FOREVER I’ve always wanted to photograph lighthouses. The last few years I’ve been wanting to visit Acadia National Park. Earlier this year I tried to make plans to make it to Acadia but the cards didn’t fall into the right places.
To be honest I really don’t get into workshops. I have nothing against them; I like to go off the beaten path and shoot what people tend to forget. But sometimes you have to look at what you want to accomplish, your safety and take it from there. I’m glad I did.
I attended the Maine Lighthouse & Autumn Leaves at Portland Workshop, 10-14 October. This workshop (and a few others) are run by Robert “Bob” Fawcett, co-owner of Fawcett Photography (https://robertfawcett.smugmug.com). What was great about this workshop is that 1) I was able to shoot sunrises and sunsets, 2) I went to areas that I would have not gone to by myself, 3) learn new things techniques with photography, and 4) I was safe.
Before the workshop began, I went up a day ahead to shoot with Bob. I’ve known Bob for over 20 years and we worked together for many of years. Not only did we shoot we caught up on old times and life.
We went to shoot Nubble Lighthouse, which is located in Cape Neddick, York, Maine. This lighthouse is located close to 100’ offshore. It’s probably one of the few that you can’t go inside (but don’t quote me on that). I was able to photograph this lighthouse three times: late evening, sunset and sunrise. Not only was it fun to shoot but it was also fun talking with other photographers.
Did I learn something from shooting the Nubble Lighthouse? Yes I did! Bob enjoys teaching photography and I enjoy mixing his knowledge and mine together.
When you’ve been dying to go to a place to shoot and things just don’t line up, look into finding a photography buddy to shoot with or find a workshop.
Gear used: Fujifilm X-T30, Fujifilm XF18-135mm f/3.5-6.5R LM OIS WR lens, URTH ND filters.
Don’t forget to check out FAWCETT PHOTOGRAPHY: (https://robertfawcett.smugmug.com). Look under “Workshops”.
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HAPPY SHOOTING!! 😁😁