Brand New Workshop for 2023: Acadia National Park in Autumn
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Acadia National Park in Autumn
Exciting New Photography Workshop Departure for 2023!
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*Calling all Landscape Photographers. DON'T miss this one!
**Reservations Open Thursday, September 29th

If you are a nature photographer looking for the most stunning, epic & beautiful fall colors trip on the Eastern Seaboard - don't miss this exciting new adventure from Backcountry Journeys!

We're REALLY excited about this one.

Join Backcountry Journeys in Acadia National Park during the world-renowned Autumn color season.

Learn how to capture dramatic & beautiful landscapes, master depth of field, composition & more using the latest techniques.

Join us on this action packed, educational workshop & come away with a wealth of new images, new friends & great memories.

Even better you’ll leave with SKILLS you didn’t have before that will move your landscape photography & mastery of shutter speeds, aperture & ISO to the next level – come create some masterpiece images with our experienced photo instructors. 

We’ve had A LOT of students over the years – both in the field and in the classroom. In fact, through Backcountry Journeys we’ve taught THOUSANDS of like-minded photographers 
AND brought them to some pretty amazing far-flung destinations over the years.

Acadia National Park is breathtaking....

It became the first national park east of the Mississippi in 1919 and features 50,000 acres of stunning rocky shoreline along the Maine coast.

Acadia is home to the tallest mountains on the eastern seaboard, an iconic jagged Maine coastline, and subalpine rocky summits. It is the ‘Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast’ and one of the best photography destinations on the planet.

Fall is particularly spectacular in Acadia, as inland fall color melds with the jagged coastline, providing a large diversity of photography opportunities from mountain overlooks to beaches with polished boulders.

Lighthouse lovers will also rejoice, as the park contains one of the most iconic lighthouse scenes across the entire Atlantic Coast.

During the workshop, we stay right on Mount Desert Island in the town of Bar Harbor. You’ll be sure to fall in love with the vibrant downtown and harbor views. Did someone say Lobster?

All in all, a trip to Acadia is the perfect fall photography getaway. Join us to experience and photograph the incredible scenery of the Maine coast!

Book your trip now and thank us later. Acadia is an extremely unique & educational, hands-on workshop and one that will be sure to produce results: new skills & new photos for your portfolio!

Join Backcountry Journeys for our brand new & super exciting new Workshop: Acadia National Park in Autumn. Take home a collection of images and memories that will last a lifetime (and make your friends jealous, too!).

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Day-To-Day Itinerary
Most meals included – (B,L,D) denotes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day One (Travel Day)(D)
Plan to arrive on Bangor, Maine by 5 pm for an orientation and welcome dinner.

Day Two  (B,L,D)
We’ll depart for Acadia National Park early in the morning. The drive is just over an hour from Bangor. Once in the park, we’ll make the most of the morning light and photograph coastal scenes, fall color, and perhaps a lake or two.

After lunch, we’ll check into our hotel in Bar Harbor, where we’ll be staying for the remainder of the trip.

We’ll take a short break then head out for a sunset shoot and dinner to follow. 

Day Three – Day Four (B,L,D)
We’ll head out early to shoot sunrise and stay out until the light fades. We’ll grab breakfast or brunch as a group and continue to shoot if the mid-morning light is good.
In the afternoon, plan on a short break before heading out again in the early evening for sunset.

We’ll enjoy dinner as a group after a full day of photography.

Expect to visit iconic locations, such as Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Monument Cove, Hunters Beach, Jordan Pond, Boulder Beach, as well as plenty of local gems! Plan on also having some time for yourself to explore the quirky town of Bar Harbor.

Day Five (B)
We’ll shoot sunrise on the final morning, get breakfast, and then begin our travel back to Bangor, Maine.

 Flights can be booked out of Bangor (BGR) any time after 2 pm.

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Important: We can only accept seven photographers on this trip. Registration opens Thursday, September 29th
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Acadia National Park
5 Days / 4 Nights

Trip Price: $4995 only $4795 
BCJ Tribe Members: $4315
Deposit: $2500

+$795 Single Supplement
Fitness Level: 

Meals: Most meals included
Lodging: 4 nights lodging
Start: Bangor, ME
End: Bangor, ME

October 8th to 12th, 2023
October 13th to 17th, 2023

*Group size limited to seven photographers
**Reservations open Thursday, September 29th at 8am Mountain

Our Guests Love Backcountry Journeys

At Backcountry Journeys we’ve been perfecting photography trips for years and have some of the BEST photo pros & Trip Leaders in the business. With one of the highest return guest ratios in the adventure travel space we’ve become the gold standard for what a photography tour / workshop should look like. Our commitment to our guests & personalized attention is what sets us apart from the rest – and it shows.

Backcountry Journeys “Tribe” community is one of the most active in the industry – and our guests come back year after year to experience new photo destinations – sometimes several times per year!

But don’t just take it from us! Our TripAdvisor page says it all – below are a few recent testimonials from some of our past travelers:

Backcountry Journeys Photography Trips are World Class
We set the bar high - but don't just take our word for it! The following reviews are straight from our TripAdvisor Page!

