are taught in a small, intimate group (limited to 6 participants) during our 3-hour photography tour. Safaris are offered in the mornings, afternoons or evenings to suit your schedule.
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doc2lon wrote a review Jul 2021
Linwood, New Jersey USA17 contributions3 helpful votes
Great trip! Josh was a terrific guide; informative and knowledgeable. Took us to the best spots in Acadia for photos and provided good back story as well. Didn't need much instruction on the technical end, so this was a great morning out with the camera in all of the right places. Kudos!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Cassandra wrote a review Jul 2021
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Josh was amazing! He had so much knowledge about photography and Acadia. Brought us to some beautiful spots without the crowds. Taught us so much about our camera and lenses in 3 hrs. We really enjoyed it and would highly recommend if you want some great pointers for photos.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Docbern wrote a review Jul 2021
Middletown, Delaware6 contributions
My wife and I took the Ocean Drive workshop with Josh, an experienced photographer who teaches photo courses at a local college. He took time to learn about our knowledge and skill levels before tailoring the workshop to improve our skill sets. And he accomplished his goal - my wife learned basic skills in composition. While our tour took us to many sites along the Park Loop road, Josh also explained the geologic features of the sites and taught us about the people who contributed to the park improvements we saw. This was an excellent workshop to enhance skills and provide and informative experience of Acadia. I highly recommend Acadia Photo Safari to anyone with an interest in photography.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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tweetMaryland wrote a review Jul 2021
maryland95 contributions21 helpful votes
I spoke with Howie to find out information about this tour. He was lovely to speak with, so full of information. I had lots of questions, and he was kind enough to answer all of them. This tour wasn’t exactly what I expected. I thought we were just going to a few locations and I would be told how to take the pictures. Josh was our tour guide. He actually spent about 45 minutes talking to us about taking pictures and information about my camera. I learned way more than I expected to. He is also full of information,not only about photography but about the area. In general we went to places that we would not have gone to on our own, so that was a perk.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Ken M wrote a review Jun 2021
Milford, Connecticut10 contributions3 helpful votes
On my first trip to Acadia and Bar Harbor for a week long vacation, I decided to weave in a couple of private guided 4 hour photo workshops. I found Acadia Photo Safaris very easy to work with from the booking to the actual workshops. I took the Ocean Drive workshop with Josh and the Night Sky workshop with Howie. Both Josh and Howie are super knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. They easily adapted to my level of knowledge and provided value-added information to enhance my skills. I highly recommend Acadia Photo Safari!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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