On Location
Coast of Maine

Landscapes & Lighthouses: Autumn in Maine

with Rick Berk

October 1 – 6, 2023

Location: Coast of Maine
  • Package Price $1795.00
  • Standard Deposit $400.00

Course Description

Autumn in Maine is a magical time when the leaves change, the air becomes cool and crisp, and the light bathes the landscape in soft, warm tones. The first week of October is the perfect time to visit Maine and explore the rugged coastline with its colorful landscapes, working fishing harbors, and historic lighthouses. The unique beauty of Maine’s mid-coast has inspired artists for generations to capture the beauty that characterizes this region.

Fine-art landscape photographer, experienced teacher, and Maine resident Rick Berk leads this week-long workshop. The journey begins on Sunday afternoon with introductions and a review of the week’s itinerary before a kickoff group dinner. The week is highlighted by numerous sunrise and sunset photo sessions, daily image reviews, plus presentations and demonstrations from Rick that are designed to improve your technical skills and elevate your landscape photography, while immersing you in the unique character of coastal Maine.

As we explore the dramatic coastline from Portland to Pemaquid, we discuss technical aspects of landscape photography, and expand our creativity and understanding of how to see the scene before us, allowing you to create photographs that not only capture the scene before you but communicate the emotion within the scene.

Homebase for this workshop week is the gracious and spacious Sebasco Harbor Resort on the Phippsburg peninsula jutting into Casco Bay. Only one hour north from Portland’s Jetport, Sebasco offers breathtaking water views on 550 acres. This stately resort offers newly renovated accommodations, two harborside restaurants, a comfortable classroom, plus the Fairwinds Spa.

Join Rick and his course assistant, Kristen Wilkinson, and benefit from their long history photographing along the storied coast of Maine for a colorful autumn week.

Additional Information

COVID-19 Update: For all in-person workshops and trips in 2023, Santa Fe Workshops highly recommends that all participants, staff, and instructors attending be up to date with Covid vaccinations (per definition of the CDC).

Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera.

Special Notes:

This workshop begins on Sunday evening, October 1 with a group meeting at 4:30pm followed by dinner at Sebasco Harbor Resort, and ends with a group dinner on Friday evening, October 6. Departure is on Saturday morning, October 7.


Special discounts on a variety of accommodations at Sebasco Harbor Resort (sebasco.com) are available to workshop participants. Details are provided once you are registered.

Package Price INFO:

$1,795 includes tuition; opening and closing group dinners at Sebasco Harbor Resort; and location fees. Transportation, lodging, and additional meals are extra.

Nature & Landscape, Pop-Ups, Travel Photography
Rick Berk

Rick Berk is a fine-art nature and landscape photographer based on Maine’s midcoast. After beginning college as a graphic design major, he took photography as a requirement and was immediately enamored with the photographic process.

Rick has spent nearly 30 years in photography, beginning as a sports photographer covering professional sports, before transitioning to working as a technical specialist for camera companies. His responsibilities included training photographers, consumers, and photo specialty retail staff on photographic technology and its real-world application. In the past several years Rick has transitioned back to being behind the camera full-time, traveling extensively to produce eye-catching landscapes.

Website: rickberk.com

Instagram: @rickberkphoto

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