Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

Free Digital Photo and Video Workshops in Acadia and Bar Harbor

July 22, 2010, 9:49 am

Visitors Can Learn From the Pros While Using the most advanced Digital SLRs with Full HD

ErikaScogg/APNJoin American Park Network and Canon in Acadia and Bar Harbor to learn how to take better digital photos and videos at the FREE Photography in the Parks workshops.

Participants will learn from professional photographers and will be able to use top-of-the-line Canon camera equipment at no charge to capture the picture-perfect sights. Beginners and seasoned photographers alike will benefit from the guidance and direction offered by our team of expert photographers and videographers while exploring Acadia and Bar Harbor. Participants will learn the basics of camera function and cinematography, as well as how to create more effective and videos. Upon completion, guests will be able to print free copies of the still images they take and will also be able to download their photos and videos from the Web for free.

The free photography programs will take place three times daily from August 16 through August 22. The photo workshops begin at 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Jordan Pond House. The free video workshops will take place twice daily on August 23 and 24. The video workshops begin at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Porcupine Room at Bar Harbor Inn. Space is limited for all workshops. Participants should arrive approximately 15–30 minutes early. Video workshop participants only may also pre-register online at

No cameras are necessary. Canon will provide digital SLR bodies and lenses for all participants, though guests are welcome to use their own equipment.

This year’s Photography in the Parks program kicked off in Yosemite National Park and traveled to the Grand Canyon, Jackson Hole / Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone before wrapping up in Acadia and Bar Harbor.

For a detailed list of workshop dates, times and locations, along with more information about the Photography in the Parks program, visit the Canon Digital Learning Center.


No matter where you head this summer, be sure to take lots of photos, and enter your best national park photographs into the fifth annual Canon Photography In The Parks Photo Contest. The contest, open until September 30th, invites photography enthusiasts to enter by submitting their “Inspirational Nature Images”–the theme for this year’s contest. Photos taken at any park or monument in America can be entered through the Canon Digital Learning Center.

Canon will have two contest divisions--one for photographers between the ages of 13 and 17, and a separate division for adults ages 18 and older. This will enhance the contest experience by allowing aspiring teen photographers to compete amongst their peers.

After entering their photos through the Canon Digital Learning Center, potential contest winners will have the opportunity to forward an e-postcard of their submitted images to friends and family as a fun way to share their photographs.

Winning photographers from the Photography in the Parks Photo Contest will receive some of Canon’s hottest photographic equipment and a chance to win a national park adventure for two. Click here to submit your photos today!

After you submit your photos, check out the Canon Digital Learning Center to take advantage of the various educational resources that Canon has to offer for novices and advanced photographers alike. The Canon Digital Learning Center is a great resource for beginners and professionals alike both of whom can benefit from the sites online tutorials, Explorer of Light tips and a host other tools. Spend a little time on the site and you'll quickly be able to unlock your creative potential taking digital photos.

Get up-to-date workshop information and photo tips from Explorers of Light Darrell Gulin and Lewis Kemper by becoming a fan of Canon Photography in the Parks on Facebook.