Seeing the Acadia Landscape in a New Way

Seeing the Acadia Landscape in a New Way


September 6 – 12, 2020

$2,950 Registration Fee

“When you approach something to photograph it, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don’t leave until you have captured its essence.” ~ Minor White

Join Laurie Klein and Al DaValle at this unique workshop in Acadia National Park focusing on how to develop a new way of seeing the dramatic landscape. During the week, you will have the opportunity to work with various photographic techniques and technologies.  Laurie will unveil how infrared photography can open new doors for self-expression, and Al will reveal the secrets of Acadia in a way only someone who has spent years photographing these amazing places can.  You will also have the opportunity to incorporate the human form into the landscape as we provide access to wonderful models who will creatively collaborate with you in unfolding your Acadia story. 

The workshop is 6 full days of activities and will run from 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2020 through 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 12,2020.  

Included in the $2,950 workshop fee is:

  • Daily self-serve breakfast and lunch in the cottages
  • An authentic Maine lobster and steak feast at Al’s cottage
  • Snacks and refreshments throughout the week
  • Daily photographic excursions in the early morning for sunrise and at midday 
  • Sunset photographic excursions most days
  • Daily image reviews and discussions
  • All photographic instruction and guidance in the field from Laurie and Al

Not included in the workshop fee:

  • Airfare
  • Lodging – as described below
  • Most dinners at local restaurants. The restaurants will be casual and modestly priced.
  • Car rental
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Transportation while in Acadia will be by personal vehicle. As much as possible, we will carpool in Al, Laurie and attendees’ vehicles.

Lodging is at your discretion.  However, you are invited and encouraged to consider renting rooms available in one of the two cottages where Laurie and Al will be staying and where we will socialize, share meals, conduct instructional sessions, and hold our image reviews and discussions. These cottages are near each other and are private homes. Both are delightful and will feel like you are a guest in a friend’s home. The cost of lodging will range from $350 to $800 for the week based on single or double occupancy, size of bed and private or shared bath.

Acadia National Park is Very Accessible

The vast majority of the most beautiful parts of the Park are relatively easily accessible.  You will have the option to hike deeply into the park and scamper across rock outcroppings if you wish to do so……but you will miss almost nothing if you choose to stay close to the vehicles and on level ground.

Introducing Al DaValle

Al has long held a deep interest in the power of the still image. That passion led him to photography, and a deep passion for personally expressive image-making.  Al’s photography focuses primarily on fine art landscapes and innovative abstract imagery. He has been published numerous times in such magazines as Lenswork, B&W Magazine and China Photographer. He also was selected for three editions of Brooks Jensen’s book series, “Seeing in Sixes,” as well as the upcoming book “Looking at Images.” Al’s work is on permanent display at The Gallery at Somes Sound, on Mount Desert Island in Maine. Al has been creating unique and innovative interpretations of the landscape in Acadia for many years. He knows where and when to go and why.

Location: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME

All workshops and tours are subject to LJK Workshop’s Terms & Conditions.


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