Capturing the Night, an Astro-Landscape Photography Workshop at Acadia National Park
Ander Naturalist Photography Gallery


  • Driftwood at Sand Beach
  • Sand Beach
  • Eagle Lake Bridge
  • Comet Lovejoy
  • The Bubbles at Jordan Pond
  • Otter Point
  • Clouds and stars
  • Clouds and stars
  • Eagle Lake and the Milky Way
  • Cadillac Mt. View
  • Stanley Brook Bridge

2017 Capturing the Night Photography Workshop

Schoodic Institute

Don't put your camera away just because the sun has set. With today's digital cameras, taking photographs at night is easier than ever and a lot of fun.

Come join our Capturing the Night Workshop where we examine Astro-Landscape Photography, Night Photography and Light Painting. This workshop is for the amateur to the professional photographer. If you wish to learn how to successfully capture night images, have the required equipment and understand what the requirements refer to (see Requirements below), then this is the workshop for you. Depending on the weather, the group will gather on the coast at Schoodic Point in Acadia National Park and photograph the Milky Way galactic span over the Atlantic Ocean where we have the darkest skies along the U.S. east coast. We will explore light painting and discuss various techniques for achieving powerful night images.

2017 Workshop Schedule: To be Determined

- - In September as part of the Acadia Night Sky Festival

Friday Sept. 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm - the Rockefeller Hall, Schoodic Institute
Saturday Sept. 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm - the Rockefeller Hall, Schoodic Institute

Schoodic Institute

Workshop Particulars:

Cost: $65.00 per person

For reservations, call: 207-288-1310

Also ask about lodging at the Schoodic Institute Campus

The Moore Auditorium at night, Schoodic Institute

Required Equipment:
• A digital single lens reflex (DSLR), a mirrorless camera or rangefinder camera (please no camera phones or point&shoot cameras) with a minimum of:
            • 1600 ISO (prefer 6400)
            • Manual Mode - aperture and speed settings (especially “Bulb”)
            • Manual Focus capable
            • Remote Trigger (wired or wireless)

• Sturdy Tripod

• Flashlight and/or External Camera Strobe/Flash (for light painting)

Recommended Equipment:

            • A wide angle lens with a fast f /stop 2.8 or better
            • Headlight LED Flashlight (red filter preferred)
            • Warm Clothing, Gloves and Hat
            • Timer – Remote trigger timer, glow watch with second hand or a glow stopwatch
            • Note pad & pencil/pen
            • Spare Batteries
            • Lens drying cloth (micro fiber)
            • Mosquito Repellent (a must at times)
            • Bottle of Water & maybe a snack

Optional equipment:

            • Star Tracker
            • iPhone or computer controlled trigger
            • Lens Defogger (heater or fan)


It is important that you know your equipment and how to use it. Setting ISO, manual shutter speed, Bulb and f-stop in the dark can be tricky, so be familiar with these functions of your camera prior to the workshop.
Please visit my Night Photo Tips Page and Understanding Exposure

Night Sky workshop at SchoodicAcadia National Park at Schoodic Point

2014 Capture the Night Workshop at Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park