1 Day PhotoPills and Astrophotography Bootcamp in Bar Harbor, Maine – October 13, 2018


Join Adam Woodworth and Rafael Pons (The Bard of PhotoPills) for a full day of learning and adventure. Get ready to learn how to plan, shoot and post process any Milky Way photo you can imagine. You'll also learn how to plan all your Sun and Moon shots (and much more). After the theory class, we'll enjoy photographing the sunset, followed by the Milky Way with Moonset. (The moon will be at 25% and visible until 9pm, but will make for some interesting Milky Way photos!) Note: The Milky Way images on this page are examples of shots from Acadia, but not all will be possible in October with the angle of the Milky Way that late in the season.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
Next to Acadia National Park


Saturday, October 13th, 2018


Max 18 Students




This 1 day class will cover planning night and daytime landscape photographs with the PhotoPills app (available for iOS and Android), shooting techniques for the Milky Way, and post-processing examples of Milky Way photos. After the class there is an optional meet-up in Acadia National Park, right next to Bar Harbor, for sunset and night photography. We will have a catered lunch of assorted sandwiches.

The class will be presented in a lecture style of presentations and software demos.

This workshop is held on October 13th, which should be right around peak fall color in Acadia. I highly recommend staying for a few days to photograph the fall colors!

NOTE: The Milky Way images on this page are examples of shots from Acadia, but not all will be possible in October with the angle of the Milky Way that late in the season.


Class Location

The class will be held at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Events Center, 119 Eden St (Route 3), Bar Harbor, Maine.

Class Program

Note, we will have short breaks during the class sessions.

9:00am – 9:30am: Meet Up in the classroom and Introductions
9:30am – 10:30am: Introduction to PhotoPills
10:30am – 12:00pm: Milky Way and Star Trails Planning with PhotoPills

BREAK FOR LUNCH – Catered assortment of soup and sandwiches

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Sun and Moon Planning with PhotoPills
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Milky Way Photography – Shooting Techniques
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Milky Way Post Processing – Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and Star Stacking
4:00pm – Q&A


5:30pm: Photography escape to the Sunset & Milky Way in Acadia National Park
**NOTE: The Moon, with a phase of 25%, will be over the horizon during the night shooting. The goal is to capture the Milky Way and the Moonset in the frame. The Moon will look like the sun in the resulting image creating a stunning effect. Wait and see!

Sunset is at 5:52pm
Vertical Milky Way at 8:00pm
Moonset at 9:00pm 


What You Need to Bring

You’ll want your phone or tablet loaded with PhotoPills installed. You should also bring your camera equipment to go out and shoot in Acadia! Please see the required and recommended equipment lists on my other workshops page. You may also want to bring your laptop to edit photos or take notes during class.

Park Passes

You will need to bring or purchase an Acadia National Park pass, or annual NPS pass, if you wish to attend the outdoor shooting session in Acadia after the classroom session.

What’s Included

Indoor classroom training followed by an outdoor mini-workshop.

What’s Not Included

Travel, lodging, and all other expenses are NOT included in the workshop price. You are responsible for these expenses.

Getting There

Bangor International Airport is the closest major airport to Bar Harbor, and is 1 – 1.5 hours from the hotel depending on traffic. There are rental cars available at the airport.
Portland International Airport is about 3 hours from Bar Harbor.
Driving from Boston is about 4.5 – 5 hours from Bar Harbor.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given, minus a $25 cancellation fee, if you cancel 60 days or more before the workshop. Within 60 days of the workshop, there are no refunds.
In the event that circumstances beyond my control force me to cancel the workshop completely, there will be 100% full refunds given. But Adam Woodworth Photography, LLC, is not responsible for any non-refundable airline tickets, lodging, car rentals, or other travel fees that you may have purchased before the cancellation of the workshop. I strongly consider getting refundable airline tickets and travel insurance to cover such losses in the event of a workshop cancellation and you decide not to go on your planned trip.

Weather Policy

Night photography depends on clear skies, but sadly that is beyond my control! This class is held rain or shine, and even if the weather is bad you will still gain a ton of knowledge about PhotoPills and Milky Way shooting!

Tuition & Sign-Up

The price is $135 per person attending the class. To sign-up for this class please purchase your spot at the top of this page using the drop-down list to pick your date and then click the “Add to Cart” button and continue through the checkout. Full payment is required to secure your spot.