Photo Tour: Explore Vinalhaven Island, Sept 16-19
Come along on this journey and slow down to `island time’. Discover the gems of this community that is 12-miles from the mainland and you’ll experience the allure that has artists coming back. Photo emphasis will be on developing your artistic eye.
Join us and immerse yourself in island-life. This tour is perfect for all skill levels and all camera types. Be swept away by the culture, the pace, the quaintness, the people, the landscape, and the ocean views. Activities may include nature trails hikes, visiting a working artist’s studio, diving into the rich history at the museum, taking a boat ride for a picnic lunch to a nearby deserted island, a skiff ride across Fox Island Thoroughfare to the neighboring island of North Haven, exploring a busy working harbor with one of the largest lobstering fleets on the Maine coast, or swimming in the crystal clear water at a quarry.
This image-making adventure will include photo demonstrations and discussions, exercises to practice techniques, and critiques. Group size will be small and you’ll have a lot of individual attention. You will be met at your skill level with guidance to build on your camera handling techniques and to expand your personal vision with tips on seeing and composition. Emphasis will be on developing your artistic eye and working with the camera controls that support it. Take advantage of around-the-clock photo opportunities with island sunsets, ocean sunrises, and the evening sky in between. The dates of this tour were planned around the New Moon so that the stars and planets will be most visible.
Excursions to hard-to-find locations and hidden spots offer beautiful bay scenery, serene preserves, granite quarries, spruce-covered islands, rocky coastlines, and working farms. Dee has been bringing photographers to Vinalhaven for more than 30 years. Her connections there will allow you to experience the island like a local.