“What an amazing trip we had! Thanks to Ben and PJ, our very competent and patient guides, we saw a huge variety of wonderful vistas from delicate snow scenes in the first two days contrasted with the steam arising in places, to massive mountains in cloud and sunlight, magical pine forests and geysers. At all times we had access to Ben and PJ to ask for advice of needed and they offered suggestions for good angles for shooting landscape and wildlife shots. Among the wildlife we saw were many bison and elk herds, pronghorn antelope, bald eagles, grizzly bears (Mum with two cubs), chipmunks, Red-tailed hawk, coyote and even distant wolves! We were very fortunate with the weather which allowed us to see the landscapes in a variety of moods in snow, cloud and sunlight, all helping to give us a broad taste of these magnificent wilderness parks.

I can highly recommend these tours to anyone as they are great value for money, often exciting, educational and a lot of fun!”

Marion A

Sydney, Australia

“Glacier National Park is glorious! I highly recommend taking this Backcountry Journeys trip. It was our second trip (previously did Zion and Bryce with Russ and Crystal) and my husband and I were very happy with the results.

Matt Meisenheimer is a fabulous guide who really takes his craft seriously. He always made sure we were in the right place at the right time and was willing to put in extra time to allow us to see more areas within the park.

Matt taught me new functions and features on my camera that made me enjoy the trip even more. To be honest, you don’t get much sleep on this trip – up early and out until late, but the landscapes are so beautiful, you just don’t mind.

I can’t wait for our next two trips with Backcountry in 2020 – Yosemite and Grand Teton. I’m sure those trips will be equally awe inspiring and rewarding.”

Linda E

Chicago, Illinois

"Just completed the Great Smoky Mountains in Autumn standard trip with Backcountry Journeys. This is my 3rd trip with BCJ and as was expected it was another awesome trip. Our guides, Russell Graves and Ben Blankenship were great. Having focused mainly on landscape tours previously, this tour had a good mix of landscape and wildlife. Our guides were patient, proficient and extremely helpful in providing tips on appropriate lenses and the proper camera setting for every occasion. Since they had abundant knowledge of the Smokies we were in the right place at the right time. To top off the fact that being in the Park was special, the food and lodging provided throughout the trip were top notch!"

Tony E

Springfield, Missouri

"I'm an amateur photographer and wanted a tour that focused on getting "the picture" as well as teaching you about your camera and getting those pictures. This group did exactly that. I went on Backcountry Journey's Ultimate Northern Lights 6-day trip in Oct 11-17, 2020. Had a fantastic experience! Our guide, Russ, was knowledgeable, helpful, patient and definitely wanted us to have a good photo experience. Ours was a small group (thanks to COVID), but he gave individual attention to each of us and was always ready to answer questions or help. Fortunately for our group, the weather, KP numbers, and solar wind cooperated and we got some incredible pics! Russ had several different sites picked out for us to view the Lights, and was flexible to make changes when the weather dictated to do so. They chose a very nice hotel and restaurants for us. They also had COVID rules that the group adhered to, making the trip comfortable under the circumstances. I would highly recommend the company and will travel with them in the future."

Cindy S

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

"My first photo trip ever, booked almost last minute - and absolutely great experience!
Small group of people with similar expectations, led by two guides-professional photographers, knowing the area and understanding nature - all together looks like the recipe for success!
Yellowstone and Grand Teton in autumn offer unlimited opportunities for photographers, both professional and amateur. Having guides ready to give precious hints and advice taught me a lot, and nice personalities of Ben and Russell - our guides - made the trip also fun."

Dorota P

New Haven, Connecticut

"We had an exceptional trip with Backcountry Journeys to Katmai and the Northern Lights. We were able to get up close with the bears and have lots of opportunities to take great photos. The photographic advice was top notch. Same was true for Northern Lights!!

Our guide knew where to go, how to get us there and then get great pictures. Lots of night photography skills were shared."

Peter T

Piedmont, South Carolina

“This 5 day, six night photo workshop on the Big Island of Hawaii was more then I had even imagined. Monumental exploding surf, plunging waterfalls and isolated beaches for sunrise and sunset. Our photographer guide always at the ready with suggested gear or a strong arm down a steep hillside.
All inclusive workshop had us at very nice accommodations and great food choices from fine dinning to quirky breakfast spots.
My second trip with Backcountry Journeys. Also a wonderful way for a photographer to see the right spots.”

Stephana B

Fishers, Indiana

"This was a bucket list trip for me and it totally exceeded all my expectations and then some! From my initial conversations with Russ, the ease of booking, reminders/updates along the way and the trip in genearl was amazing! The guides, all experienced/advanced photographers, went out of their way to make sure we got the best shots possible and were always willing to do what it took to help! Even the rain didn't slow us down! My co-photograhers were also awesome and I made lifetime memories and friends!"

Terry B

Dallas, Texas

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We’re so confident that the trips we offer will not only meet but exceed the lofty expectations set forth on our website – if your trip experience does not 100% match the promises laid forth on our website we will gladly give you a credit toward a future trip. Natural events such as wildlife & weather are certainly out of our control but every aspect of the trip including logistics, accommodations, vehicles, itinerary & your expert trip leaders will match the lofty promises we’ve made on the site – we guarantee it!

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If there are still any COVID-19 related travel issues during any trip you book – rest assured you will be able to transfer your trip at no cost before your final payment is due. Our peace of mind guarantee to you!

On top of that we offer one of the most rock solid guarantees in the travel industry.

Join us in Bar Harbor next year......for Autumn Colors in Acadia National Park!
Reservations Open Thursday, September 29th, 2022 at 8am Mountain!
*as we can only take seven photographers on this workshop make sure you are ready to go when the clock strikes 8am!