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Acadia Photo Tour 2016

Rugged Coastline, Acadia, 2014

Rugged Coastline, Acadia, 2014

Photo Tour 2016

In 2006 I visited Acadia National Park in Maine for the first time. I spent a week there, exploring and learning my way around the Park. I've been back eleven times since then, each time getting more familiar with Acadia. I've written two photography books about Autumn in Acadia and how to do landscape photography in the Park. This Fall, I'm hoping to lead my first photography tour in the park.

On that first trip in 2006, I was surprised how many photographers were leading workshops there. One cold morning, I waited patiently on top of Cadillac Mountain with a couple hundred others to see the sun coming up over the Atlantic Ocean- a rite of passage for all visitors to Acadia. As we waited, I got talking with some photographers around me. They started asking me questions about some of the accessories on my camera, what my filters did, and asked me where some other good spots in the park were. It turns out they were part of a workshop being lead by a guy who was… several hundred yards away, taking photos by himself. He'd left his group high and dry. It started me thinking, I could lead a group better than this...

This will be a photo tour you'll remember, with stops in the most iconic Acadia locations, and I'll share with you several of my favorite places, many of them unknown to other photographers. It'll be several days of landscape photography, camaraderie, hiking, good food, and I'll teach you what I know about coaxing beautiful images from the landscape. Accommodations and transport for the duration will be included. Dates and costs have yet to be determined, but the trip will probably be the second week of October– peak foliage time. If you'd like to be notified when the details have been finalized, email me here and I'll send you the itinerary and costs.

Mark Your Calendars... May 15th

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Mark Your Calendars... May 15th

On May 15th, I'll be talking about my new book, Under October Skies, at Prairie Path Books in Wheaton, IllinoisI'll be signing books and speaking about what inspired me to begin photographing Acadia and what keeps me going back year after year. I'll talk about self-publishing and what it was like to get 1,000 books– that's over 2 tons or 4,000 pounds– delivered to my garage one day back in November. You may even get a few photography tips from me too.

Can't wait for the book talk? Or do you live too far to attend? You can still get a signed copy from me here.


The talk starts at 1pm. Email me if you'd like a reminder closer to the date.

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The City Landscape

Marina City (detail)

Marina City (detail)

I've written before about living near Chicago, but not being interested in photographing the city, and about how that all changed about three years ago when my "Chicago Project" was born. That's when I realized there was a lot of beauty in Chicago architecture and I began a new series of landscapes for me– the city landscape. I've been refining this series and recently made several images I'm tentatively calling Chicago Glass.

While most visitors to the city admire the skyline and the scale of the buildings, I've been photographing the reflections in the windows. Chicago's skyscrapers are divided into thousands of window segments, and each pane of glass is like a funhouse mirror reflecting the funhouse mirrors of the buildings around it. The result is a distorted, almost humorous, portrait of a city known for its uncompromising vertical lines.

Contact me directly for print sales: prints@hudsonfineart.com

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