PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS with Peter Lorber & Courtenay Gilbert

Photograph the majestic Mount Desert Island where the mountains meet the sea. Acadia National Park is filled with all of the state's quintessential natural features all in one place, including rocky coastlines with crashing waves, granite cliffs, glacier carved mountains, forests, ponds, marshlands and fields. The charming seaside town of Bar Harbor will be our home base as we explore the diverse landscapes of the park and surrounding areas. 

With the guide of professional photographers showing you how to get the most from your gear, you will be able to capture the magic of Maine just as it inspired you upon first sight. Immersed in the wilderness of the island, we will take you to some of the most recognizable landmarks of the area, from the sunlit rounded boulders beneath Otter Cliff to the cliffside Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. Although some sights may be recognizable, around each corner lies an undiscovered picturesque opportunity waiting to be graced by the photographer’s hand.

These sights are paired with the expertise of on-hand photographers Peter Lorber and Courtenay Gilbert as they teach how to best capture the rugged beauty of coastal Maine. 


There is no telling what you may discover during our Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine workshop, but with unparalleled guidance, a group of likeminded people, and a location without limits, the doors are wide open for a world of possibilities. 


We have carefully planned this workshop to get you to the most picturesque locations at the perfect times to capture these iconic landscapes during the best light. 


And as in all of our workshops we enjoy great restaurants, stay in upscale accommodations, and share lots of laughter while surrounded by breathtaking scenery. This makes our workshops perfect not only for you the photographer, but also for your non-photographer travel partner looking for an amazing vacation!

Who and What

Our photography workshops are for discriminating photography enthusiasts of all skill levels.


We provide the perfect environment for you to combine your love of travel and passion for photography while surrounded by like minded people in a fun, relaxed and creative atmosphere.


This workshop is led by Peter Lorber, a master panoramic photographer, and Courtenay Gilbert, a professional photographer, post production specialist. They will work with you to expand and improve your photography skills.

You will have the opportunity to shoot with the Hasselblad H6D-100C, one hundred megapixels of unmatched image quality with the finest details and a 15 stop dynamic range, the Hasselblad  X1D, the world's first compact mirrorless medium format digital camera, a variety of Hasselblad lenses and accessories. Both Peter and Courtenay are Hasselblad trained professionals and have been training top photographers for over ten years.  


They will also show you how to create technically perfect and artistically stunning panoramic images using various panoramic VR drives from manual heads to the top of the line Seitz Roundshot motorized VR drive.


You will learn how to stitch your panoramas using professional stitching programs such as PTgui and, finally, how to optimize your images in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.


Hasselblad, Nikon, Canon and other brand shooters will benefit from Peter and Courtenay’s over one hundred years of combined photography experience. They will share tips, techniques and camera set-ups learned over time.


Our small group sizes allow us to customize our workshops to your individual needs. We make sure you get the personal attention you need to get the most out of your time with us.


In addition to guided photo shoots, we will also spend time working on the amazing images you will capture during the workshop. We will go over organizing your images, learning proper stitching techniques and answer any Photoshop and Lightroom questions you may have.


This workshop is designed for the advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced photography enthusiast interested in taking great photos in beautiful locations and having an amazing photography workshop vacation!


This is not a workshop where you spend most of your daylight shooting hours sitting in a classroom. We get you up and out to make the most of each and every day to capture as many great photo opportunities as possible.


A detailed day-by-day itinerary will be handed out during the “Welcome Meeting” at the start of the workshop.


  • Sunday, October 1st - Early evening, Welcome meeting and dinner

  • Monday-Friday, October 2-6 - Guided photo shoots on location and instruction

  • Saturday, October 7 - Breakfast and check-out


A typical day consists of:

  • Sunrise and/or early morning location shoot to capture the beautiful low angle light

  • Late breakfast/early lunch

  • Midday break, instructional

  • Afternoon and sunset location shoot

  • Fine dining dinner to unwind, tell our stories of the day, enjoy great food, and most of all share lots of laughter with your new found friends!


Click here to register or contact Addie Lorber for more information:, Phone - 561-361-0031, Toll Free - 877-692-0911​​​​


During the workshop we will be based Bar Harbor, a town on Mount Desert Island along Maine’s Frenchman Bay.


We will be lodging at:

Bar Harbor Regency

123 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

TEL: 207-288-9723

Check-In: 10/01/17 Check-Out: 10/07/17

Before booking hotel please contact

Addie Lorber at 561-361-0031 or

for group booking information

Getting to Bar Harbor, Maine

By Air 

Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport - Just 12 miles from downtown Bar Harbor, there is daily scheduled airline service to and from Boston. 


Located at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, Cape Air ( 866-227-3247) or PenAir ( 800-448-4226) provide daily scheduled airline service to and from Boston. Beginning in July 2016, Elite Airways ( 877-393-2510) will provide seasonal service direct from NYC/Newark and Portland, Maine.


Bangor International Airport currently served by Delta Air Lines, US Airways, and Allegiant Air. Approximately 50 miles from Bar Harbor. Limousine and cab services available. 207-947-0384.


By Land 

From Boston follow I-95 through to Bangor (exit 182-A, 395), then pick up Route 1A to Ellsworth and follow Route. 3 to Bar Harbor. 


Rental cars are available at the Hancock County Airport. Hertz (207-667-5017) is open year-round.

By Sea

Bar Harbor's island location makes it a popular place for travel by water. You can sail in, or come by power boat. Call the Harbormaster's Office to inquire about moorings. 207-288-5571.


  • We will caravan to and from locations during the workshop

  • Transportation to and from airport is not included


The Average highs and lows for the Bar Harbor area for this time of year are 45 / 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

What To Bring

  • Camera gear 

  • Laptop with good processing capability 

  • Memory Cards, at least 6, no smaller than 16GB - plan on shooting at least 16GB per day

  • External hard drive for backup copies (optional, but highly recommended)

  • Card reader

  • Tripod, good quality

  • Cable release

  • Camera manual

  • Neutral density and Polarizing filters

  • A wearable backpack photo case for daily shooting

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Four weeks prior to the start of the workshop we will send out a more detailed "What to Bring" list 

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Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor, Maine

October 1-7, 2017

October 1-7, 2017


Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor, Maine

Workshop Cost

$2995.00 (USD) - Per Workshop Attendee

No charge for a Non-Photographer Travel companion staying in the same room

Activity Level

Moderately easy


4 Minimum, 8 Maximum

  • Five full days of guided photo shoots and expert instruction

  • Post shooting image editing and instruction

  • Demonstration and use with instructor of the Seitz Roundshot VR Motorized Drive

  • Opportunity to shoot with the Hasselblad H6D-100C and Hasselblad X1D medium-format digital cameras and lenses

  • Instruction and use of NovoFlex VR - System II Manual Drive

  • Adobe Lightroom Instruction

  • Adobe Photoshop Instruction

  • Hasselblad Phocus Instruction

  • A print of your best workshop image up to 24 inches by 96 inches!

Not Included
  • Lodging, Meals, transportation


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Phone - 561-361-0031, Toll Free - 877-692-0911



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