Photographing Acadia National Park Sponsored by Formatt Hitech

  • B&H 420, 9th Avenue New York, NY, 10011 United States

Speakers: Chris Nicholson

Event Type: Photography

Skill Level: Intermediate

Location: B&H Event Space


Acadia National Park is fringed by Maine’s quintessential rocky shores, serving as a final crashing point for waves that have come from distant places in the Atlantic Ocean. The surrounding bays and open waters are home to picturesque lighthouses and harbors of lobster boats, as well as seals, whales and countless sea birds. The interior of the park features rustic carriage roads and stone bridges, groves of birch and aspen, forest ponds and marshes, and trails that meander by waterfalls and over granite-topped mountains.
All of this and more make Acadia National Park one of the premier playgrounds for photographers in the Northeast. Moreover, Acadia is one of the very few national parks within a day’s drive of New York City, serving as an excellent destination for photo trips long and short.
Chris Nicholson, author of “Photographing National Parks,” first photographed Acadia in 1997, and has since returned about a dozen times. In this presentation he will share strategies and stories from working in the park, including information about places to stay, specific gear to consider bringing to an Acadia shoot, iconic and off-the-beaten-path locations, and subjects a photographer can expect to find during different times of year.
Just like the National Park Service, Acadia is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2016. The presentation will also include news about centennial events scheduled for the park, including photography retreats, winter and night-sky festivals, wildlife seminars and more.

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson is a photographer and writer based in the Northeast, and is author of the book "Photographing National Parks." He is also a workshop leader, working with National Parks at Night to bring participants to magical and majestic destinations for extraordinary night photography adventures. A magazine editor for ten years, Chris has worked independently since 2004, with his photography and writing appearing in over 30 publications, including Wired, Men’s Health and the New York Times. He is also a book editor for National Parks Traveler, writes for websites such as Naturescapes and B&H Exlpora, and lectures at various photography conferences and events around the U.S.